Taipei the third least stressful city in Asia

The 2017 Global Least & Most Stressful Cities Ranking ranked 150 cities around the world

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taipei has been ranked as the third least stressful city in Asia, according to a new global ranking.

The 2017 Global Least & Most Stressful Cities Ranking conducted by online laundry service Zipjet ranked 150 cities around the world based on average annual sunshine hours, population density and green space, traffic, and air pollution, unemployment, social security, racial equality, and health.

The results show Stuttgart in Germany at the top of the list, while most of the top spots were taken by European countries: Hannover, Munich and Hamburg in Germany; Luxembourg, Bern in Switzerland and Bordeaux, France.

In the Asia Pacific region, Sydney was ranked first at No 8 overall followed by Singapore in 42nd place and Taipei in 61st place, next came Osaka (66) and Tokyo (72), Japan; and the Chinese cities of Tianjin (87), Shanghai (91) and Beijing (100).

In Southeast Asia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia was ranked the best at 96th, followed by Bangkok (104), Ho Chi Minh City (106), Kuala Lumpur (110) and Jakarta (132). Way down the list was the Philippines’ capital Manila at 141.

“Mental health problems are on the rise worldwide, with stress being a trigger and contributing factor towards this increase. We hope that by pinpointing how the least stressful cities are managing this issue, those cities struggling with a stressed out population can overcome it,” stated Managing Director of Zipjet, Florian Färber. “We’re happy to be a part of the wave of digitalization working to reduce stress all around the world,”she added.