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.



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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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