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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138 64
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

2
138 68
England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
England London

3
132 69
Australia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Australia Canberra

4
129 68
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
New Zealand Wellington

5
135 77
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Netherlands Amsterdam

6
141 82
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Germany Berlin

7
130 77
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Finland Helsinki

8
145 93
Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Spain Madrid

9
127 76
Canada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Canada Ottawa

10
109 63
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

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85 44
Austria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Austria Vienna

12
107 64
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Belgium City of Brussels

13
85 46
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Luxembourg Luxembourg

14
119 79
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Sweden Stockholm

15
112 76
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Norway Oslo

16
40 11
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Scotland Edinburgh

17
109 84
France is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
France Paris

18
38 14
Wales is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Wales Cardiff

19
84 71
Malta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malta Valletta

20
20 10
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Portugal Lisbon

21
61 64
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Argentina Buenos Aires

22
59 66
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Uruguay Montevideo

23
42 49
Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Bermuda Hamilton

24
16 12
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Andorra Andorra la Vella

25
13 10
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Iceland Reykjavik

26
63 89
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Costa Rica San José

27
38 60
Belize is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Belize Belmopan

28
42 69
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Thailand Bangkok

29
37 62
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ecuador Quito

30
59 100
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Mexico Mexico City

31
47 82
Japan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Japan Tokyo

32
40 70
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Singapore Singapore

33
18 34
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

34
32 59
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

35
37 68
Panama is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Panama Panama City

36
39 73
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Colombia Bogotá

37
33 63
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Nicaragua Managua

38
42 81
India is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
India New Delhi

39
44 86
China is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
China Beijing

40
30 62
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

41
14 35
Laos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Laos Vientiane

42
28 63
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

43
6 22
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Nigeria Abuja

44
8 26
Togo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Togo Lomé

45
10 30
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

46
7 25
Congo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Congo Brazzaville

47
8 28
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

48
6 23
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Rwanda Kigali

49
6 23
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Senegal Dakar

50
11 37
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
EowynDee added Ghana Accra