Parenting The Best Countries to Raise Children  

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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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144 52
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Amsterdam

2
105 36
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

3
121 48
Canada is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ottawa

4
129 55
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Copenhagen

5
138 63
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Berlin

6
114 52
Finland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Helsinki

7
87 33
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Wellington

8
94 39
Austria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vienna

9
96 41
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
City of Brussels

10
91 39
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg

11
98 46
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Madrid

12
88 41
Australia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canberra

13
102 53
England is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
London

14
83 39
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

15
94 48
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Edinburgh

16
80 39
Greece is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Athens

17
94 53
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tallinn

18
94 54
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

19
96 56
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Budapest

20
95 57
Norway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Oslo

21
73 40
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lisbon

22
99 62
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Stockholm

23
89 56
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Rome

24
76 55
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Reykjavik

25
85 67
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Paris

26
96 78
Japan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tokyo

27
69 53
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ljubljana

28
99 82
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Washington, D.C.

29
101 85
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Seoul

30
81 66
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore

31
120 104
India is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Delhi

32
78 64
Albania is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Tirana

33
71 58
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vilnius

34
75 62
Israel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Jerusalem

35
76 65
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Minsk

36
83 72
Russia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Moscow

37
86 75
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ankara

38
70 60
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Kiev

39
21 15
Iran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Tehran

40
111 109
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Cairo

41
100 98
China is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Beijing

42
109 108
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
125 157
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Warsaw