Berlin

Smart city ranking
50 Out of 118
38 in 2020
BB BBB in 2020
Factor ratings
BBB Structures
BB Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 3,670,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
71.8%
security
52.6%
road congestion
41.8%
unemployment
38.1%
air pollution
37.7%
school education
34.4%
public transport
25.2%
basic amenities
24.4%
recycling
22.0%
health services
21.8%
green spaces
20.2%
citizen engagement
18.9%
fulfilling employment
17.4%
corruption
12.1%
social mobility
11.1%

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
56.8%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
58.4%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
58.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
68.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
70.1
Public safety is not a problem
51.6
Air pollution is not a problem
38.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
69.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
26.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.3
Public transport is satisfactory
59.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
59.2
Most children have access to a good school
55.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
57.2
Businesses are creating new jobs
57.2
Minorities feel welcome
57.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.2
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
74.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
53.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
48.6
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
46.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
53.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
38.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
62.4
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
49.2
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
42.4
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
36.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
56.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
40.8
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
44.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.6
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
53.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
61.8
IT skills are taught well in schools
45.1
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
43.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
55.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
37.1
Online voting has increased participation
49.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
45.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
51.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 3,670,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
71.8%
security
52.6%
road congestion
41.8%
unemployment
38.1%
air pollution
37.7%
school education
34.4%
public transport
25.2%
basic amenities
24.4%
recycling
22.0%
health services
21.8%
green spaces
20.2%
citizen engagement
18.9%
fulfilling employment
17.4%
corruption
12.1%
social mobility
11.1%

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
56.8%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
58.4%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
58.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
68.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
70.1
Public safety is not a problem
51.6
Air pollution is not a problem
38.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
69.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
26.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
34.3
Public transport is satisfactory
59.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
59.2
Most children have access to a good school
55.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
57.2
Businesses are creating new jobs
57.2
Minorities feel welcome
57.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.2
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
74.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
53.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
48.6
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
46.5
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
53.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
38.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
62.4
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
49.2
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
42.4
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
36.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
56.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
40.8
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
44.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.6
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
53.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
61.8
IT skills are taught well in schools
45.1
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
43.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
55.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
37.1
Online voting has increased participation
49.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
45.1
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
51.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max