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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
325 136
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

2
345 152
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin

3
312 146
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra

4
331 148
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam

5
303 163
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen

6
273 130
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna

7
266 135
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

8
240 120
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh

9
283 142
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

10
266 145
Finland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki

11
274 161
Norway is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo

12
281 175
Canada is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa

13
226 114
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg

14
250 145
Spain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid

15
248 138
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels

16
239 139
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London

17
250 135
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn

18
234 119
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington

19
247 132
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest

20
247 143
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava

21
244 173
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm

22
239 145
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
pan__Ali added Prague - Unfortunately, today isn't exist.

23
214 132
Greece is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens

24
242 149
England is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
London

25
155 90
Wales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Cardiff

26
236 149
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sofia

27
78 34
India is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
kumar deepak added New Delhi

28
217 163
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik

29
221 160
Italy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Rome

30
209 150
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lisbon

31
212 152
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vilnius

32
247 209
Japan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tokyo

33
211 175
France is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Paris

34
216 168
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ljubljana

35
153 118
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

36
220 204
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Seoul

37
77 36
Iran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Tehran

38
207 179
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore

39
204 163
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brasília

40
279 233
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

41
71 34
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Shah Hakimi added Kuala Lumpur

42
239 199
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bangkok

43
209 185
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

44
109 79
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ozturk Yalcin added Ankara

45
243 221
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taipei

46
264 234
China is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Beijing

47
260 219
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Doha

48
144 112
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
_1447378069820 added Quito

49
218 189
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Nairobi

50
235 214
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Washington, D.C.