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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
Amsterdam
2
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
3
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vienna
4
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Copenhagen
5
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Helsinki
6
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
7
Norway is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Oslo
8
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tallinn
9
Germany is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Berlin
10
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Budapest
11
Canada is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ottawa
12
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
13
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Reykjavik
14
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg
15
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Wellington
16
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Edinburgh
17
Spain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Madrid
18
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Stockholm
19
Australia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canberra
20
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
City of Brussels
21
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vilnius
22
Japan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tokyo
23
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ljubljana
24
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Minsk
25
Greece is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Athens