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Where People Live the Longest

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

Photograph by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

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No. 7: Sweden

Life expectancy: 81.80

Official retirement age: 65

Population 60 and over: 25%

Projected population 60 and over in 2050: 31%

Sweden spends a lot on public benefits for the elderly -- about 16 percent of its gross domestic product, compared to 9 percent in the U.S. It has overhauled its pension system so that benefits won’t grow as quickly in the future. Just 4.1 percent of the Swedish elderly live with their adult children, one of the lowest percentages in the world.


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