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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

2
130 56
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Germany Berlin

3
121 52
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Denmark Copenhagen

4
90 33
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

5
92 37
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belgium City of Brussels

6
102 47
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canada Ottawa

7
88 37
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Austria Vienna

8
79 31
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Zealand Wellington

9
105 50
Finland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Finland Helsinki

10
85 36
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg Luxembourg

11
92 43
Spain is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Spain Madrid

12
92 45
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Scotland Edinburgh

13
79 37
Australia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Australia Canberra

14
78 37
Greece is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Greece Athens

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15
79 38
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

16
94 51
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Estonia Tallinn

17
94 51
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

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

19
95 53
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Hungary Budapest

20
94 55
Norway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Norway Oslo

21
71 37
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Portugal Lisbon

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22
97 59
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Sweden Stockholm

23
87 52
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Italy Rome

24
83 60
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
France Paris

25
73 53
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Iceland Reykjavik

26
69 50
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Slovenia Ljubljana

27
90 73
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
91 74
Japan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Japan Tokyo

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114 97
India is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
India New Delhi

30
69 55
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lithuania Vilnius

31
71 58
Israel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Israel Jerusalem

32
97 83
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
South Korea Seoul

33
74 61
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belarus Minsk

34
77 64
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore Singapore

35
79 66
Russia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Russia Moscow

36
67 55
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ukraine Kiev

37
72 60
Albania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

38
82 70
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Turkey Ankara

39
19 9
Iran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Iran Tehran

40
97 91
China is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
China Beijing

41
106 101
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
108 104
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Egypt Cairo

43
125 154
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Poland Warsaw