National Stress Awareness Day: Panama Is The Most Stressful City In The World

News Release, (2021, November 2). National Stress Awareness Day: Panama Is The Most Stressful City In The World. Psychreg on Mental Health. https://www.psychreg.org/panama-most-stressful-city/

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More than ever before people are conscious of having a better work-life balance and reducing stress levels. CBD and wellness store, Eden’s Gate, has analysed a series of metrics in order to find out which cities lead the most stressful lives.

Panama, well known for its famous canal and biodiversity, has come in as the most stressful city to live in. With the highest commute time of two hours every day compared to Nairobi and Hanoi which have the lowest commute time of only 30 minutes. Panama has the ninth highest combined monthly cost of living and rent coming in after New York, Hong Kong, Chicago,Tel Aviv, Dubai, Doha, Seoul, and Beijing. The average monthly cost of living and rent is £696.14 more expensive than the cheapest city, New Delhi. 

Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city, is ranked as the least stressful city to work in. With the third quickest internet speed and the yearly working hours only being 2,150, this averages out to be 8-hour days, 5 times a week. Santiago’s monthly cost of living and rent is also £2,292.39 cheaper than the most expensive city, New York. 

New York, a country many people worldwide aspire to work and live in, has been ranked the third most stressful city to work in. Is it worth it? With the average commute time being a higher than average at 54 minutes, New York also has the highest monthly cost of living and rent coming in at £3,122.20. This is £789.76 more expensive per month than the second most expensive city, Hong Kong. As well as being the city with the most expensive monthly cost of living and rent, it is also the city which has the highest search volume for ‘stress reduction’ coming in at 170 searches on average a month.


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