The latest ranking of the happiest cities in China in 2023, puts Hefei at 4th place. Nanjing topped the list, followed by Hangzhou and Changsha . The 5-10 places are Zhoushan, Wuhu, Suzhou, Ningbo, Dalian and Zhuhai.
According to the article, the list builds an urban happiness index system of evaluation based on 13 indexes, including economic environment, social environment and ecological environment, and objectively ranks 337 prefecture-level cities in China.
Nanjing, Hangzhou and Changsha are the three happiest cities , while Hefei, Zhoushan, Wuhu, Suzhou, Ningbo, Dalian and Zhuhai are in the top 10. Nanchang, Wuhan, Hohhot, Chengdu and other provincial capitals, Qingdao and other separately listed cities, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Beijing four first-tier cities, Wuxi and other developed prefectural cities entered the top 20.
Specifically for Anhui, a total of three cities into the top 50, of which Hefei ranked fourth, Wuhu ranked sixth, Chuzhou ranked 33rd.
Hefei and Wuhu, the top 10 cities in the list, are also analyzed from the perspectives of economic environment, social environment and happiness index of ecological environment.