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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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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Denmark Copenhagen

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Germany Berlin

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Spain Madrid

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United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Belgium City of Brussels

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Austria Vienna

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Finland Helsinki

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Scotland Edinburgh

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Norway Oslo

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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

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

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
New Zealand Wellington

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Estonia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Estonia Tallinn

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Canada Ottawa

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Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovak Republic Bratislava

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Greece Athens

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Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Prague - Unfortunately, today isn't exist.

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

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England is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
England London

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

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sweden Stockholm

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bulgaria Sofia

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

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Poland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Poland Warsaw

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovenia Ljubljana

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Iceland Reykjavik

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brazil Brasília

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Korea Seoul

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

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Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lithuania Vilnius

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Singapore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore Singapore

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Turkey Ankara

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South Africa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taiwan Taipei

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Kenya is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Kenya Nairobi

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China is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
China Beijing

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Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ecuador Quito

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Thailand is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Thailand Bangkok

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United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Northern Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Northern Cyprus North Nicosia

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Azerbaijan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Azerbaijan Baku

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Republic of Kosovo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live