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

2
266 123
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Australia Canberra

3
292 137
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Germany Berlin

4
287 132
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Netherlands Amsterdam

5
209 96
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

6
227 106
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Scotland Edinburgh

7
236 119
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Belgium City of Brussels

8
230 116
Austria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Austria Vienna

9
260 153
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Denmark Copenhagen

10
217 106
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg Luxembourg

11
229 128
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

12
237 133
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Spain Madrid

13
215 101
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added New Zealand Wellington

14
145 58
Wales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Wales Cardiff

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251 156
Canada is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Canada Ottawa

16
248 133
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

17
225 113
England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
England London

18
230 137
Finland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Finland Helsinki

19
236 154
Norway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Norway Oslo

20
214 121
Italy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Italy Rome

21
210 120
Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Greece Athens

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216 129
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Estonia Tallinn

23
227 135
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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202 122
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Portugal Lisbon

25
213 126
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Hungary Budapest

26
216 136
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovak Republic Bratislava

27
230 138
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bulgaria Sofia

28
206 167
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sweden Stockholm

The Countries with the Best Quality of Life

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198 162
France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
France Paris

30
224 186
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
United States of America Washington, D.C.

31
220 199
Japan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Japan Tokyo

32
200 161
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovenia Ljubljana

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180 158
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Iceland Reykjavik

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205 196
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Korea Seoul

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39 16
India is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
kumar deepak added India New Delhi

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103 72
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ozturk Yalcin added Turkey Ankara

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196 173
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore Singapore

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203 179
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

39
61 26
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Shah Hakimi added Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

40
138 112
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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192 157
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brazil Brasília

42
270 228
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

The Most Beautiful Countries in the World

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251 211
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Qatar Doha

44
256 227
China is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
China Beijing

45
139 107
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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230 194
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Thailand Bangkok

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180 147
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lithuania Vilnius

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236 216
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taiwan Taipei

49
213 184
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Kenya Nairobi

50
61 29
Iran is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Iran Tehran