Kyiv ranked 92nd in the smart cities ranking

The IMD World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory, in partnership with Singapore University of Technology and Design, presented the IMD Smart City Index 2019, which ranks Kyiv 95nd out of 102 cities, as reported by Unian.

The top cities of the ranking are Singapore, followed by Zurich, Oslo, Geneva, and Copenhagen.

The ranking is based on how cities consider ‘smart’ initiatives and what problems they see around.


Residents in Kyiv highly appreciate the availability of bars, museums, and other entertainment places. The worst, according to residents, is the situation with traffic, air pollution, and waste recycling.

Top 5 key issues for the city:

  • corruption;
  • road congestion;
  • affordable housing;
  • basic amenities;
  • security.

Among online services, respondents rated online ticketing and booking as well as job search sites. However, many people doubted that online access to budget spending helped to reduce corruption. Also, residents are dissatisfied with applications and websites for effective air condition monitoring.

As for personal data processing, 73% of Kyiv residents are willing to share information to improve traffic congestion. 81.8% are comfortable with face recognition technologies to lower crime.

The full results of the report can be found here.