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    How long will YOU live? ...Thailand ranks behind Gaza Strip

    How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco)
    • Monaco has the highest life expectancy in the world at 89.68 years
    • Chad has the lowest level of life expectancy at 48.69 years
    • America ranks 51st in the table with 78.49 years, while the United Kingdom comes in 30th at 80.17 years
    By Damien Gayle
    PUBLISHED: 09:20 GMT, 30 November 2012 | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 30 November 2012

    This colour-coded map reveals the startling difference in life expectancies across 222 of the world's countries.

    The map shows how people are likely to live the longest in developed countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan, Canada and the UK, which each have average life expectancies of over 80 years.




    The tiny tax haven of Monaco - with its notoriously wealthy inhabitants and compulsory state-funded health service - has the highest life expectancy at an average of 89.68 years, five years higher than anywhere else on earth, according to the CIA World Factbook. The country with the worst life expectancy is the African state of Chad at a shocking 48.69 years.



    Life expectancy in America ranks 51st in the CIA's table at 78.49 years - lower than Canada (81.48), Australia (81.90), New Zealand (80.71), Japan (83.91), the UK (80.17) and much of Europe.

    Of the top five longest-living nations the only large country is Japan, with the rest being city states (see box). Life expectancy levels in South America and generally 10 years lower than those in North America.

    People are likely to live the shortest in sub-Saharan Africa, with no country in that vast region having an average life expectancy of over 60. Only a few Asian countries, including Afghanistan (49.72) and a couple of Caribbean nations, have such similarly short life expectancies compared with Africa.

    The worst countries to live in if you want to reach old age are Afghanistan (49.72), Swaziland (49.42), South Africa (49.41) Guinea-Bissau (49.11) and Chad (48.69), whose people are generally expected to die before they even reach middle age.


    The map, created by io9.com, shows the average life expectancy for both men and women. The CIA's individual breakdown confirms that women on average live longer than men. Life expectancy for a woman in Monaco is 93.77 years compared with that of a man at 85.74 years. In Chad life expectancy for men is only 47.61 years while women are expected to live slightly longer to 49.82 years.
    American men live 76.05 years on average while women in the United States live to 81.05 years.

    In the United Kingdom the life expectancy of men is 78.05 years while it is 82.4 years for women.

    While the United States has consistently fallen in the rank of world nations over the last 50 years, the average life expectancy has risen from 69.8 years in 1960 to 78.49 today.

    And while Chad's figure of 48.69 today is shockingly low, in 1960 Afghanistan had the world's lowest life expectancy at 31.3 years.

    How does your nation rank in the world map of life expectancy? | Mail Online
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    UK -- 30
    Europe -- 36
    US -- 51
    thailand -- 114


    in the top 10: macau, japan, singapore, hongkong and australia

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    Interesting map but inaccurate. Monaco is listed as the place with the longest lifespan. If you added Monaco to Europe it would suddenly be less. If you used the EU instead of individual countries it would be less for most and higher for some. A map based on cities would be better.


    Where do the oldest people on earth live? I haven't heard of one from Canada.

    It's probably better to be a servant in a super-rich household than a worker in any factory. It's better to be poor in an area with clean air than be an office worker in any major city. It's better to work in a factory or office than smoke cigarettes.
    It's better to live in a country without any processed foods than live off junk food in a 'developed' country.

    Still the map does have some reflection of reality in it. When's the next plane out of here?

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    Those figures mean life expectancy from birth.
    Varying infant mortality rates for each country will skew the figures.
    It has little relevance to anyone when you pass middle age.

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    How long will I live?


    ERR about 4 hours if her brother and dad catch up with me . .



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    These world comparatives are generally kind of interesting, regardless of hidden agendas.

    So....we all these stats, figures, analysis, etc.
    Now, what do we do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin
    Now, what do we do with it?
    Reduce your life expectancy by choking on the statistics.

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    all good we come in at number 9.
    because i movedhere does that mean my life expectancy decreases?

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    I smoke and I'll out live ya all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746
    because i movedhere does that mean my life expectancy decreases?
    Yes, and Australias increases by a bit.

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    its surprising, that thailand cant keep up with its neighbours - despite all tourism, splendid trade balance etc etc...

    it still rather compares to burma, cambodia and laos...

    while care for newborns / children should be remarkably better in thailand than in those countries...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    I smoke and I'll out live ya all.
    Smoking has been known to cure kippers.

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