This world map shows the life expectancy of every country. Countries marked in shades of green have high life expectancies, while those in the warm colors (shades of red) have low life spans.
Life expectancy is high in the Americas, Europe, and Oceania. On the other hand, it is low in some parts of Asia and most of Africa, especially in the developing countries.
According to Worldometer, the global average life expectancy for both males and females is 73.2 years. For males only, it’s 70.8 years, and for females, 75.6 years. Hong Kong has the highest average life span of any territory, with an 85.29-year life projection. Japan is at a close second overall, and the highest sovereign nation on the list, at 85.03 years.
Data from Statista show that Europe is the continent with the highest life expectancy for women, with an average of 82 years. For the men, it’s a tie between North America and Oceania, both having a median age of 77 years. Africa has the lowest life expectancy for both sexes.
These books take a glimpse on how our lives can be controlled and prolonged:
- Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To
- Broken, Bankrupt, and Dying: How to Solve the Great American Healthcare Rip-off
- Add Ten Years to Your Life Expectancy: Revised 2020
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