Pollution in Istanbul, Turkey

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

Pollution in Istanbul, Turkey

Air Pollution
64.58 High
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility
50.18 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal
44.61 Moderate
Dirty and Untidy
57.55 Moderate
Noise and Light Pollution
63.67 High
Water Pollution
56.75 Moderate
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City
56.48 Moderate
Dissatisfaction with Green and Parks in the City
72.11 High

Purity and Cleanliness in Istanbul, Turkey

Air quality
35.42 Low
Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility
49.82 Moderate
Garbage Disposal Satisfaction
55.39 Moderate
Clean and Tidy
42.45 Moderate
Quiet and No Problem with Night Lights
36.33 Low
Water Quality
43.25 Moderate
Comfortable to Spend Time in the City
43.52 Moderate
Quality of Green and Parks
27.89 Low

Contributors: 282

Last update: April 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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8 Comments so far

#Deniz on Mar 17, 2019 :
Water though is a somewhat problematic issue. The people in Turkey avoid drinking water from thw tap, they buy mineral water from the grocery stores. The tap water is of a bad quality to drink, and sometimes you may hear about water supply being halted for a short period to carry out repairs.
#Deniz on Mar 17, 2019 :
I would disagree with the results here.I have visited Istanbul and the city does have good parks, in size, greenery, and locations. Also the city is kept quite tidy. The problem with the city is that the population is too much, there is a overpopulation and the density of population is very high. This and some other issues might lead the people to think that it is a dirty city, which is not, at least it is somewhat clean, may be if we exclude the air pollution by cars. Also, the parks are run well, but some of the visitors leave a bit of trash, in some of them, so indeed thats a issue.
#Ayhan Altan on May 18, 2017 :
This website is verygood for investigation about living all over the world
#Simplewords on Jan 29, 2017 :
The air quality is largely just fine, although during the winter months you occasionally get a whiff of coal smoke. When stuck in traffic the exhaust fumes can be a bit overwhelming. Don't drink the tap water -- bottled water is abundant. Green spaces are extremely limited.
#Rob on Oct 22, 2016 :
Well, around Bosphorus the air is just fine but in the inner part of the city it is terribly polluted. Dusty and rubbish all around sidewalks. Light pollution is relatively ok but noise pollution is a big issue, especially call time from the mosques is like a volume db test, I can't imagine living close to a mosque.
Most people working in services are men. Signs and directions not helpful for travelers.
#Bora on Jun 04, 2015 :
.. and Mosques are OK if you are a Muslim. Not a problem as SD said below.
#Bora on Jun 04, 2015 :
Briefly I can say that traffic is a nightmare everyday, air pollution is acceptable, just say no green, you are lucky if you see some trees around, parks? ow where ?, drinking water from tap? only if you are close to hospital, never think about it just buy a bottle of water. But besides all these Istanbul has excellent places to see and visit. If you are not working you can even find a park by taking an average of 1,5 hour transportation :)
#SD on Apr 13, 2015 :
yes, air quality is polluted because of there are too many cars, despite of over-priced taxes people buying new cars anyway, all around the world in too many countries people drinking water from taps but in Istanbul you have to buy it , yes you can comfortably spend time lot of expensive areas like restaurants, pubs, historical areas, Istanbul has too many things to offer if you have good money and if you don't mind the horrible traffic jam all around the city, and sorry there isn't too much green areas in Istanbul you can enjoy, after 1980 domestic migration from villages to city Istanbul turn into massive concrete jungle, gray and skew high-rised apartments everywhere, it's over-populated, there are too many mosques than any hospital, library, park, it's ok for travel not LIVING!!!