Top 10 habitable countries for people who are 60 and above

Ready to figure out which countries you should consider relocating to or just visiting more often as you start to get older? Keep reading and you'll find out!

When we consider how tough life on Earth can be for many, it seems befitting to save the best for the autumn of life...

The population of people over 60 across the globe is on the rise with the recent increase in life expectancy for most countries. In fact, research has shown that the population of geriatrics is expected to hit 2.1 billion in 2050, a whopping figure if one considers its recent number of 901 million people.

In a bid to ease the burdens that come with living as one starts to clock 60 years and above, the Global AgeWatch Index has assessed 96 countries and provided a list of the best countries to live in for persons who are 60 and above.

There you have it, the best countries for elderly people to live in.

What do you think of these countries? Which of them will you love to live in? Tell us in the comment section below!

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Carrol Halliwell
Australia should rank higher than America and yet it isn't even mentioned. Free health care for one thing and government subsidised medication for pensioners. I was surprised Australia wasn't on the list.
Feb 2, 2021 5:31PM
Pat Roberts
Please take the UK out of this list? The pension is the worst in Europe. I worked for 45 years and my state pension is £107. When I questioned this they said it was because I worked part time for 5 years when my children were babies! All my friends are very much the same, even the top state pension based on stamps paid in through your wages is only £140 a week! Pension poverty is rife in the UK! Ask “Age Concern” a charity for poor pensioners!
Feb 2, 2021 5:26PM
peter crowhen
New Zealand should be in this list, certainly above USA. In Australia, unless you have citizenship, you are treated like a second class citizen, even if you have permanent residential qualifications . Scandinavian countries are well known for looking after their older people
Feb 2, 2021 6:29PM
Ellen Sheehan
Hmm....obviously the older satisfied people you refer to in the US don’t need to buy medications.
Feb 2, 2021 10:54PM
Pierre Poirier
In the USA, life is good for seniors... if you are rich
Feb 2, 2021 11:40PM
Barry Crews
Sweden does rate a mention, but they have a lot of angst from unassimilating moslems that are making life hard for the government.
Apr 5, 2021 2:26AM
Peter Robertson
Jennifer Dyster, UK does have brilliant health care,but of course there are other factors.
Mar 19, 2021 5:33PM
Peter Robertson
Strange to thank the government in the Scandinavian countries. It is the endless taxation that pays for the elderly.You get what you pay for and you would have to ask"What do the elderly do in those countries"?
Mar 19, 2021 5:30PM
Peter Beard
How can the US get in the top 50, let alone 10, with their abysmal health care system, or lack of, that they have. Australia and NZ should be miles in front of the USA and the UK.
Mar 18, 2021 2:55AM
Patricia Green
Ellen Sheehan, Pierre beat me to it. Life in the U.S. is good for the elderly if you are rich.
Feb 11, 2021 7:50PM
bina sarmah
Pierre Poirier, Is it not that every where, life is good if you are rich.::)
Feb 10, 2021 4:54PM
Allison Aspden
Interesting suggestions - re countries the elderly live well in.
Feb 5, 2021 5:17AM
Jennifer Dyster
I am a bit suspicious about the inclusion of the USA because of the underclass. I am sure its wonderful for people who are well off! I think NZ and Australia would be better than the USA or the UK
Feb 5, 2021 2:57AM
Happy to see Canada on the list because that's where I have lived my whole life and will continue for (hopefully)many years to come.
Feb 4, 2021 10:58AM
Darlene Davidson
The colder the country, the older its citizens.
Feb 3, 2021 8:06PM
Lynda Wild
Carrol Halliwell, I too was surprised that Australian wasn’t one the list. As an aged pensioner , who owns their own home I am ok. But I would not like to be a renter.
Feb 3, 2021 7:03PM
Pauline Forbes
Donna Cyr, My dad used to say that in cold countries, you had to keep children busy and they had to use their heads more. In warm countries they go out to play (which is fine). So I guess the level of education is perhaps better in cold countries. Just a wild guess, there is nothing to prove my words, it is just a thought!
Feb 3, 2021 2:40PM
Richard Perkins
Donna Cyr, The northern island of Japan get very cold. I lived there for 2 years.
Feb 3, 2021 9:31AM
Neil Owen
I can believe you put the UK on this list they are below Mexico in there Pension payments. They are an utter disgrace to all of us who paid into National Insurance all our lives
Feb 3, 2021 7:58AM
Donna Cyr
Why are they all cold countries except Japan? And I'm not going to a country with the amount of earthquakes they have
Feb 3, 2021 12:13AM

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