Travel TrendsTopping the 2022 charts are European cities, while several cities in Asia took top spots for other areas.

World's best and worst cities for work-life balance

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Oslo topped the world as the city with the most holistic work-life balance.
Oslo topped the world as the city with the most holistic work-life balance. Photo Credit: Gettyimages/william87

Oslo took the crown as the city with the most holistic work-life balance, followed by Bern and Helsinki, according to a 2022 study on modern work culture by mobile access technology company Kisi.

The top 10 cities with the most work-life balance were mostly located in Europe, with the exception of Ottawa (7th) and Sydney (8th).

Conversely, Cape Town, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur ranked the lowest.

While Singapore took the middle ground for work-life balance, at the 45th position out of 100 cities, the country came in first with the greatest number of jobs that can be performed remotely (52.06%).

This was followed by Washington (49.77%) and Austin (45.51%). Bangkok, Sao Paulo and Cape Town had the lowest percentage of remote jobs.

Cities with the most overworked population comprises Dubai, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. On the other hand, inhabitants of Amsterdam, Buenos Aires and Sydney overwork the least (under 10%).

Kisi shortlisted 100 in-demand metropolises known for attracting professionals and families for the work opportunities, and analysed factors based on work intensity, institutional support, legislation, and liveability, among others.

See the full list here.

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