Countries Ranked by Air Pollution
Statistic Verification
Source: World Health Organization
Research Date: 7.8.2014
PM10 represents particles in the air that we consider pollution. These particles might be smoke, dirt, mold, pollen etc. PM10 are the larger course particles that are kicked up into the air and spread around causing severe health effects. PM2.5 represents fine particles such as toxic compounds and heavy metals caused by fires and metal smelting. Below is a list of where each country ranks by PM10 measured in the air.
PM10 Air Quality IndexAir Quality Description
0 – 50Good
51 – 100Moderate
101 – 150Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
151 – 200Unhealthy
201 – 300Very Unhealthy
301 – 500Hazardous
Countries Ranked by Air Pollution
CountryAnnual mean PM10 ug/m3Above or below world average of 71ug/m3Urban population coverage (%)
Mongolia27920870%
Botswana21614527%
Pakistan19812740
Senegal1457450%
Saudi Arabia1437252
Egypt1386721
United Arab Emirates1326130.73
Iran (Islamic Republic of)1245345
Nigeria1245340%
Kuwait1235271
Bangladesh1204941%
Bosnia and Herzegovina1174621%
India1093891% by state (37% by metropolitan city)
Nepal1063519%
Ghana982718%
China982724%
Myanmar942334%
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)821139
Tunisia80974.38
Sri Lanka77622%
Peru74341
Colombia71-034
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia70-1100%
Madagascar68-330%
Turkey66-529%
United Republic of Tanzania64-729%
Chile62-962
Republic of Korea61-1067%
Bulgaria60-1140%
Israel59-1264%
Mexico55-1646
Indonesia55-1619%
Cyprus53-18100%
Lebanon53-1851
El Salvador52-1914
South Africa52-1921%
Jamaica48-2347
Guatemala48-2345
Philippines47-2422%
Greece44-2766%
Serbia43-2822%
Algeria42-2915%
Malaysia42-2942%
Romania42-2935%
Thailand41-3060%
Venezuela41-3011
Brazil40-3133
Panama40-3129
Uruguay39-3243
Latvia39-3248%
Argentina38-3335%
Italy37-3428%
Ecuador35-3622
Malta35-3613%
Russian Federation32.5-3811%
Croatia33-3837%
Poland33-3846%
Singapore32-39100%
Slovenia30-4128%
Spain29-4227%
Czech Republic29-4235%
Portugal28-4317%
Costa Rica28-4455
Denmark27-4421%
Slovakia27-4421%
France27-4438%
Hungary27-4430%
Belgium26-4522%
Netherlands26-4517%
Sweden25-4621%
Austria25-4638%
Germany25-4636%
Belarus24-4739
Iceland24-4740%
United Kingdom23-4829%
Japan22-4913%
Norway22-4925%
New Zealand22-4964%
Switzerland22-4912%
Lithuania21-5030%
Finland19-5220%
San Marino20-52100%
Luxembourg18-5321%
United States of America18-53NA
Monaco18-53100%
Bhutan18-5340%
Ireland15-5621%
Canada13-5878%
Australia13-5889%
Mauritius12-5927%
Estonia11-6043%
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