Study: While Oslo tops the list of world cities with the best work-life balance, KL is at the very bottom with the most overworked people
Kisi’s study found that Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur were identified as the three places where people are most overworked, as opposed to Amsterdam, Buenos Aires and Sydney. — Photo by Firdaus Latif
Wednesday 08 June 2022 23:02 MYT
PARIS, June 8 — The various crises currently facing the world can impact the social and economic organization of the countries of the world, particularly in the area of work.
This concludes the research conducted by Kisi, which ranks the world cities offering the best work-life balance. The ranking takes into account criteria such as inflation, the fallout from the war in Ukraine and the impact of the pandemic.
The study, which identifies the world’s cities with the best work-life balance, is based on an analysis of three main categories: work intensity, society and institutions, and quality of life. urban.
More than a hundred criteria in total were taken into account, including remote jobs, the minimum number of vacation days offered, working hours and unemployment rates, but also broader criteria such as affordability, air quality, well-being and fitness.
“This study aims to go beyond generic measures such as the cost of living while examining how working and living conditions have changed in global cities during the pandemic, and now in the context of rising inflation. and the war in Ukraine”, explains Kisi, the cloud-access control specialist who compiled this ranking.
With an average of 25 vacation days per year and 707 days of parental leave, the Norwegian capital Oslo tops the list. It thus overtakes Helsinki (3rd place), which took first place in the 2021 Kisi ranking. The Swiss capital Bern is in second place.
At the bottom of the list are Cape Town (South Africa), Dubai (United Arab Emirates) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), the lowest ranked cities in the study. Paris obtained an overall score of 28/100 and thus fell one place compared to last year (28th).
Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur have been identified as the three places where people are most overworked, as opposed to Amsterdam, Buenos Aires and Sydney.
When it comes to remote work, Singapore has the highest proportion of jobs that can be done remotely (52%). The Thai capital Bangkok, on the other hand, has the lowest share (17%).
The survey was conducted in 49 cities around the world, as well as 51 cities in the United States.
Data for this study comes from international organizations, NGO reports, open-access datasets, public surveys, and crowdsourcing platforms. — Studio ETX