“We’re No. 18” isn’t a very inspirational chant.
But that’s the U.S. rating within the 2022 Natixis Global Retirement Index, which incorporates 44 international locations.
The Index from Natixis, the Paris wealth-management agency, consists of a number of subindexes, together with well being, high quality of life, materials well-being and funds in retirement.
The prime 10 international locations for retirement are:
6. New Zealand
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10. Czech Republic
Slight Ranking Drop
The U.S. rating dipped from 17th final yr however represents an enchancment from 23rd in 2012.
The slide from final yr stemmed from decrease scores in Material Well-Being (ranked thirtieth) and Finances (ranked eleventh) subindexes.
The decrease Material Well-Being rating resulted from worse numbers for unemployment and income-equality indicators. The U.S. has the sixth highest rating for revenue per capita however the seventh-lowest for revenue equality.
As for Finances, the decrease subindex rating this yr stems from falling scores in tax strain, financial institution loans not earnings curiosity, old-age dependency and governance indicators.
To make sure, the U.S. ranked eighth in nonperforming financial institution loans and 10th in rates of interest. But it registered the sixth-lowest rating for presidency indebtedness.
The U.S. positioned 17th within the Health subindex, unchanged from final yr. Its rating improved on the well being entrance due to the next rating for all times expectancy.
No. 1 in … Something
The U.S. did rank No. 1 for well being expenditures per capita and fourth highest for insured well being expenditures.
Of course, critics of the U.S. health-care system would query the outcomes of all this spending. Plenty of Americans are unhealthy. And the U.S. ranks a desultory 31st in life expectancy.
The U.S. lifted its rating within the Quality of Life subindex as a result of enchancment in environmental components and happiness indicators.
Despite the improved rating, the U.S. positioned 21st within the class, unchanged from final yr.
It has the ninth lowest rating for environmental components.
The U.S. positioned 11th within the Finances in Retirement subindex.