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Tired of working long hours in office? Try these countries

September 09, 2013 09:34 IST

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There are some countries where workers spend long hours in office, such as the United States where an average employee puts in 38 hours per week, whereas there are some where workers get to enjoy a good work-life balance.

Let's take a look at some nations that have shortest working hours.

Source: CNN Money

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Image: Tourists take part in a guided tour through the city on segways in Berlin, Germany.
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The Netherlands

Average hours per week: 29

Average annual wages: $47,000

Overall rank: 1

The Netherlands, which has the 10th-highest per capita income in the world, has been ranked the happiest country by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development.

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Image: People sit on a quay at the Leliegracht canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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Denmark

Average hours per week: 33

Average annual wages: $46,000

Overall rank: 2

Denmark, which has the highest social mobility in the world, has one of the highest per capita incomes in the globe.

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Image: A dog sits as he waits next to his owner to cross a street in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photographs: Radu Sigheti/Reuters
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Norway

Average hours per week: 33

Average annual wages: $44,000

Overall rank: 3

Norway, which has large oil and gas reserves, has been ranked top in human development index.

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Image: Royal Palace at the end of Karl Johans Gate in Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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Ireland

Average hours per week: 34

Average annual wages: $51,000

Overall rank: 4

Ireland, which has been ranked the seventh most developed nation in the world, provides excellent standard of living, infrastructure and economic freedom.

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Image: A man looks at a window display of jewellery on Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Germany

Average hours per week: 35

Average annual wages: $40,000

Overall rank: 5

Germany, which is the fourth-largest economy in the world, has an excellent social security system, high living standard and high per capita income.

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Image: Tourists Caro and Anna from Munich lie in a bed mounted to a rental bike as they ride along Friedrichstrasse in central Berlin, Germany.
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Switzerland

Average hours per week: 35

Average annual wages: $50,000

Overall rank: 6

Switzerland, one of the richest nations in the world, is a major financial powerhouse and exporter.

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Image: A view of the Swiss mountain resort of Davos.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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Belgium

Average hours per week: 35

Average annual wages: $44,000

Overall rank: 7

Belgium, which has a highly skilled workforce, depends largely on exports and services industry.

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Image: People rest in the Parc du Cinquantenaire of Brussels, Belgium.
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Sweden

Average hours per week: 36

Average annual wages: $38,000

Overall rank: 8

Sweden, which has the eighth-highest per capita income in the world, has been ranked the best governed nation in the globe.

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Image: Children try out a skateboard park built under a concrete viaduct in Ralambshov Park in central Stockholm, Sweden.
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Australia

Average hours per week: 36

Average annual wages: $45,000

Overall rank: 9

Australia, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, has excellent standard of living, education and healthcare.

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Image: A surfer watches a group of dolphins leap in the waters of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.
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Italy

Average hours per week: 36

Average annual wages: $34,000

Overall rank: 10

Italy, one of the major manufacturing centres of the world, is the ninth-largest economy.


Image: A view of Garibaldi's square in downtown Parma, northern Italy.
Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
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