A recent study conducted by Eurostat, the European Union's statistical office, has shed light on the work habits of EU citizens, revealing that Croatians are working above the EU average when it comes to weekly working hours. The data from 2022 provides insights into the diverse work schedules of European nations and showcases how Croatia compares to its neighbors and EU peers.
According to the study, Greece tops the list of EU countries with the longest working hours. Greek citizens between the ages of 20 and 64 work an astonishing 41 hours per week on average. Poland closely follows with an average of 40.4 hours, while Romania and Bulgaria record 40.2 hours.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, the Netherlands emerges as the nation with the shortest total working hours, with Dutch citizens working just 33.2 hours per week, indicating a different approach to work-life balance. Germany and Denmark also maintain shorter working weeks with averages of 35.3 and 35.4 hours, respectively.
Croatia, on the other hand, positions itself in the middle of the spectrum, with an average of 39.6 working hours per week. This places Croatia and its neighbor Slovenia just above the EU average of 37.5 working hours per week, showcasing their commitment to their jobs and careers.
These findings underscore the diversity of work habits and work-life balance across the EU and emphasize Croatia's position in the context of working hours within the European Union.