Switzerland

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 2,090,770
  • % of total
  • 24.5%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 3,460,141
  • % of total
  • 40.5%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • No
  • Region
  • Europe & Central Asia
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

Extraordinary pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Extraordinary pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1948

2014

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe: 2014

Eligibility criteria

2014

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Europe, 2014

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 1,170 Swiss Franc
  • US$
  • 1,150
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 17.7%
  • $ PPP
  • 859.0
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 1,486%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • Social pension is based set at the same level as the old-age base pension and is adjusted every two years for changes in prices and wages.
  • References and notes

Resources on the pension in Switzerland

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