Cairo

Smart city ranking
104 Out of 118
106 in 2020
C D in 2020
Factor ratings
D Structures
C Technologies
Group
4
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 20,900,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.695 0.696 0.700 0.707 +0.007
Life expectancy at birth 71.5 71.7 71.8 72.0 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.3 +0.2
Mean years of schooling 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 10,323 10,473 10,744 11,466 +722

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%
health services
50.6%
road congestion
49.4%
air pollution
48.4%
corruption
46.7%
affordable housing
44.9%
unemployment
44.4%
basic amenities
40.5%
school education
32.2%
green spaces
27.1%
fulfilling employment
22.5%
public transport
21.9%
security
20.6%
recycling
17.8%
citizen engagement
11.9%
social mobility
5.0%

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
55.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
84.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
69.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
55.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
58.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
43.8
Public safety is not a problem
34.8
Air pollution is not a problem
19.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
49.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
35.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
15.0
Public transport is satisfactory
46.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
34.5
Most children have access to a good school
43.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
41.3
Businesses are creating new jobs
42.8
Minorities feel welcome
60.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
39.1
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
62.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
22.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
33.8
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
40.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
49.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
48.8
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
42.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
69.1
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
69.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
57.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
62.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
45.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
65.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
69.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
48.1
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
61.2
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
57.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
70.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
42.1
Online voting has increased participation
52.9
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
51.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
59.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 20,900,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.695 0.696 0.700 0.707 +0.007
Life expectancy at birth 71.5 71.7 71.8 72.0 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.3 +0.2
Mean years of schooling 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 10,323 10,473 10,744 11,466 +722

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%
health services
50.6%
road congestion
49.4%
air pollution
48.4%
corruption
46.7%
affordable housing
44.9%
unemployment
44.4%
basic amenities
40.5%
school education
32.2%
green spaces
27.1%
fulfilling employment
22.5%
public transport
21.9%
security
20.6%
recycling
17.8%
citizen engagement
11.9%
social mobility
5.0%

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
55.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
84.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
69.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
55.4%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
58.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
43.8
Public safety is not a problem
34.8
Air pollution is not a problem
19.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
49.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
35.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
15.0
Public transport is satisfactory
46.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
34.5
Most children have access to a good school
43.5
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
41.3
Businesses are creating new jobs
42.8
Minorities feel welcome
60.2
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
39.1
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
62.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
63.5
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
22.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
33.8
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
40.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
49.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
48.8
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
42.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
69.1
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
69.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
57.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
62.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
45.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
65.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
69.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
48.1
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
61.2
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
57.5
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
70.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
42.1
Online voting has increased participation
52.9
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
51.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
59.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max