Parenting The Best Countries to Raise Children  

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List Rules Vote up any country where it's great to raise kids and have a family

List of the Best Countries to Raise Children ranked from best to worst. Raising children is a joyful experience for parents across the globe. Parents all want to give their kids the best education, good access to healthcare and the greatest childhood possible. Some nations provide children with better opportunities than others. Which place is the best to raise children? Help us decide by voting in this list of the best countries to raise children.

France and Italy are great countries to raise children. Not only are they full of culture and opportunities, but they also combine public and private healthcare to maximize the overall health of their nations. European countries also provide mothers with excellent paid maternity leave.

When it comes to a child's education, Japan lands in the top spot year after year. Besides having excellent public and private schools, Japanese children spend much more time doing homework than their counterparts across the globe. Japanese kids are consistently years ahead of their American counterparts in their curriculums.

When you weigh out all of the options, which country is the best to raise children? Vote on this list and share your insights with other voters in the comments section.
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151 52
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Amsterdam

2
142 56
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Copenhagen

3
112 37
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

4
147 64
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Berlin

5
127 53
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Helsinki

6
107 40
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vienna

7
121 50
Canada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ottawa

8
96 40
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

9
91 40
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg

10
100 47
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Madrid

11
107 54
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tallinn

12
88 40
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Wellington

13
107 55
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

14
109 57
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Budapest

15
96 48
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Edinburgh

16
96 48
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
City of Brussels

17
107 57
Norway is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Oslo

18
110 62
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Stockholm

19
88 47
Australia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canberra

20
81 43
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Athens

21
102 66
England is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
London

22
88 55
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Reykjavik

23
75 50
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lisbon

24
81 58
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vilnius

25
103 79
Japan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tokyo

26
90 68
Italy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Rome

27
91 69
France is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Paris

28
73 53
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ljubljana

29
83 65
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Minsk

30
83 66
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore

31
103 85
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Seoul

32
124 107
India is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Delhi

33
87 72
Russia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Moscow

34
73 60
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Kiev

35
78 65
Albania is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Tirana

36
87 76
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ankara

37
100 92
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Washington, D.C.

38
24 16
Iran is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Tehran

39
75 70
Israel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Jerusalem

40
112 109
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Cairo

41
101 98
China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Beijing

42
109 109
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
pan__Ali added Pyongyang - Free education system, free time activities, no crime - one of the best places for children in the world.

43
128 157
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Warsaw