How else could I say this? I have lived in six countries or I had lived in 6 countries.
I had lived sounds like a preface to another statment. e.g. I had lived in 6 other countires before moving to the United States.
I have lived in six countries, stands on it own.
I have lived in six other countries and moved to Portland when I was 13 after growing up in the Persian Gulf.
Your sentence is correct. It means that in your life, you have lived in six countries, and the clock is still running. You could use 'had' correctly like this:
By the time I was ten years old, I had lived in six countries. This clock stopped when you were ten.
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