7. Copenhagen

gallery least worked hours

The Danish capital boasts cycle-friendly streets and top notch restaurants.

Workers in the city can also pride themselves on their short work hours, averaging 1,697 hours per year.

It's little wonder that Denmark regularly ranks among the happiest countries in the world, according to the United Nations.

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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