At the end of 2019, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, and Kazan took the first three places among Russian cities with a population of over one million in the index assessing the level of digitalization of the urban economy, RIA News reports.
The index “Cities’ IQ” was developed by the Ministry of Construction of Russia together with the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov. It is calculated in ten directions and includes 47 indicators. The indicator is calculated for 203 participants of the “Smart City” departmental project. So, Moscow became the winner (89.65 points), Yekaterinburg took the second place (55.05), and Kazan took the third place (53.91).
Among large cities, Khimki (68.01 points), Tyumen (67.01), and Balashikha (63.16) became the best ones. Among the big cities, Shchelkovo (74.00), Domodedovo (72.74), and Reutov (71.46) became the top ones. Among the settlements with a population of less than 100 thousand people, Dubna, Ivanteevka (both Moscow region), and Gorno-Altaysk became the leaders.