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:
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