However, France was a close second, as it also offers 30 paid leave days and occasionally, 11 holidays. The French only scored second because not all of those holidays are required by law, meaning some lame French employers just don't participate. Malta and Iceland tied for third, both with a total of 38 days off.
According to the study, the countries that offer the least days off are Mexico (14 days), China (16 days), and Canada (19 days). But how does the US rank in all this? Well, out of the 40 countries ranked, the US stands at 34th. The data shows that Americans get 26 vacation days, combining 16 paid leave days and 10 holidays, though this could be a high estimate, as the study also points out that US law doesn't require employers to offer all those leave days or all those vacation days. How wonderful.