Cape Town, South Africa ranked #1 where employees were more anxiety-prone, followed by Athens, Greece.

The last year has been a stressful one for many, resulting in a staggering increase in anxiety across the globe - more so when employees have to work in isolation.

Needless to say, this anxiety plays a major role in affecting not only their physical health, but their mental health as well. 

On that note, Small Business Prices recently analysed a number of cities around the world, taking into consideration global happiness, how much of the population deals with depression, work-life balance, poverty levels, and the cost of living, to uncover where people are the most anxious about returning to normal life post-COVID.

Note: All data presented is based fully on the analysis done by Small Business Prices, and is reflective of the parameters they used to gauge anxiety levels.

The 10 cities revealed to have the most anxious employees are:

#1 Cape Town, South Africa
#2 Athens, Greece
#3 Istanbul, Turkey
#4 Santiago, Chile
#5 Lisbon, Portugal
#6 Boston, United States
#7 New York, United States
#8 Moscow, Russia
#9 Riga, Latvia
#10 Los Angeles, United States

According to the analysis, Cape Town, South Africa, noted that 26% of the population lived in poverty, with an unemployment rate of 32%.

Similarly in Athens, it shared that the average employee works 2017 hours annually and has a low monthly income of £712.93 (USD1,003.91). Combined with the high living costs of £1253 (USD1,764.47), it leaves them with little in terms of disposable income.

In Istanbul, the monthly income equates to just £311.65 (USD438.87) and the city has a low happiness rating of 4.94 out of 10.

On the other hand, the analysis also revealed the 10 cities with the least anxious employees, namely:

#1 Copenhagen, Denmark
#2 Prague, Czech Republic
#3 Zurich, Switzerland
#4 Reykjavik, Iceland
#5 Berlin, Germany
#6 Oslo, Norway
#7 Ljubljana, Slovenia
#8 Bratislava, Slovakia
#9 Amsterdam, Netherlands
#!0 Vienna, Austria

Per the analysis, Denmark ranks top in terms of overall happiness, with only 6% of the population in poverty and a similar unemployment rate of just 6%.

Prague is the next least anxiety-prone city for employees working from home, with one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe of 3.1% and only 2.7% of the population battling with depression. Similarly, Zurich in Switzerland has a happiness ranking of 7.57 and the highest disposable income of £2323 (USD3,273.27) per month.

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Note: All data presented is based fully on the analysis done by Small Business Prices, and is reflective of the parameters they used to gauge anxiety levels.
 

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