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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
364 148
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
2
389 164
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin
3
372 156
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam
4
340 167
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen
5
339 165
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra
6
307 139
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna
7
298 146
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
8
312 167
Norway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo
9
301 151
Finland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki
10
310 153
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
11
280 142
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn
12
252 133
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh
13
301 190
Canada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa
14
234 120
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg
15
259 157
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid
16
257 149
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels
17
271 152
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava
18
272 144
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest
19
247 135
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington
20
263 180
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm
21
251 174
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London
22
252 167
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik
23
268 213
Japan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tokyo
24
220 157
Greece is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens
25
232 159
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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