Austria is Pensioners' Paradise: Survey

by Thilaka Ravi on  October 29, 2009 at 5:22 PM Lifestyle News
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A new survey by Forbes magazine found Austria to be the world's favourite place to retire to, beating even Thailand and Italy.
Austria is Pensioners' Paradise: Survey
Austria is Pensioners' Paradise: Survey

The high quality of life and medical care, the "elegant architecture, classical music and a public transport system that works," makes the Alpine republic a pensioners' paradise, the survey showed.

The sole drawback was a "lack of Mediterranean 'joie de vivre'."

"Austria is like Switzerland, only not so expensive," the magazine wrote.

The capital Vienna had the highest quality of life, Austria's private clinics were "world class" and the cities of Salzburg, Graz und Kitzbuehel and the surrounding villages had much to offer for those who enjoy the mountains and fresh air.

Thailand came second in the Forbes list, followed by Italy in third place, France seventh and Spain ninth in a ranking based on a range of factors including immigration regulations for pensioners, quality of healthcare, bureaucracy, tax system, climate and knowledge of English.

Source: AFP
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