Top 3 Multicultural family friendly cities on earth

Top 3 Multicultural Family-friendly Cities on Earth!

Embracing Multiculturalism


Parenthood is a marathon, and for an apparent reason, parents want to provide the best education, opportunity, environment, clothing, food, etc., to our little kids. However, If you are a multicultural family like us, you may face some unique parenting situations. 

Multicultural families are characterized by a cross-cultural marriage, often involved with two people from different backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and nationalities sharing life. A multicultural family often searches for an environment that can provide sufficient diverse exposure, where society and education have regularly opened dialogues for differences and similarities. We seek a place where it gives our multicultural kids open access to different cultures that encourage a global mindset in kids.

To find out the top child-friendly cities, I took data from U.S News & World Report’s annual “best countries” ranking & Homeday’s “The Best Cities for Families Worldwide. The research is conducted based on the following attributes: care for human rights, family-friendly, gender equality, happiness, income equality, level of safety, well-developed public education system, and well-developed health care system.

Things to Consider Moving with Children

If you are seeking a family-friendly city to start a new living abroad life, we often consider things such as: 

  • Plenty of indoor and outdoor public spaces, such as a park, playground, and museum.
  • Affordable and spacious housing and the neighborhood’s proximity to family needs are essential.
  • Family friend city design includes sufficient pedestrian crosswalks, stroller-friendly streets, and street safety.
  • The overall functions of the transportation system should be convenient.
  • Last but not least, a decent and affordable education and healthcare system.

Top Multicultural City in the  World

Multicultural cities are defined as the presence of people with several cultural identities and ethnic groups, structuring communities in a city. These groups are different in norms, values, languages, beliefs, and more.

According to World Atlas, some of the most diverse cities in the world are,  

  • Amsterdam
  • Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Los Angeles
  • Toronto
  • New York
  • Sao Paulo
  • Paris
  • Sydney
  • London

Finally, Top THREE Multicultural Family-friendly Cities

Toronto Canada


Toronto is Canada’s crown jewel of multiculturalism. Nearly half of the population is foreign-born, 200 ethnic groups with over 140 languages and dialects.


    • #3 overall ranking the best countries for raising children.
    • 8.7 out of 10 on the happiness
    • 10 out of 10 the quality of life
    • 8.9 out of 10 the family-friendly
    • 10 out of 10 well develop the public education system
    • 9.6 out of 10 well develop public health system.

Amsterdam Netherlands

Amsterdam Netherlands

Amsterdam is one of the most diverse cities in Europe, The official language is Dutch, but most people in Amsterdam also speak English. Amsterdam has over 180 different nationalities and 45% ethnic minorities.


  • #11 in overall ranking the best countries for raising children
  • #8 in overall quality of life
  • 9.1 out of 10 on happiness
  • 9.1 out of 10 on safety
  • 9.4 out of 10 well-developed public education system
  • 9.0 out of 10 well-developed public health care system.

Sydney Australia

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, over 250 languages are spoken, and over 36% population in Sydney are foreign-born.


  • #7 overall ranking the best cities for raising children.
  • 9.0 out of 10 the quality of life
  • 9.5 out of 10 happiness index
  • 8.9 out of 10 family-friendly cities index
  • 9.4 out of 10 well-developed public education system.
  • 8.7 out of 10 well-developed public health system.

How about Barcelona, Spain?

Unfortunately, affordable housing and job market opportunities remain weak in Spain. 

Here are some facts about Barcelona, Spain: 

  • #16 overall ranking the best countries for raising kids.
  • 10 out of 10 happiness index.
  • 9.8 out of 10 on the heritage/ cultural index.
  • 10 out of 10 are family-friendly.
  • 1.6 million population of 174 nationalities and 20% foreign-born.
  • 300 languages spoken.

Every family has a different story, background, goals, and value. No matter where you choose, it is going to be an incredible adventure for the family. 

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