More pensioners move abroad

An increasing number of Swedish pensioners chose to move abroad after retiring and last year pension checks were sent to 123.000 pensioners in 100 different countries, according to the Swedish Pensions Agency.

The number of people who chose to spend at least part of their time abroad has increased by a quater since 2005.

Most pensioners chose to move to other Nordic countries or Germany, but warmer countries where prices are lower are also increasingly popular. The number of pensioners who move to Thailand has doubled in the past five years.

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