Singapore ranked best city to work from home, fourth most overworked city in the world in 2022

The study considered factors such as work intensity, city liveability and access to healthcare.

Charlotte Chang

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Published: 1 June 2022, 1:57 PM

Singapore has been ranked the best city to work from home in 2022, according to a study by mobile access technology company Kisi.

Using data from international organisations, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), open access surveys, public datasets and crowdsourcing platforms, the study evaluates cities’ work-life balance using factors such as work intensity and city liveability.

Some other factors considered include access to healthcare, as well as COVID-19 impact and support.

Having 52.06 per cent “teleworkable” jobs, Singapore is the only Asian country to make it to the list of top 10 countries to work from home from.

Following closely behind is Washington, USA and Austin, USA with 49.77 per cent and 45.51 per cent remote jobs respectively.


A survey by human resources solutions agency Randstad found that 41 per cent of workers in Singapore would give up a bigger bonus to continue remote working. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/ONG XYNTHEA


Singapore was also ranked the fourth most overworked city in the world, with 16.9 per cent of the population feeling overworked.

Other cities in the top five most overworked cities include Dubai in first place, Hong Kong in second place, Kuala Lumpur in third place and Montevideo in fifth place.

Singapore is also ranked fifth for COVID-19 support with a score of 95.1 points, and also topped the city safety chart with 100 points.

Singapore’s work-life balance has received a total score of 85.66 points out of 100, and sits at 45th place. This is a drop from 2021, where Singapore was much higher on the list at 18th place.

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