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Workplace Burnout: Cities Around The World With The Most And Least Stressed Out Employees, 2020

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MOVE over New York and New Delhi – Japan’s capital city of Tokyo has been named the city with the highest levels of workplace burnout for 2020, according to a new study. Mumbai, India’s financial capital ranked number 2 on the list, ahead of South Korea’s capital city of Seoul (No. 3); the mystical city of Istanbul in Turkey (No. 4); and Philippine capital Manila (No. 5).

Jakarta, Hanoi, Taipei, and Los Angeles round out the list at six, seven, eight, nine and ten, respectively. The majority of cities in the top ten were located in Asia. Three US cities—Los Angeles (#9), Chicago (#12) and New York (#17)—ranked among the top 20 cities with the highest levels of workplace burnout.

To identify cities around the world with the most and least stressed-out employees, Savvy Sleeper conducted a study of 69 cities from 53 countries. The study looked to key work and health-related categories to standardize the research, including percentage of population sleeping less than seven hours a night, percentage of population working more than 48 hours a week, time spent in traffic, mental health disorders and prevalence, lack of motivation at work, employee “presenteeism” and productivity, lack of vacation days, annual work hours and percentage of stressed-out Glassdoor reviews.

Workplace Burned-Out: The World's Most Stressed-Out Cities, Ranked

RankCityCountry
1TokyoJapan
2MumbaiIndia
3SeoulSouth Korea
4IstanbulTurkey
5ManilaPhilippines
6JakartaIndonesia
7HanoiVietnam
8TaipeiTaiwan
9Los AngelesUnited States
10Buenos AiresArgentina
11SydneyAustralia
12ChicagoUnited States
13Kuala LumpurMalaysia
14LondonUnited Kingdom
15BogotaColombia
16BeijingChina
17New YorkUnited States
18JohannesburgSouth Africa
19AucklandNew Zealand
20Hong KongHong Kong
21RomeItaly
22ShanghaiChina
23TorontoCanada
24BangkokThailand
25NairobiKenya
26San FranciscoUnited States
27MiamiUnited States
28New DelhiIndia
29AthensGreece
30Mexico CityMexico
31StockholmSweden
32MontrealCanada
33LisbonPortugal
34Santiago de ChileChile
35BudapestHungary
36MilanItaly
37BratislavaSlovakia
38KievUkraine
39Sao PauloBrazil
40MoscowRussia
41Rio de JaneiroBrazil
42ParisFrance
43DubaiUAE
44DublinIreland
45WarsawPoland
46HelsinkiFinland
47Saint PetersburgRussia
48LimaPeru
49VilniusLithuania
50MunichGermany
51GenevaSwitzerland
52BrusselsBelgium
53LyonFrance
54ViennaAustria
55LagosNigeria
56ZurichSwitzerland
57BerlinGermany
58MadridSpain
59RigaLatvia
60PragueCzech Republic
61FrankfurtGermany
62BucharestRomania
63AmsterdamNetherlands
64BarcelonaSpain
65CopenhagenDenmark
66SofiaBulgaria
67OsloNorway
68LjubljanaSlovenia
69TallinnEstonia

On the other end of the spectrum, Tallinn has been named the city with the lowest levels of workplace burnout for 2020. The Motor City was joined by Ljubljana, Oslo, Sofia, and Copenhagen, as the top five cities with the least-stressed employees.

Mindy Wright

Mindy Wright

Deputy Commissioning Editor
Mindy Wright is CEOWORLD magazine's Deputy Commissioning Editor, and leads global newsroom coverage and management. She oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. She has reported from more than 15 countries across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas. She has advised CEOs, investors, boards, and high-profile industry leaders on a wide range of issues impacting the global business landscape. She can be reached on email mindy-wright@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.