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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
344 142
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

2
369 156
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Berlin

3
351 153
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Amsterdam

4
326 156
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Canberra

5
321 164
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Copenhagen

6
290 134
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Vienna

7
280 139
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

8
284 147
Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Helsinki

9
293 164
Norway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Oslo

10
296 148
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live

11
246 127
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Edinburgh

12
292 183
Canada is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Ottawa

13
264 138
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Tallinn

14
230 117
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Luxembourg

15
254 153
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Madrid

16
251 147
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
City of Brussels

17
260 138
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Budapest

18
259 148
Slovak Republic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Bratislava

19
240 129
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
SnowyCae added Wellington

20
245 158
United Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
BenNicholson added London

21
259 178
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Stockholm

22
241 149
Czechoslovak Socialist Republi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
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23
234 165
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Reykjavik

24
217 144
Greece is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
Athens

25
245 167
England is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Work and Live
London