Icelandic Men Live The Longest - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Men Live The Longest

Published February 26, 2013

The life expectancy of Icelandic men is the longest in Europe according to 2011 figures released by Statistics Iceland. In fact, since he yeaer 2000 Icelandic men have added two years to their total life expectancy, bringing their average lifespan to 79.8 years, Vísir reports.
The title for shortest life expectancies in Europe was claimed by Russia, where men can expect to live to be 62.4. Not far behind were Belarus, with an expected life span of 64 years; and Ukraine, where men will likely live for an average of 65.7 years.
On the other side of the gender divide, Icelandic women have the sixth longest life span in Europe. In 2011 the average life expectancy of Icelandic women was 83.2 years. This fell short of the long lives experienced by women in the top-three countries for female life expectancy France (85 years), Spain (84.6 years), and Switzerland (84.3 years).
Women experience the shortest life expectancy in Russia (74.3 years) and Moldova (74.6 years).

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