On average, school teachers in OECD countries have to teach 865 hours per year in public institutions, with those in Costa Rica working as many as 1,134.
In July 2019, officials in New York reported that 200 firefighters had died from illnesses related to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
A quarter of all species are threatened with extinction, according to a new report by the the UN with amphibians, sharks and conifers the most at risk.
On average, 17.1% of households in the EU are overcrowded, according to Eurostat. Montenegro has the highest percentage of overcrowded houses, at 63%.
The Paralympics, meaning 'parallel Olympics', are a meeting of the world's top athletes who have a disability.
Eurostat has revealed the average age young Europeans leave their parent's home, with stark differences between countries such as Sweden and Montenegro.
Tim Berners-Lee published the world's first website in August 1991. Today there are more than 1.8 billion websites - and the number is increasing fast.
New initial estimates by Eurostat have revealed the potential effect the pandemic year 2020 had on the most economically at-risk in the European Union.
Results from Statista's Global Consumer Survey reveal how people around the world commute to work, school or university. Only 6% of Americans go by bike.
Data from the Water Footprint Network highlights the food that needs the most water to produce - with bovine meat top of the list in this chart.
Many people in the digital workforce are now investing in professional training such as language and IT courses, to give them a competitive edge.