Pollution in Bangkok, Thailand

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

Pollution in Bangkok, Thailand

Air Pollution
73.14 High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
49.41 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
59.18 Moderate
Dirty and Untidy
64.49 High
Noise and Light Pollution
59.00 Moderate
Water Pollution
71.05 High
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
62.79 High
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
57.00 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Bangkok, Thailand

Air quality
26.86 Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
50.59 Moderate
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
40.82 Moderate
Clean and Tidy
35.51 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
41.00 Moderate
Water Quality
28.95 Low
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
37.21 Low
Quality of Green and Parks
43.00 Moderate

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Last update: June 2021

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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1 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.