What nations do you think the most industrious – if you don’t have a clue, keep reading the list of the hardest working countries in the world ranked by average working hours. It’s really worth reading Insider Monkey’s article about this topic. The most productive country, with around 1,566 annual working hours and $93.4 GDP per worked hour is Luxembourg, comparing to Mexico, for example, with only $20 GDP per worked hour. And, on that issue, Mexico is among the top hardest working countries in the world, as you will see further down on our list.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three hardest working countries in the world ranked by average working hours from their list.
The first one is Poland.Working more than 6 hours a day in Poland, you will have 15 min break each day and no lunch break. But since 2002 employees can take up to 60 mins lunch break which is not paid. But nevertheless, the unemployment rate in Poland is declining steadily, from around 20% in 2003 to 7% in August this year. The next country is China. Since China is one of the largest economies in the world, how does that reflect on working hours of its citizens? Of course, it depends and varies drastically depending on the job, because we all know China is the most populated country in the world, so the differences are even more pronounced here. But, taken on average, Chinese worker spends between 2,000 and 2,200 hours on work annually. The third country is Costa Rica. Although the average working day in Costa Rica is 8 hours, it is not unusual for workers to work for 9 hours, which is regulated by law. During the working time, one lunch break and two small coffee breaks are usually provided to the worker. Even being among the hardest working countries by working hours, Costa Rica is also one of the happiest countries in the world. The last one for today is Mexico. Since the 1990s South American countries like Brazil or Argentina have seen a slight decrease in working hours, things have gone the other way in Mexico. Although we often see how Mexico is the one of the hardest working countries in the world ranked by average working hours, it is not quite the case as we see here.