5 Of The Hardest-Working Cities In The World

5. Santiago, Chile — 40.03 hours per week: Workers in Chile’s capital work the third longest hours of anyone in Latin America. That may not sound like much but when you consider that they only take an average of 16.6 days off each year it’s not hard to see why they clock an impressive 2081.6 hours worked per annum.

T-11. Santiago, Chile — 40.03 hours per week: Workers in Chile's capital work the third longest hours of anyone in Latin America. That may not sound like much but when you consider that they only take an average of 16.6 days off each year it's not hard to see why they clock an impressive 2081.6 hours worked per annum.

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4. Cairo, Egypt — 40.03 hours: Cairo has a reputation as a busy, bustling metropolis, and its workers are suitably busy, clocking the same number of hours as people 7,950 miles away in Santiago.

T-11. Cairo, Egypt — 40.03 hours: Cairo has a reputation as a busy, bustling metropolis, and its workers are suitably busy, clocking the same number of hours as people 7,950 miles away in Santiago.

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3. Taipei, Taiwan — 41.2 hours: Workers on the island nation off the Chinese mainland clock in for 41.2 hours a week, or 2,140 per year, according to Expert Market’s data. That’s 11.6% higher than the global average.

8. Taipei, Taiwan — 41.2 hours: Workers on the island nation off the Chinese mainland clock in for 41.2 hours a week, or 2,140 per year, according to Expert Market's data. That's 11.6% higher than the global average.

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2. Nairobi, Kenya — 42 hours: As one of Africa’s most important capital cities, Nairobi has a strong working culture, which translates into relatively long hours for workers, who clock 2,184 per year, 13.4% higher than the global average.

1. New Delhi, India — 42.6 hours: One of two Indian cities to feature on this list, the capital of the world’s second most populous nation is home to very diligent workers. Delhi’s citizens work 14.56% longer hours than the average around the world.

 4. New Delhi, India — 42.6 hours: One of two Indian cities to feature on this list, the capital of the world's second most populous nation is home to very diligent workers. Delhi's citizens work 14.56% longer hours than the average around the world.

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