Rentner vs Pensioner

RexV

RexV

I just checked these two words with a dictionary, but I get to the same meaning. Are they interchangeable or should one of them be used in a specific situation?
 
Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Leah-Rocket-German-Tutor

Guten Tag RexV, 

In Germany, there is a slight difference between a Rentner and a Pensionär

Pensionär = retired people that have worked in the civil service sector. 
Rentner = retired people that have worked for privately/publicly owned companies.

I hope that helps, 
Leah

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