This new list ranks the world’s happiest tourist destinations to visit.
We could all use a little more enjoyment in our lives, and there’s no better way to achieve that than to leave work early, board a plane, and travel somewhere new.The main issue is selecting the locations that are most likely to make you truly happy and relaxed.
This new survey from Travel CompanyIVisa claims to have identified the world’s most happiest cities, which is lucky for us so that we don’t have to struggle and waste time in searching.Five characteristics were considered in order to determine the ranking: life expectancy, sunshine hours, working time, living costs, and hospitality of the locals.
And who won the competition? that would be Lisbon.The capital of Portuguese enjoys 2,801 hours of sunlight annually, and residents work an average of 31 hours each week, so there is plenty of opportunity to absorb the rays.Plus, it’s known as the second-friendliest location, so if you move there, you’d meet dozens of new friends.
Barcelona came in second place. The resident’s average life expectancy is 84 years, its cost of living is ranked 11th (out of 40), and locals work even less than Lisbon’s citizens do which is an average of 30 hours a week.
In general, Europe performs incredibly well on the list.Athens comes next, while Rome comes in at number four.Then, we proceed to Sydney, Australia, which has been rated as one of the nicest cities.Las Vegas, which is ranked number 12 overall, is the only American city to make the top 20. With Brighton at 13 and Cardiff at 19, the UK also doesn’t perform so well.
According to the study, these are ranked as the world’s top ten happiest cities:
- Lisbon, Portugal.
- Barcelona, Spain.
- Athens, Greece.
- Rome, Italy.
- Sydney, Australia.
- Madrid, Spain.
- Toronto, Canada.
- San José, Costa Rica.
- Istanbul, Turkey.
- Bangkok, Thailand.