New York City is not for people who are easily stressed out. The subways are often late, rent prices are through the roof, and there isn’t much room to move around. But that’s the cost of living in a place with a lot of culture, energy, and charisma.
True New Yorkers know that living here is stressful, even though we love the city. A new study has just shown that this is true.
William Russell, an international company that sells health, life, and income protection insurance, did a study that showed how much stress people all over the world are under. The ranking was based on a number of things, such as financial stress, cleanliness, safety for LGBTQ+ people, suicide rates, and the number of people living in poverty.
They put 73 cities and 38 countries into order. And out of the 73 cities that were looked at, New York City came in at number 30, making it the best city in the United States.
According to the study, the cost of living in New York City is higher than the global average. For a single person, the cost of living in NYC is $1,380 per month. Sad to say, researchers have also looked at suicide rates and found that they are also higher than average in New York City. NYC got a 33.93 out of 100 for how clean and organized it was. Overall, the stress level in New York City is 4.3/10.
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that New York City, which is known as “The city that never sleeps,” has been named the most stressed city in the United States. But it’s also a culturally rich city full of people to meet, places to explore, and new and exciting things to try.