The list of the world’s healthiest cities have seen Asian cities dominating the rankings, closely followed by Europe and North America. 

Travel Supermarket calculated the world’s healthiest cities based on a few key criteria: number of spas, gym and fitness centres, yoga and pilates centres, health food shops, vegan option restaurants, parks/green space, average sunlight hours and cost of a one-night stay.

The following cities made the top 20:

  1. Paris, France
  2. Chiang Mai, Thailand
  3. Barcelona, Spain
  4. Pattaya, Thailand
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Miami, United States
  7. San Francisco, United States
  8. Lisbon, Portugal
  9. Denpasar, Indonesia
  10. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Copenhagen, Denmark
  12. Milan, Italy
  13. Nice, France
  14. Doha, Qatar
  15. Washington DC, United States
  16. Tel Aviv, Israel
  17. New York City, United States
  18. Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  19. Macau, Macau
  20. Las Vegas, United States

Click here to see the full list of the world’s top 50 healthiest cities.

While the United States has the most cities (six) in the top 50, achieving a top ranking is perhaps more impressive for smaller countries like Thailand and Greece, which respectively have four and three cities in the list.

As far as the top five go, spa experiences, access to healthy food and green spaces are some of the factors that propel these cities forward.

Australia is the only continent that is not featured in the list.