Pollution in Bangkok, Thailand

Air pollution data from World Health Organization Info
PM10 Pollution Level: Moderate

Pollution in Bangkok, Thailand

Air Pollution
68.90 High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
49.15 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
58.63 Moderate
Dirty and Untidy
63.12 High
Noise and Light Pollution
58.19 Moderate
Water Pollution
69.13 High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
57.99 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
55.65 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Bangkok, Thailand

Air quality
31.10 Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
50.85 Moderate
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
41.37 Moderate
Clean and Tidy
36.88 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
41.81 Moderate
Water Quality
30.87 Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
42.01 Moderate
Quality of Green and Parks
44.35 Moderate

Contributors: 126

Last update: October 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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2 Comments so far

#Thanan on Apr 09, 2018 :
Bangkok is an amazing and could be one of the best mega-cities in the world. For the most part I love living in this city. However the following two issues are very serious and make me question if this is a good place to live...

1. The air pollution here is terrible and nothing is being done to fix, it just keeps getting worse. For 6 months of the year the air pollution is so extreme you can not go outside without a mask, else risking your health and you have to run air purifiers inside 24/7.
2. Pesticides, massive illegal abuse of pesticides being used in the vegetables and fruit. Bangkok has some of the most amazing food in the world, however the pesticide abuse here is a serious problem. When tested the vast majority of the food is found to have illegal amounts of, and/or illegal pesticides.

If those two issues could be fixed, this would be one of the best mega-cities in the world to live.

Other issues to consider...

1. Heavy traffic, 2nd worst in the world. People are stuck in their cars for hours every day.
2. Lack of bicycles, very few people rides bicycles.
3. Lack of side walks, many areas do not have sidewalks.
4. Lack of side streets, most of the city is built with major multi-lane streets, the small streets are mostly all dead ends, you if you want to walk you always end up on the busy streets, which are very polluted from all the cars.
5. They say the water should not be consumed, I don't know personally I have not had any issues.
6. Not very many parks.

On the positive side...

1. Cost of living is very good and therefor many aspects of quality of live are good.
2. Food is amazing, vast and very affordable.
3. People are super friendly and very well mannered.
4. Massages are amazing and very affordable.
5. Healthcare is amazing and very affordable.
6. Culture is amazing.
7. The city is huge, with infinite things to do.
8. Even though parks a very few, there is a lot of amazing nature for a city this size.
9. Location is amazing, you can easily travel all over Thailand and the rest of Asia from bangkok.
#Karen on Mar 08, 2015 :
This country will be a long time changing because the Thais themselvesdon`t seemed bothered, apathy is a good description. l have spent almost 3 months here and the thing that annoys me the most is the traffic, Cars and motorbkes think they can do what they like --- they do not want to slow down even on zebra crossings and many is the time l have put my hand up and said STOP !! they then slow down, motorcycles sometimes ride on pavements, it is total chaos here, pedestrians are not regarded very highly and pedal cyclists are detested, it seems the only thing that counts here is the car and motorcycle, king of the road !

lt is laughable that in some places there are cycle lanes, even the presiden l read said he hoped to make Bangkok a cycling city, but the cycle lanes are always used by motorcyclist, in the main, or, blocked by cars or other vehicles, l am sure if the WILL is really there then the president can make this happen, if he can`t then who can !!!

l think the Thais should demonstrate more about ALL these problems, and to be perfectly honest l don`t understand their mentality of just leaving things as they are, and with 3 deaths EVERY DAY in Bangkok, usually pedestrians and motorcyclists, something URGENTLY needs to be done.