The world’s top 15 countries to raise a family



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.It’s likely that Austria topped the list because of its social system, which is very supportive of parents. Parents gave it the highest ranking for the availability of childcare and education.In Austria, companies offer parental leave once children are born, and all families receive “kindergeld”, a monthly allowance for childcare expenses until the child turns 18, ranging between 100 to 200 euros (£73-147).While Sweden still ranks in first for the cost of childcare and education, it dropped places for the quality of education and for family well-being.The UK didn’t make the top 15, instead coming in at 22nd place.