As France is faced with a series of strikes because the government proposes an increase in the normal retirement age from 60 to 62, it is interesting to note retirement ages in other countries reported a National Post article courtesy of the AARP International.
Australia: 65 (men), 62.5 (women)*
Azerbaijan: 62 (men), 57 (women)*
Costa Rica: 61 (men), 59 (women)*
New Zealand: 65
South Korea: 60
Sri Lanka: 55 (men), 50 (women)*
Switzerland: 65 (men), 64 (women)*
United Kingdom: 60 (men), 55 (women)*
*Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, Turkey, Ukraine all also have different retirement ages for men and women, some by as many as 5 years. In some of these countries, the pensionable age for women will gradually change to make it equal to their male counterparts.