Slovenia is a Good Place to Retire

Slovenia in the Heart of Europe

Slovenia in the Heart of Europe

According to a new CNBC report, Slovenia is a secure place to retire. The Natixis Global Retirement Index Survey ranks Slovenia 16th among 150 countries examined  for retirement security.   The US ranks 19th.

Mountains and Hay Racks

Toplarji Double Hay Racks in Alpine areas

The new index is based on data from the World Bank, United Nations and other  organizations. The index is based on health expenditures, life expectancy, income equality, unemployment, and the ratio of young workers to retired workers.  The top 10 countries on the list  are Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Sweden, Austria, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and France.

Glacial Lake Bled in Julian Alps

Glacial Lake Bled in Julian Alps

The retirement age in Slovenia is currently 65 years and Slovenian recently put into place a new pension system.  Slovenia, Israel, Japan and Czech Republic surpassed the U.S. in terms of favorable retirement criteria.

Source: Prosveta. April 3, 2013. pg. 3   at





About Sylvia P. Onusic, PhD, LDN, CNS

Licensed and board-certfied nutritionist, writer and researcher. BS in Home Economics, Foods and Nutrition Education;, MS in Health Administration; PhD in Public Health Education; completed the dietetic program at Penn State, University and the CNS Certified Nutrition Specialist program. Fulbrighter to Slovenia in Public Health. Speaker at Weston A. Price Foundation Conference and International Raw Milk Symposiums. Member of the American College of Nutrition. Creator and tour leader for "Taste of Slovenia, a Real Food Tour."
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