What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

Air quality is okay. - Jun 2020


Bad, unregulated air quality. Tons of old cars on the road with no emission control standards - that's the biggest problem. People are now getting tested for blood lead levels because of this. Air quality in Dighomi, which is outside the center of the city, is much better, because it's not as much in the "bowl" of the center. One good thing about Tbilisi is that strong winds come through every 2 weeks or so, bringing in fresh air. - Jan 2019


Good, I think. There are definitely some days when it seems hazy and smells gross, but in general, Tbilisi is pretty breezy, and that helps keep the pollution away. I usually keep my windows rolled up while I'm driving, but I also go running outside all the time. As long as I stay off the main streets, it's fine. It's worse in the winter when people burn things for heat. There are cities in America with worse pollution. - Apr 2017


Air quality downtown is not very good due to the car exhaust - there are lots of very old cars on the road. But, north of the city where the embassy is, it generally didn't suffer from air quality issues. - Feb 2017


Air quality is good. - May 2016


The air quality is fine. Normally I have seasonal allergies, but I had no problems whatsoever in Georgia. - Jul 2014


Usually good, though construction and the burning of trash sometimes degrade the air quality. - Oct 2011


Good in Tbilisi, there is some dust from constant construction and roads. You can feel the grit inside your house. - Sep 2011


Moderate. The city is very dusty due to bankrupt abandoned real estate projects. - Apr 2011


Air quality varies with the weather. When it's cloudy, the air is stagnant and polluted. When it rains or is windy, the air cleans up. Asthma sufferers should be aware that it can cause problems. - Jun 2010


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