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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
248 115
Australia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Australia Canberra

3
276 129
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Netherlands Amsterdam

4
275 134
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Germany Berlin

5
195 87
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

6
216 100
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Scotland Edinburgh

7
255 144
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Denmark Copenhagen

8
230 113
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Belgium City of Brussels

9
221 111
Austria is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Austria Vienna

10
233 127
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Spain Madrid

11
213 102
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg Luxembourg

12
247 127
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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222 125
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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227 130
Finland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Finland Helsinki

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140 55
Wales is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Wales Cardiff

16
206 98
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added New Zealand Wellington

17
232 147
Norway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Norway Oslo

18
217 111
England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
England London

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212 113
Italy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Italy Rome

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207 110
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Greece Athens

21
238 150
Canada is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Canada Ottawa

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215 123
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Estonia Tallinn

23
226 127
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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200 114
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Portugal Lisbon

25
212 119
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Hungary Budapest

26
215 130
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovak Republic Bratislava

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230 130
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bulgaria Sofia

28
204 160
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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195 157
France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
France Paris

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199 156
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovenia Ljubljana

31
213 195
Japan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Japan Tokyo

32
190 152
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brazil Brasília

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175 153
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Iceland Reykjavik

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202 193
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Korea Seoul

35
100 69
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ozturk Yalcin added Turkey Ankara

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211 182
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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266 222
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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192 170
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore Singapore

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249 207
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Qatar Doha

40
226 189
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Thailand Bangkok

41
198 176
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

42
135 110
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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231 210
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taiwan Taipei

44
209 179
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Kenya Nairobi

45
176 143
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lithuania Vilnius

46
56 23
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Shah Hakimi added Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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246 219
China is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
China Beijing

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54 22
Iran is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Iran Tehran

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131 101
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
_1447378069820 added Ecuador Quito

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India is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
kumar deepak added India New Delhi