The Best and Worst Cities To Live in For Tech Workers, Based on Rent and Commute

An anonymous reader shares a report: Most cities with a cluster of tech companies can offer those workers either a short commute or low rents — but not both, according to a study by property consultancy Savills. Berlin is the exception to that rule. Savills found that the German capital offers tech workers some of the lowest rents and among the shortest commutes of 22 cities it surveyed. Commuting is a hugely important factor for worker satisfaction. One study, by the UK’s Office of National Statistics, found that each additional minute of commuting increased workers’ anxiety and reduced their satisfaction with life. Based on how long it takes to get to work. The five best cities are: Austin (16 mins), Melbourne, Stockholm, Berlin, and Tokyo (24 mins).Five worst cities: Bengaluru (47 mins), Hong Kong, Seattle, Seoul, and Toronto (40 mins). Based on how much tech workers pay in rent. Best cities: Seoul ($153), Santiago, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Cape Town ($192).Five worst cities: San Francisco (with $775.45), New York, Boston, London, and Singapore ($488.16).

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