2014 Global Retirement Index
Retirees in Europe enjoy the greatest financial security in retirement, with eight of the top 10 places among the 150 nations in the 2014 Global Retirement Index.
The index is based on an analysis by Natixis Global Asset Management of 20 key trends across four broad categories: Health and healthcare quality, personal income and finances, quality of life and socio-economic factors. Together, these trends provide a dynamic measure of the life conditions and wellbeing expected by retirees and near-retirees.
The U.S. came in at No. 19 for the second year in a row as the benefits of increasing economic stability are moderated by the potential for rising interest rates and inflation, as well as persistent income inequality.
Source: Natixis Global Asset Management