Bucharest

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

Background Information

City Population 2,130,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.808 0.813 0.816 0.828 +0.012
Life expectancy at birth 75.6 75.8 75.9 76.1 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3 0.0
Mean years of schooling 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.1 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 21,173 22,828 23,906 29,497 +5,591

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
69.3%
road congestion
63.7%
corruption
53.8%
health services
42.2%
basic amenities
40.6%
recycling
33.0%
green spaces
29.9%
security
28.0%
public transport
27.9%
fulfilling employment
27.2%
school education
23.8%
affordable housing
17.9%
citizen engagement
13.9%
unemployment
11.3%
social mobility
5.7%

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
64.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
76.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
65.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
42.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
33.1
Public safety is not a problem
45.9
Air pollution is not a problem
15.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.0
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
27.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
16.0
Public transport is satisfactory
29.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
54.0
Most children have access to a good school
50.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
48.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
51.2
Minorities feel welcome
52.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
48.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
64.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
39.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
18.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
22.8
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
36.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
47.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
57.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
53.5
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
49.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
55.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
60.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
55.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
50.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
65.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
46.0
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
43.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
78.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
25.7
Online voting has increased participation
37.0
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
42.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 2,130,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.808 0.813 0.816 0.828 +0.012
Life expectancy at birth 75.6 75.8 75.9 76.1 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 14.3 14.3 14.3 14.3 0.0
Mean years of schooling 11.0 11.0 11.0 11.1 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 21,173 22,828 23,906 29,497 +5,591

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
69.3%
road congestion
63.7%
corruption
53.8%
health services
42.2%
basic amenities
40.6%
recycling
33.0%
green spaces
29.9%
security
28.0%
public transport
27.9%
fulfilling employment
27.2%
school education
23.8%
affordable housing
17.9%
citizen engagement
13.9%
unemployment
11.3%
social mobility
5.7%

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
64.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
76.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
65.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
42.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
33.1
Public safety is not a problem
45.9
Air pollution is not a problem
15.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
39.0
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
27.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
16.0
Public transport is satisfactory
29.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
54.0
Most children have access to a good school
50.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
48.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
51.2
Minorities feel welcome
52.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
48.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
64.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
39.9
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
18.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
22.8
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
36.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
47.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
57.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
53.5
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
49.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
55.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
60.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
55.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
50.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
65.2
IT skills are taught well in schools
46.0
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
43.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
78.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
73.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
25.7
Online voting has increased participation
37.0
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
42.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max