Barcelona

Smart city ranking
58 Out of 118
49 in 2020
B BB in 2020
Factor ratings
B Structures
BB Technologies
Group
2
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 1,640,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.888 0.891 0.893 0.904 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 83.1 83.3 83.4 83.6 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.6 -0.3
Mean years of schooling 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.3 +0.5
GNI per capita (PPP $) 33,379 34,226 35,041 40,975 +5,934

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%
affordable housing
73.6%
fulfilling employment
64.7%
security
55.3%
air pollution
44.7%
unemployment
39.4%
health services
33.0%
corruption
27.6%
road congestion
23.8%
school education
19.3%
public transport
17.9%
basic amenities
17.7%
green spaces
16.6%
recycling
16.6%
citizen engagement
14.3%
social mobility
12.4%

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
56.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
72.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
49.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
69.9%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
67.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
61.3
Public safety is not a problem
50.2
Air pollution is not a problem
24.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
61.0
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
18.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
25.0
Public transport is satisfactory
65.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
75.5
Most children have access to a good school
63.3
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
70.4
Businesses are creating new jobs
41.2
Minorities feel welcome
48.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
59.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
51.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
36.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
37.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
44.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
46.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.6
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
52.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
45.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.4
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
67.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
42.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
46.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
56.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.2
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
60.9
IT skills are taught well in schools
54.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
52.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
71.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
38.2
Online voting has increased participation
44.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
49.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
61.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 1,640,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.888 0.891 0.893 0.904 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 83.1 83.3 83.4 83.6 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 17.8 17.9 17.9 17.6 -0.3
Mean years of schooling 9.8 9.8 9.8 10.3 +0.5
GNI per capita (PPP $) 33,379 34,226 35,041 40,975 +5,934

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%
affordable housing
73.6%
fulfilling employment
64.7%
security
55.3%
air pollution
44.7%
unemployment
39.4%
health services
33.0%
corruption
27.6%
road congestion
23.8%
school education
19.3%
public transport
17.9%
basic amenities
17.7%
green spaces
16.6%
recycling
16.6%
citizen engagement
14.3%
social mobility
12.4%

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
56.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
72.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
49.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
69.9%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
67.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
61.3
Public safety is not a problem
50.2
Air pollution is not a problem
24.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
61.0
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
18.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
25.0
Public transport is satisfactory
65.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
75.5
Most children have access to a good school
63.3
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
70.4
Businesses are creating new jobs
41.2
Minorities feel welcome
48.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
59.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
51.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
36.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
37.6
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
44.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
46.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.6
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
52.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
45.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.4
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
67.5
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
42.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
46.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
56.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.2
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
60.9
IT skills are taught well in schools
54.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
52.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
71.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
38.2
Online voting has increased participation
44.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
49.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
61.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max