A new study has said Lagos, Nigeria, is one of the most stressful cities in the world.
Five hundred locations were taken into cognisance in the study conducted by United Kingdom-based dry-cleaning and laundry service, Zipjet.
Lagos was ranked third in a research which revealed the world’s most and least stressful cities of 2017.
Baghdad was ranked the most stressful city overall, followed by Kabul, in second place.
Cairo and Dakar were two other African cities on the most stressful cities list, while there was no African representation on the least stressful cities list.
In assigning the ranking, some of the factors considered were traffic levels, infrastructure, pollution levels, finance, citizens’ wellbeing, public transport, percentage of green spaces, financial status of citizens, including debt levels, physical and mental health, and the hours of sunlight the city gets per year.
Four of the top 10 most stress-free cities are in Germany, with Stuttgart in top place, Hanover is in third place, Munich is fifth and Hamburg is the joint ninth most stress-free city alongside Graz, in Austria.
The full list is as follow:
The world’s least stressful cities are: Stuttgart, Germany; Luxembourg City, Luxembour; Hanover, Germany; Bern, Switzerland; Munich, Germany; Bordeaux, France; Edinburgh, United Kingdom; Sydney, Australia and (tie) Graz, Austria and Hamburg, Germany.
The world’s most stressful cities, according to the study are: Baghdad, Iraq; Kabul, Afghanistan; Lagos, Nigeria; Dakar, Senegal; Cairo, Egypt; Tehran, Iran; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Karachi, Pakistan; New Delhi, India and Manila, Philippines.
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