Five of the Healthiest Big Cities in the World
Are you looking for a change, both in lifestyle and location? Luckily, there are lots of options available for places to live that are big on healthy living. What qualifies a location as “healthy”? There are a number of factors, such as easily accessible healthcare, eco-consciousness, and availability of mass transit to name a few. Here are a few reasons why the following cities have been ranked overall by various publications as the top cities for healthy citizens and lifestyle.
- Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world, thanks largely in part to strict littering laws.
- Traffic and car congestion have been greatly reduced since the 1970s through government incentives
- The public transport system, SMRT, efficiently carries about two million citizens daily.
- About 80% of Singaporeans use the public healthcare system, which is affordable thanks to several cost tiers based on need.
- The average lifespan of a Singaporean is 84 years.
- Singapore is known as the “Garden City”, featuring plenty of open space and trails in addition to its beaches.
- The readily available Asian diet in Tokyo is very healthy and consists largely of fresh vegetables, fish, and rice.
- Life expectancy averages at 84 years.
- Tokyo has lower greenhouse gases than most Asian cities at 4.8 tons of CO2, while cities like Singapore are closer to 8 tons.
- Their mass transit system effectively moves over three million people per day.
- They have universal healthcare for their citizens.
- The city is incredibly bicycle friendly, with bike shelters and lock pads easily available.
- Perth is one of the best cities for women based on its infrastructure, culture, stability, and education levels.
- The beaches and climate allow for year around sports and outdoor activities.
- The government is very eco-conscious and aspires for the city to be carbon neutral by 2025.
- Almost 50% of the population only use a bike for transportation, which is easy thanks to the bike lanes designated throughout the city.
- Denmark overall has been ranked one of the happiest countries to live in.
- Average life expectancy is almost 90 years old.
- It is one of the wealthiest cities in the world, with the most millionaires per capita.
- With the overall wealth of the city, citizens are able to afford world-class healthcare.
- Green incentives, such as fleets of Smart Cars that require no gas, are evident in everyday life.