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New Delhi is the 2nd most stressed city in the world

1. Blog header New Delhi is the 2nd most stressed city in the world

A new research from William Russell has revealed that New Delhi is the 2nd most stressed city in the world. 

The study looked at a number of factors such as: city cleanliness, financial stress, LGBTQ+ safety and suicide rates to discover the most and least stressful cities across the globe. 

2. Most stressed cities in the world New Delhi is the 2nd most stressed city in the world
The most stressed cities in the world

The top 10 most stressed cities in the world: 

Rank City LGBTQ+ Safety RatingSuicide Rates per 100,000 Population Estimated Monthly Cost of Living (Single Person)Cleanliness and Tidiness of City (/100)Poverty Headcount (% of population living on less than $5.50 a day)Stress score/10
1Cairo-963.41$43517.22737.67
2Delhi6512.91$37328.78876.96
3Karachi-899.77$30820.26766.47
4Mumbai6512.91$39624.38876.28
5Baghdad-374.74$52720.37526.08
6Manila442.54$57121.49475.92
7Kolkata6512.91$39933.41875.84
8São Paulo3076.41$49328.04205.81
9Bangalore6512.91$36727.8875.69
10Beijing156.67$64540.03245.65
Graph for most stressed cities
  • The most stressed city in the world is the Egyptian capital of Cairo, achieving an overall score of 7.67, which is significantly higher than the average score of 4.16. Cairo has one of the lowest LGBTQ+ safety ratings at -96, and also the second-lowest cleanliness rating of all cities on the list at 17.22. 
  • In second and third place, New Delhi, India and Karachi, Pakistan also make the top three most stressed cities in the world with scores of 6.96 and 6.47. Delhi and Karachi have the highest levels of air pollution in the world, while over 17% of the Delhi population lives in poverty.
3. Least stressed cities in the world New Delhi is the 2nd most stressed city in the world
The least stressed cities in the world

The research also reveals:

  • The least stressed city in the world is Helsinki, Finland where 0% of the population live in poverty! Helsinki also has the lowest pollution index at just 13.65 and a noise and light pollution level of just 25.21.
  • Johannesburg, South Africa had the highest suicide rate per 100,000 population at 23.49, which is 150% higher than the global average of 9.3. While Istanbul, Turkey was found to have the lowest suicide rate at 2.34. 
  • The city with the highest LGBTQ+ safety rating was Toronto, Canada at 384 while the city rated least safe for members of the LGBTQ+ community is Tehran in Iran at -104. 

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