Seoul, Korea is the happiest city in the world because it is wealthy, healthy, relatively crime-free, and looks after its citizens.

That is according to a new report by design and consultancy firm Arcadis, which assesses and then ranks 100 major cities in the world across a few indexes.

In its “people sub-index” it assesses:

Income inequality
Crime
Education
Work-life balance
Health
Affordability

Arcadis found that the Korean government’s focus on excellent health and education helped propel Seoul to the number one spot.

“The [government’s] program also includes urban planning policies to strengthen the city’s identity, global competitiveness, development direction and innovation in the living environment for citizens,” says Arcadis in the report… see more

source: businessinsider