10 Countries With The Highest Life Expectancies



It seems that with all of the advance in modern science and medicine, humans have been living longer and longer. Then again, with so many negative factors like lack of nutritious foods in many diets, whether that be as a result of famine or just bad food choices, and polluted air in many countries, a lot of people don’t have the life expectancy that they should. This list is a compilation of ten different countries across the globe that have the highest life expectancies and why!

Iceland

Iceland has a fairly high life expectancy rate, at 82.3 years. This can be attributed to many things including their diet, which includes lots of fresh fish, and a great public health system. Iceland is also one of the least polluted countries in the world, so that probably helps a lot too!

Singapore

Singapore has one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world at 82.64 years, and they can thank their government for that. The government controls the amount of cars, and therefore the pollution, and they also have a fantastic healthcare system.

Spain

Spain has one of the world’s highest life expectancy rates, at 82.27 years. This can be attributed to their Mediterranean diet, and great climate. Spain also has the sixth-lowest suicide rate in the world.

Switzerland

The average Swiss lives for an average of 82.66 years, which is a pretty long time. Switzerland is an environmentally friendly country, and a country whose government invests a lot in their people. Switzerland also has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.

Australia

Even though it’s full of crocodiles, spiders, and all things scary, Australia actually has a very high life expectancy, at about 82.09 years. Scientists say that a large decrease in smoking has helped to increase their life expectancy.

Italy

Italians actually have the third highest life expectancy rates on this list, at 82.94 years, which is probably a surprise to many because Italians eat a lot of carbs, smoke a lot, and have lower incomes than most countries on this list. However, they do eat a fairly healthy diet aside from the carbs, and have a wonderful climate. Furthermore, their government and political system is very peaceful.

Israel

Israel has a pretty high life expectancy rate as well at 82.07 years. They eat a mainly Mediterranean diet, which could contribute to their longer lifespan. Additionally, scientists believe that having a mixed background leads to a longer lifespan, and many people in Israel do.

Japan

The Japanese have the second highest life expectancy rate at 83.3 years. They do consume a lot of fish, and seaweed, which have both been shown to have positive health effects.

France

People in France have a life expectancy of 81.84 years, and the main reasons for this is that the French are some of the healthiest people in the world. They eat a mainly Mediterranean diet, walk/bike everywhere, and have one of the best health care systems in the world.

Hong Kong

Shockingly enough, Hong Kong has the highest life expectancy rate in the world at 83.73 years. This is surprising because people in Hong Kong live in a cramped, busy society, which many would assume as being stressful. However, they eat a fairly healthy Cantonese diet, exercise very often using tai chi, and play a lot of mind games to strengthen their brain.