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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
130 56
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

2
133 60
England is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
England London

3
125 63
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
New Zealand Wellington

4
124 66
Australia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Australia Canberra

5
129 73
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Netherlands Amsterdam

6
132 79
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Germany Berlin

7
124 73
Finland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Finland Helsinki

8
138 88
Spain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Spain Madrid

9
117 73
Canada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Canada Ottawa

10
102 61
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats

11
101 61
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Belgium City of Brussels

12
80 42
Austria is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Austria Vienna

13
81 43
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Luxembourg Luxembourg

14
112 76
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Sweden Stockholm

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15
108 73
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Norway Oslo

16
37 8
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Scotland Edinburgh

17
36 10
Wales is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Wales Cardiff

18
103 81
France is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
France Paris

19
80 70
Malta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malta Valletta

20
58 60
Argentina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
SnowyCae added Argentina Buenos Aires

21
16 8
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Portugal Lisbon

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22
55 64
Uruguay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Uruguay Montevideo

23
13 7
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Iceland Reykjavik

24
41 48
Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Bermuda Hamilton

25
14 11
Andorra is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
JoséValente added Andorra Andorra la Vella

26
61 86
Costa Rica is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Costa Rica San José

27
36 58
Belize is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ryuo added Belize Belmopan

28
57 95
Mexico is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Mexico Mexico City

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29
40 67
Thailand is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Thailand Bangkok

30
40 67
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Singapore Singapore

31
36 61
Ecuador is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Ecuador Quito

32
45 78
Japan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Japan Tokyo

33
32 56
Dominican Republic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo

34
37 65
Panama is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Panama Panama City

35
39 69
Colombia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Colombia Bogotá

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36
17 31
Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Vietnam Hanoi

37
33 59
Nicaragua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Nicaragua Managua

38
42 76
India is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
India New Delhi

39
30 59
South Africa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
South Africa Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Pretoria

40
43 83
China is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
China Beijing

41
14 31
Laos is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Laos Vientiane

42
28 59
Malaysia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

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43
8 22
Togo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Togo Lomé

44
10 26
Bhutan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Bhutan Thimphu

45
6 19
Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Rwanda Kigali

46
6 19
Senegal is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Senegal Dakar

47
5 18
Nigeria is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Nigeria Abuja

48
8 24
Democratic Republic of the Con... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa

49
6 21
Congo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
Adder added Congo Brazzaville

50
11 32
Ghana is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Countries for American Expats
EowynDee added Ghana Accra