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List of the Best Countries to Work and Live ranked from best to worst. Work-life balance is becoming a matter of great importance to people all over the world. With increasing pressure to do more both on the job and at home, it is important to take time to smell the roses. Which country is the best at figuring out the balance of work and life? Vote on this list and we will see which nation lands in the top spot.

When it comes to work-life balance, it seems that Europe has got it figured out. Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden all offer employees short hours and consistently try to think of ways to make the job better, like improving commutes.

While we work long hours in the United States, we know how to unwind in our off time which makes the US a great country for work-life balance. Our neighbors to the north in Canada have been jumping up the charts when it comes to work-life balance because employers have been noticing that a happy worker is a productive worker.

Which country is the best to work and live? Vote and this list and let us know why you think a certain country is best in the comments section.
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Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Germany Berlin

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253 131
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Denmark Copenhagen

3
263 119
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Netherlands Amsterdam

4
237 109
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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233 109
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Australia Canberra

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182 83
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

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224 108
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Belgium City of Brussels

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205 96
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Scotland Edinburgh

9
228 118
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Spain Madrid

10
244 118
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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215 106
Austria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Austria Vienna

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208 96
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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224 121
Finland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Finland Helsinki

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216 120
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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230 140
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Norway Oslo

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132 49
Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Wales Cardiff

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208 104
Italy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Italy Rome

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203 101
Greece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Greece Athens

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199 94
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added New Zealand Wellington

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214 115
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Estonia Tallinn

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209 108
England is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
England London

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224 120
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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215 121
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovak Republic Bratislava

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196 106
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Portugal Lisbon

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224 143
Canada is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Canada Ottawa

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211 113
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Hungary Budapest

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230 124
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bulgaria Sofia

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201 154
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sweden Stockholm

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191 150
France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
France Paris

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199 149
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovenia Ljubljana

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172 147
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Iceland Reykjavik

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205 173
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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94 62
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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185 146
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brazil Brasília

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174 136
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lithuania Vilnius

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206 191
Japan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Japan Tokyo

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185 164
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore Singapore

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190 186
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Korea Seoul

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126 103
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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37 7
Republic of Kosovo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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37 7
Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Guest_30ddae15-1997-43bb-aba2-fc78584925c6 added Azerbaijan Baku

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41 11
Iran is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Iran Tehran

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35 6
Northern Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Guest_30ddae15-1997-43bb-aba2-fc78584925c6 added Northern Cyprus North Nicosia

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Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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188 173
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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119 93
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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216 204
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taiwan Taipei

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195 174
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Kenya Nairobi

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225 210
China is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
China Beijing

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205 184
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Thailand Bangkok