Top ten countries by life expectancy

Top ten countries by life expectancy

Top ten countries by life expectancy

The life expectancy at birth represents the average number of years that the individuals born in the same year are expected to live if the mortality rate remains the same in the future.

The life expectancy can be influenced by many factors including: gender, life quality and the development of the medical care system. The life expectancy for women is few years higher than the life expectancy for men so we will also take a look at the life expectancy of male and female.

Top ten countries by life expectancy at birth (overall, female and male)

1 – Japan: overall 82.6 years, female 86.1 years, male 78.0 years;

2 – Hong Kong: overall 82.2 years, female 85.1 years, male 79.4 years;

3 – Iceland: overall 81.8 years, female 83.3 years, male 80.2 years;

4 – Switzerland: overall 81.7 years; female 84.2 years, male 79.0 years;

5 – Australia: overall 81.2 years, female 83.6 years, male 78.9 years;

6 – Spain: overall 80.9 years, female 84.2 years, male 77.7 years;

7 – Sweden: overall 80.9 years, female 83.0 years, male 78.7 years;

8 – France: overall 80.7 years, female     84.1 years, male 77.1 years;

9 – Macau: overall 80.7 years, female 82.8 years, male 78.5 years;

10 – Israel: overall 80.7 years, female 82.8 years, male 78.5 years;

As you probably noticed, excepting Hong Kong, Iceland, Switzerland, Macau and Israel, states with a population smaller than 8 million people, the others are large countries with a high degree of civilization and development.

The largest difference between the female and male life expectancy is in Japan, 8.1 years, and the smallest is in Iceland of only 3.1 years difference in the life expectancy of the two genders.

The life expectancy few centuries ago was substantially lower but thanks to the medical discoveries in the 20th century and to the health care system implemented the life expectancy reached unprecedented levels nowadays.

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