Ed­in­burgh, mis­ery cap­i­tal

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IT’S home to the largest arts fes­ti­val in the world and a bea­con for co­me­di­ans, but it seems laugh­ter is in short sup­ply in Ed­in­burgh.

The Scot­tish cap­i­tal has just been named as the most mis­er­able place to live in the UK.

Just 16 per cent of res­i­dents de­scribe their lives as ‘happy’, favour­ing the word ‘anx­ious’ in­stead. Liver­pool, Southamp­ton and Glas­gow could also be found near the bot­tom of the ta­ble for hap­pi­ness lev­els.

At the other end of the scale, Brighton took the ti­tle of Bri­tain’s hap­pi­ness cen­tre with more than a third of re­spon­dents de­scrib­ing their lives as ‘happy’. The pop­u­lar sea­side re­sort beat Le­ices­ter and Portsmouth to take top spot. Ox­ford, Nor­wich and Bris­tol were also among the top ten hap­pi­est cities to live in.

The study – com­mis­sioned by healthy snack brand 9Nine Su­per Seed – asked 3,000 Bri­tons to con­sider their gen­eral life sat­is­fac­tion and rate how they feel on a scale of one to ten.

Ox­ford topped the life sat­is­fac­tion stakes with a score of 6.72 out of ten. Ed­in­burgh again found it­self last with a life sat­is­fac­tion av­er­age of 5.89.

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