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Countries With 5 Lowest & 5 Highest Retirement Ages

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If you’re looking forward to retirement, you’re not alone — but if you’re in the U.S., you won’t be retiring as early as folks in other countries.

In fact, according to a study from Aperion Care, Americans have to work longer than people in a number of other countries — and you might turn green with envy over the lowest retirement ages.

Or not — that will depend on how eagerly you can envision yourself living in some far-flung places where the retirement age might be lower, but where the climate — both political and environmental — might not feel so comfortable to Americans.

Aperion researched the official retirement ages for people around the world, as well as retirement policies in some countries.

It then created an interactive graphic to give people an idea of where workers slave away longest and where they cut loose (or are compelled to retire) the earliest.

In searching out everything from policies to statistics, it relied on sources including the World Bank, the Social Security Administration, the Guardian, the Arab Weekly, the Independent, the Singapore government, the OECD, National Public Radio, Japan Times, the UAE, and numerous others.

For an enlightening view of retirement’s arrival, read on — we chose the 5 lowest and 5 highest retirement ages of countries for which more information is available, to give you an idea of the range of ages at which people in other countries leave their jobs for good.

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