Bangkokians know that they have a typically low number of vacation days and often complain about being told to do work outside of their job descriptions, Now, there are official statistics to back up the idea that we may be working too much.
Bangkok has the world’s 5th longest working week, with an average of more than 42.57 hours, according to the a recent survey conducted by the United Bank of Switzerland.
The survey covered 15 sectors of the workforce in 71 cities. Hong Kong toppied the chart with 50.11 working hours, followed by Mumbai (43.78), Mexico City (43.48) and New Delhi (42.57), China.org.cn reported.
The chart showing top ten cities with the longest work hours. Photo: CCTVNews
Another surprising finding is that we even work longer than people in Tokyo (39.5 hours) and Beijing (37.42) and that the average working hours in Asian countries are longer than those of European countries.
Employees in Paris have the shortest working week of all at 30.84 hours. Lyon, a city in central France, came in second place at just 31.36 hours, followed by Moscow (31.67), Helsinki (31.90), Vienna (32.26), and Milan (32.51).