Do you know which is the best country to grow old in? Well we ain’t getting younger and while Goa might seem perfect for that happy retirement its not the end of the world! The world is getting old fast and a lot of us want our old-age to be about scenic sunsets and happier lives. The grill and grind of a metro city is perfect now but solace is what we all aim for! Based on four main domains income security, health status, capability and enabling environment here are the 9 countries that are the most elderly-friendly and where you can happily Grow-Old In.
Norway is a North European country that repeatedly ranks amongst the best places to live. It has a population of 5.3 million out of which 1.1 million are over 60. It is a good place to stay in all domains but it mainly stands out in the capability domain as it claims a very high employment rate and educational fulfillment amongst older people.
Sweden is famous for its high living standards, brilliant healthcare, civil liberties, high per capita income and overall wealth. The Swedes enjoy all of these things even at an old age as local seniors are very happy with their lives.
Switzerland is famous for a number of things comprising government transparency, civil liberties, class of life, fresh environment, economic affordability, human growth etc. Therefore, this little Hilly country regularly ranks as the best place to live.
Germany is the most populated EU country with a home to 82.2 million people, out of which 22.3 million are over 60. It is the fourth best country to grow old in. Germany makes best in the ability domain with inspiring values in the employment rate amongst older people and educational achievement.
Canada is good for old people because it has one of the cleanest environments on Earth. Canada makes best in the health domain and is above the regional average on all health meters.
The Netherlands is a Western European country having average ethics on all meters in the empowering environment domain, low old-age poverty rate and 100% pension income coverage.
Japan has the lengthiest life expectation in the world and the maximum proportion of older people in the world. Elder people staying in Japan enjoy, great safety, civic freedom, healthy lives and social connected-ness.
Iceland is a small country but it is a great place to grow old in. Iceland has 100% pension income coverage, very low old age poverty and great morals on both life expectation and healthy life expectation at 60.
9. United States
It is one of the most populated countries and stands at the top in the competence domain, with an employment rate and educational fulfillment among older people above the regional averages. Older Americans also enjoy fairly high safety and social connected-ness.