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Number Of Hours People Work Around The World

Joan Faus Vitoria, the mayor of Ador in Valencia, Spain has introduced a law to allow its residents to take a three hour nap every afternoon between 2pm and 5pm. Which makes their 9 hours work hours cut to 6 hours! Ever wondered how many hours people put in at work around the world? Here’s a look at the scene of 11 countries across the globe.

1. Sweden

sweden

Sweden introduced a six-hour working day and slashed two hours from its regular eight-hour working model. The Swedish government conducted an experiment to test the new working model in order to see whether it would translate into higher productivity per hour and fewer sick days. How we wish the Indian government would implement this work model!

2. Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan follows the Indian work model of 8 hours per day. There are 14 public holidays and a one weekly holiday granted to workers.

3. Israel

Israel

Israelis work 5 days a week, that is from Sunday-Thursday. 

4. Belgium

Belgium

The traditional five-day working week, with an hour off for lunch, generally applies to most Belgian companies.

5. Cameroon

cameroon

This African country has long working hours. 

6. Denmark

denmark

Women work an average of 35 hours a week compared to 41 hours a week worked by men in Denmark.

7. Spain

spain

Including the siestas, the working hours in Spain normally get stretched to 9 hours.

8. Italy

Italy

A typical week’s working hours in Italy is from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm, from Monday to Friday.

9. Germany

Germany

The average work hours in Germany are 35 hours per week.

10. Saudi Arabia

saudi arabia

Since a lot of workers here are migrants, they have to work for long, taxing hours in Saudi Arabia.

11. Mexico

mexico

Mexicans work hard by putting in 10 hours, five days a week.

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