Office-related stress plays a big part in a new study from WalletHub that compares stress among some of the country’s largest cities. The financial site compared the 180 cities across four key dimensions using 37 different metrics: work-related stress, money-related stress, family-related stress and health and safety related stress.
Regarding work-related stress, points were tallied based on things like unemployment rates, average commute times and income growth rates. As for money-related stressors, median incomes and housing affordability were taken into consideration. In addition, family-related stress was calculated using childcare costs rates and parental-leave policies while health and safety stressors were calculated using statistics on increases in annual health premiums, suicide rates and mental health.
According to WalletHub, these cities are feeling the pressure (ranked 1-180, with 1 being the highest stress level).
10. St. Louis, Mo.
Financial stress: 19
Family stress: 50
Health and safety stress: 17
Total score: 53.57