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The world is becoming more urban. According to a 2018 report from the United Nations, 68% of the global population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. While greater density can put residents closer to restaurants, theater, clubs, banks, and grocery stores, and while more people taking mass transit can reduce the carbon footprint, increased density combined with poor planning can lead to such outcomes as traffic congestion and air and noise pollution.

Opportunities created by established and emerging industries, the exposure to diverse cultures, and cultural attractions like museums and art galleries all contribute to the growth of cities. This expansion creates challenges such as providing housing, transportation, infrastructure, education, and health care, and with them, putting greater stress on urban dwellers.

24/7 Tempo has compiled a list of the world’s most stressed-out cities. We created an index of