When thinking about retirement how much thought do you give to WHERE?  Now you have help.

The Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index ranks 11 countries based on the adequacy, sustainability and integrity of their public and private pension systems.   The Netherlands tops the rankings, followed by Australia, Sweden, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.  Chile is #7, followed by Singapore, Germany, China and Japan.

None of the 11 countries studied scored an A for its retirement- income system.   But the index did confirm what experts have long thought to be true: The Netherlands and Australia have the top two retirement-income systems in the world.

There are a number of other countries, such as Norway, that are perceived to have excellent retirement/pension systems.   Perhaps next time they will expand the study to include a broader view of the globe.

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