Hong Kong Has the Longest Working Week In the World
Cities with shortest & longest weekly working hours. Image: telegraph
Hong Kong stands out as a city with longest working hours for a week in a recent survey of 71 cities worldwide.
The survey, conducted by the United Bank of Switzerland (UBS), measures the average annual working hours, including paid vacation and bank holidays, using a basket of 15 professions.
It shows that the average working time of Asian people is longer than that of Europeans.
Hong Kong tops all cities with averaging 50.11 working hours per a week. Taipei averages 41 hours, Tokyo 39.5 hours, and Beijing 37.42 hours.
Global paid leave entitlement. Image: andersonss/telegraph
Paris enjoys the shortest working time of 30.84 hours for a week. Lyon, in central France, follows Paris with an average working week of 31.36 hours. Last year, France considered to make a law to prohibit people from doing work in the evening and on the weekend.
With regard to paid annual leave, Hong Kong, with an paid annual leave of 17.2 days a year, is also below the global average which is 23 days, according to the survey.