OECD's list of countries by time devoted to leisure and personal care

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This is a list of countries by time devoted to leisure and personal care, as published by the OECD.

The reference year is 2016 for the United States; 2014-15 for the United Kingdom; 2011 for Japan; 2010 for Canada, Norway, South Africa; 2009-10 for Estonia, Finland, France, New Zealand, Spain; 2009 for South Korea; 2008-09 for Austria, Italy; 2006 for Australia; 2005 for Belgium; 2003-04 for Poland; 2003 for Latvia; 2001-02 for Germany; 2001 for Denmark; 2000-01 for Slovenia and Sweden.

As defined by the OECD, "Leisure includes a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities such as walking and hiking, sports, entertainment and cultural activities, socializing with friends and family, volunteering, taking a nap, playing games, watching television, using computers, recreational gardening, etc. Personal care activities include sleeping (but not taking a nap), eating and drinking, and other household or medical or personal services (hygiene, visits to the doctor, hairdresser, etc.) consumed by the respondent. Travel time related to personal care is also included. The information is generally collected through national time use surveys, which involve respondents keeping a diary of their activities over one or several representative days for a given period."

Rank Country Hours spent on leisure and personal care[1]
1  France 16.36
2  Spain 15.93
3  Netherlands 15.9
4  Denmark 15.87
5  Belgium 15.77
6  Norway 15.56
7  Germany 15.55
8  Ireland 15.28
9  Sweden 15.18
10  Finland 15.17
11  Luxembourg 15.15
12  Czech Republic 15.06
12  Hungary 15.06
14   Switzerland 15.02
15  Slovakia 15.01
16  United Kingdom 14.92
17  Chile 14.9
17  Estonia 14.9
17  Russia 14.9
20  Italy 14.89
20  Portugal 14.89
22  New Zealand 14.87
23  Japan 14.85
24  Slovenia 14.75
25  South Africa 14.73
26  South Korea 14.7
27  Greece 14.67
28  Austria 14.55
29  Brazil 14.45
30  United States 14.44
31  Poland 14.42
32  Canada 14.41
33  Australia 14.35
34  Iceland 14.15
35  Israel 13.93
36  Latvia 13.83
37  Mexico 12.74
38  Turkey 12.59

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Better Life Index - Edition 2017". Retrieved 2019-01-07.