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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137 49
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Netherlands Amsterdam

2
98 34
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

3
125 53
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Denmark Copenhagen

4
110 47
Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canada Ottawa

5
130 61
Germany is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Germany Berlin

6
93 38
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Austria Vienna

7
83 31
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Zealand Wellington

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

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

10
88 37
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg Luxembourg

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

12
84 40
Australia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Australia Canberra

13
93 47
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Scotland Edinburgh

14
81 38
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

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15
80 38
Greece is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Greece Athens

16
97 52
England is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
England London

17
94 52
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Estonia Tallinn

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

19
96 54
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Hungary Budapest

20
95 56
Norway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Norway Oslo

21
72 39
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Portugal Lisbon

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22
98 61
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Sweden Stockholm

23
88 55
Italy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Italy Rome

24
85 63
France is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
France Paris

25
75 54
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Iceland Reykjavik

26
69 52
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Slovenia Ljubljana

27
94 77
Japan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Japan Tokyo

28
81 65
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore Singapore

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29
71 56
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lithuania Vilnius

30
77 62
Albania is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Albania Tirana

31
74 60
Israel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Israel Jerusalem

32
118 103
India is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
India New Delhi

33
69 56
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ukraine Kiev

34
99 85
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
South Korea Seoul

35
75 62
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Belarus Minsk

36
81 68
Russia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Russia Moscow

37
92 79
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
United States of America Washington, D.C.

38
86 74
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Turkey Ankara

39
21 12
Iran is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Iran Tehran

40
99 94
China is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
China Beijing

41
111 107
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Egypt Cairo

42
109 105
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.

43
125 157
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Poland Warsaw