An international survey ranked the Philippines among the best countries to raise a family for expatriates in 2015.
The country placed 14th among 41 nations included in the Family Life Index of the InterNations, an information-sharing network of expatriates all over the world.
The Philippines, which ranked fourth in cost of childcare and education and seventh in their availability in 2015, actually dropped seven places after landing seventh among 34 countries in the 2014 Family Life index.
Austria topped the list this year along with Northern European countries Finland and Sweden, while Israel and New Zealand landed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Singapore placed sixth overall followed by Germany, France, Australia, and Luxembourg.
The index ranks countries based on availability and cost of childcare and education, quality of education, family well-being, and childcare and education options.
Over 30 respondents raising children abroad participated in the survey for each country in the list.
THE Philippines ranked 14th among 41 countries in a listing of best places to raise a family for expatriates, an international survey showed.
In InterNation’s 2015 Family Life Index, the Philippines trailed countries like Mexico, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Thailand, South Korea, Italy, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and the United States, among others.
The Family Life Index ranked countries according to expatriate parents’ response to subcategories, namely availability of child care and education, cost of child care and education, quality of education and family well-being.
The Philippines ranked seventh in availability of child care and education, fifth in cost of childcare and education, and 26th in family well-being.
The country, however, was second to the last (40th) in quality of education.
Austria emerged as expatriate parents’ top choice this year, followed by Finland, Sweden, Israel and New Zealand.
Other countries in the top 10 are Singapore, Germany, France, Australia and Luxembourg.