Pensioners take a break during a march towards La Paz in Patacamaya, south of La Paz, September 18, 2014. Bolivia's pensioners started a protest march to demand that President Evo Morales' government increase their pension.
Pensioners take a break during a march towards La Paz in Patacamaya, south of La Paz, September 18, 2014. Bolivia's pensioners started a protest march to demand that President Evo Morales' government increase their pension.Reuters

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.

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Figure 1HelpAge International

"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].

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Figure 2HelpAge International

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].

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Figure 3HelpAge International

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.

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Figure 4HelpAge International