According to a survey of 10,000 people in 29 countries from market research company GFK Custom Research, San Francisco ranks as the seventh happiest city in the world. It’s the only U.S. city to crack the Top 10 list, and its exalted position is based largely on residents’ access to shopping centers. The Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index is based on perception. Not surprisingly, rich people are happier than poor people, but social supports and personal freedom really matter in the equation. The accompanying infographic breaks down the ten happiest cities in the world.
Source: The Ten Happiest Cities in the World by Ariel Schwartz, Fast Company,