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The Best Countries to Work and Live  

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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.
list ordered by
1
Germany is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin
2
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
3
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen
4
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam
5
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna
6
Norway is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo
7
Australia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra
8
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
9
Finland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki
10
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
11
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh
12
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn
13
Canada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa
14
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg
15
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid
16
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels
17
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava
18
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm
19
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest
20
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik
21
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington
22
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London
23
India is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
kumar deepak added New Delhi
24
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Sofia
25
Wales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Cardiff