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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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1
346 142
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

2
371 156
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin

3
353 153
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam

4
328 157
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra

5
323 164
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen

6
292 134
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna

7
282 139
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

8
286 147
Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki

9
295 164
Norway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo

10
298 148
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

11
247 128
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh

12
266 138
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn

13
293 184
Canada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa

14
231 117
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg

15
255 153
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid

16
262 138
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest

17
252 147
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels

18
261 148
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava

19
241 130
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington

20
260 178
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm

21
246 159
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London

22
242 149
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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23
236 165
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik

24
218 145
Greece is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens

25
246 168
England is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
London