Revealed: the most relaxing cities in the world to live - and one is in Scotland

If you're looking for somewhere to live that has everything you'd want in a city without the sky-high stress levels, you could do a lot worse than Edinburgh.

Saturday, 2nd December 2017, 3:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:10 am
The seven cities of Scotland. Clockwise from top left: Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and Perth. Pictures; Creative Commons

The Scottish capital came in the top 10 least stressful cities to live in, in the world, coming in at number seven.

There were a number of factors taken into account in the study by Zipjet, including the negative impacts on mental health of unemployment, debt per capita, traffic, public transport, perceived security, pollution and the amount of sunshine.

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The seven cities of Scotland. Clockwise from top left: Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and Perth. Pictures; Creative Commons

Stuttgart in Germany came top in the study, along with Munich, Hamburg and Hannover.

Iraqi capital Baghdad came out as the most stressful place to live in the world.

Managing Director of Zipjet, Florian Färber said: “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.”

The seven cities of Scotland. Clockwise from top left: Stirling, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and Perth. Pictures; Creative Commons

The most relaxed cities in the world according to the study are:

1. Stuttgart, Germany

2. Luxembourg, Luxembourg

3. Hannover, Germany

4. Bern, Switzerland

5. Munich, Germany

6. Bordeaux, France

7. Edinburgh, Scotland

8. Sydney, Australia

9. Graz, Austria

10. Hamburg, Germany