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25 best countries for retirement

Last updated on: March 29, 2013 13:08 IST

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The Natixis Global Retirement Index gauges how well retired citizens live in 150 nations, based on measures of health, material well-being, finances and other factors.

Let's take a look at 25 best countries for retirement, according to a report released by Natixis Global Retirement Index.

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Image: People enjoy the sunny weather in a park in Heidelberg, 90km south of Frankfurt, Germany.
Photographs: Johannes Eisele/Reuters
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Norway

Global rank: 1

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Image: A woman poses for a picture in front of the Oslo Opera House in Norway.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
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Switzerland

Global rank: 2

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Image: Visitors stand in front of the installation 'A Uniform Sample' at the Aargauer Kunsthaus art museum in the town of Aarau, west of Zurich, Switzerland.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
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Luxembourg

Global rank: 3

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Image: Petrusse river flows near old fortifications of Luxembourg.
Photographs: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters
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Sweden

Global rank: 4

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Image: A visitor feeds bread to seagulls during a snowstorm in Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Austria

Global rank: 5

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Image: Police guard as students leave Vienna University through a side entrance in Austria.
Photographs: Herwig Prammer/Reuters
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Finland

Global rank: 6

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Image: Visitors walk down the main street at Moomin World theme park in Naatali, Finland.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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The Netherlands

Global rank: 7

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Image: A woman rides her bicycle through the orange-decorated Orion street in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters
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Denmark

Global rank: 8

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Image: A woman rides a bicycle past a globe in downtown Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photographs: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters
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Germany

Global rank: 9

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Image: A woman sorts books at a book fair in Frankfurt, Germany.
Photographs: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters
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France

Global rank: 10

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Image: Pack of riders cycles past a woman on a horse during the Tour de France race between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Cap d'Agde, France.
Photographs: Stephane Mahe/Reuters
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Australia

Global rank: 11

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Image: A woman enjoys the waves as her friend takes pictures on a cold and rainy day on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Israel

Global rank: 12

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Image: People walk past a cafe in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Photographs: Sharon Perry/Reuters
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Canada

Global rank: 13

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Image: A woman carries shopping bags in Toronto, Canada.
Photographs: Mark Blinch/Reuters
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Belgium

Global rank: 14

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Image: People help each other to cross a square during strong wind in central Brussels, Belgium.
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters
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Japan

Global rank: 15

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Image: A woman works next to a sale sign at a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters
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Slovenia

Global rank: 16

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Image: Cheerleaders from the group Dragon Ladies perform in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Photographs: Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters
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The Czech Republic

Global rank: 17

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Image: Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical centre of Prague, the Czech Republic.
Photographs: David W Cerny/Reuters
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Slovakia

Global rank: 18

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Image: Girls are hit by water from a bucket thrown by Slovak youths as part of Easter celebrations in Trencianska Tepla, 145km north of Bratislava, Slovakia.
Photographs: Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters
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The United States

Global rank: 19

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Image: A woman shops at the scarf section inside Macy's Manhattan department store in New York City.
Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
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The United Kingdom

Global rank: 20

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Image: Debutantes Maria Austin, Amelia Simmons, Sophie Bonello, Zoe Rawson, and Georgina Riddle attend a dress-fitting for Queen Charlotte's Ball in central London.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters
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Italy

Global rank: 21

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Image: A woman rides a bicycle in front of the Duomo cathedral in downtown Milan, Italy.
Photographs: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters
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New Zealand

Global rank: 22

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Image: A woman dives from a platform into a giant air bed at a park in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
Photographs: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters
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Iceland

Global rank: 23

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Image: Children skate on the ice of the frozen Tjoernin lake in central Reykjavik, Iceland.
Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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Cyprus

Global rank: 24

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Image: Two girls talk sitting on the Venetian Walls surrounding the old town of capital Nicosia, Cyprus.
Photographs: Yorgos Karahalis/Reuters
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Spain

Global rank: 25


Image: A woman walks past police deployed around Spain's parliament in Madrid.
Photographs: Andrea Comas/Reuters
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