Where People Live the Longest

By Ben Steverman and Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-09-17T17:21:35Z

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No. 1: Switzerland

Life expectancy: 82.70

Official retirement age: 65 for men, 64 for women

Population 60 and over: 23%

Projected population 60 and over in 2050: 37%

Switzerland not only has the world’s oldest people, it has one of the world’s oldest social insurance programs, created by referendum in 1890. Swiss households save a net 13.9 percent of their income, almost six times the savings rate in the U.S.


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