Another American city where employees love to live in is Portland, Oregon. Kisi claims to have taken into consideration many factors including the amount of time an employee devotes to his job and commuting.
For workers, the best city is the one that gives a sense of safety in addition to offering generous health and welfare programs.
The US silicon cities of Seattle and San Francisco are ranked 20th and 22th, respectively, on the index.
Topping the list is Oslo, capital of Norway, which, according to the report, suffered the least disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The other US cities that won a place on the index include Washington, Chicago, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Boston, New York City, and New Orleans.
Only two Latin American cities have managed to earn a place on the index top 50 cities, which are Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires.
Kisi says it chose the best cities on the basis of their implementation of smarter working policies.
Considering the report, the following factors make a city successful at achieving a work-life balance:
- Work-Intensity: hours worked & commute/week, minimum vacations offered (days), vacations taken (days), and paid parental leave (days).
- Society & Institutions: social spending, healthcare, access to mental healthcare, inclusivity & tolerance.
- City Livability: affordability, happiness, culture & leisure, safety, green spaces, weather, and air quality.