More than 61 per cent of Nicosians believe their city is clean, according to a Eurostat report published on Monday.
The results place Nicosia just ahead of Amsterdam and behind Warsaw.
Residents from 109 European capitals and other cities were asked how satisfied they were with the cleanliness in their hometown.
Among these, Ventspils in Latvia came on top with virtually all (99 per cent) of its inhabitants responding that they were very or rather satisfied with the cleanliness of their city. Ventspils was followed by another Latvian city, Valmiera (97 per cent), Oviedo in Spain and the city of Luxembourg (both 95 per cent).
With regard to the EU’s capital cities, the results show significant disparities of satisfaction, with levels ranging from 9 per cent to 95 per cent.
At least 80 per cent of inhabitants were very or rather satisfied with the cleanliness of their city in Luxembourg, Vienna, Ljubljana, Riga and Helsinki.
In contrast, only 9 per cent of inhabitants in Rome found their city clean enough. Less than half of the population was satisfied with the state of their city in nine other capitals, Bratislava, Sofia, Bucharest, Madrid, Budapest, Athens, Berlin, Brussels and Paris.