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San Antonians Aren't That Stressed, According to Study 

click to enlarge NAN PALMERO
  • Nan Palmero
San Antonio was ranked as one of the top 100 most stressed cities in America in WalletHub’s study, but was ranked low considering its size.

Out of 182 cities, San Antonio was listed as the 88th most stressed with relatively-high levels of work pressure, financial instability, family issues and health & safety concerns.

To determine the ranking, WalletHub compared the four categories of stress in each location – including 150 of the most populated U.S. cities and at least two of the most populated cities in each state.

WalletHub then compared the categories using 37 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest levels of stress.

San Antonio's scores are as follows:
  • Work Stress: 94
  • Financial Stress: 120
  • Family Stress: 73
  • Health & Safety Stress 80
So what does this mean? San Antonians are more stressed about work and health/safety more than finances. Yet we're most stressed about family, which could easily relate to the three other categories.

Considering that San Antonio is one of the most populated metro areas, ranking at 88 is pretty low. Though we all deal with the burden of day-to-day life, it must be the margs that help us wind down and keep the stress away.

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