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

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100 35
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Denmark Copenhagen

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Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canada Ottawa

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

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86 31
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Zealand Wellington

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

8
111 51
Finland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Finland Helsinki

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94 40
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belgium City of Brussels

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

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95 45
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Spain Madrid

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86 40
Australia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Australia Canberra

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

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Scotland Edinburgh

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

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

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

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

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

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

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Sweden Stockholm

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Portugal Lisbon

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

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

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

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

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Japan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Japan Tokyo

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Albania is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

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Singapore is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore Singapore

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Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lithuania Vilnius

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ukraine Kiev

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Israel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Israel Jerusalem

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Belarus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belarus Minsk

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South Korea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
South Korea Seoul

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India is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
India New Delhi

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United States of America is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
United States of America Washington, D.C.

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Russia Moscow

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Turkey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Turkey Ankara

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

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China is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
China Beijing

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Egypt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Egypt Cairo

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North Korea is listed (or ranked) 42 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.

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