Tourism

Australians lagging behind when it comes to number of vacation days

New research shows Australians are taking far fewer vacation days than many key international cities.

Research carried out by Kisi placed Sydney in 15th place, when it came to work-life balance, based of vacation days taken, paid maternal and paternal leave, minutes commuted, access to mental healthcare, stress, air pollution and leisure time.

Helsinki came out on top followed by Munich, Oslo and Hamburg. Melbourne came in at number 18, and Kuala Lumpur came dead last of the 40 cities ranked.

Sydney and Melbourne both took an average of 13.9 days of vacation time, of the average 20 days offered by both cities.

Workers living in Barcelona took the most vacation days with an average of 30.5, followed by Parisians who took 30 and those from Munich who took 29.7.

On the flip side, Sydney ranked second on Kisi’s list of top 10 least stressed cities, which we can’t account for seeing as we’re still coming to terms with the prospect of only taking 13.9 days to go on vacation a year.

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