German wellbeing company: Karachi the 8th most stressful city in the world to live in

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Char Minar Chowrangi, Bahadurabad, Karachi. (Shutterstock)

Karachi has been ranked the 8th most stressful city in the world to live in.

This was revealed in a report compiled by German wellbeing company VAAY.

To discover which cities have the least and the most stressful living conditions for their residents, VAAY analyzed a variety of indicators across the environment, health, governance, and finance.

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The cities with the most stable and pleasant social, environmental and economic conditions made it to the top of the list.

Meanwhile, the most stressful cities were put at the bottom of the list.

Karachi was ranked 93rd out of 100 cities on the list, making the metropolis the 8th most stressful urban place to live in globally.

Going into details, Karachi was listed as the 2nd worst city in Safety & Security and Gender Equality, the 3rd worst in Socio-Political Stability, Air Pollution, and Access to Healthcare, the 4th worst in Social Security, the 8th worst in Noise Pollution, and the 9th worst in Minority Equality. 

Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi.

On the other hand, Karachi was listed as the 13th best city in Mental Health, the 26th best city to recover from the Covid Response Stress Impact, the 34th city in the suitability of Weather, the 40th in Light Pollution, the 45th in Traffic, the 50th in Finance.

The “Mini Pakistan” metropolis only managed to fare better than Baghdad (94), Kabul (95), Moscow (96), New Dehli (97), Manila (98), Lagos (99), and Mumbai (100).

Meanwhile, Iceland’s serene capital of Reykjavík was listed as the least stressful city in the world.

Reykjavík, Iceland, the world’s least stressful city. (Ragnar Th/Visit Reykjavík)

The Icelandic capital was followed by Bern (Switzerland), Helsinki, (Finland), Wellington (New Zealand), Melbourne (Australia), Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Innsbruck (Austria), Hanover (Germany), and Graz (Austria).

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