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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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284 125
Australia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra

2
289 125
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

3
304 138
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin

4
221 98
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London

5
293 137
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam

6
230 109
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh

7
240 121
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels

8
234 118
Austria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna

9
262 155
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen

10
242 135
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid

11
261 158
Canada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa

12
231 130
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

13
219 102
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington

14
219 109
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg

15
230 114
England is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
London

16
250 135
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

17
147 61
Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Cardiff

18
232 139
Finland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki

19
238 155
Norway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo

20
216 123
Italy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Rome

21
211 123
Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens

22
218 130
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn

23
215 127
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest

24
228 139
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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25
217 138
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava

26
202 126
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lisbon

27
231 140
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sofia

28
208 169
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm

29
199 167
France is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Paris

30
225 200
Japan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tokyo

31
46 19
India is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
kumar deepak added New Delhi

32
227 190
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Washington, D.C.

33
209 197
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Seoul

34
143 113
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

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202 162
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ljubljana

36
182 159
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik

37
198 174
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore

38
205 180
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

39
104 73
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ozturk Yalcin added Ankara

40
195 158
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brasília

41
273 228
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

42
183 148
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vilnius

43
64 29
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Shah Hakimi added Kuala Lumpur

44
233 195
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bangkok

45
239 217
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taipei

46
141 108
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
_1447378069820 added Quito

47
254 213
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Doha

48
258 228
China is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Beijing

49
215 185
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Nairobi

50
65 31
Iran is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Tehran