Beijing

Smart city ranking
69 Out of 118
82 in 2020
CCC CC in 2020
Factor ratings
CC Structures
CCC Technologies
Group
4
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 20,460,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.749 0.753 0.758 0.761 +0.003
Life expectancy at birth 76.2 76.5 76.7 76.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 13.9 13.9 13.9 14.0 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.1 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 14,311 15,212 16,127 16,057 -70

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%
air pollution
63.9%
road congestion
62.2%
affordable housing
55.4%
fulfilling employment
32.0%
basic amenities
29.5%
health services
27.5%
corruption
26.7%
social mobility
26.1%
public transport
26.0%
security
21.4%
school education
20.8%
green spaces
16.5%
recycling
15.7%
unemployment
13.0%
citizen engagement
12.3%

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
85.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
82.6%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
88.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
86.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
82.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
75.8
Public safety is not a problem
72.3
Air pollution is not a problem
44.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
78.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
55.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.9
Public transport is satisfactory
62.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
79.6
Most children have access to a good school
77.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
70.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
79.6
Minorities feel welcome
78.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
74.5
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
84.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
78.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
58.5
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
65.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
76.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
83.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
74.1
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
79.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
79.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
79.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
89.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
64.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
77.0
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
79.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
87.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
86.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
86.9
IT skills are taught well in schools
81.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
80.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
87.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
90.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
76.1
Online voting has increased participation
75.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
83.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
80.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 20,460,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.749 0.753 0.758 0.761 +0.003
Life expectancy at birth 76.2 76.5 76.7 76.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 13.9 13.9 13.9 14.0 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 7.8 7.8 7.9 8.1 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 14,311 15,212 16,127 16,057 -70

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%
air pollution
63.9%
road congestion
62.2%
affordable housing
55.4%
fulfilling employment
32.0%
basic amenities
29.5%
health services
27.5%
corruption
26.7%
social mobility
26.1%
public transport
26.0%
security
21.4%
school education
20.8%
green spaces
16.5%
recycling
15.7%
unemployment
13.0%
citizen engagement
12.3%

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
85.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
82.6%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
88.2%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
86.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
82.6
Recycling services are satisfactory
75.8
Public safety is not a problem
72.3
Air pollution is not a problem
44.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
78.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
55.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.9
Public transport is satisfactory
62.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
79.6
Most children have access to a good school
77.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
70.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
79.6
Minorities feel welcome
78.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
74.5
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
84.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
78.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
58.5
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
65.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
76.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
83.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
74.1
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
79.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
79.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
79.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
89.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
64.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
77.0
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
79.5
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
87.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
86.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
86.9
IT skills are taught well in schools
81.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
80.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
87.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
90.9
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
76.1
Online voting has increased participation
75.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
83.3
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
80.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max