Buenos Aires

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

Background Information

City Population 15,150,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.828 0.832 0.830 0.845 +0.015
Life expectancy at birth 76.2 76.4 76.5 76.7 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 17.4 17.6 17.6 17.7 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.9 +0.3
GNI per capita (PPP $) 18,249 18,462 17,611 21,190 +3,579

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%
security
74.2%
unemployment
58.8%
corruption
53.2%
health services
43.7%
affordable housing
39.5%
fulfilling employment
38.8%
school education
36.0%
basic amenities
29.9%
road congestion
24.8%
air pollution
18.5%
recycling
17.4%
public transport
14.6%
citizen engagement
13.7%
social mobility
10.6%
green spaces
10.3%

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
57.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
72.9%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
52.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
64.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
41.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
48.7
Public safety is not a problem
23.4
Air pollution is not a problem
27.1
Medical services provision is satisfactory
48.7
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
25.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.2
Public transport is satisfactory
47.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
45.4
Most children have access to a good school
35.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
50.4
Businesses are creating new jobs
34.7
Minorities feel welcome
42.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
75.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
50.3
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
22.3
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
32.1
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
43.8
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
50.6
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
56.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
53.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
30.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
47.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
49.6
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
58.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
57.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
67.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
53.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
39.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
46.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
61.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
32.3
Online voting has increased participation
39.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 15,150,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.828 0.832 0.830 0.845 +0.015
Life expectancy at birth 76.2 76.4 76.5 76.7 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 17.4 17.6 17.6 17.7 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.9 +0.3
GNI per capita (PPP $) 18,249 18,462 17,611 21,190 +3,579

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%
security
74.2%
unemployment
58.8%
corruption
53.2%
health services
43.7%
affordable housing
39.5%
fulfilling employment
38.8%
school education
36.0%
basic amenities
29.9%
road congestion
24.8%
air pollution
18.5%
recycling
17.4%
public transport
14.6%
citizen engagement
13.7%
social mobility
10.6%
green spaces
10.3%

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
57.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
72.9%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
52.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
64.6%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
41.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
48.7
Public safety is not a problem
23.4
Air pollution is not a problem
27.1
Medical services provision is satisfactory
48.7
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
25.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.2
Public transport is satisfactory
47.4
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
45.4
Most children have access to a good school
35.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
50.4
Businesses are creating new jobs
34.7
Minorities feel welcome
42.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
75.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
50.3
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
22.3
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
32.1
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
43.8
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
50.6
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
56.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
53.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
30.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
62.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
47.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
49.6
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
58.4
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
57.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
67.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
53.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
39.9
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
46.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
61.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
77.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
32.3
Online voting has increased participation
39.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max