HelpAge International has unveiled the best and worst places to live as an old person as part of its benchmark Global AgeWatch Index.
The Global AgeWatch Index ranked 96 countries and represented nine out of 10 people over 60 around the world.
It measured elderly wellbeing in four categories: income security, health, personal capability and an enabling environment.
Best Countries to Live in While Old
Nordic countries ranked the highest the tables [Figure 1] as Norway replaced Sweden as the top ranking country to live in, over the age of 60.
"In the income security domain, 26 countries have a value of less than 50% of the 'benchmark' values set by Norway and France, the best-performing countries, at 89.1 and 88.0 respectively," said HelpAge in the report [Figure 2].
Worst Countries to Live in While Old
Meanwhile, the worst place to live in world, as someone over the age of 60, is Afghanistan at 96 in the rankings [Figure 3].
The group revealed that African countries make up half of those with low income securitiy rankings and poor health results.
Old people in Venezuela, Serbia and Turkey [Figure 4] are also apparently in a similar position t countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.