Rio de Janeiro

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

Background Information

City Population 13,460,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.757 0.760 0.761 0.765 +0.004
Life expectancy at birth 75.2 75.5 75.7 75.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 7.7 7.8 7.8 8.0 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 13,907 13,975 14,068 14,263 +195

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
87.2%
health services
76.2%
unemployment
55.7%
school education
51.0%
public transport
44.0%
corruption
37.7%
basic amenities
37.1%
affordable housing
26.9%
fulfilling employment
24.6%
air pollution
13.2%
road congestion
12.3%
social mobility
11.4%
recycling
10.2%
green spaces
6.2%
citizen engagement
5.0%

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
60.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
74.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
62.1%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
25.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
35.8
Public safety is not a problem
15.4
Air pollution is not a problem
26.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
25.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
16.1
Public transport is satisfactory
19.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
40.0
Most children have access to a good school
20.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
32.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
31.5
Minorities feel welcome
22.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
55.1
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
61.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
33.8
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
13.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
18.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
25.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
27.2
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.8
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
30.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
40.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
23.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
38.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
41.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
44.1
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.3
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
51.9
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
53.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
51.8
IT skills are taught well in schools
24.5
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
38.6
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
50.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
22.0
Online voting has increased participation
37.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
35.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 13,460,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.757 0.760 0.761 0.765 +0.004
Life expectancy at birth 75.2 75.5 75.7 75.9 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 15.4 15.4 15.4 15.4 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 7.7 7.8 7.8 8.0 +0.2
GNI per capita (PPP $) 13,907 13,975 14,068 14,263 +195

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
87.2%
health services
76.2%
unemployment
55.7%
school education
51.0%
public transport
44.0%
corruption
37.7%
basic amenities
37.1%
affordable housing
26.9%
fulfilling employment
24.6%
air pollution
13.2%
road congestion
12.3%
social mobility
11.4%
recycling
10.2%
green spaces
6.2%
citizen engagement
5.0%

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
60.4%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
74.8%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
48.8%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
62.1%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
25.5
Recycling services are satisfactory
35.8
Public safety is not a problem
15.4
Air pollution is not a problem
26.4
Medical services provision is satisfactory
25.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
23.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
16.1
Public transport is satisfactory
19.7
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
40.0
Most children have access to a good school
20.4
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
32.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
31.5
Minorities feel welcome
22.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
55.1
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
61.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
33.8
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
13.0
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
18.0
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
25.0
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
27.2
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.8
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
30.9
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
40.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
23.0
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
38.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
41.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
44.1
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.3
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
51.9
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
53.3
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
51.8
IT skills are taught well in schools
24.5
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
38.6
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
50.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
76.1
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
22.0
Online voting has increased participation
37.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
35.0
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
52.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max