Tallinn

Smart city ranking
56 Out of 118
59 in 2020
B B in 2020
Factor ratings
B Structures
CCC Technologies
Group
3
All ratings range from AAA to D

Background Information

City Population 440,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.875 0.879 0.882 0.892 +0.010
Life expectancy at birth 78.1 78.4 78.6 78.8 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 13.1 13.0 13.0 13.1 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 27,915 29,320 30,379 36,019 +5,640

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
58.4%
corruption
48.7%
road congestion
43.1%
health services
36.1%
fulfilling employment
35.6%
unemployment
31.6%
citizen engagement
31.6%
recycling
23.6%
green spaces
22.8%
social mobility
21.1%
security
19.2%
school education
19.0%
basic amenities
18.7%
public transport
18.4%
air pollution
18.0%

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
56.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
51.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
59.3%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
77.8%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
71.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
71.6
Public safety is not a problem
79.8
Air pollution is not a problem
72.0
Medical services provision is satisfactory
74.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
33.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
26.2
Public transport is satisfactory
70.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
78.4
Most children have access to a good school
75.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
67.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
70.4
Minorities feel welcome
49.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
75.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
86.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
68.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
33.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
39.1
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
52.4
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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
51.7
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
53.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.5
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
65.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
70.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
34.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
34.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
35.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
78.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
26.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
80.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
54.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
74.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
87.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.4
Online voting has increased participation
73.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
48.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
79.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Background Information

City Population 440,000 (Eurostat)
Country 2016 2017 2018 2019 1 yr change
HDI 0.875 0.879 0.882 0.892 +0.010
Life expectancy at birth 78.1 78.4 78.6 78.8 +0.2
Expected years of schooling 16.1 16.1 16.1 16.0 -0.1
Mean years of schooling 13.1 13.0 13.0 13.1 +0.1
GNI per capita (PPP $) 27,915 29,320 30,379 36,019 +5,640

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
58.4%
corruption
48.7%
road congestion
43.1%
health services
36.1%
fulfilling employment
35.6%
unemployment
31.6%
citizen engagement
31.6%
recycling
23.6%
green spaces
22.8%
social mobility
21.1%
security
19.2%
school education
19.0%
basic amenities
18.7%
public transport
18.4%
air pollution
18.0%

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
56.1%
You are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime
51.0%
You feel the availability of online information has increased your trust in authorities
59.3%
The proportion of your day-to-day payment transactions that are non-cash (% of transactions)
77.8%
Legend
City
Group Mean

Structures

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Basic sanitation meets the needs of the poorest areas
71.7
Recycling services are satisfactory
71.6
Public safety is not a problem
79.8
Air pollution is not a problem
72.0
Medical services provision is satisfactory
74.8
Finding housing with rent equal to 30% or less of a monthly salary is not a problem
33.1
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Traffic congestion is not a problem
26.2
Public transport is satisfactory
70.0
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Employment finding services are readily available
78.4
Most children have access to a good school
75.2
Lifelong learning opportunities are provided by local institutions
67.8
Businesses are creating new jobs
70.4
Minorities feel welcome
49.7
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Green spaces are satisfactory
75.4
Cultural activities (shows, bars, and museums) are satisfactory
86.6
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Information on local government decisions are easily accessible
68.6
Corruption of city officials is not an issue of concern
33.9
Residents contribute to decision making of local government
39.1
Residents provide feedback on local government projects
52.4
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max

Technologies

Health & Safety
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online reporting of city maintenance problems provides a speedy solution
51.7
A website or App allows residents to easily give away unwanted items
53.7
Free public wifi has improved access to city services
60.5
CCTV cameras has made residents feel safer
65.5
A website or App allows residents to effectively monitor air pollution
39.6
Arranging medical appointments online has improved access
70.7
Mobility
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Car-sharing Apps have reduced congestion
34.1
Apps that direct you to an available parking space have reduced journey time
34.2
Bicycle hiring has reduced congestion
35.8
Online scheduling and ticket sales has made public transport easier to use
78.7
The city provides information on traffic congestion through mobile phones
26.2
Opportunities (Work & School)
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online access to job listings has made it easier to find work
80.4
IT skills are taught well in schools
59.6
Online services provided by the city has made it easier to start a new business
54.3
The current internet speed and reliability meet connectivity needs
74.6
Activities
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online purchasing of tickets to shows and museums has made it easier to attend
87.3
Governance
Score
0
20
40
60
80100
Online public access to city finances has reduced corruption
36.4
Online voting has increased participation
73.3
An online platform where residents can propose ideas has improved city life
48.7
Processing Identification Documents online has reduced waiting times
79.8
Legend
Min
City
Mean
Max