Singapore

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

Background Information

City Population 5,940,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.933 0.934 0.935 0.938 +0.003
Life expectancy at birth 83.1 83.3 83.5 83.6 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.4 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.6 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 78,759 81,500 83,793 88,155 +4,362

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
67.5%
fulfilling employment
51.4%
unemployment
51.1%
health services
36.2%
recycling
33.1%
citizen engagement
32.9%
public transport
28.7%
social mobility
26.1%
road congestion
25.3%
security
23.6%
basic amenities
21.2%
air pollution
18.8%
school education
17.6%
green spaces
17.4%
corruption
17.3%

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
67.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
73.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
75.3%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
67.9%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
83.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
66.4
Public safety is not a problem
74.9
Air pollution is not a problem
60.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
84.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
48.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
47.9
Public transport is satisfactory
77.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
74.1
Most children have access to a good school
82.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
81.7
Businesses are creating new jobs
67.6
Minorities feel welcome
69.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
78.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
77.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
68.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
59.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
68.5
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
70.5
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
65.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
76.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
80.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
63.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
81.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
59.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
57.9
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
51.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
62.9
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
75.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
80.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
72.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
70.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
82.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
83.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
58.1
Online voting has increased participation
49.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
60.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
78.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 5,940,000 (UN World Urbanization Prospects)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.933 0.934 0.935 0.938 +0.003
Life expectancy at birth 83.1 83.3 83.5 83.6 +0.1
Expected years of schooling 16.3 16.3 16.3 16.4 +0.1
Mean years of schooling 11.5 11.5 11.5 11.6 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 78,759 81,500 83,793 88,155 +4,362

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
67.5%
fulfilling employment
51.4%
unemployment
51.1%
health services
36.2%
recycling
33.1%
citizen engagement
32.9%
public transport
28.7%
social mobility
26.1%
road congestion
25.3%
security
23.6%
basic amenities
21.2%
air pollution
18.8%
school education
17.6%
green spaces
17.4%
corruption
17.3%

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
67.3%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
73.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
75.3%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
67.9%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
83.9
Recycling services are satisfactory
66.4
Public safety is not a problem
74.9
Air pollution is not a problem
60.7
Medical services provision is satisfactory
84.9
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
48.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
47.9
Public transport is satisfactory
77.6
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
74.1
Most children have access to a good school
82.0
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
81.7
Businesses are creating new jobs
67.6
Minorities feel welcome
69.1
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
78.3
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
76.0
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
77.1
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
68.8
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
59.9
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
68.5
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
70.5
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
65.3
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
76.4
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
80.2
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
63.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
81.9
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
59.6
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
57.9
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
51.9
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
62.9
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
75.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
80.3
IT skills are taught well in schools
72.3
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
70.5
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
82.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
83.5
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
58.1
Online voting has increased participation
49.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
60.9
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
78.1
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max