Ok…maybe a little more than that! Between delayed subways, rent prices through the roof, and not much room for personal space, New York City is not for the faint of heart. But that’s just the price you pay to live somewhere with endless culture, energy and charisma.
True New Yorkers understand that though we may love NYC, living here is definitely stressful. As it turns out, a new study just confirmed this.
William Russell — an international health, life, and income protection insurance provider — conducted a study which put stress levels around the world into perspective. The ranking was based on a number of factors, including financial stress, cleanliness and tidiness, LGBTQ+ safety, suicide rates, and poverty headcount.
They ranked 73 cities and 38 countries. And out of all 73 cities studied, New York City ranked at number 30, taking the #1 spot when talking about strictly U.S.-based results.
According to the study, the cost of living in NYC is above global average, totaling in at $1,380 per month for a single person. Sadly, another factor studied that follows this trend is suicide rates, which, in NYC, are also above average. As for the level of cleanliness and tidiness, NYC ranked a 33.93/100. Overall, New York City’s stress score comes in at 4.3/10.
For a city aptly referred to as “The city that never sleeps,” it’s not much of a surprise that New York City has taken the title for the most stressed city in the United States. However, it’s also a culturally-rich city that is filled to the brim with people to meet, places to discover, and new and exciting things to experience.
So our advice? Don’t stress about it, just make the most of it!