| Toronto ranked 13th best city in the world for work-life balance|
The average Toronto office employee gets to work around 9:13 a.m., spends just over 40 hours on the job per week, takes 15 paid vacation days per year and spends roughly 80 minutes of every day commuting.
This, according to a newly-published analysis based on data from labour organizations, government statistical departments, census bureaus and private intelligence firms.
Kisi, an American access control system developer, just released its own ranking of "Cities for the Best Work-Life Balance" in 2019 as "a guideline for cities to benchmark their ability to support the fulfillment of residents' lives."
A total of 40 cities were chosen for the ranking, all of them "in-demand metropolises" with an abundance of reliable data available to researchers.
Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa are all represented on the list in terms of Canadian cities, all of them with remarkably similar scores across many of the 20 factors used by Kisi to determine "work-life balance."
With a total score of 72.55 out of 100, Vancouver edged out both Ottawa and Toronto, which boasted scores of 72.11 and 63.55 respectively.
Much of this has to do with Toronto's longer commute times, high "city stress" score and lower rates of access to outdoor spaces.
Sandra P. 8/7/2019