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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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138 62
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

2
138 66
England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
England London

3
131 67
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Australia Canberra

4
129 66
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
New Zealand Wellington

5
135 75
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Netherlands Amsterdam

6
140 81
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Germany Berlin

7
130 75
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Finland Helsinki

8
145 91
Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Spain Madrid

9
126 75
Canada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Canada Ottawa

10
109 61
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

11
85 42
Austria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Austria Vienna

12
107 62
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Belgium City of Brussels

13
85 44
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Luxembourg Luxembourg

14
118 78
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Sweden Stockholm

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112 74
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Norway Oslo

16
40 10
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Scotland Edinburgh

17
108 83
France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
France Paris

18
38 12
Wales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Wales Cardiff

19
84 70
Malta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malta Valletta

20
61 62
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Argentina Buenos Aires

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20 9
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Portugal Lisbon

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22
59 65
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Uruguay Montevideo

23
42 48
Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Bermuda Hamilton

24
16 11
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Andorra Andorra la Vella

25
13 9
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Iceland Reykjavik

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63 88
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Costa Rica San José

27
38 59
Belize is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Belize Belmopan

28
37 61
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ecuador Quito

The Best Countries for Nightlife

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41 68
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Thailand Bangkok

30
58 98
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Mexico Mexico City

31
40 69
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Singapore Singapore

32
46 80
Japan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Japan Tokyo

33
32 58
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

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37 67
Panama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Panama Panama City

35
39 71
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Colombia Bogotá

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17 33
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

37
33 62
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Nicaragua Managua

38
42 79
India is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
India New Delhi

39
44 85
China is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
China Beijing

40
30 61
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

41
14 34
Laos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Laos Vientiane

42
28 62
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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6 21
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Nigeria Abuja

44
8 25
Togo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Togo Lomé

45
10 29
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

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7 24
Congo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Congo Brazzaville

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8 27
Democratic Republic of the Con... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa

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6 22
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Rwanda Kigali

49
6 22
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Senegal Dakar

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11 36
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
EowynDee added Ghana Accra