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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161 53
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Amsterdam

2
155 56
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Copenhagen

3
122 37
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

4
141 53
Finland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Helsinki

5
119 40
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vienna

6
158 66
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Berlin

7
125 50
Canada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ottawa

8
108 40
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

9
119 54
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tallinn

10
121 57
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Budapest

11
118 55
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

12
119 57
Norway is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Oslo

13
94 40
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg

14
123 62
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Stockholm

15
102 47
Spain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Madrid

16
92 40
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Wellington

17
100 48
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Edinburgh

18
98 48
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
City of Brussels

19
91 47
Australia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canberra

20
101 55
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Reykjavik

21
82 44
Greece is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Athens

22
90 58
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vilnius

23
110 79
Japan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tokyo

24
103 76
England is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
London

25
91 66
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Minsk

26
76 53
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ljubljana

27
93 69
France is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Paris

28
87 66
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore

29
76 56
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lisbon

30
107 85
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Seoul

31
129 108
India is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Delhi

32
91 73
Russia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Moscow

33
92 75
Italy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Rome

34
79 65
Albania is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Tirana

35
91 77
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ankara

36
74 61
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Kiev

37
30 19
Iran is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Tehran

38
103 99
China is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Beijing

39
113 112
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Cairo

40
100 101
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Washington, D.C.

41
110 113
North Korea is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
pan__Ali added Pyongyang - Free education system, free time activities, no crime - one of the best places for children in the world.

42
76 79
Israel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Jerusalem

43
132 158
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Warsaw