Average Workweek by Country

The average workweek greatly differs across the globe, from twenty hours to almost fifty hours a week. While the length of a work week varies based on the industry or occupation, countries will also have different work/life balances that result in longer or shorter work weeks, this can be due to a number of things. For example, in nations with extremely hot climates it is normal to see employees at midday, as temperatures peak, to rest and stay and wait out the heat. These work weeks do not include days off, overtime pay, or parental leave.

Because of philosophical differences between countries, it can be difficult to compare the average work week between countries. Moreover, countries that are less developed often have a longer work week because of their need to stimulate growth in their economy. On the other hand, more developed countries often have a shorter average work week as less work is required to maintain its economy. However, a recent trend has emerged seeing developed nations average hourly work week increase, as wage stagnation and increased living costs is causing more people to work longer hours, but this has not correlated in increased productivity and overall GDP growth.

Learn for yourself how the average workweek compares by country in the map and charts.

Average Working Hours by Country

Armenia - Average Working Hours

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40.42

#26 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$408

#44 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$5.87

#95 in the World

Australia - Average Working Hours

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28.8

#75 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$2,060

#2 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$48.73

#10 in the World

Austria - Average Working Hours

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36.48

#61 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$50.1

#8 in the World

Belarus - Average Working Hours

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38.85

#47 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$19.03

#39 in the World

Belgium - Average Working Hours

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37.27

#54 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,927

#5 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$45.6

#14 in the World

Bolivia - Average Working Hours

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43

#13 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$10.24

#67 in the World

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Average Working Hours

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40.76

#27 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$20.11

#37 in the World

Botswana - Average Working Hours

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46.55

#4 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$4.56

#104 in the World

Brazil - Average Working Hours

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39.23

#36 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$427

#41 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$12.75

#58 in the World

Brunei - Average Working Hours

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44.36

#8 in the World

Bulgaria - Average Working Hours

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40.42

#28 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$764

#32 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$18.63

#41 in the World

Canada - Average Working Hours

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35.76

#68 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,593

#10 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$51.58

#7 in the World

Chile - Average Working Hours

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41.37

#22 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$17.62

#45 in the World

Colombia - Average Working Hours

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44.38

#9 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$577

#34 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$8.84

#78 in the World

Costa Rica - Average Working Hours

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42.12

#17 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$14.71

#52 in the World

Croatia - Average Working Hours

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39.69

#37 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,059

#23 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$21.75

#36 in the World

Cyprus - Average Working Hours

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39.13

#38 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,325

#14 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$37.94

#23 in the World

Czech Republic - Average Working Hours

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40.07

#29 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$996

#24 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$29.44

#29 in the World

Denmark - Average Working Hours

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33.48

#72 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$49.27

#9 in the World

Dominican Republic - Average Working Hours

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41.86

#23 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$11.7

#62 in the World

Ecuador - Average Working Hours

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35.28

#69 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$9.43

#70 in the World

Estonia - Average Working Hours

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38.05

#48 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$954

#26 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$31.98

#27 in the World

Finland - Average Working Hours

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36.79

#62 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$45.79

#15 in the World

France - Average Working Hours

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37.43

#55 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,843

#6 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$45.6

#16 in the World

Georgia - Average Working Hours

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42.53

#18 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$20

#50 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$6.21

#91 in the World

Germany - Average Working Hours

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34.89

#71 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,948

#4 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$47.86

#13 in the World

Greece - Average Working Hours

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41.76

#24 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,207

#17 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$19.94

#40 in the World

Honduras - Average Working Hours

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38.39

#49 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$5.66

#98 in the World

Hungary - Average Working Hours

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39.37

#39 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$972

#25 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$23.48

#35 in the World

Iceland - Average Working Hours

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37.75

#56 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$53.88

#6 in the World

Indonesia - Average Working Hours

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24.99

#76 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$5.24

#99 in the World

Iran - Average Working Hours

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45.64

#6 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$10.46

#68 in the World

Ireland - Average Working Hours

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36.86

#63 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,713

#9 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$44.78

#17 in the World

Israel - Average Working Hours

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40.87

#30 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$31.23

#28 in the World

Italy - Average Working Hours

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36.92

#64 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$36.73

#24 in the World

Jamaica - Average Working Hours

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43.96

#14 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$7.85

#87 in the World

Jordan - Average Working Hours

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47.46

#3 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$8.95

#79 in the World

Kosovo - Average Working Hours

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43.51

#15 in the World

Kyrgyzstan - Average Working Hours

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39.4

#40 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$93

#49 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$5.34

#101 in the World

Latvia - Average Working Hours

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38.7

#50 in the World

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$767

#31 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$24.21

#32 in the World

Lithuania - Average Working Hours

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38.96

#51 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,201

#19 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$25.76

#30 in the World

Luxembourg - Average Working Hours

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37.45

#57 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$2,151

#1 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$63.75

#2 in the World

Malta - Average Working Hours

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39.66

#41 in the World

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$1,204

#18 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$41.37

#19 in the World

Mauritius - Average Working Hours

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1.26

#77 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$11.21

#64 in the World

Mexico - Average Working Hours

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48.67

#2 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$9.04

#73 in the World

Mongolia - Average Working Hours

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50.26

#1 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$427

#42 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$8.35

#80 in the World

Montenegro - Average Working Hours

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44.31

#10 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$801

#30 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$14.11

#53 in the World

Montserrat - Average Working Hours

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39.24

#42 in the World

Myanmar - Average Working Hours

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46.52

#5 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$5.67

#103 in the World

Netherlands - Average Working Hours

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30.46

#74 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,970

#3 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$48.02

#11 in the World

New Caledonia - Average Working Hours

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37.47

#58 in the World

New Zealand - Average Working Hours

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38.17

#52 in the World

Norway - Average Working Hours

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33.77

#73 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$62.14

#3 in the World

Paraguay - Average Working Hours

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41.54

#25 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$12.15

#59 in the World

Poland - Average Working Hours

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40.2

#31 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,346

#13 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$15.94

#50 in the World

Portugal - Average Working Hours

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39.8

#43 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,137

#22 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$25.15

#31 in the World

Republic of Macedonia - Average Working Hours

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40.84

#32 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$928

#27 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$11.25

#66 in the World

Romania - Average Working Hours

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39.82

#44 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,142

#21 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$16.59

#49 in the World

Russia - Average Working Hours

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38.88

#53 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$411

#43 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$15.47

#51 in the World

Rwanda - Average Working Hours

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37.15

#59 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$1.93

#154 in the World

Saint Lucia - Average Working Hours

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40.23

#33 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$13.18

#56 in the World

Saudi Arabia - Average Working Hours

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43.35

#16 in the World

Serbia - Average Working Hours

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42.31

#19 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$816

#29 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$12.6

#60 in the World

Slovakia - Average Working Hours

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39.89

#45 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$897

#28 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$24.14

#34 in the World

Slovenia - Average Working Hours

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39.54

#46 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,484

#12 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$35.67

#25 in the World

South Africa - Average Working Hours

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42.38

#20 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$4.32

#110 in the World

South Korea - Average Working Hours

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40.62

#34 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,827

#8 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$39.87

#22 in the World

Spain - Average Working Hours

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37.47

#60 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,584

#11 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$32.24

#26 in the World

Sweden - Average Working Hours

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36.51

#65 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$48.82

#12 in the World

Switzerland - Average Working Hours

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35.05

#70 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$58.08

#4 in the World

Tanzania - Average Working Hours

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45.36

#7 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$1.98

#156 in the World

Turkey - Average Working Hours

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44.59

#11 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,173

#20 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$14.29

#54 in the World

United Kingdom - Average Working Hours

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36.62

#66 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$1,842

#7 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$41.4

#20 in the World

United States Virgin Islands - Average Working Hours

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40.2

#35 in the World

Uruguay - Average Working Hours

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36.91

#67 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$20.36

#38 in the World

Vietnam - Average Working Hours

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44.06

#12 in the World

MINIMUM WAGEhelp

$544

#36 in the World

DAILY MEDIAN INCOMEhelp

$9.3

#76 in the World

Zambia - Average Working Hours

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42.46

#21 in the World

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$1.51

#158 in the World