The 9 most welcoming countries to raise a family in, as voted by expats

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Moving to another country for a new job and life can be daunting. When you put children into the mix, finding the right home is even more difficult.

46% of expatriates around the world have children of their own but only 21% are currently raising their children abroad, according to expat networking group InterNations.

The group conducted a survey of 3,000 families who live and work abroad and found that some countries are significantly more friendly towards new families than others.

Switzerland, Russia, and Austria ranked as the least friendly countries towards families.

Here are the 9 friendliest:

9. Turkey — Expat families say this country is incredibly welcoming to children but rated it negatively for safety and security due to political instability.

8. Mexico —”Mexicans do not only welcome families with a friendly attitude, but expats in general,” says InterNations.

7. Australia — The country ranks highly for friendliness but does even better when it comes to leisure options available to children. Australia also ranks highly for work-life balance.

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