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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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England is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
England London

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

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

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

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

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

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Spain Madrid

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Finland Helsinki

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Colombia Bogotá

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Japan Tokyo

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

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

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

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China is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
China Beijing

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Laos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Laos Vientiane

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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