The gap between women and men in expected years of retirement varies from 2.0 years in Ireland to 7.5 years in Cyprus.
By 2020, European women typically can expect to live 4.3 years more than men after they exit the labour market.
While the EU average is 4.6 years, in France, the gender gap stands in favour of women by a total of 3.6 years.
Interestingly, life expectancy in retirement for both highly varies across Europe. For men, it ranges from 14 years in Latvia to 24 years in Luxembourg.
For women, it varies from 18.9 years in Latvia to 28.4 years in Greece. Women are expected to have 26 years or more to spend while retired in Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain.
Author(s): Servet Yanatma
Publication Date: 6 Apr 2023
Publication Site: euronews