The Best Countries for a Secure Retirement
Looking for a safe haven for retirement? The world’s top five countries for a secure retirement lie in Europe, according to the 2016 Global Retirement Index developed by Natixis Global Asset Management and CoreData Research.
Why The U.S. Isn’t In This Retirement Index’s Top 10
In the just-released 2016 Natixis Global Retirement Index, a data-driven ranking of retirement security in 43 countries, the United States scores a middling No. 14, right after Luxembourg and several notches below No. 3 Iceland and No. 4 New Zealand. (Norway and Switzerland ranked No. 1 and 2; Brazil, Greece and India were cellar-dwellers.)
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