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The Best Countries for American Expats  

Ranker Travel
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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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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
2
England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
London
3
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Wellington
4
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Canberra
5
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Amsterdam
6
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Berlin
7
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Edinburgh
8
Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Helsinki
9
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
City of Brussels
10
Canada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ottawa
11
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Luxembourg
12
Spain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Madrid
13
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
14
Austria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Vienna
15
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Stockholm
16
Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Cardiff
17
Norway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Oslo
18
France is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Paris
19
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Lisbon
20
Malta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Valletta
21
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Andorra la Vella
22
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Reykjavik
23
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Buenos Aires
24
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Montevideo
25
Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Hamilton