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Air Quality

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Issue Rank & Country
Out of 178 countries
Issue Score
Out of 100
22%
Issue Trend
Ten-year Change
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Household Air Quality
Indicator Score
Out of 100
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Indicator Trend
Ten-year Change
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Air Pollution - Average Exposure to PM2.5
Indicator Score
Out of 100
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Indicator Trend
Ten-year Change
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Air Pollution - PM2.5 Exceedance
Indicator Score
Out of 100
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Indicator Trend
Ten-year Change
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Issue
Rank

Country
Air Quality
Score
Household Air Quality
Score(Percentage)
Air Pollution - Average Exposure to PM2.5
Score(Micrograms/m^3)
Air Pollution - PM2.5 Exceedance
Score(Proportion)
1 Seychelles 100
100
0
100
0.94
100
0
>
1 Grenada 100
100
0
100
2.64
100
0
>
1 Palau 100
100
0
100
1.35
100
0
>
1 Barbados 100
100
0
100
3.02
100
0
>
1 Mauritius 100
100
0
100
1.46
100
0
>
1 Uruguay 100
100
0
100
3.92
100
0
>
1 Antigua and Barbuda 100
100
0
100
3.33
100
0
>
8 Trinidad and Tobago 99.88
100
0
100
2.98
99.64
0.0025
>
9 Dominica 99.67
99
1
100
3.08
100
0
>
10 Argentina 99.64
100
0
100
5.07
98.92
0.0075
>
11 Algeria 99.28
100
0
100
7.67
97.84
0.015
>
12 Venezuela 99.04
100
0
100
6.18
97.12
0.02
>
12 Tunisia 99.04
100
0
100
7.68
97.12
0.02
>
14 Morocco 98.85
98
2
100
7.25
98.56
0.01
>
15 Ireland 98.33
95
5
100
4.99
100
0
>
15 New Zealand 98.33
95
5
100
2.14
100
0
>
15 Norway 98.33
95
5
100
4.51
100
0
>
15 Bahamas 98.33
95
5
100
4.43
100
0
>
15 Singapore 98.33
95
5
100
5.16
100
0
>
15 Malta 98.33
95
5
100
6.38
100
0
>
15 Australia 98.33
95
5
100
3.23
100
0
>
15 Iceland 98.33
95
5
100
2.95
100
0
>
15 Finland 98.33
95
5
100
5.45
100
0
>
24 Turkmenistan 98.2
100
0
100
8.39
94.6
0.0375
>
25 Ecuador 98.13
98
2
100
6.41
96.4
0.025
>
26 Portugal 97.97
95
5
100
6.72
98.92
0.0075
>
27 Costa Rica 97.88
94
6
100
5.23
99.64
0.0025
>
28 Canada 97.85
95
5
100
6.94
98.56
0.01
>
29 Brazil 97.64
94
6
100
5.08
98.92
0.0075
>
30 Guyana 97.55
93
7
100
2.49
99.64
0.0025
>
30 Dominican Republic 97.55
93
7
100
5.21
99.64
0.0025
>
32 Spain 97.37
95
5
100
7.86
97.12
0.02
>
33 Sweden 97.13
95
5
100
6.49
96.4
0.025
>
34 Libya 97.12
100
0
100
9.5
91.37
0.06
>
35 Cuba 97
91
9
100
3.51
100
0
>
36 Oman 96.89
95
5
100
8.32
95.68
0.03
>
37 Chile 96.8
94
6
100
5.84
96.4
0.025
>
38 United States of America 96.41
95
5
100
7.47
94.24
0.04
>
39 Jamaica 96.33
89
11
100
5.19
100
0
>
40 Latvia 96.29
95
5
100
8.85
93.88
0.0425
>
41 Estonia 96.21
89
11
100
6.95
99.64
0.0025
>
42 Suriname 96
88
12
100
2.78
100
0
>
42 Belize 96
88
12
100
3.35
100
0
>
44 Kazakhstan 95.92
91
9
100
7.35
96.76
0.0225
>
45 United Kingdom 95.82
95
5
100
8.68
92.45
0.0525
>
46 Colombia 95.09
86
14
100
4.53
99.28
0.005
>
47 Brunei Darussalam 94.62
95
5
100
9.2
88.85
0.0775
>
48 South Africa 94.4
85
15
100
6.24
98.2
0.0125
>
49 Russia 94.36
100
0
100
9.84
83.09
0.1175
>
50 Panama 94
82
18
100
3.02
100
0
>
51 Djibouti 93.39
87
13
100
9.97
93.17
0.0475
>
52 Denmark 92.82
95
5
100
9.9
83.45
0.115
>
53 El Salvador 92.55
78
22
100
7.07
99.64
0.0025
>
54 Gabon 90.97
74
26
100
5.45
98.92
0.0075
>
55 Malaysia 90.54
100
0
96.09
10.65
75.54
0.17
>
56 France 89.44
95
5
95.97
10.67
77.34
0.1575
>
57 Cape Verde 89.33
68
32
100
4.31
100
0
>
58 Iran 88.81
100
0
92.68
11.25
73.74
0.1825
>
59 Bolivia 88.77
71
29
100
6.88
95.32
0.0325
>
60 Fiji 87.67
63
37
100
0.85
100
0
>
60 Botswana 87.67
63
37
100
5.79
100
0
>
62 Mexico 87.09
86
14
98.65
10.22
76.62
0.1625
>
63 Azerbaijan 86.87
93
7
93.52
11.1
74.1
0.18
>
64 Kyrgyzstan 86.51
66
34
100
7.8
93.53
0.045
>
65 United Arab Emirates 86.47
100
0
90.35
11.68
69.06
0.215
>
66 Greece 85.88
95
5
91.05
11.55
71.58
0.1975
>
67 Cyprus 85.68
95
5
93.69
11.07
68.35
0.22
>
68 Tonga 85.67
57
43
100
1.57
100
0
>
69 Lithuania 85.09
93
7
89.98
11.75
72.3
0.1925
>
70 Japan 84.79
95
5
90.3
11.69
69.06
0.215
>
71 Ukraine 84.76
97
3
88.93
11.95
68.35
0.22
>
72 Kiribati 84.67
54
46
100
4.54
100
0
>
73 Saudi Arabia 84.45
95
5
89.3
11.88
69.06
0.215
>
74 Turkey 84.07
97
3
87.95
12.14
67.27
0.2275
>
75 Peru 83.68
64
36
100
8.01
87.05
0.09
>
76 Paraguay 83.67
51
49
100
5.12
100
0
>
77 Senegal 83
49
51
100
4.48
100
0
>
78 Honduras 82.88
49
51
100
5.43
99.64
0.0025
>
79 Jordan 82.51
100
0
85.3
12.67
62.23
0.2625
>
80 Luxembourg 81.98
95
5
85.84
12.56
65.11
0.2425
>
81 Nicaragua 81.88
46
54
100
4.32
99.64
0.0025
>
82 Swaziland 81.67
45
55
100
6.2
100
0
>
82 Namibia 81.67
45
55
100
5.85
100
0
>
84 Yemen 81.65
67
33
97.74
10.37
80.22
0.1375
>
85 Philippines 81.53
50
50
100
6.68
94.6
0.0375
>
86 Belarus 81.21
100
0
83.56
13.03
60.07
0.2775
>
87 Italy 80.85
95
5
82.1
13.34
65.47
0.24
>
88 Mauritania 80.67
42
58
100
3.83
100
0
>
89 Guatemala 80.4
43
57
100
6.07
98.2
0.0125
>
90 Lesotho 79.67
39
61
100
6.56
100
0
>
91 Israel 79.57
95
5
82.56
13.24
61.15
0.27
>
92 Uzbekistan 79.37
89
11
85.45
12.64
63.67
0.2525
>
93 Angola 79.27
45
55
100
7.75
92.81
0.05
>
94 Germany 78.5
95
5
82.24
13.31
58.27
0.29
>
95 Eritrea 78.2
40
60
100
8.37
94.6
0.0375
>
96 Slovenia 78.13
96
4
80.49
13.69
57.91
0.2925
>
97 Zimbabwe 78
34
66
100
4.99
100
0
>
98 Lebanon 77.34
100
0
78.43
14.15
53.6
0.3225
>
99 Bulgaria 77.23
93
7
81.13
13.55
57.55
0.295
>
100 Qatar 76.81
100
0
76.83
14.52
53.6
0.3225
>
101 Croatia 76.67
92
8
81.17
13.54
56.83
0.3
>
102 Armenia 76.6
81
19
84.42
12.85
64.39
0.2475
>
103 Switzerland 76.56
95
5
78.21
14.2
56.47
0.3025
>
104 Austria 76.45
95
5
78.96
14.03
55.4
0.31
>
105 Taiwan 76.38
100
0
76.61
14.57
52.52
0.33
>
106 Comoros 76.33
29
71
100
2.17
100
0
>
107 Montenegro 76.19
72
28
88.21
12.09
68.35
0.22
>
108 Mongolia 76
28
72
100
5.07
100
0
>
109 Netherlands 75.57
95
5
78.48
14.14
53.24
0.325
>
110 Georgia 75.53
54
46
95.62
10.73
76.98
0.16
>
111 Papua New Guinea 75.43
27
73
100
3.23
99.28
0.005
>
112 Indonesia 75.31
45
55
100
9.21
80.94
0.1325
>
113 Bahrain 74.63
95
5
76.74
14.54
52.16
0.3325
>
114 Equatorial Guinea 74.09
23
77
100
4.96
99.28
0.005
>
115 Czech Republic 73.99
100
0
74.48
15.08
47.48
0.365
>
116 Cote d'Ivoire 73.88
22
78
100
4.97
99.64
0.0025
>
117 Congo 73.85
23
77
100
6.16
98.56
0.01
>
118 Cameroon 73.8
25
75
100
6.74
96.4
0.025
>
119 Moldova 73.63
89
11
79.01
14.02
52.88
0.3275
>
120 Sudan 73.55
21
79
100
5.24
99.64
0.0025
>
121 Kenya 73.33
20
80
100
4.62
100
0
>
122 Slovakia 73.12
100
0
74.39
15.1
44.96
0.3825
>
123 Nigeria 72.7
26
74
100
8.15
92.09
0.055
>
124 Vanuatu 72
16
84
100
1.8
100
0
>
125 Zambia 71.25
17
83
100
8.15
96.76
0.0225
>
126 Syria 71.08
100
0
71.14
15.91
42.09
0.4025
>
127 Sri Lanka 70.8
25
75
100
9.17
87.41
0.0875
>
128 Poland 70.74
95
5
71.89
15.72
45.32
0.38
>
129 Chad 70.55
12
88
100
5.28
99.64
0.0025
>
130 Hungary 70.24
95
5
72.21
15.64
43.53
0.3925
>
131 Solomon Islands 70
10
90
100
2.07
100
0
>
132 Belgium 69.79
95
5
72.29
15.62
42.09
0.4025
>
133 Ghana 69.72
16
84
100
8.15
93.17
0.0475
>
134 Haiti 69.67
9
91
100
6.55
100
0
>
134 Gambia 69.67
9
91
100
4.74
100
0
>
136 Bosnia and Herzegovina 69.53
55
45
87.39
12.25
66.19
0.235
>
137 Timor-Leste 69.33
8
92
100
2.87
100
0
>
137 Burkina Faso 69.33
8
92
100
4.99
100
0
>
139 Tajikistan 69.19
66
34
82.94
13.16
58.63
0.2875
>
140 Romania 68.88
83
17
75.43
14.85
48.2
0.36
>
141 Mozambique 68.33
5
95
100
3.78
100
0
>
142 Tanzania 68.31
6
94
100
5.39
98.92
0.0075
>
143 Albania 68.24
61
39
82.56
13.24
61.15
0.27
>
144 Egypt 67.99
100
0
65.12
17.53
38.85
0.425
>
145 Guinea 67.67
3
97
100
5.13
100
0
>
145 Thailand 67.67
74
26
76.49
14.6
52.52
0.33
>
147 Malawi 67.55
3
97
100
5.02
99.64
0.0025
>
148 Iraq 67.42
100
0
68.09
16.71
34.17
0.4575
>
149 Niger 67.4
4
96
100
5.51
98.2
0.0125
>
150 Benin 67.39
9
91
100
8.55
93.17
0.0475
>
151 Guinea-Bissau 67.33
2
98
100
4.48
100
0
>
151 Sierra Leone 67.33
2
98
100
4.11
100
0
>
151 Madagascar 67.33
2
98
100
2.17
100
0
>
151 Liberia 67.33
2
98
100
5.25
100
0
>
151 Mali 67.33
2
98
100
4.13
100
0
>
156 Togo 67.23
6
94
100
7.45
95.68
0.03
>
157 Serbia 67.17
68
32
79.18
13.98
54.32
0.3175
>
158 Somalia 66.89
5
95
100
5.48
95.68
0.03
>
159 Ethiopia 66.85
2
98
100
6.49
98.56
0.01
>
160 Uganda 66.8
4
96
100
7.79
96.4
0.025
>
161 Central African Republic 66.68
4
96
100
7.63
96.04
0.0275
>
162 Cambodia 64.82
11
89
100
9.59
83.45
0.115
>
163 Macedonia 64.26
67
33
76.87
14.51
48.92
0.355
>
164 Rwanda 63.26
2
98
100
9.32
87.77
0.085
>
165 Afghanistan 62.32
15
85
94.25
10.97
77.7
0.155
>
166 South Korea 62.24
100
0
57.23
19.9
29.5
0.49
>
167 Kuwait 61.54
95
5
60.47
18.89
29.14
0.4925
>
168 Burundi 59.95
4
96
97.44
10.42
78.42
0.15
>
169 Dem. Rep. Congo 56.26
7
93
91.26
11.51
70.5
0.205
>
170 Viet Nam 51.32
44
56
63.92
17.87
46.04
0.375
>
171 Myanmar 47.68
8
92
78.56
14.12
56.47
0.3025
>
172 Bhutan 44.86
60
40
50.48
22.18
24.1
0.5275
>
173 Laos 29.23
4
96
53.47
21.14
30.22
0.485
>
174 India 23.24
42
58
27.72
31.98
0
0.7075
>
175 Pakistan 23.02
36
64
33.06
29.35
0
0.7125
>
176 China 18.81
54
46
2.44
48
0
0.8475
>
177 Nepal 16.23
18
82
30.69
30.49
0
0.7225
>
178 Bangladesh 13.83
9
91
32.49
29.62
0
0.7325
>

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Methods

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is constructed through the calculation and aggregation of 20 indicators reflecting national-level environmental data. These indicators are combined into nine issue categories, each of which fit under one of two overarching objectives. Click on "Learn More" to explore the complete methods.
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