Greeks work more but are paid less than average, says OECD
Eleutherotypia cites OECD statistics showing that people in Greece worked 2,032 hours a year in 2011, considerably higher than the OECD average of 1,776 hours, yet the average annual disposable household is €15,800, slightly less than the OECD average of €17,820 a year. These were indicators used in the ranking on the OECD's better life index, measuring 11 topics to gauge general wellbeing in a country, comprising community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, housing, income, jobs, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. According to this index Greece ranks 30th out of 36 countries. From the EU, only Slovenia ranks worse. Portugal came in on place 28. By contrast, the Germans, often portrayed as Europe's hardest workers, clocked in on average 1,413 hours a year. With 1379 hours a year, only the Dutch worked less in the 36 countries surveyed.