Asian cities with the worst work life balance

Expert Market, the online B2B marketplace, looked at 71 business hubs and cities around the world, to get a sense of which places provided the best/worst work life balance.

Many of the Asia cities did not fare too well on this measure.

In fact, 6 out of the 10 worst cities in the world, from a work life balance perspective, are in Asia. Hong Kong took the spot for the city with the worst work life balance, followed by Mumbai.

City Average Annual Working Hours Average Annual Vacation Days
Bogot√° 2,096.30 15
Jakarta 2,101.80 12
Taipei 2,140.60 12.9
Nairobi 2,184.10 22.3
Dubai 2,186.10 30
Bangkok 2,191.30 8.8
New Delhi 2,214.10 26
Mexico City 2,260.90 17.3
Mumbai (Bombay) 2,276.60 21.4
Hong Kong 2606 17.2

In case you’re wondering, here are the cities with the best work life balance globally. All the cities in the top 10 are in Europe.

City Average Annual Working Hours Average Annual Vacation Days
Paris 1,603.80 29.3
Lyon 1,630.60 28.5
Moscow 1,646.50 30.9
Helsinki 1,659.20 28.8
Vienna 1,678.20 27
Milan 1,691.20 25.5
Copenhagen 1,697.50 25
Luxembourg 1,702.90 31.9
Vilnius 1,716.20 30.4
Brussels 1,717.10 18

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