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List Rules Countries with welcoming and thriving communities for Americans to move

List of the Best Countries for American Expats ranked from best to worst. Americans have numerous reasons for wanting to move abroad. Many countries have better employment, better health care and a lower cost of living than the United States. Some countries are absolute paradise with clear waters and sandy beaches. Which nation is the best overall for an American looking to reside in another land? With the help of Ranker voters, we will determine which country is the greatest over all for American expatriates.
 

One of the biggest factors that Americans take into consideration when moving to another country is how far the dollar will go. Singapore, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are all nations where money goes along way. On that same point, healthcare costs are a big consideration when deciding which place to live,especially for retired expats. Some of the best countries, when it comes to health care are France, Belgium and Germany.
 

If you are an American looking to move across the world, climate and landscape must be considered. Who wouldn't want to live by the ocean taking in warm sunshine all day? Australia, New Zealand or Bermuda are ideal countries for Americans who are looking for some fun in the sun while living in their new home town.
 

There are many nations that can be argued as the best for American expats, but ultimately there can be only one in the top spot. Vote on this list of the Best Countries for American Expats and make sure your favorite ends up at number one.

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124 53
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

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2
130 59
England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
England London

3
122 63
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
New Zealand Wellington

4
122 66
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Australia Canberra

5
128 73
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Netherlands Amsterdam

6
131 79
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Germany Berlin

7
123 73
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Finland Helsinki

8
137 87
Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Spain Madrid

9
102 60
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

10
115 72
Canada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Canada Ottawa

11
79 41
Austria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Austria Vienna

12
81 43
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Luxembourg Luxembourg

13
100 61
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Belgium City of Brussels

14
112 76
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Sweden Stockholm

15
108 73
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Norway Oslo

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37 8
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Scotland Edinburgh

17
36 10
Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Wales Cardiff

18
102 80
France is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
France Paris

19
80 69
Malta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malta Valletta

20
57 59
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Argentina Buenos Aires

21
55 64
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Uruguay Montevideo

22
14 8
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Portugal Lisbon

23
13 7
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Iceland Reykjavik

24
40 48
Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Bermuda Hamilton

25
14 11
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Andorra Andorra la Vella

26
60 86
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Costa Rica San José

27
36 58
Belize is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Belize Belmopan

28
40 67
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Singapore Singapore

29
56 95
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Mexico Mexico City

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30
36 61
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ecuador Quito

31
39 67
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Thailand Bangkok

32
32 56
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

33
33 58
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Nicaragua Managua

34
37 65
Panama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Panama Panama City

35
44 78
Japan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Japan Tokyo

36
38 69
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Colombia Bogotá

37
16 31
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

38
41 76
India is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
India New Delhi

39
30 59
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

40
14 31
Laos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Laos Vientiane

41
42 83
China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
China Beijing

42
28 59
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

43
8 22
Togo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Togo Lomé

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10 26
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

45
6 19
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Rwanda Kigali

46
6 19
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Senegal Dakar

47
5 18
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Nigeria Abuja

48
6 21
Congo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Congo Brazzaville

49
11 32
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
EowynDee added Ghana Accra

50
5 20
Niger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Niger Niamey