According to Jornal de Notícias, “in the case of the age of new pensioners, the average age increased by about two years, between 2011 and 2021, from 63.19 to 65.51 years”.

This means that, last year the average retirement age was 66 years and six months (one year above the effective age), and this year it increased to 66 years and seven months.

However, the publication writes, due to the reduction in average life expectancy recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic period, the average retirement age will fall to 66 years and four months.