Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vacation Time Around the World

Good.is has another excellent infographic.  This one compares the average work week in hours and number of holidays and mandatory vacation.

Click to Enlarge.  From Good.is.

I made the table which shows the average amount of the 250 Monday-Fridays which are either holidays or mandatory vacation days.  The United States is at the bottom where the ten federal holidays (Americans are lucky if they get Veterans Day or Columbus Day off) make only four percent of the total work year.  Meanwhile, the presumed champion of paid-time off, France, shares the title with Finland and Russia.


Country
% of Work Time Off
United States
4.00%
Canada
7.60%
Belgium
8.00%
Greece
10.00%
Netherlands
11.20%
Ireland
11.60%
Czech Republic
12.00%
Germany
12.00%
New Zealand
12.40%
Hungary
13.20%
Denmark
13.60%
Korea
13.60%
Luxembourg
14.00%
Portugal
14.00%
Japan
14.40%
Poland
14.40%
Spain
14.40%
United Kingdom
14.40%
Austria
15.20%
Finland
16.00%
France
16.00%
Russia
16.00%

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Perhaps it's my Danish roots, but Denmark seems more and more desirable the more I see it listed in things such as this :)