Mexico City

Smart city ranking
108 Out of 118
90 in 2020
C CC in 2020
Factor ratings
C Structures
CC Technologies
Group
3
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 21,780,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.764 0.765 0.767 0.779 +0.012
Life expectancy at birth 74.9 74.9 75.0 75.1 +0.0
Expected years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.3 14.8 +0.5
Mean years of schooling 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.8 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 17,344 17,533 17,628 19,160 +1,532

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
85.5%
health services
56.6%
corruption
53.2%
basic amenities
43.5%
unemployment
40.7%
fulfilling employment
38.0%
air pollution
37.9%
public transport
26.8%
school education
25.1%
road congestion
23.3%
affordable housing
21.5%
green spaces
16.4%
recycling
15.1%
citizen engagement
7.5%
social mobility
5.9%

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
56.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
70.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
46.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
57.7%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
35.4
Recycling services are satisfactory
38.4
Public safety is not a problem
17.9
Air pollution is not a problem
19.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
35.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
26.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
19.7
Public transport is satisfactory
27.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
50.0
Most children have access to a good school
32.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
36.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
42.8
Minorities feel welcome
33.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
55.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
67.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
46.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
17.7
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
33.1
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
36.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
39.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
45.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
53.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
48.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
46.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
54.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
42.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
46.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
52.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
49.5
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
57.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
46.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.9
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
59.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
74.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
32.7
Online voting has increased participation
40.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
44.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 21,780,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.764 0.765 0.767 0.779 +0.012
Life expectancy at birth 74.9 74.9 75.0 75.1 +0.0
Expected years of schooling 14.1 14.1 14.3 14.8 +0.5
Mean years of schooling 8.6 8.6 8.6 8.8 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 17,344 17,533 17,628 19,160 +1,532

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
85.5%
health services
56.6%
corruption
53.2%
basic amenities
43.5%
unemployment
40.7%
fulfilling employment
38.0%
air pollution
37.9%
public transport
26.8%
school education
25.1%
road congestion
23.3%
affordable housing
21.5%
green spaces
16.4%
recycling
15.1%
citizen engagement
7.5%
social mobility
5.9%

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
56.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
70.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
46.7%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
57.7%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
35.4
Recycling services are satisfactory
38.4
Public safety is not a problem
17.9
Air pollution is not a problem
19.3
Medical services provision is satisfactory
35.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
26.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
19.7
Public transport is satisfactory
27.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
50.0
Most children have access to a good school
32.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
36.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
42.8
Minorities feel welcome
33.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
55.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
67.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
46.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
17.7
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
33.1
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
36.9
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
39.0
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
45.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
53.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
48.0
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
46.3
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
54.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
42.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
46.4
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
52.6
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
49.5
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
60.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
57.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
46.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.9
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
59.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
74.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
32.7
Online voting has increased participation
40.1
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
44.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
64.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max