THE STC 2018 CLIMATE INDEX
RANKCOUNTRYCITYINDEXMonths between 18-30Days above 32˚CDays above 30˚CDays under 0˚CMonths between 10-30˚CAnnual mm precipitationPrecipitation days in a yearMonth dew pont above 15˚CHeating degree days Cooling degree daysSunshine hours
1MoroccoDakhla0.96All year12350122634035274003117
2USALos Angeles0.93All year202501237735314205523250
3Cape VerdePraia0.92All year154001221049502442.33504
4KenyaNairobi0.89All Year0801275098085.8439.82492
5MexicoMexico City0.88All year280126301250633.467.72555
6South AfricaJohannesburg0.86Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec000127201040926.4186.43124
7AngolaLuanda0.86All year5380012320261202378.83029.5
8PeruLima0.85All year28062018693.5829.91230
9ChileSantiago0.85Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec1655311234046015371792800
10South AfricaCape Town0.84Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec6200125801120782.8317.13175.5
11CyprusLimassol0.84Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, 164601240067479010303654
12PortugalLisbon0.83Mar, Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, 1925012726112010674423600
13MoroccoCasablanca0.83Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov325012400654875.6450.82922
14GuatemalaGuatemala City0.81All year040121275143141.3415.92440
15LebanonBeirut0.79Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov625012860804626.61089.62940
16UruguayMontevideo0.79Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec52521294077112334162520
17EthiopiaAddis Ababa0.79All year0001212101328729.502555
18VenezuelaCaracas0.77All year11430129161051201814.72507
19JordanAmman0.77Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct,Nov43706102705701513.5859.53290
20HondurasTegucigalpa0.77All year2179012880149701503.82542
21GibraltarGibraltar0.77Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, 6150128309947176042676
22SpainBarcelona0.76Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 11561264055416494432524
23EgyptCairo0.76Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,Oct,nov,Dec1252000820173443.81597.93451
24AlgeriaAlgiers0.75Mar,Apr, May,Jun,Jul,Sep,Oct,Nov27702117309231135.7698.12771
25USASan Francisco0.74Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 2801253867029091132950
26EcuadorQuito0.74All year00012120016081491.802238
27MaltaValletta0.74Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, 155001053011759228682957
28AustraliaSydney0.74Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec1235012113013037665282700
29GreeceAthens0.73Apr, Mai, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov,346021036564011929872771
30BrazilBelo Horizonte0.73All year5570121580116801859.42563
31BrazilSao Paulo0.73All year164501213501587689362000
32CyprusNicosia0.72Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 10015028360293113212433600
33AustraliaBrisbane0.72Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec9300121190131624812192700
34AustraliaMelbourne0.72Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec194021256015601536982200
35FranceNice0.72Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 102501273394416934102724
36LibyaTripoli0.71Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Oct,Nov,Dec11114508340523754.21403.72974
37ArgentinaBuenos Aires0.71Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec2170141197010148428262600
38ItalyRome0.71Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 445161273374417184652450
39MonacoMonaco0.7Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 102501280494422272252724
40TunisiaTunis0.7Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct,Nov497501044010431018.9953.22808
41BrazilBrasilia0.7All year12680121808.6151601260.32363
42ColombiaMedellin0.69All Year6200121570227001459.91851
43CroatiaSplit0.69May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct1525171283012901879.2545.22630
44Costa RicaSan Jose0.68All year0301217901981008162500
45BermudaHamilton0.68All year580011140024072415003000
46ColombiaBogota0.67Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec000129602050199101328
47ColombiaCali0.67All Year6514101210201441202208.71936
48SpainMadrid0.67Apr, Mai, Jun, Sep, Oct, 527059945058021715362769
49NigeriaLagos0.67All year4711801215075912033191844
50Cayman IslandsGeorge Town0.67All year23153081220801203379.32800
51Turks and Caicos IslandsCockburn Town0.67Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec5180076004612033432800
52Turks and Caicos IslandsProvidenciales0.67Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Jun, Oct, Nov, Dec5180076004612033432800
53IndiaBangalore0.66Jan,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec541190890048.5802082.92361
54TanzaniaDar es Salaam0.66Jan,Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec602110111050701202963.42776
55MacedoniaSkopje0.66Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 297409510106030553502339
56TurkeyIstanbul0.66May,Jun,July,Aug,Sep,Oct521211064012022228.1460.22217
57SyriaDamascus0.66Apr,May,Oct,Nov1151484681903901772.6859.23164
58BahrainManama0.66Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,Nov,Dec17120306708859.53100.73354
59Dominican republicSanto Domingo0.65All year6519001213801021202976.42313
60El SalvadorSan Salvador0.65All year4713801217001681002287.93029.5
61New ZealandAuckland0.65Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec000121150182011811182150
62AustriaVienna0.65Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep31850854843030212681930
63ChinaTianjin0.64Apr,May,Jun,jul,Aug,Sep,oct253610695206133191.2817.52375
64BahamasNassau0.63All year6312008128015512025452800
65AzerbaijanBaku0.63May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov10360823922902635.1580.12207
66GreeceCorfu0.63Apr, Mai, Sep, Oct, Nov,2580810828115413816302545
67ChinaQingdao0.63May,jun,julAug,Sep,Oct27686807833036571.42490
68Saudi ArabiaRiyadh0.62Jan,Feb,Mar,Nov,Dec20526505100260276.93084.93224
69PakistanKarachi0.62Jan,Feb,Mar,Aug,Nov,Dec1592310621030702956.72900
70ItalyVenice0.61Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 32160980083427363292037
71Saint LuciaCastries0.61All year5616101214561971203548.63139
72SerbiaBelgrade0.61Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct,1325879691139127303872112
73GermanyFrankfurt0.6Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,007886906303521261600
74MauritiusPort Louis0.6Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 21501217108712022272600
75ParaguayAsuncion0.59Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov107150081370103716.919082803
76KuwaitKuwait City0.59Feb,Mar,Nov,Dec19121015116460476.53143.93000
77HungaryBudapest0.59Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,7201008620810350310.31928
78MontenegroBudva0.59Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 144233121656137219624282456
79OmanMuscat0.58Jan,Feb,Mar,Nov,Dec1982750515024703883.33493
80QatarDoha0.58Jan,Feb,Mar,Nov,Dec193220058080634.43322.13434
81SlovakiaBratislava0.58Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,613968580168035071121900
82BoliviaLa Paz0.57None000125809604202.302289
83SwitzerlandLausanne0.57 Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,03.187111611003376581980
84MoldovaChisinau0.57Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,2171047490105037261542126
85PakistanLahore0.57Jan,Feb,Mar,Nov,Dec155227055106344342623.63034
86ChinaShenzhen0.56Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec8113301018671447330.91648.71837
87IranTehran0.56Apr,May,Oct951255052306012131.113782826
88ChinaChengdu0.56Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct1432121198019251763.27921073
89BrazilRio de Janeiro0.56Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec1292100810901351202743.82920
90GeorgiaTbilisi0.56Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct224570750093.272688.4559.52048.1
91CubaHavana0.55Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Oct,Nov,Dec8218008140010012248602831
92UzbekistanTashkent0.55Apr,May,Sep,Oct8013267644010402356.8913.92824
93FranceParis0.55Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,31250963719303064431662
94IraqBaghdad0.55Mar,Apr,Nov1782201561505061011.62304.33240
95BulgariaSofia0.55Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,515102757013503572952035
96UAEAbu Dhabi0.55Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec213230041302488.633093000
97AnguillaThe Valley0.55Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Oct, Nov, Dec4021706102012212035843300
98Saudi ArabiaJeddah0.55Jan,Feb,Mar,Dec254301044513903743.23750
99UAEDubai0.54Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec20024004160288032233000
100IndiaDelhi0.54Jan,Feb,Mar,Nov,Dec17420005700614318.42751.12684
101JerseySaint Helier0.54Jun, July, Aug, Sep,00129853177029628341860
102SwitzerlandGeneva0.54 Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,315908100510103499521600
103RomaniaBucharest0.54May,Jun,jul,Aug,Sep1431109758013113466.9256.32112
104Antigua and BarbudaSaint John's0.53Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec401390974017612032432800
105ItalyMilan0.53Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 9301089108287234692221914
106GrenadaSaint George's0.53All year10015609190922012027843000
107ChinaBeijing0.53Apr, Mai, Aug, Sep, Oct3080121663075233987242371
108AlbaniaDurres0.53Mar,Apr, May,Jun,Sept, Oct,5172519191085322674952535
109KazakhstanAlmaty0.53May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep1731159757010703817423.92356
110ChinaWuhan0.52Apr,May,Jun,jul,Aug,Sep,oct4970358120012151982.21124.11865
111ChinaSuzhou0.52May, Jun, Sep, Oct2867418861.1101.852107.7997.81796
112LiechtensteinVaduz0.52Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,1880895314503459141517
113ChinaShenyang0.52May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep61014977108924645.74702468
114NetherlandsAmsterdam0.52Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 00507810117034927831490
115British Virgin IslandsRoad town0.52Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec10030007110515912028923000
116CanadaVancouver0.52 Jun, July, Aug, Sep,00418118916601626251240
117ChinaNanjing0.51Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct3653567100011442317.9971.11927
118BelarusMinsk0.51Jun, July, Aug,00144635028050237241790
119SwitzerlandZurich0.51 Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,037671135123037458.61575
120IrelandDublin0.5Jun, July, Aug, 002397581910341801424
121AndorraAndorra la Vella0.5Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep0080796798043335801936
122SloveniaLjubljana0.5Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,37131862018603904341974
123VanuatuPort Vila0.5All year44103012217029412023132135
124ChinaWuxi0.5May, Jun, Sep, Oct2867418108311551919.4949.11800
125MacauMacau0.5Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec479501018721638404.21598.41774
126South KoreaSeoul0.5 Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 7259281450135432473142280
127ChinaChangsha0.5Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct5176081091181.751173.71051.61544
128BelgiumBrussels0.5Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 005078102190332301546
129ChinaShanghai0.49Apr, Mai, Jun, Sep, Oct, 30703681140152520449711865
130Hong KongHong Kong0.49Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Oct, Nov, Dec53100082180143874.520382160
131USANew York0.49Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,254074811351142466512132650
132ChinaNingbo0.49Apr,May,Jun,Aug,Sep,oct3551238144317251814.11047.81910
133IndiaHyderabad0.49Jan,Aug,Nov,Dec1502200379048.86030042730
134LaosVientiane0.49Jan,Feb,Aug,Oct,Nov,Dec150251056601011003191.72438
135BarbadosBridgetown0.49Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec100156010118015312033233000
136KazakhstanAstana0.49May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep25187532710516042432500
137ChinaFoshan0.49Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Oct,Nov,Dec76123091735.3155.77319.51834.21628
138Isle of ManDouglas0.48July, Aug, 002188641400351801140
139PolandWarsaw0.48Mai, Jun, July, Aug, 0011775401770422201850
140ChinaGuangzhou0.48Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Oct,Nov,Dec7111509169017773871818.51628
141JapanTokyo0.48 Apr, Mai, Jun, July, Sep, Oct,17502191520184419587151800
142United Kingdom London0.48Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 006497502360347301500
143Czech RepublicPrague0.48Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 001197470189042348001650
144ChinaChongqing0.48Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct5276010108020061279.41184.1954
145ChinaHangzhou0.47Apr,May,Jun,Sep,Oct4765288144014841935.71056.31712
146USABoston0.47Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 13259881071126256817472600
147Sri LankaColombo0.47Jan,Feb,May,Jun,jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec7425901022301451203678.52621
148NicaraguaManagua0.46Jul,Sep,Oct,Dec112313041201131203447.82760
149CanadaToronto0.46Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 4171497853153046101211950
150FijiSuva0.46All year1912009297019812025992250
151DominicaRoseau0.46Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai,Oct, Nov, Dec4013909193622012025402750
152GermanyBerlin0.46Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,03977553225038789021625
153Saint Kitts and NevisBasseterre0.45Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Mai, Nov, Dec6028005116515312031922800
154TaiwanTaipei0.45Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec861480920702048210.91758.61405
155UkraineKiev0.45May,Jun,jul,Aug,Sep00145769020104662.28.61843
156LatviaRiga0.45Jun, July, Aug, 0012465601430482001757
157GermanyMunich0.45Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep,1512379201890415101565
158DenmarkCopenhagen0.45Jun, July, Aug, 008566401950411901780
159LuxembourgLuxembourg City0.44Jun, July, Aug, Sep,16937770196039337831630
160CanadaMontreal0.44Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, 2913771033168051291292050
161VietnamHanoi0.44Jan,Feb,Mar,Apr,May,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec14717607160718712129.81936.81466
162Trinidad and TobagoPort of Spain0.44Jan,Feb,Mar,Jun,Jul,Oct,Nov,Dec6528408177016612032472610
163MongoliaUlaanbaatar0.44Jun,Jul,Aug0022253705707867.402794
164RussiaMoscow0.43 Mai, Jun, July, Aug, 0017455901150570601721
165St Vincent and The GrenadinesKingstown0.43Jan,Feb, Mar, Apr, Jun,Nov,Dec8420307192817712271903124
166USAMiami0.43Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Nov, Dec801500615721351112845753000
167EstoniaTallinn0.43Jun, Jul, Aug, 0014356931260514301828
168HondurasSan Pedro Sula0.41Jan, Feb,Oct,Nov,Dec145273051210891203356.52347
169SeychellesVictoria0.4Jan, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, 3514809235015012034412600
170RussiaSaint Petersburg0.4Jun,Jul,Aug00153553016205455.701633
171FinlandHelsinki0.37Jun, July, Aug,0016956301830554401780
172LithuaniaVilnius0.37Mai, Jun, July, Aug,0021046531750512701588
173SwedenStockholm0.37Jun, July, Aug, 0015155392480505501980
174IndiaKolkata0.36Jan,Feb,Nov,Dec170255041585.767.81192.62792.62100
175IndiaChennai0.36Jan,Nov,Dec18426703126048.31203887.82762
176NorwayOslo0.35Jun, July, Aug, 0014857602320485001668
177ComorosMoroni0.34Mai, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct11028006253212012025082600
178IndonesiaJakarta0.34Jan,Feb,Mar,Dec12028404181711912029752975
179ThailandPhuket0.32Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct,Nov,Dec11530407223017312036112070
180US Virgin IslandsCharlotte Amalie0.31Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec9527804100917112060462800
181BangladeshDhaka0.31Jan,Feb,Nov,Dec912400421481051202873.82066
182CambodiaPhnom Penh0.31Oct,Nov,Dec1993250313908312036692490
183PhilippinesManila0.27Jan,Aug,Nov,Dec1473020519701491203541.12103
184IcelandReykjavik0.24None0013338102400556201268
185IndiaMumbai0.22Jul, Aug15027702243110710033682580
186VietnamHo Chi Minh City0.22Oct,Nov,Dec1803260319501601203734.22489
187SingaporeSingapore0.2Dec100297010227121812036472000
188ThailandBangkok0.19Dec2673390114501371203897.12630
189PanamaPanama City0.08None15027401190026212036762200
190MalaysiaKuala Lumpur0.02None25034100242021512035872100

The 2018 STC Climate index ranks 190 world cities based on the livability of their weather. The index takes in consideration heat, cold, rain, humidity and sunshine. One thing must be highlighted about our Climate Ranking; it values ’work days’ and not ’vacation days.’ In other words, ’suit and tie days’ and not ’toes in the sand days’ are valued. Temperatures above 30 °C and high humidity are fine if you are spending your days at the beach; they can even be acceptable in the city with shorts and open shirts, but for those conducting business in a suit and tie all yearlong, they can be as uncomfortable as temperatures below freezing.

Many Southeast Asian cities and Caribbean islands are towards the bottom partly due to those reasons. This has to be taken into consideration when looking at our rankings. Panama City’s score has been very poor, but its neighboring cities have scored very high, How? High humidity pushes the temperatures above 30 °C all year long, and therefore these locations suffer from precipitation ¾ of the year.

Many individuals do not spend most of the year in a given city. From this perspective, many cities can become much more livable if you were to amputate their winter or summer. With this in mind, take a closer look at the months between 18 °C and 30 °C.

There are obviously a great number of other cities that could have been included in our ranking to make it more competitive.

The data has been collected in fall 2017.Our source takes the averages of the many years they have on record.

Temperature represent the daytime average high experienced. A typical good day would be from 18 °C and 30 °C, sunny with no rain, and low or normal humidity.

Months between 18 °C and 30 °C: The months in the year where the daytime temperatures average between 18 °C and 30 °C. The more pleasant temperature for vacation.

Months between 10-30˚C: The number of months a year where the daytime temperatures average between 10 °C and 30 °C. The more acceptable temperature for work.

Days above 32˚C: Number of days a year where the daytime temperatures go above 32˚C

Days above 30˚C: Number of days a year where the daytime temperatures go above 30 °C.

Days under 0˚C: Number of days a year where the daytime temperatures go below 0 °C.

Annual mm precipitation: The average annual yearly mm of precipitation

Precipitation days in a year: The average number of days with precipitation a year. 1mm of rain is required to be counted as a precipitation day.

Month dew point above 15˚C: The number of months a year where humidity goes above 15˚C

Heating & Cooling degree days: The annual total of heating and cooling degree days. Heating and cooling degree days are the departure of the daily mean temperature from 18.33˚C.

Sunshine hours: The annual amount of sunshine hours in a year.