If you're looking for a stress-free holiday, it seems Germany is the place to be.

In Zipjet's 2017 global ranking of the least- and most-stressful cities, four of the 10 least-stressful locations were German centres.

Munich, home to the world famous Oktoberfest, was also in the top ten. Photo / Getty Images
Munich, home to the world famous Oktoberfest, was also in the top ten. Photo / Getty Images

Stuttgart, in southern Germany was named the world's least-stressful city, with Hannover in third place, Munich in fifth and Hamburg in ninth place.

The rankings were calculated by analysing data related to a number of factors, including each city's level of noise, air and light pollution, average levels of unemployment and debt per capita, how densely populated each city is, the percentage of green space available and how satisfied residents were with public transport options.

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Perceptions of security and the mental and physical health of each city's population were also taken into account.

The five least-stressful cities were all located in Europe, with Luxembourg in second place and Bern, Switzerland in fourth.

In fact, the only non-European city in the top ten was Sydney, Australia, which appeared in eighth place.

You can't beat Wellington on a good day - and the capital beat Auckland in the stress stakes. Photo / Getty Images
You can't beat Wellington on a good day - and the capital beat Auckland in the stress stakes. Photo / Getty Images

While their residents are more stressed out than the Sydneysiders, two Kiwi cities also made the top twenty — Wellington appeared at number 13 and Auckland at 17.

On the other end of the spectrum, the five most-stressful cities in the world were Baghdad in Iraq, Kabul in Afghanistan, Lagos in Nigeria, Dakar in Senegal and Cairo, Egypt.

Baghdad is the most stressful city in the world. Photo / Getty Images
Baghdad is the most stressful city in the world. Photo / Getty Images

However, a stressed-out city doesn't necessarily make for a bad tourist experience — many destinations popular with international travellers appeared towards the end of the list, including Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (119), Athens, Greece (121) and Buenos Aires in Argentina (116).

The 2017 Global Least & Most Stressful Cities Ranking

Top ten least stressful

1.

Stuttgart, Germany

2.

Luxumbourg, Luxumbourg

3.

Hannover, Germany

4.

Bern, Switzerland

5.

Munich, Germany

6.

Bordeaux, France

7.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

8.

Sydney, Australia

9.

Hamburg, Germany

10.

Graz, Austria

Top ten most stressful
1. Baghdad, Iraq
2. Kabul, Afghanistan
3. Lagos, Nigeria
4. Dakar, Senegal
5. Cairo, Egypt
6. Tehran, Iran
7. Dhaka, Bangledash
8. Karachi, Pakistan
9. New Dehli, India
10. Manila, Phillippines