The Netherlands has been lagging behind Denmark for many years now, but they’ve finally stolen the top spot! The Netherlands is now first place in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pensions Index (MMGPI).
The #Netherlands narrowly beats #Denmark to take out the top spot in the definitive #retirement system rankings – the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index. See the full list – https://t.co/gwc8bAoNgn #MMGPI2018 pic.twitter.com/jKLAKk6Rsl
— Mercer Australia (@MercerAu) 23 oktober 2018
What does this mean?
The Global Pensions Index measures 34 pension systems to see how good retirement income in countries is. With the Netherlands in the top spot, this officially means that this the best place to retire to, when it comes to income systems.
Both public and private systems are measured during this research, including pension assets, household savings, the self-employed, disability income, parental leave and unemployment benefits, to name but a few. Adequacy, sustainability and integrity are measured within this, using 40 indicators.
Also on top of the list are: 1. Netherlands, 2. Denmark, 3. Finland, 4. Australia
So it seems on this occasion that the Dutch have got it right and are a model example of retirements systems. But what is your opinion on this? Let us know in the comments.