|Firework displays at Hoan Kiem Lake in Ha Noi. The city has been named the fourth happiest city in the Asia-Pacific region, behind Bangalore (India), Jakarta (Indonesia) and New Delhi (India). — VNA/VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi has been named the fourth happiest city in the Asia-Pacific region, behind Bangalore (India), Jakarta (Indonesia) and New Delhi (India).
HCM City ranked eighth in the list.
The MasterCard survey's result was based on the answers of 9,000 people in 33 cities of 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region. They gave answers about their satisfaction on several different topics including: job and financial situation, safety, satisfaction in life and personal happiness.
According to Georgette Tan, head of the communication bureau of MasterCard Asia-Pacific, many people think that economic development will help reduce pressure in life.
However, MasteCard's Happy City Index showed that people in developed countries feel big pressure at work and at home. Meanwhile, inhabitants in developed and developing countries are still happy with their life. — VNS