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Top 10 countries where people live the longest

March 27, 2012 5:00pm
Out of over 200 countries all over the world, guess where people live the longest?

Monaco! According to a report of the news site Emirates 24|7, "“A baby born [in Monaco] today will live until 2101 – an average that no other nationality can boast of."

Emirates 24|7 based its report on the United States' Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook data about 221 countries.

Emirates 24|7 said Monaco citizens have the longest life expectancy averaging at 89.68 years old.

The report said Monaco’s lengthy life expectancy may be credited to the country’s small population and high gross domestic product per capita.

“Monegasques enjoy a GDP of $6 billion (GDP per capita of $74,404) – enough money, one would imagine, to look after the healthcare needs of a population of just 30,510,” the report said.  

According to the stock estimate of the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO), some  3,305 Filipinos were living in Monaco as of 2009.

The top 10 countries with longest average life span include:

Country                       Age                 Number of Filipino residents
1. Monaco                   89.68                3,305
2. Macau                     84.43              16,528
3. Japan                      83.91              210,617
4. Singapore                83.75              163,090
5. San Marino              83.07                       25       
6. Andorra                    82.50                  1,075
7. Guernsey                 82.24               no record
8. Hong Kong               82.12               168,550
9. Australia                   81.90               336,140
10. Italy                        81.86               119,508

Where does the Philippines stand? We are at No. 134 having an average life span of 71.94 years, or 12 years less than Monaco citizens.

However, Filipinos still live longer compared to Chad, Guinea-Bissau, South Africa, Swaziland and Afghanistan citizens that has an average life span of less than 50 years. They are the bottom five in the list.

The British enjoy an average life expectancy of 80.17 years (No. 30) while Americans have an average age of 78.49 years (No. 50), Emirates 24|7 said. - VVP, GMA News
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