Koreans Rank Lowest in Vacation Days a Year

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A recent study by travel website Expedia found that Koreans rank last in vacation days per year. In the survey based on 24 countries, Korean workers were given an average of a paltry 8.6 vacation days a year, much lower than the world average of 20.

Not only did Korea rank last in days off, a staggering 60% of respondents mentioned that they don’t even take many of the given days off, citing work and the inability to coordinate a proper family vacation due to their children’s schedules.

The findings are not very surprising locally, as workers have regularly been near the top of the list for most work hours in the OECD. South Koreans ranked second in a survey last year, at 2,136 work hours per year, or just over 44 hours per week.

If you’re hoping for more vacation days, Denmark, France, Germany and Spain topped the list with an average of 27 vacation days per year.


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