Retirement getting further away

The majority of countries listed have set their government retirement ages at 65, with eight countries, including the United States, mandating higher ages for those retiring in the future. Six have lower retirement ages.

Government retirement ages, current and long term

Age: 60

61

62

63

64

65

66

67

68

69

2013

Long-term

Malta

Slovakia

France

Cyprus

Estonia

Slovenia

Austria

Belgium

Finland

Germany

Greece

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Portugal

Ireland

Spain

United States

Australia

Britain

Brazil

Canada

China

India

Mexico

Russia

Note: Countries with lower retirement ages for women include China at 55 for female civil service and 50 for all other female workers; Austria, Brazil, Britain, Malta and Russia at 60; and Slovenia at 61.

Sources: Government pension agencies, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Graphic: Tobey - The Washington Post. Published March 19, 2013.