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This is the country where you get the most annual leave

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Long lunches, days on the beach, board games or exotic locations. We all love holidays.

But in Australia, we have a relatively meagre eight public holidays throughout the year and 20 days annual leave.

But in Spain, workers enjoy a luxurious 14 public holidays and 22 days of paid annual leave.

And in the UK, workers receive a huge 28 days of annual leave and another nine public holidays.

Here’s that in a graph
Infographic: Vacation: Americans Get A Raw Deal | Statista
Infographic: Vacation: Americans Get A Raw Deal | Statista

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So, if you’re looking for a culture which loves holidays, you probably shouldn’t move to the US.

But if you move to Hungary, the amount of leave you get depends on how old you are. If you’re 25, you’ll get 20 days annual leave but by the time you’re 45, you’re entitled to at least 30 days.


Australia is also one of the countries with the fewest public holidays, with only Mexico holding less.

The good news is that if you’re prepared, you can turn 17 days of annual leave into 41 days off by planning your holidays around the public holiday periods.

For example, you could take three days leave over the Easter holidays and score a 10 day break.

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