The 2014 Global AgeWatch Index of 96 nations has been published and confirms that Norway is 'the best country in the world in which to grow old' in 'quality of life' ranking. It was followed closely in Europe by Sweden, Switzerland and Germany.
Old men and women in Britain are ranked :
* 11th overall,
* 23rd for EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT, behind Bolivia (left), Estonia and the Philippines
* and worse still, in HEALTH, 27th, behind Costa Rica, Chile, Greece (right) and Colombia.
Norway was praised for its :
* Government’s oil-funded pension scheme. Britain has North Sea Oil with the profits going to share holders.