Countries with Longest & Shortest Working Hours

We all know if a country has to succeed then its need a strong work ethics. You cannot prosper if you don’t have fixed working hours.

Around the world different countries have different working hours. Some countries work less and some work more.

It is usually said that Americans work more than European because Europe is a socialist economy and they are very lazy people.

However, reality is known when we get into the data and facts. Therefore we wrote this article to tell you working hours in different countries of the world.

First we look at the top 10 countries with longest working hours and then top 10 with shortest working hours.

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Top 10 Countries with Longest Working Hours

1. Mexico

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 2226
  • Average hours worked per week: 43.4
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $19

2. South Korea

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 2164
  • Average hours worked per week: 45
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $29

3. Greece

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 2033
  • Average hours worked per week: 42
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $35

4. Chile

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 2030
  • Average hours worked per week: 39
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $27

5. Poland

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1929
  • Average hours worked per week: 41
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $28

6. Israel

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1912
  • Average hours worked per week: 39
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $34

7. Estonia

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1890
  • Average hours worked per week: 41
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $27

8. Hungary

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1889
  • Average hours worked per week: 40
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $28.5

9. Turkey

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1855
  • Average hours worked per week: 49
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $29

10. Russia

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1790
  • Average hours worked per week: 38
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $24

In the developed world you might see South Korea is the most hardworking country compared to others.

Top 10 Countries with Shortest Working Hours

1. Netherlands

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1381
  • Average hours worked per week: 26.6
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour:$33

2. Germany

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1397
  • Average hours worked per week: 26.9
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $37

3. Norway

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1420
  • Average hours worked per week: 27.3
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $34

4. France

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1479
  • Average hours worked per week: 28.4
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $35

5. Ireland

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1529
  • Average hours worked per week: 29.4
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $36

6. Denmark

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1546
  • Average hours worked per week: 29.7
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $36

7. Belgium

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1574
  • Average hours worked per week: 30.3
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $33

8. Luxemburg

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1609
  • Average hours worked per week: 30.9
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $37

9. Sweden

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1621
  • Average hours worked per week: 31.2
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $35

10. Slovenia

  • Average annual hours worked per worker: 1640
  • Average hours worked per week: 31.5
  • Ratio of Productivity to country’s GDP per each hour: $34

In developed world Netherland is the country with shortest working hours. Hence we conclude in developed world South Korea works hard and Netherland is quite lazy.

Now these were top 10 countries with longest and shortest working hours.

Where does India stand? Although there is no correct data for working hours but average hours worked per week by a worker is around 42 hours to 48 hours.

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