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5 Best And Worst Cities For Best Work – Life Balance 2019

| Published on August 26, 2019

While living in the 21st century comes with many perks, it also comes with its own set of struggles. One of the most common struggles faced by the people in the age of today is to find and maintain a balance between work and life which is also the direct factor that affects their lifestyle. 

Recognising how important it is to work smarter rather than harder, wireless security developer Kisi conducted a study to determine which cities have achieved the most well-rounded work-life balance.

Analysing a total of 40 cities worldwide, the ‘Cities for the Best Work-Life Balance 2019’ index utilises data on work intensity, institutional support, legislation and liveability to determine which locations offer residents the most holistic balance between life and work.

This index is designed as a guideline for cities to benchmark their ability to support their residents in helping to reduce work-related stress and intensity.

It includes data ranging from the average time of arrival at work, average vacation days taken (compared to those offered), commuting time, as well as access to mental healthcare, gender equality, city stress, air pollutants and more.

These are the top-ranked cities for work–life balance:

1. Helsinki, Finland

2. Munich, Germany

3. Oslo, Norway

4. Hamburg, Germany

5. Stockholm, Sweden

While the lowest-ranked cities for work–life balance were found to be :

1. Houston, US

2. Atlanta, US

3. Buenos Aires, Argentina

4. Tokyo, Japan

5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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