2. Lyon

gallery least worked hours

The French city of Lyon also boasts impressively short working hours, much like Paris.

Lyon workers clock in an average of 1,631 hours per year, making it the city with the second lowest number of working hours in the world.

Lyon employees are also entitled to 29 paid holiday days each year.

First published September 30, 2015: 5:41 AM ET
Source: UBS "Prices and earnings 2015" report.
Average annual working hours were calculated by tallying the number of hours worked per day, and the number of days worked per week. Vacation and legal holiday time were deducted to reach the final figures.

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