The best years of your life should be spent in the best (and most beautiful!) places in the world. Fortunately the Global AgeWatch Index makes it pretty easy to fulfill your retirement dreams. After reviewing the medical, social and economic wellbeing of older adults in 96 countries around the globe, HelpAge International and the University of Southampton have created an extensive list of the best places to live out your golden years. Click through for the top 10.More
Switzerland is ranked No. 1 in the world for older people to live for many reasons, but there's an important one that takes the cake: 83 percent of people 50 and over are satisfied with their access to public transportation systems. And with more than 70 percent of people between age 55 and 64 employed, we're guessing they're pretty happy with their commutes, too.
You'll never be at a loss for a stimulating conversation in Norway, where more than 98 percent of the 60-and-over population has a secondary or higher education. Poverty isn't much of an issue, either: Less than 2 percent of people over age 60 have an income less than half the country's median income. (Compare that to nearly 19 percent of people over age 60 in the United States.)