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Survey: Life is hard in the Big Easy

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New Orleans is ranked as one of the 10 most stressed out cities in the U.S. (Source: John Snell) New Orleans is ranked as one of the 10 most stressed out cities in the U.S. (Source: John Snell)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

Despite the area's laid back culture, New Orleans ranks as one of the country's most stressed cities.

The Big Easy came in at number eight, according to CNN Money. The rankings are based on several factors, including commute times, how much people work, and more.

The survey listed New Orleans' stress factors as unhealthy lifestyles and high crime rates. The Crescent City's "Zen" factors include plenty of jobs and a low cost of living.

The entire list:

1. New York

2. Detroit

3. Los Angeles

4. Riverside/San Bernardino

5. Houston

6. Chicago

7. Miami

8. New Orleans

9. Atlanta

10. Memphis

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