Athens

Smart city ranking
111 Out of 118
99 in 2020
C C in 2020
Factor ratings
C Structures
C Technologies
Group
3
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 3,150,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.866 0.871 0.872 0.888 +0.016
Life expectancy at birth 81.7 81.9 82.1 82.2 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.9 +0.6
Mean years of schooling 10.3 10.5 10.5 10.6 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 24,187 24,647 24,909 30,155 +5,246

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
security
58.5%
unemployment
53.1%
health services
46.2%
road congestion
45.0%
corruption
40.0%
green spaces
34.5%
affordable housing
31.5%
fulfilling employment
31.2%
air pollution
28.7%
public transport
28.1%
recycling
28.1%
basic amenities
23.0%
school education
19.3%
citizen engagement
12.6%
social mobility
8.3%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
57.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
60.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
67.7%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
62.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
38.1
Public safety is not a problem
33.4
Air pollution is not a problem
23.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
14.9
Public transport is satisfactory
29.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
35.7
Most children have access to a good school
41.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
41.7
Businesses are creating new jobs
25.8
Minorities feel welcome
31.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
28.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
70.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
41.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
19.4
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
21.3
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
35.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
48.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
52.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
36.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
35.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
36.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
34.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
40.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
27.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
54.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
67.5
IT skills are taught well in schools
38.5
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
45.9
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
53.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
80.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
25.4
Online voting has increased participation
33.9
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
29.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
65.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 3,150,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.866 0.871 0.872 0.888 +0.016
Life expectancy at birth 81.7 81.9 82.1 82.2 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.3 17.3 17.3 17.9 +0.6
Mean years of schooling 10.3 10.5 10.5 10.6 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 24,187 24,647 24,909 30,155 +5,246

Priority Areas

From a list of 15 indicators, survey respondents were asked to select 5 that they perceived as the most urgent for their city. This is the total bar. The higher the percentage of responses per area, the greater the priority for the city.

The left hand section of each bar shows the Alignment - the proportion of those respondents who also answered the corresponding survey questions low. A strong Alignment implies that these areas also demand priority attention.

% of respondents who chose the Priority Area
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
security
58.5%
unemployment
53.1%
health services
46.2%
road congestion
45.0%
corruption
40.0%
green spaces
34.5%
affordable housing
31.5%
fulfilling employment
31.2%
air pollution
28.7%
public transport
28.1%
recycling
28.1%
basic amenities
23.0%
school education
19.3%
citizen engagement
12.6%
social mobility
8.3%

Attitudes

% of respondents who agree or strongly agree with the statement
0%
20%
40%
60%
80%100%
You are willing to concede personal data in order to improve traffic congestion
57.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
60.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.6%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
67.7%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
62.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
38.1
Public safety is not a problem
33.4
Air pollution is not a problem
23.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
14.9
Public transport is satisfactory
29.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
35.7
Most children have access to a good school
41.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
41.7
Businesses are creating new jobs
25.8
Minorities feel welcome
31.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
28.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
70.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
41.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
19.4
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
21.3
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
35.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
48.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
52.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
36.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
35.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
36.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
34.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
40.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
27.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
56.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
54.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
67.5
IT skills are taught well in schools
38.5
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
45.9
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
53.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
80.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
25.4
Online voting has increased participation
33.9
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
29.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
65.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max