Best cities to work and be a parent at the same time
In some cases, the extension of paternity leave depends not on national legislation, but on state legislation or even on the decision made at the city level.
The ranking of the 100 cities with the best work-life balance was recently issued, made by the Kisi company . To make the list, the number of days of paternity leave was taken into account, among other criteria.
In first place was Helsinki, Finland, where parental leave is 1,190 days with pay. It is important to mention that, in this case, these days are divided between the mother and the father. The measure aims to increase birth rates, while protecting the environment in which young children grow up. In the rest of Finland, parental leave is three weeks.
In Budapest, parental leave is 1,127 days. However, in the rest of Hungary, according to OECD data, the leave of paid days for being a father is only one week. Also, the minimum number of vacations here is 20 days a year.
Tokyo, Japan is the 14th city with the best work-life balance. The leave for having a child is up to 770 days. In the case of men, it is provided that the father can stay at home until his son is one year old, enjoying a salary of between 50% and 67% of his real salary.
It is the best city in the world to balance life and work, according to the Kisi ranking. Well, in addition to having 707 days of parental leave, you have a minimum of 25 vacation days a year. In addition, in this city up to 41.72% of jobs have the option of working remotely (remote work).