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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

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

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

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United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added United Kingdom London

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Netherlands Amsterdam

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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

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New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added New Zealand Wellington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Hungary Budapest

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Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovak Republic Bratislava

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

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

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

The Most Beautiful Countries in the World

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

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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.

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

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
South Korea Seoul

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Slovenia Ljubljana

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Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Iceland Reykjavik

The 35 Coolest Pools in the World

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Singapore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore Singapore

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India is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
kumar deepak added India New Delhi

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

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ozturk Yalcin added Turkey Ankara

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Brazil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brazil Brasília

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United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lithuania Vilnius

The Best Countries for Nightlife

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Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Shah Hakimi added Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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

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Thailand is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Thailand Bangkok

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Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taiwan Taipei

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Iran is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Iran Tehran

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Kenya is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Kenya Nairobi

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

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Qatar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Qatar Doha