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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
332 137
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

2
354 153
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin

3
316 148
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra

4
340 149
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam

5
311 163
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen

6
282 130
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna

7
275 136
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

8
274 145
Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki

9
290 142
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

10
282 162
Norway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo

11
240 120
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh

12
284 176
Canada is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa

13
226 114
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg

14
257 135
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn

15
250 145
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid

16
248 138
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels

17
236 120
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington

18
255 132
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest

19
254 143
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava

20
240 148
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London

21
252 173
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm

22
239 145
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
pan__Ali added Prague - Unfortunately, today isn't exist.

23
214 135
Greece is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens

24
242 157
England is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
London

25
155 94
Wales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Cardiff