With 23 against 17, the European average, the French retirement is the longest on the continent. Thanks, among other things, a high life expectancy.
If they focus on life expectancy in the countries of Europe, statistics released last week by Eurostat bring to pass important information on retirement of Europeans. Indeed, it is the French who benefit longer.
In France, following their careers, workers are entitled to 23 years of average rest against 17 of the European continent. With one of the highest life expectancies in Europe, 85, and a right of legal age retirement of 62 years (for a person born in 1963), the French are better off than other Europeans.
16 years of retirement for Germans
For comparison, most European countries allow their citizens born in 1963 to retire at age 65, says BFM TV . The minimum age rises even to 67 for the Dutch, Poles, Czechs and Germans. The latter, also penalized with a shorter life expectancy, and can expect to enjoy their retirement for just 16 years on average.
Although these calculations do not take into account the differences between men and women that exist in some countries on starting age of retirement, they show that the fate of French seniors is enviable. Especially by the citizens of the world, for whom retirement is shorter than in Europe.
Thus, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD), The United States, men are retiring for an average of 17.1 years and women 20.7 years on average. In Japan, the figure is 15.8 years for men and 21.8 years for women.