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

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2
269 127
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Germany Berlin

3
243 111
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

4
237 111
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Australia Canberra

5
254 136
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Denmark Copenhagen

6
189 84
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

7
209 98
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Scotland Edinburgh

8
226 110
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Belgium City of Brussels

9
217 108
Austria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Austria Vienna

10
210 98
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg Luxembourg

11
245 122
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

12
228 123
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Spain Madrid

13
224 125
Finland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Finland Helsinki

14
219 122
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

15
135 51
Wales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Wales Cardiff

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202 95
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added New Zealand Wellington

17
230 143
Norway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Norway Oslo

18
210 107
Italy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Italy Rome

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204 104
Greece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Greece Athens

20
213 108
England is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
England London

21
215 118
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Estonia Tallinn

22
229 146
Canada is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Canada Ottawa

23
224 123
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
pan__Ali added Czechoslovak Socialist Republic Prague - Unfortunately, today isn't exist.

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215 124
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovak Republic Bratislava

25
212 115
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Hungary Budapest

26
196 109
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Portugal Lisbon

27
230 127
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bulgaria Sofia

28
202 157
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sweden Stockholm

29
191 153
France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
France Paris

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199 152
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovenia Ljubljana

31
210 173
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
United States of America Washington, D.C.

32
97 65
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ozturk Yalcin added Turkey Ankara

33
172 150
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Iceland Reykjavik

34
186 149
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brazil Brasília

35
208 193
Japan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Japan Tokyo

36
175 140
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lithuania Vilnius

37
188 167
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore Singapore

38
40 9
Republic of Kosovo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Guest_30ddae15-1997-43bb-aba2-fc78584925c6 added Republic of Kosovo Pristina

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46 15
Iran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Iran Tehran

40
220 187
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Thailand Bangkok

41
39 9
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

42
39 9
Northern Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Guest_30ddae15-1997-43bb-aba2-fc78584925c6 added Northern Cyprus North Nicosia

43
125 96
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
_1447378069820 added Ecuador Quito

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128 106
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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192 190
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Korea Seoul

46
192 174
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

47
223 206
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taiwan Taipei

48
238 213
China is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
China Beijing

49
50 19
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Shah Hakimi added Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

50
202 176
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Kenya Nairobi