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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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312 134
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

2
330 148
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin

3
305 145
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra

4
314 147
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam

5
256 128
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna

6
284 163
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen

7
238 117
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh

8
250 134
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

9
233 124
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London

10
269 139
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

11
251 142
Finland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki

12
225 112
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg

13
257 158
Norway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo

14
249 143
Spain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid

15
277 173
Canada is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa

16
246 137
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels

17
229 117
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington

18
236 134
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn

19
239 134
England is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
London

20
232 132
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest

21
153 80
Wales is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Cardiff

22
234 143
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava

23
214 129
Greece is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens

24
239 144
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
pan__Ali added Prague - Unfortunately, today isn't exist.

25
227 172
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm

26
220 144
Italy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Rome

27
209 139
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Lisbon

28
235 148
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sofia

29
72 28
India is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
kumar deepak added New Delhi

30
203 162
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik

31
208 174
France is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Paris

32
198 151
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vilnius

33
233 206
Japan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tokyo

34
214 167
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ljubljana

35
75 34
Iran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
sogol added Tehran

36
149 117
Hong Kong is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

37
216 202
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Seoul

38
202 161
Brazil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Brasília

39
203 178
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Singapore

40
109 78
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ozturk Yalcin added Ankara

41
69 33
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Shah Hakimi added Kuala Lumpur

42
277 233
United Arab Emirates is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

43
259 217
Qatar is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Doha

44
208 185
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

45
237 199
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bangkok

46
242 221
Taiwan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Taipei

47
262 233
China is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Beijing

48
217 188
Kenya is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Nairobi

49
143 112
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
_1447378069820 added Quito

50
234 210
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Washington, D.C.