“We analysed current health and lifestyle data to determine the best European countries for raising a child. Our evaluation covered metrics for young people in 29 European nations related to health & safety (e.g., rates of exercise, healthy eating, obesity, vaccinations, etc.), use of harmful substances (e.g., cigarettes, alcohol and drugs) and educational attainment (e.g., English language and computer skills).”
Luxembourg took number two overall. The grand duchy was 1st in the “health & safety” sub-category, 9th in “education” and 12th in “smoking, alcohol & drugs”.
The firm wrote:
“Luxembourg shines as a great place for children to grow up healthy and safe. For example, Luxembourg had top ten results for sufficient exercise, good air quality and happiness, and the best measles vaccination rate (99% of children have a jab). The percentage of young people doing drugs is relatively low (especially MDMA and amphetamines). Finally, Luxembourg educates their young people well (34% receive a tertiary degree). However, only 38% of young adults eat fruit each day (with 46% eating vegetables each day).”
The top 5 countries in Europe for child rearing, according to Nimblefins:
1. Sweden 2. Luxembourg 3. Poland 4. Norway 5. Spain
The bottom 5 European countries in which to raise a child, per Nimblefins:
25. Latvia 25. France 27. Hungary 28. Slovakia 29. Bulgaria