Average Vacation Days by Country


Our country is notorious for giving the least number of paid vacation days to its employees. It is to no wonder that the US has a high rate of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses. People are not allotted much time to relax and rest. There are studies and statistics that demonstrate how countries with more vacation days have happier people living in them. It is a nation of constant work. It is interesting to compare the different number of days per country.

Here is a list of the number of paid vacation days employees are required by the government to receive:

Australia - 20
Austria - 22
Belgium - 20
Canada - 10
Denmark - 25
Finland - 25
France - 30
Germany - 24
Greece - 20
Ireland - 20
Italy - 20
Italy - 20
Japan - 10
Netherlands - 20
New Zealand - 20
Norway - 25
Portugal - 22
Spain - 22
Sweden - 25
UK - 20
US - 0


Below is a list of the average number of paid vacation days given in a year to employees in each country (from least to greatest). Keep in mind that numbers do vary depending on seniority.

1. United States of America - 13 days
2. Belgium - 20 days
3. Japan - 25 days
4. Korea - 25 days
5. Canada - 26 days
6. United Kingdom - 28 days
7. Australia - 28 days
8. Brazil - 34 days
9. Austria - 35 days (42 for elderly)
10. Germany - 35 days
11. France - 37 days
12. Italy - 42 days