Employees who proved they were able to perform their jobs remotely were encouraged to push back against the company’s return-to-office orders. In April, JP Morgan Chase was forced to modify its recently implemented order for workers to return to the office after some employees objected to it.

The availability of remote work has recently emerged as an important factor in work-life balance for employees in job categories that allow them to work from home.

The number of paid vacation days, the availability of work, and the amount of local culture and leisure activities are some of the factors contributing to a positive work-life balance.

According to the report Cities with the Best Work-Life Balance 2022, 50 cities have the best work life balance. The report ranked 51 U.S. cities and 49 global cities for work-life balance based on 19 measures, including work intensity, society and institutions, and city liveability. According to Kisi, the data was obtained from international organizations, NGOs, open access datasets and public surveys. National statistics inferred significant outliers and missing data at city level.

13 U.S. cities are among the top 50 in the world, but none is better than 32nd place. Seattle is the top-ranked US city for work-life balance. Portland, Oregon, has a score of 88.6. U.S. cities have fewer paid parental leave days and lower health care scores than European cities.

Germany has nine cities on the list, all of which are ranked better than 26th. There are three Switzerland cities on the list. Canada has four cities on the list, all of which are 30th or better. Workers in German and Swiss cities get at least 20 days of vacation, while workers in Canadian and German cities get at least 368 days of paid parental leave. Swiss and Canadian cities have high health care scores.

Only two of the leading 50 cities for work-life balance are located in Asia, Tokyo and Singapore.

Workers in the U.K. cities get at least 28 days of vacation. The most paid parental leave days for working parents in the reviewed cities were in Helsinki. The quality of health care, culture, and leisure activities are all found in Bern, Switzerland.

The cities with the best work-life balance are listed here.

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