Kiel

Smart city ranking
53 Out of 118
N/A not in 2020
BB not in 2020
Factor ratings
BBB Structures
BB Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 250,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
80.0%
air pollution
48.3%
road congestion
46.7%
security
35.8%
unemployment
30.8%
school education
30.0%
public transport
29.2%
citizen engagement
22.5%
green spaces
20.8%
social mobility
19.2%
recycling
19.2%
basic amenities
18.3%
fulfilling employment
14.2%
health services
10.0%
corruption
10.0%

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
63.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
59.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.3%
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
68.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.2
Public safety is not a problem
57.8
Air pollution is not a problem
41.2
Medical services provision is satisfactory
82.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
36.0
Public transport is satisfactory
59.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
58.5
Most children have access to a good school
69.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
53.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
55.4
Minorities feel welcome
56.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
70.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
66.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
57.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
63.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
50.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
53.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
49.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
57.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
29.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
28.5
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
48.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
32.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
29.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
59.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
41.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
59.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
36.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
32.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
51.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
64.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
33.8
Online voting has increased participation
44.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
48.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 250,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.936 0.938 0.939 0.947 +0.008
Life expectancy at birth 80.9 81.0 81.2 81.3 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 17.1 17.1 17.1 17.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.1 14.2 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 45,577 46,438 46,946 55,314 +8,368

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
80.0%
air pollution
48.3%
road congestion
46.7%
security
35.8%
unemployment
30.8%
school education
30.0%
public transport
29.2%
citizen engagement
22.5%
green spaces
20.8%
social mobility
19.2%
recycling
19.2%
basic amenities
18.3%
fulfilling employment
14.2%
health services
10.0%
corruption
10.0%

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
63.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
59.2%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
58.3%
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
68.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
73.2
Public safety is not a problem
57.8
Air pollution is not a problem
41.2
Medical services provision is satisfactory
82.6
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
36.0
Public transport is satisfactory
59.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
58.5
Most children have access to a good school
69.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
53.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
55.4
Minorities feel welcome
56.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
70.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
66.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
57.4
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
63.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
50.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
53.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
50.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
49.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
57.1
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
29.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
28.5
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
48.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
32.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
29.7
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
49.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
59.4
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
41.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
59.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
36.8
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
32.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
51.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
64.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
33.8
Online voting has increased participation
44.6
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
43.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
48.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max