Guangzhou, with a population of nearly 8 million and a GDP per capita of $16,800, ranks average overall in the Index.
Its best performance is in the sanitation category, driven by robust sanitation standards and strong policies on monitoring.
The city also excels for the most green spaces per capita. Since 2008, Guangzhou has been at the centre of an ambitious infrastructure investment programme to promote economic integration in the Pearl River Delta.
The government has also completed a number of major public transport projects.