Medan

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

Background Information

City Population 2,340,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.700 0.704 0.707 0.718 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 71.0 71.3 71.5 71.7 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 12.9 12.9 12.9 13.6 +0.7
Mean years of schooling 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.2 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 10,419 10,811 11,256 11,459 +203

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%
corruption
55.8%
security
53.7%
unemployment
51.1%
air pollution
43.9%
road congestion
42.7%
basic amenities
41.7%
health services
39.8%
fulfilling employment
28.1%
green spaces
22.6%
public transport
22.0%
school education
21.9%
recycling
19.0%
affordable housing
15.0%
citizen engagement
10.7%
social mobility
10.2%

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
72.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
85.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
77.5%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
61.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
56.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
53.2
Public safety is not a problem
49.0
Air pollution is not a problem
34.5
Medical services provision is satisfactory
61.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
59.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
31.9
Public transport is satisfactory
53.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
56.8
Most children have access to a good school
64.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
54.4
Businesses are creating new jobs
76.0
Minorities feel welcome
68.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
57.9
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
64.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
23.4
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
53.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
56.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
56.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
58.2
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
62.5
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
68.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
56.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
71.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
56.5
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
55.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
53.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
74.9
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
76.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
67.0
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
67.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
70.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
69.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
53.0
Online voting has increased participation
58.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
61.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
69.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 2,340,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.700 0.704 0.707 0.718 +0.011
Life expectancy at birth 71.0 71.3 71.5 71.7 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 12.9 12.9 12.9 13.6 +0.7
Mean years of schooling 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.2 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 10,419 10,811 11,256 11,459 +203

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%
corruption
55.8%
security
53.7%
unemployment
51.1%
air pollution
43.9%
road congestion
42.7%
basic amenities
41.7%
health services
39.8%
fulfilling employment
28.1%
green spaces
22.6%
public transport
22.0%
school education
21.9%
recycling
19.0%
affordable housing
15.0%
citizen engagement
10.7%
social mobility
10.2%

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
72.6%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
85.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
77.5%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
61.0%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
56.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
53.2
Public safety is not a problem
49.0
Air pollution is not a problem
34.5
Medical services provision is satisfactory
61.2
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
59.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
31.9
Public transport is satisfactory
53.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
56.8
Most children have access to a good school
64.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
54.4
Businesses are creating new jobs
76.0
Minorities feel welcome
68.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
57.9
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
64.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
23.4
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
53.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
56.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
56.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
58.2
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
62.5
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
68.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
56.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
71.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
56.5
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
55.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
53.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
74.9
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
76.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
67.0
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
67.7
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
70.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
69.2
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
53.0
Online voting has increased participation
58.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
61.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
69.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max