The world’s cleanest cities


To be a clean city, you have to solve the problems that can lead to unsanitary living conditions, and, ultimately, poor health. This predominantly means that waste management needs to be well organised and the city needs to have a good waste system in place. In addition to this, the transportation infrastructure has an impact on air quality and cleanliness.

Here is a list of five of the world’s cleanest cities:


World's Cleanest Cities



Calgary in Canada is the world’s cleanest city, and with a population of more than a million, that’s quite something. It’s difficult for the government to maintain its cleanliness, but they do it by focusing on five main things: water cleanliness and availability, sewage systems, traffic congestion, waste removal and recycling and air pollution.


Zurich in Switzerland attracts thousands of tourists every year, especially those who enjoy the winter snow. The city has an effective waste management system and their recycling is also focused on how to reuse products in energy consumption efficiently.



Luxembourg is a small country that puts special emphasis on keeping its city and capital clean. The capital is picturesque and residents seem to understand their duty is to keep their city and country as clean as possible for all to enjoy.



Adelaide in South Australia has an extraordinary waste recycling system which enables them to recycle approximately 85% of the waste generated by the city. That’s why it’s ranked so highly on cleanliness.



Singapore is Asia’s cleanest city because it follows strict cleanliness guidelines. Spitting in public places would be considered an offense and you could be charged for it by the government.

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