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
178 55
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Amsterdam

2
169 58
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Copenhagen

3
134 41
Austria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vienna

4
132 41
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

5
154 56
Finland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Helsinki

6
167 69
Germany is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Berlin

7
116 42
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

8
134 55
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tallinn

9
129 53
Canada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ottawa

10
134 57
Norway is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Oslo

11
133 58
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Budapest

12
130 56
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children

13
132 66
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Stockholm

14
95 41
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Luxembourg

15
115 56
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Reykjavik

16
102 49
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Edinburgh

17
93 43
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Wellington

18
102 51
Spain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Madrid

19
100 50
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
City of Brussels

20
95 55
Australia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Canberra

21
99 60
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Vilnius

22
118 79
Japan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Tokyo

23
80 53
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Ljubljana

24
82 55
Greece is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Athens

25
96 68
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Raise Children
Minsk