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10 Countries with the Longest Life Expectancy of 2015

/ August 2, 2015

If you are wondering as to what exactly life expectancy is, it is the average number of years a person born in a given country would live if mortality rates at each age were to remain constant in the future.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), here are the 10 countries with the longest life expectancy as of 2015.

10) Spain (Overall life expectancy: 82 years)

Women live longer than men in Spain. The nation ranks fifteenth in life expectancy for males (79 years) and fourth in female life expectancy (85 years). The Spanish healthcare system is ranked among the best in the world. If you are living and working in Spain you will have access to the nation’s free state healthcare, paid partly by social security payments.

9) France (Overall life expectancy: 82 years)

Citizens of this European country enjoy a high standard of living. French women live longer (85 years) than men (79 years). The French healthcare system was ranked first worldwide by the WHO in 1997. France ranks fifteenth in male life expectancy and fourth in female life expectancy. Care is generally free for citizens of the nation suffering from chronic ailments.

8) Monaco (Overall life expectancy: 82 years)

In this sovereign city-state and microstate, women (86 years) live longer than men (79 years). Monaco has an excellent standard of compulsory state funded healthcare. Healthcare is available to all the citizens of Monaco. The microstate ranks fifteenth in male life expectancy and second in female life expectancy.

7) San Marino (Overall life expectancy: 83 years)

In San Marino, male life expectancy is 82 years and female life expectancy is 84 years. This microstate has a high standard of compulsory, state-funded healthcare. It ranks first in male life expectancy and eleventh in female life expectancy.

6) Singapore (Overall life expectancy: 83 years)

Island nation Singapore ranks fifth in male life expectancy and fourth in female life expectancy. In general this modern city-state has had low infant mortality rate for the past two decades. There are fewer than 10 annual deaths from HIV per 100,000 people. Male life expectancy is 80 years and female life expectancy is 85 years.