Montreal Was Just Ranked The #12 Least Stressful City In The World

Toronto and Vancouver are way down the list.
Montreal Was Just Ranked The #12 Least Stressful City In The World
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With our lazy Tam-Tam Sundays, calming Nordic spas and a relaxed attitude toward work, Montreal is undeniably chill.

But now VAAY, a Berlin-based cannabis company, has funded a study quantifying just how chill.

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Out of 100 major global cities, Montreal was ranked the 12th least stressful in the Least and Most Stressful Cities Index 2021.

The index came to this conclusion based on a number of systemic and environmental factors including safety, equity, socio-political stability, unemployment, population density, pollution, the weather and others.

Reykjavik, Iceland; Bern, Switzerland; Helsinki, Finland; Wellington, New Zealand; and Melbourne, Australia were ranked the five least stressful cities in the world.

Vancouver and Toronto came in 29th and 30th, respectively. 

The five most stressful were, from least to most, Kabul, Afghanistan; Baghdad, Iraq; New Delhi, India; Manila, Philippines; Lagos, Nigeria; and Mumbai, India.

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Toronto came close but it missed out on the top 10.

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Montreal ranked ninth overall and had good scores on all the study's metrics including healthcare, equality, the standard of living, and availability of housing. 

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