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In what countries employees have the most free days?

Worldwide, there are large differences between the average number of days on which employees are annually entitled.

Worldwide, there are large differences between the average number of days on which employees are annually entitled, as appears from examination of boekingswebsite Hotels.com.

After the mapping of both the number of public holidays as the legal minimum number of holidays in thirty countries, Russia, the list to argue with 40 free days per year. Mexicans come there with only 13 days the worst from.

The research shows that employees in the thirty countries surveyed claim an average of 28 free holidays off per year.

After lijstaanvoerder Russia follow Italy and Sweden with a total of 36 free days per year, eight more than the global average of 28. Workers in Canada and Mexico, in contrast, have the least free days, respectively, 15 and 13 days per year.

National holidays

Worldwide, there are plenty of national holidays. Argentina tops the list with 19 public holidays per year, including during the carnival in February. Colombia follows at a short distance with 18 days. Brazil, Canada, and India with only five days per year then the smallest number of public holidays.

“It is surprising to see that across the world there are such large differences exist between the number of free days,” says Alison Couper of Hotels.com. “Between the extremes of Russia and Mexico turns out to be a huge hole to consist of 27 days, which is more than five weeks!” (MS)

1. Russia: 40 holidays

2. Italy : 36

2. Sweden : 36

4. Finland : 35

4 .France : 35

4. Norway: 35

4. Brazil: 35

8. Denmark: 34

8. Spain: 34

10. Colombia: 33

11. New Zealand: 31

12. Australia: 30

13. Argentina: 29

13. Germany: 29

13. Ireland: 29

13. Switzerland: 29

17. United Kingdom: 28

18. South Korea: 27

18. The netherlands: 27

20. India: 26

20. Japan: 26

22. Hong kong: 23

23. Malaysia: 22

24. Thailand: 21

25. United States: 20

26. Taiwan: 19

27. Singapore: 18

28. China: 16

29. Canada: 15

30. Mexico: 13

* Public holidays, weekends, are not counted.

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