Pollution in Bucharest, Romania

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

Pollution in Bucharest, Romania

Air Pollution
75.44 High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
46.96 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
61.46 High
Dirty and Untidy
64.64 High
Noise and Light Pollution
56.95 Moderate
Water Pollution
54.60 Moderate
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
57.14 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
50.82 Moderate

Purity and Cleanliness in Bucharest, Romania

Air quality
24.56 Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
53.04 Moderate
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
38.54 Low
Clean and Tidy
35.36 Low
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
43.05 Moderate
Water Quality
45.40 Moderate
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
42.86 Moderate
Quality of Green and Parks
49.18 Moderate

Contributors: 348

Last update: October 2019

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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5 Comments so far

#annymous on Apr 03, 2018 :
First, I know I spelled Anonymous wrong, and second, I'm doing a research paper about Romania, one section is air pollution, not saying that that's a big part of your country, but does anyone have facts about it? If you know a good site, thanks! Please let me know!
#A Romanian guy on Feb 10, 2018 :
All the others have not been to Bucharest, or have been just turists. I live there for 30 years. At first Victor was right, but he failed when comparing the dirtiest city in Europe to Vienna -thea cleannest.
This is how "they compare". It's clear he has not been to Vienna where the streets smell like perfume as they wash the streets and put perfume in detergent, so he would not compare perfume to garbage juice.
#Don on Mar 01, 2016 :
Bucharest is a very polluted city. But also a very beautiful city.
#Victor on Dec 29, 2015 :
I don't know what areas of Bucharest Richard has visited but what he said applies only to the city center. Go 5km away from Unirii Square and you'll see garbage bags strewn around the sidewalks, muddy alleys, and 10-20 parked cars for each tree on the sidewalks. Some parks are being downsized to make room for new malls (as if there aren't enough) or apartments.

During heavy snows the roads are cleared but the snow is moved on the sidewalks, making movement as a pedestrian akin to hiking. Sidewalks are cleared only in very high traffic areas.

The air quality has gone down in the recent decade. You can smell the heavy car smoke whenever you open the window if you don't live near a park or some alley away from populated streets.

The water tastes more and more of chlorine with each passing year, forcing some people to either buy bottled water or install a water filter.

The public transportation is awful, mainly due to the traffic problems the city faces.

Compared to cities like Vienna the city feels dirtier and smells worse.

Been living here for 30 years and the environment conditions (air, water, green areas) and transportation seem to be getting worse, even if other things (jobs, products available, entertainment) are improving.

Would move out of here if I could.
#Richard Prior on Nov 10, 2015 :
Bucharest has been transformed since I first moved to the City (from London) in 1995.

The quality of service is well above many European cities.

The contract with the Private Cleaning Company - Romprest - has provided Roadside lawns and Flower Beds.
Road cleaning is at least equal to high European standards.

Road / Sidewalk cleaning is a 7 day / week service & my own street often sees teams of 10 or more cleaning leaves or snow or post storm tree detritus.

In my opinion, there are more trees in Bucharest than readily seen in any European city.

This resident is highly impressed with the improvements put into place in the last 20 years.