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These are the world’s best (and worst) countries for children to grow up in, 2018

Out of the 175 countries analyzed, Singapore has been ranked in the first place, together with Slovenia, for being the best country for children to grow up in, according to a report published by Save the Children. Singapore, which finished in top spot ahead of European countries such as Norway (joint-3rd), Sweden (joint-3rd), Finland (5th), Ireland (joint-6th), and the Netherlands (joint-6th).

Asian countries occupied three of .the top 20 spots, with South Korea ranking eighth and Japan 19th

Singapore’s ranking as the joint best country for children to grow up in reflects its success in “giving every child, regardless of background, the best possible start in life,” Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said.

“Each of these harrowing gauges is considered a ‘childhood ender’,” said PM Lee. “We are fortunate that these grave threats to children are rare or do not exist in Singapore.” Although Singapore frets about social inequality and should never cease striving against it, “this report is a timely reminder that we have not done badly at all”.

“While tackling our social problems, let us not lose our sense of reality and perspective,” he said.

The United Kingdom ranks 22nd internationally, just above Canada. The United States ranks 36th, Russia ranks 37th, Turkey ranks 64th, and India ranks 113rd. The ranking was published in a report of the international charitable organization Save the Children. In total, there are 175 countries on the list.

These are the world’s best countries for children to grow up in:

RankCountry
1Singapore
1Slovenia
3Norway
3Sweden
5Finland
6Ireland
6Netherlands
8Iceland
8Italy
8Republic of Korea
11Portugal
12Cyprus
12Germany
14France
14Spain
16Belgium
17Australia
17Switzerland
19Israel
19Japan
19Luxembourg
22Denmark
22United Kingdom
24Canada
25Lithuania
25Poland
27Greece
28Croatia
28Estonia
28New Zealand
31Latvia
32Hungary
33Malta
34Bahrain
35Belarus
36United States
37Russian Federation
38Kuwait
39Bosnia & Herzegovina
40China
40Qatar
42United Arab Emirates
43Oman
43Ukraine
45Kazakhstan
46Serbia
47Saudi Arabia
48Bulgaria
48Tunisia
50Lebanon
51Jordan
52Maldives
53Montenegro
54Mauritius
54Romania
54Tonga
57Armenia
58Chile
58Samoa
60Sri Lanka
61Bahamas
61Barbados
63Cuba
64Turkey
65Algeria
66Macedonia
67Malaysia
68Brunei Darussalam
69Costa Rica
70DPR Korea
71Mongolia
72Georgia
73Argentina
73Fiji
73Uzbekistan
76Saint Lucia
77Albania
78Uruguay
79Jamaica
80Trinidad & Tobago
81Moldova
82Seychelles
82Turkmenistan
84State of Palestine
85Thailand
86Iran
87Suriname
88Morocco
89Azerbaijan
90Cabo Verde
91Egypt
92Kyrgyzstan
93Brazil
93Mexico
95Peru
96Vietnam
97Tajikistan
98Bhutan
99Ecuador
99Paraguay
101Belize
102Botswana
103Vanuatu
104Philippines
105Indonesia
106Panama
107Myanmar
108Guyana
109Gabon
110Namibia
111Nicaragua
111South Africa
113India
114Swaziland
115Sao Tome & Principe
116116
116Bolivia
117Rwanda
118Colombia
119Cambodia
120Ghana
121El Salvador
122Dominican Republic
123Kenya
124Haiti
125Djibouti
125Iraq
127Congo
128Timor-Leste
129Venezuela
130Bangladesh
130Uganda
132Lao PDR
133Solomon Islands
134Comoros
134Togo
136Zimbabwe
137Papua New Guinea
138Nepal
139Senegal
140Sudan
141Ethiopia
142Burundi
142Syria
144Honduras
145Yemen
146Gambia
147Zambia
148Liberia
149Pakistan
150Tanzania
151Malawi
152Guatemala
153Eritrea
154Cote dIvoire
155Equatorial Guinea
156Guinea-Bissau
157Lesotho
158Benin
158Cameroon
160Afghanistan
161Madagascar
162Mauritania
163Angola
164Mozambique
165Burkina Faso
166DR Congo
167Sierra Leone
168Guinea
169Nigeria
170Somalia
171South Sudan
172Chad
173Central African Republic
174Mali
175Niger
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