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Air pollution in Bishkek: Capital in the top ten most polluted cities

Bishkek took the 7th place in the World Air Quality ranking of the largest cities in the world in terms of air quality.

As of 6 p.m. on January 3, 2024, the city’s status was marked as «unhealthy.» The air quality index, according to the website, was 158 (AQI). Information is available in real time.

A station has also been installed on the territory of the U.S. Embassy in Kyrgyzstan. Information is updated every hour. The air quality index in the area of the diplomatic mission at that time was «unhealthy» — 151 (AQI).

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is divided into six categories that indicate increasing levels of health hazard. An AQI value above 300 is hazardous air quality, while a value below 50 is good.