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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
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
2
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin
3
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam
4
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen
5
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna
6
Australia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra
7
Norway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo
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
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn
12
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh
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
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels
16
Spain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid
17
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest
18
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava
19
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm
20
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington
21
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik
22
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London
23
Japan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tokyo
24
Greece is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens
25
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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