Expected duration of working life slightly below EU avg

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The expected duration of working life stood at 34.4 years in Hungary in 2020, slightly below the EU average of 35.7 years, according to data by statistical agency Eurostat.

Among the EU Member States, Sweden, the Netherlands and Denmark had the longest expected duration of working life in 2020 (42, 41 and 40 years respectively). These were the only three EU Member States where the expected duration of working life was 40 years or above.

These countries were followed by Estonia (39.2 years), Germany (39.1 years) and Finland (38.8 years).

In contrast, the shortest expected duration of working life was recorded in Italy (31.2 years) followed by Greece and Croatia (both 32.8 years), Belgium (33.4 years), and Bulgaria (33.5 years).

Chart by Eurostat

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