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10 Countries Paying People to Retire

These countries have the most generous public pensions

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#7: Slovenia

  • Pension Replacement Rate: 62.4%
  • Male/Female Retirement Age: 63/61
  • Male/Female Life Expectancy: 80.3/84.9
  • Sovereign Debt as percentage of GDP: 36%
  • Employment Rate: 65.8%

In Slovenia, men can retire at 63 and women at 61. When they retire, Slovenians are paid 62.4% of their salaries. It gets even better after taxes, where the net pension replacement rate is as high as 85.4% for workers making the median income. This is higher than all but four countries on the list. Despite this, Slovenia’s sovereign debt as a percentage of GDP is 36%, the lowest on this list except for Luxembourg.

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