To no one's surprise, Egypt ranks pretty high up on the most stressful countries in the world to live in...
Amidst the news that Egypt is the #2 budget travel address in the world comes the revelation that it is also one of the most stressful places to live in the world. Finally a piece of news that shouldn’t surprise anyone in this country, right? Bloomberg has now made it official: we might not live in Nigeria, the most stressful country in the world, but spot #15 is all ours. Yay!
The map impressively shows that leaving Western Europe, North America or Australia is not for the fainted-hearted. Nigeria and South Africa, on the other hand, seem to be the places to avoid on your next spa getaway. Norway and Luxembourg, the A* students of Europe, however, are balm for the soul.
But how do you measure how stressful a country is? Bloomberg has the answer and it goes a little something like murder rates, purchasing power parity, low income, inequality, corruption, unemployment, air pollution and early deaths (“life expectancy”). We can see how those could stress one out. As a result of these nerve-wracking factors, Egypt made the top 20 thanks to its low per capita income, a steep unemployment of 13.6% and a pretty bad corruption score.
To check out the full ranking, click here.