The Netherlands beats Denmark and comes out in first place in the Global Pensions Index

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).

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.

Emma Brown
Emma Brown
A familiar face at DutchRevew. Emma arrived in Holland in 2016 for a few weeks, fell in love with the place and never left. Here she rekindled her love of writing and travelling. Now you'll find her eating stroopwafels in the DutchReview office since 2017.


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