Ho Chi Minh City

Smart city ranking
88 Out of 118
83 in 2020
CC CC in 2020
Factor ratings
CC Structures
CC Technologies
Group
4
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 8,600,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.685 0.690 0.693 0.704 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 75.2 75.2 75.3 75.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 0.0
Mean years of schooling 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.3 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 5,638 5,916 6,220 7,433 +1,213

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
66.3%
road congestion
64.6%
security
49.1%
basic amenities
46.2%
affordable housing
36.8%
corruption
34.7%
public transport
34.1%
health services
32.3%
green spaces
32.0%
unemployment
29.0%
fulfilling employment
20.2%
recycling
13.9%
school education
11.9%
social mobility
6.8%
citizen engagement
4.6%

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
88.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
89.6%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
84.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
66.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
70.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
65.0
Public safety is not a problem
70.1
Air pollution is not a problem
36.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
73.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
54.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
27.3
Public transport is satisfactory
51.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
83.1
Most children have access to a good school
83.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
65.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
82.7
Minorities feel welcome
74.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
63.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
72.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
39.6
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
62.7
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
71.1
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Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
74.2
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
65.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
64.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
77.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
59.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
76.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
69.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
72.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
74.1
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
66.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
83.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
77.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
77.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
78.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
80.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
57.4
Online voting has increased participation
64.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
68.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
75.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 8,600,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.685 0.690 0.693 0.704 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 75.2 75.2 75.3 75.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 12.7 12.7 12.7 12.7 0.0
Mean years of schooling 8.1 8.2 8.2 8.3 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 5,638 5,916 6,220 7,433 +1,213

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
66.3%
road congestion
64.6%
security
49.1%
basic amenities
46.2%
affordable housing
36.8%
corruption
34.7%
public transport
34.1%
health services
32.3%
green spaces
32.0%
unemployment
29.0%
fulfilling employment
20.2%
recycling
13.9%
school education
11.9%
social mobility
6.8%
citizen engagement
4.6%

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
88.5%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
89.6%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
84.9%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
66.5%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
70.8
Recycling services are satisfactory
65.0
Public safety is not a problem
70.1
Air pollution is not a problem
36.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
73.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
54.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
27.3
Public transport is satisfactory
51.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
83.1
Most children have access to a good school
83.9
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
65.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
82.7
Minorities feel welcome
74.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
63.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
75.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
72.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
39.6
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
62.7
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
71.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
74.2
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
65.0
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
64.7
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
77.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
59.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
76.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
69.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
72.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
74.1
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
66.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
83.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
77.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
77.0
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
78.8
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
80.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
57.4
Online voting has increased participation
64.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
68.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
75.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max