18/03/2015 11:29 GMT | Updated 18/03/2015 11:59 GMT

Retiring Abroad:The Top 10 Countries In The World To Retire To Based On Economy, Quality Of Living And More

When your children are old enough to look after themselves and you no longer have the pressure of a career it can be the perfect time to move abroad.

But knowing where to start looking when considering retiring overseas can be difficult.

So the Natixis Global Retirement Index rated 150 countries on how how good they would be to retire to.

Their results are based on criteria including access to health care, life expectancy, tax burden, investment opportunity and overall quality of life.

Here are the top 10:

10. New Zealand

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For a strong health care system and improving income equality.

9. Germany


For a strong healthcare system and low income inequality.

8. Austria


For having the number one health care system in the world.

7. Denmark


For relatively high per capita income and a narrow income gap among citizens.

6. Sweden


For a high quality of life and good natural environment.

5. Netherlands


For improved economy and strong material wellbeing.

4. Iceland


For a bright economic outlook and improvement in the banking sector.

3. Australia


For a strong retirement savings programme and 5% unemployment rate.

2. Norway


For a universal healthcare system and strong material wellbeing.



For a strong economy and banking system and a compulsory pension scheme.


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