Culture 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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1
185 58
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Amsterdam
2
172 59
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Copenhagen
3
139 42
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vienna
4
137 42
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
5
158 57
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Helsinki
6
170 72
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Berlin
7
122 42
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
8
141 57
Norway is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Oslo
9
137 55
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tallinn
10
134 56
Canada is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ottawa
11
136 59
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Budapest
12
131 57
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
13
137 68
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Stockholm
14
99 41
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg
15
119 56
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Reykjavik
16
105 49
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Edinburgh
17
95 43
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Wellington
18
101 51
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
City of Brussels
19
103 53
Spain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Madrid
20
100 55
Australia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canberra
21
99 62
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vilnius
22
121 81
Japan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tokyo
23
82 54
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ljubljana
24
82 58
Greece is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Athens
25
96 71
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Minsk