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

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2
121 54
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Germany Berlin

3
116 51
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Denmark Copenhagen

4
84 32
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

5
89 36
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belgium City of Brussels

6
85 34
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Austria Vienna

7
77 29
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Zealand Wellington

8
85 35
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg Luxembourg

9
97 47
Canada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canada Ottawa

10
100 50
Finland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Finland Helsinki

11
88 43
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Spain Madrid

12
89 44
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Scotland Edinburgh

13
77 36
Greece is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Greece Athens

14
76 36
Australia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Australia Canberra

15
90 49
England is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
England London

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92 51
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

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92 51
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Estonia Tallinn

18
70 34
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Portugal Lisbon

19
75 38
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

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87 48
Italy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Italy Rome

21
92 52
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Hungary Budapest

22
92 57
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Sweden Stockholm

23
89 55
Norway is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Norway Oslo

24
83 59
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
France Paris

25
69 50
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Slovenia Ljubljana

26
72 53
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Iceland Reykjavik

27
89 70
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
United States of America Washington, D.C.

28
69 55
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lithuania Vilnius

29
111 96
India is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
India New Delhi

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70 57
Israel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Israel Jerusalem

31
72 59
Albania is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

32
82 69
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Turkey Ankara

33
87 74
Japan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Japan Tokyo

34
66 54
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ukraine Kiev

35
72 60
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belarus Minsk

36
76 64
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore Singapore

37
77 65
Russia is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Russia Moscow

38
18 8
Iran is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Iran Tehran

39
95 83
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
South Korea Seoul

40
96 89
China is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
China Beijing

41
104 100
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 41 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.

42
106 103
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Egypt Cairo

43
123 153
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Poland Warsaw