Americans The Best Countries for American Expats  

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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.

list ordered by
1
155 71
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
2
145 72
England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
London
3
133 70
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Wellington
4
135 73
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Canberra
5
137 77
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Amsterdam
6
144 83
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Berlin
7
131 79
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Helsinki
8
130 79
Canada is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ottawa
9
148 95
Spain is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Madrid
10
110 64
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
City of Brussels
11
110 65
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
12
87 46
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Luxembourg
13
85 45
Austria is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Vienna
14
121 80
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Stockholm
15
113 76
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Oslo
16
42 11
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Edinburgh
17
109 85
France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Paris
18
40 14
Wales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Cardiff
19
84 72
Malta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Valletta
20
22 11
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Lisbon
21
61 64
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Buenos Aires
22
60 66
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Montevideo
23
43 49
Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Hamilton
24
16 12
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Andorra la Vella
25
13 10
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Reykjavik