Mon, 22 Oct 2012 07:45:00 GMT | By Jason Buckland, MSN Money
Best countries to raise your kids

HSBC surveyed expats to find the most popular places to raise children.

HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2012 (© Getty Images)
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  • School children waving British flags. (© Edgar Su/Newscom/RTR)
  • Children wave Saudi national flags to celebrate the country's National Day in the holy city of Mecca, Makkah province, Saudi Arabia. (© STR/Newscom/RTR)
  • U.S. first lady Michelle Obama takes part in a team building exercise during an event for U.S. military children and British and U.S. students at the U.S. embassy in central London, England. (© Olivia Harris/Newscom/RTR)
  • Children play with their father on a hot day at a Dubai beach in the United Arab Emirates. (© Anwar Mirza/Newscom/RTR)
  • Australian children (© Bob Strong/Newscom/RTR)
  • Children hold up cutouts of the Hong Kong SAR flag at a kindergarten in Zaozhuang, China.
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As adults, life tends to get in the way, which means that work or love or whatever can uproot us at a moment’s notice. For parents, bringing your kids to an unknown place can be tough, but perhaps some countries are better for children than others.

The HSBC’s latest expat survey* looks at the best countries to raise children based on respondent answers on the health, happiness and cost of bringing up kids. Canada scores high, of course, but there are a few countries that HSBC notes are better for raising kids. Click through to find the best ones, and where Canada ranks in the world.

* HSBC is a multinational banking company based in London, England. The Expat Explorer survey contains insights about life overseas from over 5,000 expats around the world.

* Bing: How much does it cost to raise a child?

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