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.

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1
148 68
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

2
142 71
England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
London

3
134 72
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Canberra

4
131 70
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Wellington

5
136 77
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Amsterdam

6
143 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
148 95
Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Madrid

9
129 79
Canada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ottawa

10
110 64
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
City of Brussels

11
109 65
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

12
85 45
Austria is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Vienna

13
86 46
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Luxembourg

14
120 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
41 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
39 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
21 10
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

26
65 90
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
San José

27
39 60
Belize is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Belmopan

28
43 69
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Bangkok

29
38 62
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Quito

30
60 100
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Mexico City

31
41 70
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Singapore

32
47 82
Japan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Tokyo

33
19 34
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Hanoi

34
33 59
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Santo Domingo

35
40 73
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Bogotá

36
37 68
Panama is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Panama City

37
44 84
India is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
New Delhi

38
33 64
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Managua

39
44 87
China is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Beijing

40
30 63
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

41
28 63
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Kuala Lumpur

42
14 36
Laos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Vientiane

43
7 23
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Kigali

44
7 23
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Abuja

45
8 26
Togo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Lomé

46
10 30
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Thimphu

47
13 37
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
EowynDee added Accra

48
7 25
Congo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Brazzaville

49
8 28
Democratic Republic of the Con... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Kinshasa

50
6 23
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Dakar