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Estonia Places 29th in Global Aging Index

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A first ever index measuring the financial security, health and lifestyle of the elderly has placed Estonia's seniors 29th out of 91 nations.

According to the report by AgeWatch International, Estonia scores high in employment and education (8th), with 53.8 percent of the population aged 55 to 64 active in the job market. Income levels are 35th in the ranking.

In health and environment categories Estonia fares far worse, coming in 58th and 62nd respectively.

The best places to be elderly are Sweden (1st), Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Canada, while Afghanistan (91st), Tanzania and Pakistan are at the bottom.

As usual in socioeconomic indexes, Finland scored more than Estonia (15th), while Latvia (45th), Lithuania (50th) and Russia (78th) are all below Estonia in the ranking.

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