Sao Paulo

Smart city ranking
117 Out of 118
100 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 22,040,000 (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
71.4%
health services
70.2%
unemployment
55.3%
school education
40.9%
public transport
39.1%
corruption
35.2%
air pollution
31.1%
basic amenities
30.1%
affordable housing
29.8%
fulfilling employment
28.4%
road congestion
19.9%
social mobility
16.6%
recycling
13.0%
green spaces
12.7%
citizen engagement
4.9%

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
66.7%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
72.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
52.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
65.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
39.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
42.0
Public safety is not a problem
17.8
Air pollution is not a problem
17.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
32.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
20.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
13.3
Public transport is satisfactory
22.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
44.8
Most children have access to a good school
24.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
37.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
39.0
Minorities feel welcome
24.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
46.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
62.7
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
39.3
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
16.5
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
24.7
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
29.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
33.5
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.9
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
41.8
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
41.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
32.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
49.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
49.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
54.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
56.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
56.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
31.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
51.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
26.0
Online voting has increased participation
42.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
42.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
60.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 22,040,000 (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
71.4%
health services
70.2%
unemployment
55.3%
school education
40.9%
public transport
39.1%
corruption
35.2%
air pollution
31.1%
basic amenities
30.1%
affordable housing
29.8%
fulfilling employment
28.4%
road congestion
19.9%
social mobility
16.6%
recycling
13.0%
green spaces
12.7%
citizen engagement
4.9%

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
66.7%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
72.7%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
52.1%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
65.3%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
39.2
Recycling services are satisfactory
42.0
Public safety is not a problem
17.8
Air pollution is not a problem
17.8
Medical services provision is satisfactory
32.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
20.8
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
13.3
Public transport is satisfactory
22.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
44.8
Most children have access to a good school
24.8
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
37.5
Businesses are creating new jobs
39.0
Minorities feel welcome
24.4
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
46.0
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
62.7
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
39.3
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
16.5
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
24.7
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
29.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
33.5
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
39.9
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
41.8
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
41.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
32.9
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
49.0
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
43.2
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
49.5
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
48.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
54.8
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
56.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
56.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
31.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
49.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
51.3
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
72.8
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
26.0
Online voting has increased participation
42.8
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
42.8
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
60.2
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max