Bloomberg has ranked the incidence of stress in the lives of people in 74 countries of the world. Seven equally weighted variables were considered in the rankings: annual homicide rates, GDP per capita on a purchasing-power-parity basis, income inequality, corruption perception, unemployment, urban air pollution, and life expectancy.
Life is most stressful in Nigeria which was ranked #1, Pakistan was at #7, India at #14, China at #29 and the U.S. at #54. The least stressed country was Norway at #74. Only countries with data available for all seven variables were included. Find your country in the graphic below:
Stress Rankings of Countries
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation.
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