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US Falls to 18th Place in Global Retirement Ranking

Inflation, market volatility and an aging population make 2022 “one of the worst years to retire.”

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Americans are losing ground against residents of other countries in what’s shaping up globally to be “one of the worst years to retire in recent memory,” according to a new retirement ranking.

The US fell to 18th on the Natixis Investment Managers Annual Global Retirement Index, down one spot from last year. Income equality — where the US had the seventh-lowest ranking among the 44 countries in the index — was one of the reasons for the country’s low score, along with government debt and tax pressure.