More than 800 million people worldwide are said to be approaching the “golden years.” And a new report gauging their social and economic well-being across 96 countries ranked Norway as the best place to age.

The report placed the United States at No. 8.

“We have a world which is ageing fast,” HelpAge International chief executive officer Toby Porter said. “For too long, older people have been excluded from international and national development planning.”

The Global AgeWatch Index, compiled by HelpAge, a London-based nonprofit, looked at indicators such as life expectancy, public transit and the poverty rate for people older than 60. The report, released Tuesday, focused especially on pensions — “on retirement income that older men and women can expect,” Porter said, according to Voice of America.

It applauded some Latin American countries for giving coverage to older people who did not even contribute to pensions when they were younger. In 2011, Peru’s government created a program that gives about $90 every two months to older people in extreme poverty, the Associated Press reported.

So, here’s the top 10 best places to grow old — measured in four categories: income security, health status, the ability to continue working and what older people think about their environment.

And the worst place to grow old? Afghanistan. The country came in No. 96. Just above it are Malawi, West Bank and Gaza, and Mozambique.