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Older persons in middle-income countries often consume less than working-age adults, whereas in high-income countries, older persons tend to consume more than working-age adults, on average.
Levels of consumption per capita among older persons (aged 60 years or over) relative to the levels of consumption among those aged 30-49 years

Source: UN, World Population Ageing, p. 73 based on National Transfer Accounts database

Notes: High-income countries in the NTA database include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and the United States of America. Upper-middle income countries include Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and Thailand. Lower-middle income countries include India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal and Viet Nam.

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