Copenhagen is the healthiest city in the world

Copenhagen tops CNN’s 2014 list of the world’s healthiest cities.

The CNN report highlights Copenhagen’s work-life balance, the city’s “relaxed atmosphere”, high levels of trust as well as its bicycling culture as some of the main reasons why Copenhagen earns the spot as the healthiest city in the world:

  • Just 2% of employees in Copenhagen work 40 hours a week or more, according to an OECD report, freeing them up to spend time with family, join organised sports, volunteer or participate in other community programs.
  • The city has 249 miles of bike paths, which makes bicycling an easy and safe option. Nearly half of commuters in Copenhagen travel to work or school by bike each day.

  • By 2015, all residents must be able to reach a park or beach by foot in less than 15 minutes, according to a new official municipal policy. 

  • 69% of residents in Copenhagen say they can count on someone if they are in need.

The other nine countries on CNN’s list are: Okinawa, Monte Carlo, Vancouver, Melbourne, New York, Jonkoping, Havana, Singapore and Napa.

Please read more about the 10 healthiest cities in the world here.