According to Lenstore’s survey of 48 international cities, Vienna offers quality of life and healthy habits.
The ranking of the 10 cities with the best quality of life according to the Healthy Lifestyle Cities Report 2022
(Rinnovabili.it) – An average of 7.2 points out of 10 is the level of happiness of those who live in Vienna, which won first place among the cities with the best quality of life.
A the ranking is the2022 report on cities with healthy lifestyles conducted by Lenstore on a sample of 48 cities worldwide.
From the levels of obesity to the pollution rate, each city was assessed on the basis of 10 parameters concerning physical, mental and economic well-being:
- Level of obesity
- Life expectation
- Hours of light
- Air and water quality
- Happiness level
- Cost of a bottle of water
- Average hours worked in a year
- Availability of outdoor activities
- Number of places that do take-out
- Cost of a monthly gym membership
Vienna, fewer hours of work and better quality of life
In addition to the artistic and historical panorama that pervades the city of timeless beauty, made of music, architecture and art, Vienna is appreciated not only by those who have always lived their life, but also by those who choose it as their future workplace.
An extremely significant fact, especially for us Italians, is the number of working hours per year. While the Austrian capital stops at 1,400 hours a year, we “workaholics” Italians touching a tip of 1,560 hours per year. A fact that is anything but relevant for the health and physical well-being of people. The hours of difference between one country and another allow citizens to devote themselves to free time, activity, culture, physics and a simple walk, always achieving the quality of life.
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But there are other factors to help the well-being of the city: in Vienna, for example, a bottle of water costs only € 0.70, while a monthly gym membership is around € 27.
It also offers a excellent public transport service, a excellent health system, and rates of extremely low crime.
Do not underestimate the lean bureaucracy and a culture innovative entrepreneurial, also made up of financial support provided by the institutions.
Also for this reason the Austrian city dominates the ranking of that choice as a future workplace, attracting new flows of money and keeping the economic level high.
The first five classified
If Vienna occupies the highest place on the podium in the ranking 2022 report on cities with healthy lifestyles, let’s see who occupies the remaining positions.
2nd DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – To occupy the second place in the ranking with a score of 6.5 points out of 10 of happiness level, but probably expressed by those who can afford to live (economically) in this city. Valued for the many hours of sunshine it can enjoy and for the large number of activities you can do outdoors, as long as you like extreme heat.
3rd COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Let’s go back to Europe with third place, occupied by one of the “happiest” cities in the world (7.5 / 10), beaten only by Helsinki according to Lenstore’s ranking. Copenhagen boasts only 1,346 hours of work per year, right after Frankfurt and Berlin. Here you can breathe clean air and outdoor activities can also be carried out thanks to the 1,912 hours of light a year despite the Nordic location.
4th FRANKFURT, Germany – The right ratio between working hours and quality of life, according to the citizens who live there, is offered by Frankfurt with 1,332 hours a year, equal to 25 hours a week. The benefits of the reduced hours can be seen in the happiness score of 7.3 / 10 expressed by the inhabitants.
5th AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – From the first place in the ranking in the 2021 Report, the Dutch city drops to fifth despite this the happiness score remains at 7.5 / 10. Amsterdam offers a high quality of life also demonstrated by one of the lowest obesity rates in Europe with only 20.4% of the population affected by this disease. Life expectancy is 82 years, thanks to a healthy and active style.
The other cities in the top ten
6th HELSINKi, Finland – 7.9 points of happiness out of 10, with the lowest pollution rate among all the cities analyzed (13.2 / 100). A healthy lifestyle also thanks to the curious fact that it is one of the cities with the fewest takeaway restaurants, thus eliminating any possible culinary temptation, a feature that for us Italians would certainly raise the levels of happiness. However, it remains a happy and healthy place to live and work.
7th BERLIN, Germany – Life expectancy of 81.1 years and a cost of living for daily activities has dropped significantly in recent years. Only 28 euros for a monthly gym membership and very low pollution levels among European cities.
8th STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Despite not being among the cheapest cities analyzed by the report, Stockholm remains among the happiest and healthiest to live in, Low obesity rate, high life expectancy, few hours of work and a lot of attention to open spaces.
9 ° – FUKUOKA, Japan – The second largest non-European city in the ranking, boasts the highest life expectancy with 84.9 years. Known for its excellent cuisine, only 4.3% of the population suffers from obesity. Attention to a healthy lifestyle compensates for the many hours of annual work (1,590), many similar to those of us Italians.
10th GENEVA, Switzerland – With prices certainly not accessible to everyone, safe Geneva offers a quality of life that can rely on the benefits offered by the natural landscape that surrounds it. With 7.5 out of 10 as a happiness score, the Swiss city is in 10th place for the number of annual hours of work (1,490).