Helsinki

Smart city ranking
6 Out of 118
2 in 2020
A AA in 2020
Factor ratings
AA Structures
A Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 650,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.922 0.924 0.925 0.938 +0.013
Life expectancy at birth 81.4 81.6 81.7 81.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.4 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.8 +0.4
GNI per capita (PPP $) 40,609 41,142 41,779 48,511 +6,732

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
61.0%
affordable housing
60.2%
security
42.1%
public transport
41.9%
unemployment
40.6%
recycling
30.0%
green spaces
28.5%
fulfilling employment
27.5%
basic amenities
27.2%
road congestion
25.0%
social mobility
23.0%
air pollution
22.7%
school education
20.2%
citizen engagement
13.5%
corruption
8.8%

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
53.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
63.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
85.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.3
Recycling services are satisfactory
76.4
Public safety is not a problem
69.6
Air pollution is not a problem
58.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
68.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
28.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
54.4
Public transport is satisfactory
78.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
65.2
Most children have access to a good school
80.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
74.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
69.9
Minorities feel welcome
56.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
76.9
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
60.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
58.6
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.7
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
63.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
56.7
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
66.9
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
55.0
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
49.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
58.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
61.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.9
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
60.7
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
76.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
43.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
71.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
69.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
54.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
72.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
74.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
45.0
Online voting has increased participation
39.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
54.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
60.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 650,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.922 0.924 0.925 0.938 +0.013
Life expectancy at birth 81.4 81.6 81.7 81.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 19.3 19.3 19.3 19.4 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 12.4 12.4 12.4 12.8 +0.4
GNI per capita (PPP $) 40,609 41,142 41,779 48,511 +6,732

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
61.0%
affordable housing
60.2%
security
42.1%
public transport
41.9%
unemployment
40.6%
recycling
30.0%
green spaces
28.5%
fulfilling employment
27.5%
basic amenities
27.2%
road congestion
25.0%
social mobility
23.0%
air pollution
22.7%
school education
20.2%
citizen engagement
13.5%
corruption
8.8%

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
53.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
63.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
85.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
73.3
Recycling services are satisfactory
76.4
Public safety is not a problem
69.6
Air pollution is not a problem
58.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
68.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
28.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
54.4
Public transport is satisfactory
78.8
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
65.2
Most children have access to a good school
80.6
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
74.1
Businesses are creating new jobs
69.9
Minorities feel welcome
56.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
76.9
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
77.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
60.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
58.6
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.7
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
63.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
56.7
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
66.9
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
55.0
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
49.3
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
58.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
61.2
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
35.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
43.9
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
60.7
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
76.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
43.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
71.7
IT skills are taught well in schools
69.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
54.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
72.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
74.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
45.0
Online voting has increased participation
39.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
54.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
60.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max