The 10 best countries to work in: Sweden
Do not trust numbers unless you know how they are calculated! Some additional info missing in these reports: Germany: 27h per week is calculated by summing up 39h of working men and about 18h of working women. Most women in Germany are working part time or not working at all. If one works 27h a week, he/she gets only 75% of the salary - no miracles here! Finland: 0.04% of workers work more than 50h a week because of the enormous taxation on the second job income - 60%! Only a few find the second
job (i.e. working over normal 40h /week) which pays a fortune. Bulgaria, Lithuania, and other post-soviet countries: long and paid maternity leave was the traditional family support in all east european socialist countries. This cannot be taken easily from workers even after reforms, and nordic countries have learned that it is a good way to keep people happy. I lived and worked in several countries. All have pluses and minuses. My conclusion is that one can live well in almost any country if you look after yourself and familiar with the system. You survive if you know the rules of the game and stay healthy. Do sports, eat healthy, enjoy life, and you will be happy in any country. Good luck!