Top 20 Countries to Raise a Family

The Uk? The US?


They both don’t even make it into the top 20, with the UK coming in at a miserable 22!

Well if you were to move to the best country you’d be on a short haul flight to…


Austria made it to the top spot closely followed by Finland and Sweden in 2nd and 3rd respectively in the survey published by InterNations.

To rank the top countries to raise a family, InterNations asked expat parents to rate the country they moved to in terms of the quality, cost and availability of childcare and education.

Austria topped the charts due to a social system that is very supportive to parents (take note Mr Cameron!). In Austria companies offer maternity and paternity leave once the children are born and all families receive monthly allowances of between 100 – 200 euros for childcare expenses.

If you were to move to second placed Finland you would be receiving the highest quality of education with 66% rating it as very good, compared to the global average of 21%.

If you want to see where else you could benefit from quality childcare, education and family wellbeing take a look at the list in full.

But before you do, why not try and guess the top 10, you may be surprised!