New York and London Plunge in the Best Cities for Work-Life Balance List - but Switzerland Has Three in the Top 10

June 6, 2022
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The pandemic and remote work have ignited the conversations around burnout and work-life balance. Fortune has shared the results of a recent study that looks at the best cities to live when it comes to work-life balance. The best city for work-life balance: Oslo. The most overworked? Dubai. And Switzerland has three cities in the Top 10! 

That’s according to a study released on Wednesday by mobile access technology company Kisi, which looked at factors including work intensity and city livability as well as quality health care, affordable cost-of-living, and ample time off.

While a typical worker in Helsinki — number three for work- life balance on the list —  takes a full month of paid vacation every year, for example, the norm in Los Angeles is just one week.

For many, the pandemic has been a time to rethink priorities and make big leaps — like moving to a new city. And as the labor market continues to run hot, return-to-office plans across industries have faltered.

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