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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134 47
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Netherlands Amsterdam

2
95 34
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

3
130 58
Germany is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Germany Berlin

4
122 53
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Denmark Copenhagen

5
106 47
Canada is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canada Ottawa

6
93 39
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belgium City of Brussels

7
91 38
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Austria Vienna

8
81 31
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Zealand Wellington

9
87 36
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg Luxembourg

10
107 51
Finland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Finland Helsinki

11
94 44
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Spain Madrid

12
82 38
Australia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Australia Canberra

13
92 47
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Scotland Edinburgh

14
80 38
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

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15
80 38
Greece is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Greece Athens

16
96 52
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
England London

17
94 52
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Estonia Tallinn

18
94 52
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

19
96 54
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Hungary Budapest

20
95 56
Norway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Norway Oslo

21
72 39
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Portugal Lisbon

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22
97 61
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Sweden Stockholm

23
87 55
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Italy Rome

24
84 63
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
France Paris

25
74 54
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Iceland Reykjavik

26
69 52
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Slovenia Ljubljana

27
71 56
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lithuania Vilnius

28
92 76
Japan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Japan Tokyo

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29
74 59
Israel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Israel Jerusalem

30
76 62
Albania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

31
79 65
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore Singapore

32
86 72
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Turkey Ankara

33
90 76
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
United States of America Washington, D.C.

34
116 101
India is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
India New Delhi

35
75 62
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belarus Minsk

36
81 68
Russia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Russia Moscow

37
98 85
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
South Korea Seoul

38
68 56
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ukraine Kiev

39
21 11
Iran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Iran Tehran

40
109 103
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
pan__Ali added North Korea Pyongyang - Free education system, free time activities, no crime - one of the best places for children in the world.

41
99 93
China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
China Beijing

42
111 106
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Egypt Cairo

43
125 157
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Poland Warsaw