Sydney takes out #2 spot as least stressed city worldwide

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Too blessed to be stressed? Sydney ranks number two out of 40 as the least stressed city worldwide.

Mobile access technology company Kisi has released a study examining which cities around the world promote the most holistic work-life balance.

The study narrowed down the top 40 in-demand metropolises worldwide. Each city’s overall work-life score was evaluated based on a series of factors related to the amount of time a person dedicates to their job, such as: total working hours, commuting, vacation days taken and paid maternal leave.

Other indicators taken into account were: lifestyle patterns, overall happiness and freedom which were measured by whether residents can enjoy their surrounding environment after office hours.

Who topped the ranks?

 Top least stressed cities:

  1. Munich, Germany
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Hamburg, Germany

 Melbourne ranked #8.

 Top cities with the best work- life balance:

  1. Helsinki, Finland
  2. Munich, Germany
  3. Oslo, Norway

Sydney ranked #15 out of 40 on this list.

Most over-worked cities:

  1. Tokyo, Japan
  2. Singapore, Singapore
  3. Washington D.C., USA

Top cities with the best access to mental healthcare:

  1. Oslo, Norway
  2. Zurich, Switzerland
  3. Paris, France

Melbourne ranked #9 and Sydney ranked #10.