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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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1
362 146
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
2
386 162
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin
3
369 155
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam
4
338 166
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen
5
336 163
Australia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra
6
305 138
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna
7
298 144
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
8
311 166
Norway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo
9
298 150
Finland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki
10
310 151
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
11
279 141
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn
12
251 131
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh
13
299 188
Canada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa
14
233 119
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg
15
272 141
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest
16
271 150
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava
17
257 156
Spain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid
18
255 148
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels
19
245 133
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington
20
261 179
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm
21
250 172
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London
22
250 166
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik
23
242 152
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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24
266 212
Japan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tokyo
25
219 155
Greece is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens