2022’s Happiest Cities in America (2023)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a third of Americans to be so stressed that they sometimes find it hard to make basic decisions. Therefore, it’s vital for people to boost their happiness however they can, whether through family, friends, activities, entertainment or work. What people might not realize is that where they live may also determine how happy they are.

Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money. Consider also the fact that while the U.S. is one of the richest countries, it ranks only 14th on the World Happiness Report.

But not everywhere in the U.S. experiences a uniform level of happiness. As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 30 key indicators of happiness, ranging from the depression rate to the income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

To see which states combine all the necessary components of happiness, check out WalletHub’s report on the Happiest States in America.

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Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Overall RankCityTotal ScoreEmotional & Physical Well-BeingIncome & EmploymentCommunity & Environment
1Fremont, CA77.131462
2Columbia, MD71.6431615
3San Francisco, CA71.154144
4San Jose, CA71.002655
5Irvine, CA70.3851612
6Madison, WI68.10101119
7Seattle, WA67.676299
8Overland Park, KS67.46125413
9Huntington Beach, CA66.4395143
10San Diego, CA65.82141825
11Fargo, ND65.46222423
12Minneapolis, MN65.0982080
13Bismarck, ND64.6548324
14Santa Rosa, CA64.521322105
15Santa Clarita, CA64.441510029
16Oakland, CA64.35710587
17Sioux Falls, SD64.34207427
18Glendale, CA64.05319111
19Scottsdale, AZ63.7850436
20Anaheim, CA63.72257533
21Aurora, IL63.60211448
22Plano, TX63.33374824
23Oxnard, CA63.292613210
24Garden Grove, CA63.15248052
25Chula Vista, CA63.011711330
26Charleston, SC62.7653331
27Raleigh, NC62.35237163
28Honolulu, HI62.24447221
29Cedar Rapids, IA62.22388340
30Austin, TX62.04355109
31Portland, ME61.962810150
32Pearl City, HI61.783614822
33Oceanside, CA61.723011053
34Gilbert, AZ61.72553417
35Lincoln, NE61.102767104
36Boston, MA61.07431589
37South Burlington, VT60.651156181
38Santa Ana, CA60.62453186
39Pembroke Pines, FL60.595112515
40Burlington, VT60.32349170
41Portland, OR60.31492188
42Aurora, CO60.151915469
43Jersey City, NJ59.744017020
44Yonkers, NY59.6918163102
45Chandler, AZ59.62586038
46St. Paul, MN59.543396121
47Omaha, NE59.48527956
48Juneau, AK59.273214179
49Sacramento, CA59.27643049
50Cheyenne, WY59.05101473
51Virginia Beach, VA58.906212018
52Peoria, AZ58.84725816
53Tempe, AZ58.79711750
54Los Angeles, CA58.703985128
55Salt Lake City, UT58.585733116
56Chicago, IL58.434716646
57Denver, CO58.4116134153
58New York, NY58.354616451
59Anchorage, AK58.186010254
60Long Beach, CA58.1341142101
61Nashua, NH58.116810435
62Boise, ID58.095913119
63Cape Coral, FL58.0589459
64Colorado Springs, CO57.74639759
65Pittsburgh, PA57.72802941
66Fort Lauderdale, FL57.65678462
67Charlotte, NC57.61617868
68Bridgeport, CT57.344216591
69Chesapeake, VA57.32811457
70Warwick, RI57.19696290
71Rancho Cucamonga, CA57.13833648
72Rapid City, SD57.12762776
73Missoula, MT57.12884028
74Durham, NC56.925469123
75Miami, FL56.785652142
76Des Moines, IA56.65706881
77Columbia, SC56.62108437
78Reno, NV56.136537143
79Casper, WY55.761271231
80Tampa, FL55.62943860
81West Valley City, UT55.50788285
82Tacoma, WA55.50759893
83Grand Prairie, TX55.08988942
84Vancouver, WA55.087349147
85Washington, DC55.052957182
86Port St. Lucie, FL55.031156514
87Mesa, AZ55.01867764
88Providence, RI54.841132547
89Irving, TX54.73855598
90Manchester, NH54.668412957
91Orlando, FL54.599619108
92Grand Rapids, MI54.321045366
93Atlanta, GA54.277987115
94Hialeah, FL54.2066157110
95Tallahassee, FL54.16130845
96Ontario, CA53.971196432
97Garland, TX53.829210867
98Henderson, NV53.728714358
99Fontana, CA53.441189534
100St. Petersburg, FL53.3910035134
101Modesto, CA53.211124292
102Moreno Valley, CA53.1112011626
103Fort Worth, TX52.859712483
104Riverside, CA52.8410728125
105Billings, MT52.5112226107
106Spokane, WA52.171267129
107Arlington, TX52.1493122118
108Glendale, AZ51.84106112114
109Nashville, TN51.8311710774
110Worcester, MA51.6995139126
111Dallas, TX51.509093154
112Houston, TX51.4174140164
113Norfolk, VA50.8510216796
114Milwaukee, WI50.76103152113
115Laredo, TX50.6410550165
115Wilmington, DE50.6412512677
117Tucson, AZ50.6011466148
118New Haven, CT50.5877115178
119Phoenix, AZ50.3991106169
120El Paso, TX50.31109130132
121Albuquerque, NM50.3182101176
122Stockton, CA50.1599150137
123Fresno, CA50.1012386136
124Nampa, ID50.061459939
125Brownsville, TX50.0513373122
126Bakersfield, CA49.98132103100
127Jacksonville, FL49.8914710936
128Las Cruces, NM49.74110118156
129Winston-Salem, NC49.431389497
130San Antonio, TX49.3111688160
131Rochester, NY48.96131114139
132Newark, NJ48.7511118273
133Las Vegas, NV48.6112416995
134Columbus, OH48.28128138145
135North Las Vegas, NV48.2113517561
136Buffalo, NY48.20121136157
137Greensboro, NC48.1212970167
138Lexington-Fayette, KY47.90134121144
139Corpus Christi, TX47.5413762159
140Huntsville, AL46.7915211979
141Philadelphia, PA46.7814814675
141Wichita, KS46.78143127130
143Amarillo, TX46.751597670
144Lewiston, ME46.711661278
145Salem, OR46.3914441175
146Newport News, VA46.3814117472
147New Orleans, LA46.35146111146
148Oklahoma City, OK46.3215513582
149Baltimore, MD45.9714217884
150Richmond, VA45.97136176133
151Dover, DE45.7415192155
152Kansas City, MO45.61140128166
153San Bernardino, CA45.36149137140
154Cincinnati, OH45.15139147163
155Fort Wayne, IN45.00154149117
156Springfield, MO44.9516744103
157Lubbock, TX44.8915723168
158Baton Rouge, LA44.3715690152
159Louisville, KY44.10158151111
160Indianapolis, IN43.70150177131
161St. Louis, MO43.68153160149
162Tulsa, OK43.35163117138
163Little Rock, AR43.25164133106
164Knoxville, TN43.101695994
165Akron, OH42.29162168112
166Chattanooga, TN42.24165141120
167Columbus, GA40.9017713165
168Fayetteville, NC40.83161155171
169Jackson, MS40.60160159174
170Birmingham, AL39.54168158162
171Toledo, OH39.17172171127
172Charleston, WV39.1317381173
173Shreveport, LA39.0117517371
174Mobile, AL38.94171172124
175Fort Smith, AR37.4518061158
176Augusta, GA36.64178162135
177Cleveland, OH36.52170156180
178Montgomery, AL35.54174180161
179Huntington, WV35.5318239141
180Memphis, TN34.86176181172
181Gulfport, MS34.71181153151
182Detroit, MI32.31179179177

Note: With the exception of “Total Score,” all of the columns in the table above depict the relative rank of that city, where a rank of 1 represents the best conditions for that metric category.

Ask the Experts

Many factors can affect a person’s happiness. For additional insight, we asked a panel of experts for their thoughts on the following key questions:

  1. What tips do you have for someone who is unhappy with their career?
  2. Does an individual’s happiness increase or decrease with age?
  3. How much does where you live influence your happiness?
  4. Can money buy happiness?
  5. What advice do you have for people dealing with the pandemic blues?

Ask the Experts

Joel T. Nadler
Ph.D. – Professor SIUE Industrial/Organizational Master's Program; Organization Consultant; Midwestern Psychological Association Fellow; Department of Psychology – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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Jay Caughron
Ph.D. – Full Professor of Psychology, College of Humanities & Behavioral Sciences – Radford University
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Kristie Campana
Associate Professor; Director of the Graduate Program in I/O Psychology – College of Social and Behavioral Sciences – Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Michael J. Poulin
Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences – University at Buffalo
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Alyssa Westring
Vincent de Paul Professor of Management, Driehaus College of Business – DePaul University and Author of Parents Who Lead: Parent with Purpose, Fuel Your Career, and Create a Richer Life
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Chip Espinoza
Ph.D. – Interim Provost, Dean of Strategy & Innovation – Vanguard University of Southern California
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Methodology

In order to determine the happiest cities in America, WalletHub compared 182 of the largest cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across three key dimensions: 1) Emotional & Physical Well-Being, 2) Income & Employment and 3) Community & Environment.

We evaluated these categories using 30 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing maximum happiness. Data for metrics marked with an asterisk (*) were available only at the state level.

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We then determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order our sample.

Our analysis draws upon the findings of the following research, each of which has indicated a correlation between our data and happiness:

  • Happy People Live Longer: Subjective Well-Being Contributes to Health and Longevity (Chan and Diener, 2010)
  • Happiness from Ordinary and Extraordinary Experiences (Bhattacharjee and Mogilner, 2014)
  • Sports Participation and Happiness: Evidence from U.S. Micro Data (Huang and Humphreys, 2010)
  • Unhappy Cities (Glaeser, et al., 2014)

Emotional & Physical Well-Being - Total Points: 50

  • Life-Satisfaction Index: Full Weight (~2.82 Points)
  • Depression Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Suicide Rate: Full Weight (~2.82 Points)
  • Adequate-Sleep Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Physical-Health Index: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the percentage of adults reporting good or better health.
  • Sports-Participation Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Share of People Aged 12 or Older Who Used Marijuana in the Past Month: Half Weight (~1.41 Points)
  • Retail Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed per 100 Persons: Quarter Weight (~0.70 Points)
  • Share of Adults with Mental Health Not Good: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the percentage of adults with 14 or more mentally unhealthy days reported in the past month.
  • Life Expectancy: Full Weight (~2.82 Points)
  • Food-Insecurity Rate: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)
  • Percentage of Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated: Double Weight (~5.63 Points)

Income & Employment - Total Points: 25

  • Income-Growth Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Share of Households Earning Annual Incomes Above $75,000: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Poverty Rate: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • Job Satisfaction: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
  • 4+ Star Job Opportunities per Total People in the Labor Force: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the number of job opportunities at 4+ star rated companies on Glasssdoor.com per the total people in the labor force.
  • Job Security: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)
    Note: This metric measures the probability of unemployment.
  • Unemployment Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Underemployment Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Bankruptcy Rate: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Weekly Work Hours: Double Weight (~3.13 Points)
  • Commute Time: Full Weight (~1.56 Points)

Community & Environment - Total Points: 25

  • WalletHub’s "Most Caring Cities" Ranking: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Separation & Divorce Rate: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Hate-Crime Incidents per Capita: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Ideal Weather: Half Weight (~1.79 Points)
    Note: This metric uses data from WalletHub’s "" ranking.
  • Acres of Parkland per 1,000 Residents: Half Weight (~1.79 Points)
  • Average Leisure Time Spent per Day*: Double Weight (~7.14 Points)
  • Well-Being “Community” Index Score: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
    Note: This metric refers to the “Community” section of the Sharecare Well-Being Index, which refers to “liking where you live, feeling safe and having pride in your community.”

Sources: Data used to create this ranking were collected from the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sharecare-Boston University School of Public Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Feeding America, Chmura Economics & Analytics, Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, The Trust for Public Land, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Glassdoor.com, Indeed and WalletHub research.

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FAQs

What is the happiest city in America? ›

Concord is named the “happiest” city in America, according to a study by HouseFresh. The city was also named the “smiliest” in the country. For both categories, San Francisco cracked the top 20 with a ranking of 15th.

What is the #1 happiest state? ›

WalletHub this week released its "Happiest States in America" list for 2022, ranking Hawaii as No. 1.

What is the most relaxing city in the US? ›

City Rankings
OVERALL RANKCityPhysical Health Rank
1Sunnyvale, CA1
2Arlington, VA6
3San Francisco, CA21
4Bellevue, WA2
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20 Apr 2021

What is the #1 city to live in in America? ›

Atlanta, Georgia is the best place to live in the U.S. in 2022 because of its booming jobs market and eye on equality.

What are the top 10 happiest places to live? ›

The world's happiest countries, 2022 edition
  • Finland.
  • Denmark.
  • Iceland.
  • Switzerland.
  • Netherlands.
  • Luxembourg.
  • Sweden.
  • Norway.
18 Mar 2022

What is the happiest and healthiest city in America? ›

Miami is not only the happiest city but the healthiest and most active city as well.

Where do the happiest people love? ›

Ireland. Irish people are among the happiest in the world, according to a new global report. Healthy life expectancies and generosity are elements that keep the residents of Ireland happy.

What state has the best way of life? ›

Washington. Washington state has the highest quality of life in all 50 states. The state has no income tax, a thriving job market, and great international business opportunities. Residents enjoy one of the nation's longest life expectancies, likely in part of their strong healthcare system and lifestyle habits.

What is the most calm state? ›

US peace index
RankStateRank Change
SOURCE: Vision of humanity
1Maine1
2New Hampshire2
3Vermont0
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What is the most relaxing city? ›

The most relaxing cities in the world to visit this year
City
1Orlando6.94
2Wellington6.76
3Miami6.22
4Marbella6.09
11 more rows

What is the #1 place to live in the world? ›

1 best place to live in the world: Vienna, Austria. Vienna, Austria, ranked first as the best place to live in the world.

Which city is most enjoyable? ›

The most fun cities
  • Hong Kong, 41.6 points. ...
  • Miami, 41.4 points. ...
  • Tokyo, 41.2 points. ...
  • Singapore, 40.2 points. ...
  • Paris, 39.8 points. ...
  • Sydney, 39.6 points. ...
  • Dubai, 37.6 points. ...
  • Kuala Lumpur, 36.8 points.

What is America's friendliest city? ›

The 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S.
  • New Orleans. ...
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...
  • Key West, Florida. ...
  • Charleston, South Carolina. ...
  • San Antonio, Texas. ...
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico. ...
  • Alexandria, Virginia. ...
  • Greenville, South Carolina.
9 Feb 2022

What is the least stressful city in America? ›

By contrast, Fremont in California is the survey's least stressful place to live.
...
Revealed: The most stressed and least stressed cities in the US
  • Cleveland, OH.
  • Detroit, MI.
  • Gulfport, MS.
  • Baltimore, MD.
  • Philadelphia, PA.
  • Memphis, TN.
  • New Orleans, LA.
  • Birmingham, AL.
11 Jul 2022

What is the kindest town in America? ›

This year, Newport, Rhode Island earned top honors on the U.S. list—making it the friendliest and most welcoming place in America—while Matera, Italy topped the international list.

Which US city has the best quality of life? ›

The U.S. Cities With The Highest Quality of Life 2022
  • San Diego, California.
  • Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Portland, Maine.
  • Reno, Nevada.
  • Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Trenton, New Jersey.
10 Aug 2022

What is America's favorite city? ›

This year, more than 240,000 readers weighed in on their favorite American cities, and Chicago was ranked first overall for an unprecedented sixth straight year — no other city has been voted the top big city in the U.S. more than three straight times in the 35-year history of this Condé Nast award.

What city in the US is the most fun to live in? ›

Las Vegas

Vegas is all about having fun, so it's no surprise it takes the top spot, and ranks No. 1 for nightlife and parties. The city also ties with San Francisco for the most dance clubs and most restaurants per capita.

What city has the happiest people? ›

In the study, Fremont, California was determined the happiest city in America in 2022, with a total “happiness score” of 77.13, while Detroit, Michigan took last place with a score of 32.31. In second place is Columbia, Maryland, which scored 71.64 on the happiness scale.

What is the nicest place on earth to live? ›

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  • Denmark. #2 in Quality of Life. #10 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Canada. #3 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Switzerland. #4 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Norway. #5 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Finland. #6 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Germany. #7 in Quality of Life. ...
  • Netherlands. #8 in Quality of Life.

What is the unhealthiest city in America? ›

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...
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Healthiest CitiesUnhealthiest Cities
1. San Francisco, CA173. Montgomery, AL
2. Seattle, WA174. Columbus, GA
3. San Diego, CA175. Augusta, GA
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4 Apr 2022

What are the 5 unhealthiest cities in America? ›

San Jose, California, had the lowest premature death rates, while Augusta, Georgia, had the highest rates.
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In comparison, the 10 unhealthiest cities, according to WalletHub, are:
  • Laredo, Texas.
  • Memphis, Tenn.
  • Jackson, Miss.
  • Charleston, W.V.
  • Shreveport, La.
  • Augusta, Ga.
  • Columbia, Ga.
  • Montgomery, Ala.
11 Apr 2022

Where should I move if I want to be happy? ›

The best cities to move to if you want to be happy
  • Boulder, Colorado. Photo credit: Rex Brown via Flickr. ...
  • Santa Cruz-Watsonville. Photo credit: Dale Cruse via Flickr. ...
  • Charlottesville, Virginia. ...
  • Fort Collins, Colorado. ...
  • San Luis Obispo, California. ...
  • San Jose, California. ...
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  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut.
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Which is the best place to be happy? ›

  • Norway. ...
  • Sweden. ...
  • Luxembourg. ...
  • Netherlands. ...
  • Switzerland. ...
  • Iceland. ...
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  • Finland. For the fifth year in a row, Finland is number one when it comes to happiness.
31 Mar 2022

What city is the happiest place on Earth? ›

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Which state in USA is safest? ›

Vermont was named the safest state in the U.S. for the second year in a row. Maine, New Hampshire and Utah were also the runners-up in back-to-back years.

Which state has the best future? ›

Best States to Live in 2022
StateTotalEconomy
Washington14
Minnesota215
Utah31
New Hampshire411
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What state is most affordable? ›

Take a look at the 10 cheapest states to live in for 2022.
  1. Mississippi. Coming in as the cheapest state to live in in the United States is Mississippi with a cost of living index score of 83.3. ...
  2. Kansas. ...
  3. Alabama. ...
  4. Oklahoma. ...
  5. Georgia. ...
  6. Tennessee. ...
  7. Missouri. ...
  8. Iowa.
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What is the hardest state to live in? ›

What are the 10 worst states to live in 2022?
  • Indiana. USAT. ...
  • New Mexico. USAT. ...
  • Louisiana. USAT. ...
  • Missouri. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) ...
  • South Carolina. USAT. ...
  • Oklahoma. USAT. ...
  • Texas. (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images) ...
  • Arizona. USAT. Life, Health Exclusion Score: 67 out of 325 points, Grade F.
22 Sept 2022

What is the state with the nicest people? ›

Friendliest States 2022
  1. Minnesota. The term “Minnesota nice” lives up to its name. ...
  2. Tennessee. Tennessee is full of the famous southern charm and hospitality. ...
  3. South Carolina. South Carolina is another southern state upholding the southern hospitality reputation. ...
  4. Texas. ...
  5. Wyoming. ...
  6. Indiana. ...
  7. Colorado. ...
  8. Kansas.

What is the least stressful state? ›

Louisiana is the state with the highest stress rate, while Utah is the one with the least. Methods to reduce stress include setting manageable financial goals and overall health.

What is the funniest state in USA? ›

The Top 10 Most Fun States in America
  • Nevada.
  • New York.
  • Illinois.
  • Colorado.
  • Washington.
  • Texas.
  • Minnesota.
  • Louisiana.
13 Jun 2022

What is the least stressful city to live in? ›

Often cited as one of the happiest places in the world, Helsinki in Finland is the least stressed city!

What city has the most anxiety? ›

The Top 5 Most Anxious Cities in America
  • Seattle, Washington.
  • Houston, Texas.
  • Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • San Francisco, California.
4 Nov 2021

What city has the most stress? ›

Most & Least Stressed Cities in America
Overall Rank*CityWork Stress
1Cleveland, OH18
2Detroit, MI23
3Gulfport, MS33
4Baltimore, MD5
55 more rows
11 Jul 2022

Which country is best to live in future? ›

15 Best Countries to Live in the Future
  • United Kingdom. GDP per capita, Purchasing Power Parity in 2021: $49,675.3. ...
  • France. GDP per capita, Purchasing Power Parity in 2021: $50,728.7. ...
  • Finland. GDP per capita, Purchasing Power Parity in 2021: $55,006.6. ...
  • Australia. ...
  • Germany. ...
  • Austria. ...
  • Belgium. ...
  • Sweden.
16 Oct 2022

What is the cheapest and safest country to live in? ›

10 of the cheapest and safest places to live in the world
  • Albania.
  • Portugal.
  • Costa Rica.
  • Panama.
  • Mexico.
  • Thailand.
  • Malaysia.
  • Vietnam.

What is the freest country in the world? ›

Top 10 Freest Countries and Territories in the World - 2021 Human Freedom Index
  • Switzerland — 9.11.
  • New Zealand — 9.01.
  • Denmark — 8.98.
  • Estonia — 8.91.
  • Ireland — 8.90.
  • Finland — 8.85.
  • Canada — 8.85.
  • Australia — 8.84.

Which city has best future? ›

Berlin, London, Stockholm, Seoul, Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco are all considered future-focused cities in 2020 based on factors such as sustainability initiatives, use of disruptive technology, economic growth, and physical and financial health of the average resident.

Which city is best for love? ›

A city-by-city breakdown of America's 25 true cities of love
RankCityTotal score (0-100)
1St. Louis, MO80.5
2Minneapolis, MN79.8
3Boston, MA73.6
4Pittsburgh, PA71.5
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What city in the US is the most fun to live in? ›

Las Vegas

Vegas is all about having fun, so it's no surprise it takes the top spot, and ranks No. 1 for nightlife and parties. The city also ties with San Francisco for the most dance clubs and most restaurants per capita.

What is the happiest and healthiest city in America? ›

Miami is not only the happiest city but the healthiest and most active city as well.

What are the top 10 happiest places to live? ›

The world's happiest countries, 2022 edition
  • Finland.
  • Denmark.
  • Iceland.
  • Switzerland.
  • Netherlands.
  • Luxembourg.
  • Sweden.
  • Norway.
18 Mar 2022

Where are the happiest cities in the US? ›

Here are the top five U.S. cities:
  1. Fremont, California. WalletHub lists Fremont, California, in its 2022 list as one of the happiest cities in the United States of America. ...
  2. Columbia, Maryland. ...
  3. San Francisco, California. ...
  4. San Jose, California. ...
  5. Irvine, California.
3 Mar 2022

What is America's friendliest city? ›

The 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S.
  • New Orleans. ...
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico. ...
  • Key West, Florida. ...
  • Charleston, South Carolina. ...
  • San Antonio, Texas. ...
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico. ...
  • Alexandria, Virginia. ...
  • Greenville, South Carolina.
9 Feb 2022

What is the kindest town in America? ›

This year, Newport, Rhode Island earned top honors on the U.S. list—making it the friendliest and most welcoming place in America—while Matera, Italy topped the international list.

What is America's Funniest city? ›

America's funniest city: Chicago

1 in McGraw's study for having humor-oriented personalities, with researchers finding that locals like improvisational sketch humor the most -- probably thanks to the city's legendary Second City comedy troupe.

Which city has the best quality of living? ›

The U.S. Cities With The Highest Quality of Life 2022
  • San Diego, California.
  • Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Portland, Maine.
  • Reno, Nevada.
  • Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Trenton, New Jersey.
10 Aug 2022

What state has the best quality of life? ›

▲ Overall RankStateQuality of Life
1Wyoming36
2Vermont22
3South Dakota39
4New Hampshire37
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Which state has the best life? ›

Washington. Washington state has the highest quality of life in all 50 states. The state has no income tax, a thriving job market, and great international business opportunities.

Where do the happiest people love? ›

Ireland. Irish people are among the happiest in the world, according to a new global report. Healthy life expectancies and generosity are elements that keep the residents of Ireland happy.

What city has the happiest people? ›

In the study, Fremont, California was determined the happiest city in America in 2022, with a total “happiness score” of 77.13, while Detroit, Michigan took last place with a score of 32.31. In second place is Columbia, Maryland, which scored 71.64 on the happiness scale.

What is the happiest nationality? ›

The Top 7 Happiest Countries in the World (plus an inspiring honorable mention) for 2021:
  • Finland. Finland ranks as the world's happiest country based on the 2021 report, with a score of 7.842 out of a total possible score of 10. ...
  • Denmark. ...
  • Iceland. ...
  • Netherlands. ...
  • Norway. ...
  • Sweden. ...
  • Honorable Mention: Bhutan.

What is the most relaxing city? ›

The most relaxing cities in the world to visit this year
City
1Orlando6.94
2Wellington6.76
3Miami6.22
4Marbella6.09
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