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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258 54
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Roy100 added Amsterdam

2
199 72
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Copenhagen

3
228 92
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Berlin

4
182 64
Austria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Vienna

5
191 78
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Helsinki

6
186 71
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for Women
City of Brussels

7
173 69
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for Women

8
186 58
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Luxembourg

9
209 88
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for Women

10
171 74
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Riga

11
196 95
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bratislava

12
196 96
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Budapest

13
186 107
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Stockholm

14
191 104
Norway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Oslo

15
167 99
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Reykjavik

16
140 72
Australia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Canberra

17
150 75
Spain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Madrid

18
88 16
Ireland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for Women

19
215 126
Russia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Moscow

20
146 76
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
156 109
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Paris

25
149 90
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for Women

26
142 98
Italy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Rome

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

28
153 98
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Brasília

29
150 116
England is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for Women
London

30
133 89
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
177 142
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Adder added Hanoi

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

34
192 131
Israel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Jerusalem

35
188 155
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Seoul

36
168 111
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Bogotá

37
163 107
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for Women
Quito

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
177 161
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 20
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