The financial crisis exposed many countries lack of pension funding and have many experts calling for higher retirement ages. But which citizens work the longest? Here’s a list of the average retirement ages from around the word in 2009, according to The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
Mexico tops the charts with the average male working until 72.2 years old.
Korean workers stay in the labor market until an average age of 70.3 years old.
The country’s harsh climate is no match for Iceland’s workforce; citizens typically exit the work force at an average age of 69.7.
Japanese workers stay in the labor market until turning 69.7 years old.
Romanian’s continue to toil at work until an average of 68.4.
On average, Israelis enter retirement at age 67.4.
New Zealand: 67.1
New Zealanders stay in the workforce until an average age of 67.1.
Portuguese workers don’t say goodbye to the labor market until an average age of 67.0
The tiny country south of Turkey is full of hard workers; the average retirement age hovers at 67.0
The South American country rounds out the list with an average retirement age of 66.9.
With some U.S. officials calling for the retirement age to be raised to help relieve Social Security, here’s a look at the average retirement ages from around the world, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development