At Veolar, we are motivated to help people live longer and healthier lives. Three years into the pandemic and now with war in Ukraine, retirees around the world find themselves facing significant headwinds with soaring inflation and social instability. With that background, we partnered with Magmatic Research to study which global cities provide the best living conditions for their local retired population, and which cities are the best for retirees to protect their assets.
In order to establish the locations with the best environments for retirees, we began by assessing thousands of global cities with comparable data before compiling a list of the top 100 ranking cities for local retirement infrastructure as well as asset management.
Firstly, we looked at the infrastructure of each city by analysing the quality of healthcare services, mobility options and housing, as well as the financial security and legacy management benefits available to retirees in each city.
Following this, we evaluated the access retirees have to quality healthcare services and public transport in each location as well as how well connected each city is with other parts of the world.
Then, we considered the quality of life for retired people in each city. To do this, we rated each city’s cultural offering by assessing the number and quality of museums, public parks and spaces, senior-focused events, and restaurants. In addition, we evaluated each city’s safety, proximity to conflict or political unrest, air quality, and the quality of its tourism infrastructure, in addition to the life expectancy of its citizens.
The results provide a comprehensive assessment of the global cities offering the best environments for local retirees as well as a ranking of the best cities for legacy management. Data sources include the World Health Organization, World Bank, local governments and the OECD among many others.