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Lynchburg Rated #19!
NerdWallet, a personal finance website based in San Francisco, recently conducted a study to find the best cities for work-life balance—and Lynchburg made the list at #19!
Americans spend more time at the office than most workers in other countries. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, people in the U.S. work an average of 1,790 hours a year—311 hours more than employees in France, where workers put in about 1,479 hours a year. All that work can take a toll, so NerdWallet decided to find the best places for work-life balance based on the following criteria:
Mean weekly hours worked
Mean travel time to work
Median earnings for full-time, year-round workers
Median gross rent
NerdWallet determined that Lynchburg is the 19th best city for work-life balance in the nation. The mean travel time to work in Lynchburg is 16.9 minutes and residents work an average of 35.3 hours per week.
“Lynchburg is a great place to balance your career and personal life,” said NerdWallet analyst Divya Raghavan. “Residents of the city enjoy an affordable cost of living, short commute times, and reasonable working hours.”
Read the full study online. For more information about NerdWallet, visit NerdWallet.com/cities.