08 Jan Madison tops cities with the best work-life balance in SmartAsset study
Madison, Wisconsin takes the top spot in SmartAsset study on the best cities for work-life balance. It ranks in the top 10% of the study for six out of the 10 metrics considered.
To find the cities with the best work-life balance, SmartAsset compared data for the 100 largest cities across the following 10 metrics: entertainment establishment density, dining establishment density, bar density, housing costs as a percentage of income, average number of weeks worked per year, average number of hours worked per week, average commute time, percentage of workers with commutes over an hour, unemployment rate and labor force participation rate.
Five cities in this year’s study were in the top 10 in both our study from last year as well as the year before: Madison, Wisconsin; Lincoln, Nebraska; Lexington, Kentucky; Columbus, Ohio and Omaha, Nebraska.
For details on data sources and how they put all the information together to create our final rankings, check out the Data and Methodology section in the linked article.