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The 10 best countries to work in

By: Bryan Nelson on Dec. 9, 2011, 8:50 a.m.
The Berlin skyline and Spree River.

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Germany

According to statistics compiled by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), Germans worked just 26.4 hours per week in 2015, the lowest among countries studied in the OECD. Although you might think fewer hours worked should mean a lower standard of living, Germany defies the odds. Not only do Germans maintain a high standard of living, but Germany also maintains one of the strongest economies in Europe. Thus, those extra hours each week translate directly into providing a healthier work/life balance.