Dealing with stress while trying to remain healthy, sane, and — well — alive is a true challenge for most people across the globe. Hectic work schedules, hellish traffic, rising debts — such inconvenient conditions affect millions today that it’s almost foolish of us to think that places that keep people’s stress levels to a minimum still exist. But they do.
Last week, Zipjet, a London-based laundry and dry cleaning service released an index of the world’s least and most stressful cities after conducting a comprehensive study using highly mathematical methods. The report ranks 150 cities around the world based on various stress-inducing factors such as unemployment, traffic, mental health issues, pollution, debt per capita, and even average sunshine hours per year among others.
And in case you missed it, Manila ranks tenth in the most stressful category (geez, we wonder why). So if you’re looking for destinations to escape the hustle and bustle of our officially stressful capital, here are the top ten places you might want to consider: