The Top 10 Countries to Grow Old In

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The newly released 2014 Global AgeWatch Index combines data from the United Nations, World Bank, and Gallup to rank the best places to grow old. Using information on employment, income, health, social connections, and more, a picture emerges of which older populations are best off and which aren't so lucky (coming in last: Afghanistan). Courtesy of HelpAge International, here are the top 10 countries to grow old in:


10. New Zealand
9. Japan
8. The United States
7. Iceland
6. The Netherlands
5. Germany
4. Canada
3. Switzerland
2. Sweden
1. Norway

Source: HelpAge International