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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Take a Vacation: San Francisco Is the 4th Most Stressed-Out City in America

Posted By on Wed, May 7, 2014 at 1:08 PM

click to enlarge And you haven't even gotten to your shitty job yet - FLICKR/DRAGONBE
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All those long, thankless hours you work to pay for that studio apartment you actually can't afford is clearly wearing you down.

And we have the statistics to prove it. According to a new survey, San Francisco is the fourth most stressed-out city in America. In other words, those worry knots are real. Movoto.com, a real estate blog, looked at a bunch of factors, including, work hours, commutes, unemployment rate, and cost of living, to determine how just how badly we're losing it, mentally.

After analyzing these metrics, Movoto determined that the high cost of living in San Francisco is squarely to blame for our mounting mental anxiety.

Per the blog:

The cost of living index in San Francisco was higher than any of the other 99 places we looked at for this ranking, coming in at a staggering 52 percent higher than the national average. San Francisco has the ... second highest population density, and seventh worst commute time.

Only Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C. (politics) were more stressed out than us.

But if this news has swayed your decision to dump your image and move to Oakland, you might want to reconsider: The survey shows that Oakland is the ninth most stressed-out city, thanks to prolific violent crime on top of a high cost of living.

We'd suggest a two-hour massage, but we know you probably can't afford it? In lieu of that, we've researched some stress-management tips for you to employ. You're welcome.


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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.

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