Oslo

Smart city ranking
3 Out of 118
5 in 2020
AA AA in 2020
Factor ratings
AAA Structures
A Technologies
Group
1
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 1,040,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.951 0.953 0.954 0.957 +0.003
Life expectancy at birth 82.0 82.1 82.3 82.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 18.0 18.1 18.1 18.1 0.0
Mean years of schooling 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.9 +0.3
GNI per capita (PPP $) 66,746 67,529 68,059 66,494 -1,565

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
69.6%
security
36.4%
unemployment
35.1%
public transport
34.7%
health services
33.4%
social mobility
30.9%
road congestion
30.5%
air pollution
27.4%
school education
25.0%
fulfilling employment
21.0%
basic amenities
19.9%
corruption
19.2%
citizen engagement
18.5%
green spaces
17.6%
recycling
16.9%

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
62.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
69.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
84.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
78.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
79.8
Public safety is not a problem
73.5
Air pollution is not a problem
62.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
78.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
33.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
53.3
Public transport is satisfactory
69.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
73.4
Most children have access to a good school
82.1
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
72.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
69.6
Minorities feel welcome
64.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
80.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
66.2
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
59.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
61.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
66.6
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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
51.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
69.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
49.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
49.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
41.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
69.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
44.8
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
61.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
76.2
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
52.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
68.9
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
52.2
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
76.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
47.2
Online voting has increased participation
49.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 1,040,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.951 0.953 0.954 0.957 +0.003
Life expectancy at birth 82.0 82.1 82.3 82.4 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 18.0 18.1 18.1 18.1 0.0
Mean years of schooling 12.6 12.6 12.6 12.9 +0.3
GNI per capita (PPP $) 66,746 67,529 68,059 66,494 -1,565

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
69.6%
security
36.4%
unemployment
35.1%
public transport
34.7%
health services
33.4%
social mobility
30.9%
road congestion
30.5%
air pollution
27.4%
school education
25.0%
fulfilling employment
21.0%
basic amenities
19.9%
corruption
19.2%
citizen engagement
18.5%
green spaces
17.6%
recycling
16.9%

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
62.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
65.3%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
69.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
84.2%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
78.0
Recycling services are satisfactory
79.8
Public safety is not a problem
73.5
Air pollution is not a problem
62.9
Medical services provision is satisfactory
78.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
33.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
53.3
Public transport is satisfactory
69.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
73.4
Most children have access to a good school
82.1
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
72.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
69.6
Minorities feel welcome
64.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
80.6
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
79.4
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
66.2
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
59.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
61.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
66.6
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.4
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
69.5
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
49.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
49.6
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
41.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
69.6
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
44.8
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
61.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
76.2
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
52.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
68.9
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
52.2
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
76.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
47.2
Online voting has increased participation
49.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.3
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max