According to new data, Lagos is the second most stressful city in the world.
Vaay, a German company, conducted research on the matter and ranked the most stressful and least stressful cities in a list of 100 cities.
Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial metropolis, was ranked last, indicating that it is a very stressful place to live in. Mumbai, India, is the only city in the world that is more stressful than Lagos.
Factors that were considered while rating these cities were Noise, Air, and Light pollution, Unemployment rate, and traffic congestion. Other factor that were also considered are social security, mental health and also the weather.
Meanwhile, I present to you the top 10 most stressful cities in the world.
10. Kiev — Ukraine.
9. Jakarta — Indonesia.
8. Karachi — Pakistan.
Karachi, Pakistan, is a city with a large population and heavy traffic. It is Pakistan’s most populous metropolis.
Karachi is Pakistan’s industrial and financial capital, as well as the country’s cultural, economic, philanthropic, educational, and political center.
7. Moscow — Russia.
6. Kabul — Afghanistan.
Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital and largest city, is situated in the country’s eastern region. It has a population of 5.2 million people, which comprises of Afghanistan’s major ethnic groups, according to 2019 estimates.
5. Baghdad — Iraq.
Baghdad has an estimated population of 8,765,000 people, making it Iraq’s largest metropolis.
Baghdad was ranked by Mercer as the worst of 231 major cities in terms of quality-of-life in 2018, making it one of the least friendly places to live in the world.
4. New Delhi — India.
3. Manila — Philippines.
2. Lagos — Nigeria.
According to the World Bank, air pollution in Lagos causes disease and premature deaths, costing the city $2.1 billion in 2018. However, traffic congestion is the main cause of stress in Lagos.
According to JCDecaux Grace Lake, an advertising firm, Lagosians spend at least 30 hours per week and 1,560 hours per year stuck in traffic.
1. Mumbai — India.