In today's article - Life expectancy in European Union (EU). 

Life expectancy equals the average number of years a person born in a given country expected to live if mortality rates at each age were to remain steady in the future. In following table I have listed the life expectancy separately for males and females, as well as a combined figure in EU in year 2015.

There was an average life expectancy in EU of 79.6 years for both female and male. With higher life expectancy for females (82.4) and lower for male (76.6). TOP 3 countries with highest life expectancy rates are Spain, Italy and Sweden.

Life Expectancy in EU 2015

Rank Country Both Female Male
1 Spain 82.8 85.5 80.1
2 Italy 82.7 84.8 80.5
3 Sweden 82.4 84 80.7
4 France 82.4 85.4 79.4
5 Luxembourg 82.2 84 79.8
6 Netherlands 81.9 83.6 80
7 Malta 81.7 83.7 79.7
8 Austria 81.5 83.9 79
9 Ireland 81.4 83.4 79.4
10 United Kingdom 81.2 83 79.4
11 Finland 81.1 83.8 78.3
12 Belgium 81.1 83.5 78.6
13 Portugal 81.1 83.9 78.2
14 Germany 81 83.4 78.7
15 Greece 81 83.6 78.3
16 Slovenia 80.8 83.7 77.9
17 Denmark 80.6 82.5 78.6
18 Cyprus 80.5 82.7 78.3
19 Czech Republic 78.8 81.7 75.9
20 Croatia 78 81.2 74.7
21 Estonia 77.6 82 72.7
22 Poland 77.5 81.3 73.6
23 Slovakia 76.7 80.2 72.9
24 Hungary 75.9 79.1 72.3
25 Romania 75 78.8 71.4
26 Latvia 74.6 79.2 69.6
27 Bulgaria 74.5 78 71.1
28 Lithuania 73.6 79.1 68.1
  Average 79.6 82.4 76.6

Data source: List of countries by life expectancy

In 2015 there were 18 nations in EU with average life expectancy higher than 80 years, while in 10 countries, all of them located in Eastern and Central Europe, it was lower than 80 years (Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Latvia, Bulgaria and Lithuania)

Life Expectancy in European Union

Life Expectancy in European Union 2015

It is interesting to observe, that the higher life expectancy is not always related to better minimum and average salary in country, as for example neither Spain or Italy leads in average or minimum wage tables. 

How does your country stands in this rank? Leave a comment!

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