Hardworking cities: Investment bank UBS has released a list of cities with highest average annual work hours as part of its ‘Global Wealth Management study’. There were two Indian cities — Mumbai and Delhi — among the top 10. In fact, Mumbai topped the list with 3,315 average annual work hours — that’s a whopping 12.8 hours a day if one assumes a five-day work week and 10.6 hours a day if it is a six-day work week.
If you have ever been in Mumbai or have a closed one living there, you must have observed that it’s one of the busiest cities in India. Often known as the city that never sleeps, Mumbai boats of one of the most hardworking and ambitious people.
The study has claimed that Mumbaikars work for an average 3315 hours a year followed by cities like Hanoi, Mexico City, New Delhi, Bagota and Dubai.
As part of its Price And Earnings 2018 report, UBS did the research on 77 cities around the world keeping a number of parameters in mind which also included average annual working hours.
The study has also revealed that the employees in cities like Helsinki, Moscow, Copenhagen, Paris, Rome and Lagos worked the fewest hours.
India’s financial capital’s average was also 23 per cent more than Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, the second city on the list. Some wondered if the work hours also factored in commute time because an average Mumbaikar spends more than two hours every day to commuting office.
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