Budapest

Smart city ranking
97 Out of 118
77 in 2020
CC CCC in 2020
Factor ratings
CC Structures
CC Technologies
Group
3
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 1,750,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.838 0.841 0.845 0.854 +0.009
Life expectancy at birth 76.3 76.5 76.7 76.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 15.1 15.1 15.1 15.2 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 11.8 11.9 11.9 12.0 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 25,081 25,774 27,144 31,329 +4,185

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
68.1%
health services
65.3%
corruption
47.4%
security
43.8%
air pollution
40.6%
fulfilling employment
38.3%
road congestion
36.6%
green spaces
30.7%
unemployment
30.0%
public transport
21.0%
basic amenities
20.6%
school education
14.4%
recycling
12.0%
social mobility
9.3%
citizen engagement
6.0%

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
49.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
67.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
71.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
49.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
55.8
Public safety is not a problem
50.2
Air pollution is not a problem
30.2
Medical services provision is satisfactory
35.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
19.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
24.9
Public transport is satisfactory
50.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
63.5
Most children have access to a good school
49.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
61.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
61.3
Minorities feel welcome
27.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
48.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
72.7
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
50.0
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
27.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
33.3
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
44.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
38.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
56.1
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
52.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
58.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
46.5
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
48.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
37.3
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
42.9
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
47.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
72.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
56.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
75.1
IT skills are taught well in schools
50.7
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.9
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
29.4
Online voting has increased participation
46.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
62.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 1,750,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.838 0.841 0.845 0.854 +0.009
Life expectancy at birth 76.3 76.5 76.7 76.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 15.1 15.1 15.1 15.2 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 11.8 11.9 11.9 12.0 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 25,081 25,774 27,144 31,329 +4,185

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
68.1%
health services
65.3%
corruption
47.4%
security
43.8%
air pollution
40.6%
fulfilling employment
38.3%
road congestion
36.6%
green spaces
30.7%
unemployment
30.0%
public transport
21.0%
basic amenities
20.6%
school education
14.4%
recycling
12.0%
social mobility
9.3%
citizen engagement
6.0%

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
49.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
67.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
55.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
71.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
49.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
55.8
Public safety is not a problem
50.2
Air pollution is not a problem
30.2
Medical services provision is satisfactory
35.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
19.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
24.9
Public transport is satisfactory
50.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
63.5
Most children have access to a good school
49.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
61.0
Businesses are creating new jobs
61.3
Minorities feel welcome
27.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
48.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
72.7
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
50.0
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
27.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
33.3
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
44.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
38.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
56.1
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
52.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
58.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
46.5
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
48.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
37.3
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
42.9
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
47.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
72.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
56.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
75.1
IT skills are taught well in schools
50.7
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.9
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
29.4
Online voting has increased participation
46.7
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
62.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max