10 Countries With the Longest-living Inhabitants

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By J. E. Hinners, MD MPH

In Which Countries Do People Live the Longest?

2014 estimates from the CIA World Factbook

#1. MONACO = 89.57 years of age

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MONACO
MONACO

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#2. MACAU = 84.48 years of age

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MACAU

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#3. JAPAN = 84.46 years of age

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JAPAN

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#4. SINGAPORE = 84.38 years of age

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SINGAPORE

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#5. SAN MARINO = 83.18 years of age

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SAN MARINO

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#6. HONG KONG = 82.78 years of age

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HONG KONG

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#7. ANDORRA = 82.65 years of age

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ANDORRA

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#8. SWITZERLAND = 82.39 years of age

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SWITZERLAND
SWITZERLAND

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#9. GUERNSEY = 82.39 years of age

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GUERNSEY, bird’s-eye view
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GUERNSEY, up close

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#10. AUSTRALIA = 82.07 years of age

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AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIA

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For the curious of mind, the estimated life expectancies stayed up in the 80+ years’ age range for the first 36 countries ranked, so really even the top 40 countries are worth mentioning.

Here are the next 30 countries that top the list after Australia:

#11. Italy

#12. Sweden

#13. Liechtenstein

#14. Canada

#15. France

#16. Jersey

#17. Norway

#18. Spain

#19. Israel

#20. Iceland

#21. Anguilla

#22. Netherlands

#23. Bermuda

#24. Cayman Islands

#25. Isle of Man

#26. New Zealand

#27. Ireland

#28. Germany

#29. United Kingdom

#30. Greece

#31. Saint Pierre and Miquelon

#32. Austria

#33. Malta

#34. Faroe Islands

#35. European Union

#36. Luxembourg

#37. Belgium

#38. Taiwan

#39. South Korea

#40. Virgin Islands

For those from the U.S., while the U.S. didn’t even make the top 40, it came in at #42 with 79.56 years of age.


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