Places/Travel The Best Countries for Women  

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List Rules The safest countries for female citizens to work and lead happy, productive lives

List of the best countries for women ranked from best to worst. When determining which country is the best for women, many factors must be taken into consideration. Are women being treated equally to men in the workplace? Do ladies have good access to healthcare? Is safety a concern for females when they are alone? These questions and more must be answered when determining which country is the best for women.

Workplace equality is an important issue for women in all developed nations. In 2013, The Economist created a “Glass Ceiling Index” that placed New Zealand at the top of the list of best countries for working women. Norway and Sweden also appeared high on the positive list with the U.S. landing in the 12th best position.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development points out that Bulgaria is the best country for women when it comes to maternity leave, offering more than 56 weeks of paid time off. Norwegian women spend the least amount of time doing housework in their free time and the women of Japan experience the least amount of domestic violence.

With all things considered, which country would you rank as the best for women? Vote on this list and let your voice be heard.
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256 54
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam

2
197 72
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen

3
226 92
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin

4
180 64
Austria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna

5
188 78
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki

6
185 71
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels

7
186 58
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg

8
171 69
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women

9
207 88
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women

10
169 74
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga

11
194 95
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava

12
194 96
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest

13
184 107
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm

14
189 104
Norway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo

15
140 72
Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra

16
150 75
Spain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid

17
165 99
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik

18
215 126
Russia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow

19
86 16
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women

20
146 74
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for Women

21
135 85
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Wellington

22
150 105
Canada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Ottawa

23
177 103
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Sofia

24
149 88
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women

25
142 96
Italy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Rome

26
156 109
France is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Paris

27
137 94
Greece is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Athens

28
150 114
England is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Women
London

29
153 98
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília

30
133 88
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Lisbon

31
201 150
Japan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Tokyo

32
192 130
Israel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Jerusalem

33
165 108
Puerto Rico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for Women
San Juan

34
176 142
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Hanoi

35
168 111
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bogotá

36
163 107
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Quito

37
187 155
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Seoul

38
194 147
Philippines is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Manila

39
150 122
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Thimphu

40
126 88
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bangkok

41
150 123
Laos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Vientiane

42
177 160
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Washington, D.C.

43
169 142
Cambodia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Phnom Penh

44
153 116
Lesotho is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Maseru

45
144 107
Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Antananarivo

46
55 19
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for Women
'Γιωργος Σταυρου' added Nicosia

47
172 126
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

48
58 30
Iran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for Women
sogol added Tehran

49
173 157
China is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Beijing

50
324 324
Poland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Warsaw