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The Best Countries for American Expats

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List Criteria: 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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    Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

    Netherlands Amsterdam

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

    Spain Madrid

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

    Finland Helsinki

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

    Germany Berlin

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    Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

    Republic of Ireland Dublin

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

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    Luxembourg Luxembourg

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

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    Austria Vienna

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

    England London

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

    Switzerland Bern

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

    Belgium City of Brussels

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

    Sweden Stockholm

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

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    Norway Oslo

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    Canada is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

    Canada Ottawa

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

    France Paris

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

    New Zealand Wellington

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

    Australia Canberra

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

    Malta Valletta

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

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    Argentina Buenos Aires

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

    Uruguay Montevideo

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    Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

    Costa Rica San José

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

    Bermuda Hamilton

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

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    Vietnam Hanoi

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

    Panama Panama City

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

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    Laos Vientiane

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

    Singapore Singapore

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    Togo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

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    Togo Lomé

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

    Thailand Bangkok

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

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    Belize Belmopan

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

    South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

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

    Mexico Mexico City

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

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    Bhutan Thimphu

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    Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

    Ecuador Quito

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

    Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

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

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    Rwanda Kigali

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

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    Senegal Dakar

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

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    Nigeria Abuja

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

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    Congo Brazzaville

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

    Japan Tokyo

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    Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

    Nicaragua Managua

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

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    Niger Niamey

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

    China Beijing

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

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    Ghana Accra

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    Democratic Republic of the Con... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

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    Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa

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

    Colombia Bogotá

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

    India New Delhi

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

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    Algeria Algiers

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

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    Morocco Rabat

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

    Egypt Cairo

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

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    Yemen Sana'a

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