The Results Are In: These Are the Least Stressful Cities in the World

Updated 09/14/17

It's time to move to Germany. The 2017 Global Least and Most Stressful Cities Ranking is in, and three of the top 10 least stressful cities in the world are located in Germany, reports Condé Nast Traveler. The study was compiled by London-based mobile dry cleaner and laundry service Zipjet, with the goal of gaining a comprehensive understanding of the well-being of each city's population. Why? Apparently, the company prides itself on its ability to "develop technology which aims to reduce stress in people's lives." Picking up freshly laundered dry cleaning is quite the blissful experience it seems.

To do this, the company looked at a variety of stress factors like unemployment, debt, traffic, public transportation, security, pollution, and other elements linked to poor mental health, in a total of 150 cities. Next, they ranked the raw data and assigned a score to each city based on the level of stress, with a low score indicating a low level of stress. Each category (city, pollution, finance, and people) was also given a score and included in a weighted average along with the score of subcategories like traffic, air pollution, unemployment, and gender equality.


The results left Zipjet with a comprehensive ranking of these cities from least to most stressful. Take a look at the top 10 least stressful cities in the world right now:

  1. Stuttgart, Germany
  2. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  3. Hannover, Germany
  4. Bern, Switzerland
  5. Munich, Germany
  6. Bordeaux, France
  7. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  8. Sydney, Australia
  9. Graz, Austria
  10. Hamburg, Germany

Curious if your city makes the list? Head to Condé Nast Traveler for the full story and check out the happiest states in America next.

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