France is Best for Family Life

One very important reason we moved to France from the UK over 20 years ago was to offer our very young family the opportunity to grow up in a better environment giving more security, better education and health services.

The HSBC Bank confirms that this was the right decision.

According to a recent report (November 2011) by HSBC bank (shown below) Countries which provide expats with the greatest benefits in terms of salary and economic rewards don’t always provide the best quality of life for children and families. The report lists France as offering the best quality of life for children of families relocating.

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      League Table (based on 2014 results)

      League Table

      Country Your criteria All criteria
      Rank Score Rank Score
      Switzerland 1 0.55 1 0.55
      Singapore 2 0.53 2 0.53
      China 3 0.53 3 0.53
      Germany 4 0.53 4 0.53
      Bahrain 5 0.51 5 0.51
      New Zealand 6 0.50 6 0.50
      Thailand 7 0.49 7 0.49
      Taiwan 8 0.49 8 0.49
      India 9 0.49 9 0.49
      Hong Kong 10 0.48 10 0.48
      Canada 11 0.48 11 0.48
      Australia 12 0.48 12 0.48
      Qatar 13 0.47 13 0.47
      Oman 14 0.47 14 0.47
      United Arab Emirates 15 0.47 15 0.47
      Vietnam 16 0.46 16 0.46
      Russia 17 0.45 17 0.45
      Japan 18 0.45 18 0.45
      Malaysia 19 0.44 19 0.44
      Belgium 20 0.44 20 0.44
      Mexico 21 0.43 21 0.43
      South Africa 22 0.43 22 0.43
      France 23 0.41 23 0.41
      Spain 24 0.41 24 0.41
      Ireland 25 0.40 25 0.40
      Turkey 26 0.40 26 0.40
      Netherlands 27 0.40 27 0.40
      Saudi Arabia 28 0.40 28 0.40
      Kuwait 29 0.40 29 0.40
      United States 30 0.38 30 0.38
      Italy 31 0.37 31 0.37
      Brazil 32 0.36 32 0.36
      United Kingdom 33 0.35 33 0.35
      Egypt 34 0.22 34 0.22
      Country
      Your criteria All criteria
      Switzerland 1 1
      Singapore 2 2
      China 3 3
      Germany 4 4
      Bahrain 5 5
      New Zealand 6 6
      Thailand 7 7
      Taiwan 8 8
      India 9 9
      Hong Kong 10 10
      Canada 11 11
      Australia 12 12
      Qatar 13 13
      Oman 14 14
      United Arab Emirates 15 15
      Vietnam 16 16
      Russia 17 17
      Japan 18 18
      Malaysia 19 19
      Belgium 20 20
      Mexico 21 21
      South Africa 22 22
      France 23 23
      Spain 24 24
      Ireland 25 25
      Turkey 26 26
      Netherlands 27 27
      Saudi Arabia 28 28
      Kuwait 29 29
      United States 30 30
      Italy 31 31
      Brazil 32 32
      United Kingdom 33 33
      Egypt 34 34

      * Unfortunately we cannot give an overall ranking for these countries as we received insufficient Raising Children Abroad data.

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