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Old 03-07-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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Which have a kind of live to work culture and which are work to live? which do you think are like that???Anybody who knows a lot about other countries and/or traveled extensively please tell me. I'm curious.

Some countries would be complicated such as China since it is so big and there are so many ethnicities living there. I heard Uyghur are more mediterranean-like.

The countries which I would say are live to work are Japan, Germany, Italy, Catalonia, (probably northern Spain), Switzerland, Austria, UK, Well actually most of east and southeast asia, especially the ones with the confucian style thinking. USA, not sure on this, I guess it would depend. I think the northeast would be very live to work, but some other places would be more relaxed in comparison. Not always. There are many people who work more than 40 or 50 hours a week and barely making ends meet.

Work to live countries...not sure maybe Southern Italy, Andalucia (southern Spain), some southeast asian countries, maybe India, probably most former Spanish colonies and Brazil.Also maybe some African countries too.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: US
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A lot of European countries are more work to live than average.
A lot of Asian countries are more live to work than average.
Countries like USA and Canada are sorta in between.
And I'm not sure about South American or African countries.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Most people i know work typical 8 hours a day 5 days a week.

168 hours are in a week, do the math people work 40 hours a week and have 128 hours to themselves.
Not counting holidays and vacation days.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:41 PM
 
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Most people i know work typical 8 hours a day 5 days a week.

168 hours are in a week, do the math people work 40 hours a week and have 128 hours to themselves.
Not counting holidays and vacation days.
Then in that case, Mexico is probably even more live to Work since Mexicans have it probably the worst in the world when it comes to the ratio between how many hours they work per year (over 2,200) and how much they make (like $10,000 USD).

You also have to consider other things such as sleep and work that gets done in house.
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Old 03-07-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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I'm thinking that Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, are very Work to live since they work the least amount of hours per week and are very relaxed generally.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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Which have a kind of live to work culture and which are work to live? which do you think are like that???Anybody who knows a lot about other countries and/or traveled extensively please tell me. I'm curious.

Some countries would be complicated such as China since it is so big and there are so many ethnicities living there. I heard Uyghur are more mediterranean-like.

The countries which I would say are live to work are Japan, Germany, Italy, Catalonia, (probably northern Spain), Switzerland, Austria, UK, Well actually most of east and southeast asia, especially the ones with the confucian style thinking. USA, not sure on this, I guess it would depend. I think the northeast would be very live to work, but some other places would be more relaxed in comparison. Not always. There are many people who work more than 40 or 50 hours a week and barely making ends meet.

Work to live countries...not sure maybe Southern Italy, Andalucia (southern Spain), some southeast asian countries, maybe India, probably most former Spanish colonies and Brazil.Also maybe some African countries too.
That's more the South than up here. Trust me. The South is the home of the neo-Confederate fierce anti-union boss, the northeast is home to more labor unions and more liberal bosses. I think you're basing the entire Northeast on just New York City
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I always think of the US as a very 'live to work' culture.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:39 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I generally think about Japan as a country for living to work.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:47 PM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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A lot of European countries are more work to live than average.
A lot of Asian countries are more live to work than average.
Countries like USA and Canada are sorta in between.
And I'm not sure about South American or African countries.
In South America it's generally work to live, but São Paulo is an exception. If you are not workaholic in São Paulo you are very likely to be regarded as lazy or even worthless. It's not difficult to find someone working 10 hours each day, including saturdays, and most of the stores are open on sundays.
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