October 8th, 2019
Bratislava has been ranked 84th out of 102 cities in the new global Smart City Index 2019, a drop compared with the previous ranking due to, for example, poor quality health-care facilities, a lack of cleanliness in the city's poorest areas, and the way in which minorities and foreigners are treated in the city, the F.A. Hayek Foundation told TASR on Tuesday in reference to the survey, the results of which were based on assessments by the inhabitants of the cities themselves. In comparison to Bratislava's 84th place, Vienna ended up 17th, Prague 19th, Warsaw 61st, Krakow 69th and Budapest only one place above Bratislava in 83rd. Bucharest was 85th and Sofia 89th. The top three smartest cities according to the index in 2019 are Singapore, Zurich and Oslo.