San Francisco

Smart city ranking
60 Out of 118
27 in 2020
B BBB in 2020
Factor ratings
B Structures
B Technologies
Group
2
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 3,310,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.919 0.919 0.920 0.926 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 78.9 78.9 78.9 78.9 0.0
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 54,443 55,351 56,140 63,826 +7,686

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
83.0%
road congestion
50.8%
security
48.3%
health services
40.1%
unemployment
35.7%
school education
29.7%
public transport
27.5%
corruption
25.1%
fulfilling employment
23.8%
air pollution
22.9%
basic amenities
21.9%
social mobility
21.4%
recycling
13.6%
green spaces
11.7%
citizen engagement
11.0%

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
54.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
60.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
49.0%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
70.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
39.4
Recycling services are satisfactory
65.3
Public safety is not a problem
30.0
Air pollution is not a problem
43.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
58.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
18.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.3
Public transport is satisfactory
47.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
61.2
Most children have access to a good school
51.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
61.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.5
Minorities feel welcome
62.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
78.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
42.1
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
41.6
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.9
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
47.8
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
42.1
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
46.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
64.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
45.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
52.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
47.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
61.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
53.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
48.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.5
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
71.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
40.9
Online voting has increased participation
50.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
49.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 3,310,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.919 0.919 0.920 0.926 +0.006
Life expectancy at birth 78.9 78.9 78.9 78.9 0.0
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.3 +0.0
Mean years of schooling 13.4 13.4 13.4 13.4 +0.0
GNI per capita (PPP $) 54,443 55,351 56,140 63,826 +7,686

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
83.0%
road congestion
50.8%
security
48.3%
health services
40.1%
unemployment
35.7%
school education
29.7%
public transport
27.5%
corruption
25.1%
fulfilling employment
23.8%
air pollution
22.9%
basic amenities
21.9%
social mobility
21.4%
recycling
13.6%
green spaces
11.7%
citizen engagement
11.0%

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
54.9%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
60.1%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
49.0%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
70.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
39.4
Recycling services are satisfactory
65.3
Public safety is not a problem
30.0
Air pollution is not a problem
43.6
Medical services provision is satisfactory
58.4
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
18.4
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
22.3
Public transport is satisfactory
47.9
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
61.2
Most children have access to a good school
51.7
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
61.6
Businesses are creating new jobs
66.5
Minorities feel welcome
62.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
64.7
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
78.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
62.7
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
42.1
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
54.4
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
62.7
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
41.6
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
55.9
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
47.8
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
42.1
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
46.7
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
64.3
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
45.8
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
52.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
47.0
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
61.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
53.5
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
66.6
IT skills are taught well in schools
48.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
47.5
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
71.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
40.9
Online voting has increased participation
50.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
47.2
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
49.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max