Parenting The Best Countries to Raise Children  

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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
155 52
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Amsterdam

2
146 56
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Copenhagen

3
116 37
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

4
151 64
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Berlin

5
131 53
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Helsinki

6
111 40
Austria is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vienna

7
123 50
Canada is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ottawa

8
100 40
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

9
93 40
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg

10
101 47
Spain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Madrid

11
110 54
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tallinn

12
91 40
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Wellington

13
110 55
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

14
112 57
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Budapest

15
111 57
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Oslo

16
99 48
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Edinburgh

17
97 48
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
City of Brussels

18
114 62
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Stockholm

19
90 47
Australia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canberra

20
81 43
Greece is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Athens

21
92 55
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Reykjavik

22
103 68
England is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
London

23
83 58
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vilnius

24
76 52
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Lisbon

25
93 69
France is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Paris

26
104 79
Japan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tokyo

27
75 53
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ljubljana

28
91 70
Italy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Rome

29
84 65
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Minsk

30
85 66
Singapore is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Singapore

31
105 85
South Korea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Seoul

32
124 107
India is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
New Delhi

33
87 72
Russia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Moscow

34
91 76
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ankara

35
28 16
Iran is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
sogol added Tehran

36
73 60
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Kiev

37
78 65
Albania is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
AndiLamlli added Tirana

38
113 109
Egypt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
michaelmagdy2016 added Cairo

39
100 96
United States of America is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Washington, D.C.

40
101 98
China is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Beijing

41
109 109
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
75 75
Israel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Jerusalem

43
130 157
Poland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Warsaw