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Average Vacation Days by Country 2024

In most countries, employees are entitled to a given number of paid vacation days to allow them to relax and refresh themselves. Here is a listicle of the average vacation days by country.

Kuwait

Kuwait is a republic in western Asia. As per Kuwait labor laws, employees in the country are entitled to 30 vacation days per year. However, vacation days can only be granted if one has offered not less than nine months of continuous service under one employer, when working for five days a week.

Besides the 30-day leave, workers also enjoy 13 public holidays, including hegira new year, Eid Al-Fitr, Eid Al-Adha, etc. Workers who agree to work during these public holidays are entitled to double their regular daily pay plus an extra one day off.

Further, workers who offer not less than two years of continuous service to one employer qualify for additional 21 days of paid leave. This brings the total vacation days to 64 days, excluding the sick-offs.

Cambodia

Cambodia is a republic in Southeast Asia, nestled in the southern section of the Indochinese Peninsula. According to sources, workers in Cambodia are entitled to 27 paid public holidays, including International New Year Day, Victory Over Genocide Day, Meak Bochea Day, International Woman’s Day and Khmer New Year (3 Days), among others.

The 27 vacation days above add to the 1 1/2 days of annual paid leave for every month served, giving 42 vacation days. Over and above that, an employee qualifies for an additional vacation day after every three years of continuous service under one employer.

Austria

Austria is a republic in the southern section of central Europe. Employees who have worked in the country for not more than 25 years qualify for at least 30 days of paid annual leave plus 13 paid public holidays.

On the other hand, employees who have worked in the country for 25 years and more get 36 weeks of paid annual leave, amounting to 49 vacation days, excluding the sick offs. Workers who render their services during public holidays are entitled to a double wage.

The country also offers additional vacation days to work under strenuous conditions, like night workers.

France

France is a republic in northwestern Europe. Sources indicate that employees in the country are entitled to 2.5 paid vacation days per month. This accumulates to 30 paid vacation days per year, with the employees working for 35 hours a week.

The country has 11 public holidays, with Labor Day (May 1st) being the statutory paid holiday alone. Workers who work on labor day are entitled to a 200% wage. While the state doesn’t provide payment for the other public holidays, most companies compensate their workers based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Syria

Syria is a republic on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Southwestern Asia. Workers in the country enjoy 24 paid vacation days and 13 paid public holidays, giving them 37 paid vacation days. However, workers must have served under one employer for at least a year to qualify for the same. According to the world atlas, the number of vacation days increases to 30 after a worker attains at least ten years of service or 50 years under one employer.

  • Poland's system is unique. Individuals with at least 10 years of secondary/tertiary education and/or work experience (most of the population) receive 26 days paid vacation. However, individuals who do not yet have a combined 10 years of education and work experience receive only 20 days paid vacation per year until they meet the 10-years requirement. Certain occupations, such as teachers, may get up to 36 weeks per year.

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Country
Total Paid Leave
Paid Public Holidays
Paid Vacation Days by Year
Iran532726
Burkina Faso451530
Cambodia452718
Andorra451431
Bahrain441430
Kuwait431330
Russia421428
France421131
Algeria411130
Poland411328
Malta411427
Sri Lanka402020
Kazakhstan401624
Azerbaijan401921
United Arab Emirates401030
Panama401030
Luxembourg401129
Georgia391524
Estonia391128
Austria381325
Mauritius381622
Iceland381424
Slovakia37.51522.5
Tanzania371720
Ukraine371324
Yemen371522
Syria371324
Benin371324
Lebanon372215
Spain361422
Denmark361125
Finland361125
India351025
South Korea351520
Afghanistan351520
Madagascar351322
Norway351025
Bosnia and Herzegovina351025
Djibouti351025
Egypt341321
Peru341222
Ivory Coast341420
Niger341222
Sweden34925
Lithuania341420
Gabon341420
Cyprus341420
Sao Tome and Principe34925
Seychelles341321
Colombia331815
Angola331122
Romania331320
Zimbabwe331122
Guinea331122
Czech Republic331320
Hungary331320
Belarus33924
Palestine331221
Croatia331320
Slovenia331320
Italy321220
Senegal321220
South Sudan321220
Bulgaria321220
New Zealand321220
Albania321220
Armenia321220
North Macedonia321220
Latvia321220
Japan311615
Kenya311021
Zambia311120
Cuba31922
Portugal31922
Serbia311120
Oman31922
Germany301020
Saudi Arabia30921
Australia301020
Chile301515
Burundi301317
Belgium301020
Ireland301020
Equatorial Guinea3030
Suriname301812
Pakistan291514
United Kingdom29920
Argentina291910
Venezuela291415
Greece29920
Botswana291415
Taiwan28.51216.5
Uganda281315
Morocco281315
Ghana281315
Nepal281315
Netherlands28820
Hong Kong27.51710.5
Indonesia271512
South Africa271215
Chad27324
Haiti271611
Switzerland27720
Belize271314
Saint Lucia271314
Turkey26.514.512
Rwanda261115
Jordan261214
El Salvador261115
Republic of the Congo2626
Ethiopia251312
Guatemala251015
Uruguay25520
Qatar251015
Comoros2525
Myanmar241410
Canada24915
Central African Republic2424
Trinidad and Tobago241410
Vietnam231112
Ecuador231211
Dominican Republic231310
Grenada231310
Antigua and Barbuda231112
Mali2222
Somalia22913
Togo2222
Libya2222
Paraguay221210
Mauritania22715
Lesotho221012
Guinea Bissau2222
Fiji221210
Cape Verde2222
Maldives2222
Dominica221210
Singapore21.51110.5
Bangladesh211110
Israel21912
Gambia2121
Montenegro2121
Samoa211110
Sudan2020
Iraq2020
Nicaragua20911
Kyrgyzstan2020
Moldova2020
Namibia2020
Bahamas201010
Tonga2020
Mexico19712
Thailand19136
Mozambique19910
Malaysia19118
Honduras19118
Papua New Guinea19910
Costa Rica19910
Jersey19910
Cameroon1818
Malawi1818
Sierra Leone1818
Brunei18117
Philippines17125
Tunisia16610
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1616
Uzbekistan1515
Laos1515
Mongolia1515
Puerto Rico1515
Solomon Islands1515
Vanuatu1515
Barbados1515
Brazil1313
DR Congo1212
Eritrea1212
Timor Leste1212
Guyana1212
Saint Kitts and Nevis1212
China1111
Bolivia1111
Liberia1111
Jamaica1010
San Marino1010
Bhutan99
Nigeria55
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Which country has the most average vacation days?

Kuwait workers enjoy 62 days of paid time off, including 30 vacation days and 13 public holidays

Which country has the least average vacation days?

According to Entrepreneur, Micronesia sits at the bottom of the list of countries with the most vacation days. Workers in Micronesia only get nine paid vacation days each year.

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