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.
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.
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 http://www.snpj.org