Medellin

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

Background Information

City Population 4,000,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.759 0.760 0.761 0.767 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 76.7 76.9 77.1 77.3 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.4 -0.2
Mean years of schooling 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.5 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 13,087 12,963 12,896 14,257 +1,361

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%
security
68.9%
health services
54.5%
air pollution
49.7%
fulfilling employment
48.2%
affordable housing
47.2%
corruption
47.0%
unemployment
42.7%
basic amenities
27.0%
road congestion
24.5%
school education
19.4%
public transport
15.0%
social mobility
15.0%
green spaces
13.0%
citizen engagement
12.9%
recycling
11.4%

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
68.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
82.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
64.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
59.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
53.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
68.7
Public safety is not a problem
34.2
Air pollution is not a problem
31.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
54.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
34.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
32.4
Public transport is satisfactory
67.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
59.4
Most children have access to a good school
56.3
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
59.9
Businesses are creating new jobs
53.1
Minorities feel welcome
44.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
75.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.2
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
26.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
37.3
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
45.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
52.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
48.8
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
67.3
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
60.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
59.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
66.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
50.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
50.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
60.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
66.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
64.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
60.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
34.8
Online voting has increased participation
42.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
49.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
68.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 4,000,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.759 0.760 0.761 0.767 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 76.7 76.9 77.1 77.3 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 14.6 14.6 14.6 14.4 -0.2
Mean years of schooling 8.3 8.3 8.3 8.5 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 13,087 12,963 12,896 14,257 +1,361

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%
security
68.9%
health services
54.5%
air pollution
49.7%
fulfilling employment
48.2%
affordable housing
47.2%
corruption
47.0%
unemployment
42.7%
basic amenities
27.0%
road congestion
24.5%
school education
19.4%
public transport
15.0%
social mobility
15.0%
green spaces
13.0%
citizen engagement
12.9%
recycling
11.4%

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
68.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
82.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
64.4%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
59.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
53.1
Recycling services are satisfactory
68.7
Public safety is not a problem
34.2
Air pollution is not a problem
31.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
54.1
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
34.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
32.4
Public transport is satisfactory
67.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
59.4
Most children have access to a good school
56.3
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
59.9
Businesses are creating new jobs
53.1
Minorities feel welcome
44.9
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
75.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.2
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
26.2
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
37.3
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
45.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
52.9
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
48.8
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
67.3
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
60.8
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
59.2
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
66.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
50.4
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
50.3
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
60.1
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
64.3
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
66.1
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
64.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
60.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
59.8
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
65.0
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
34.8
Online voting has increased participation
42.5
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
49.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
68.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max