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The Top 9 Best Countries for Long Life Expectancy

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If you plan to live to a ripe old age, the good news is that according to the World Health Organization (or WHO), we are living approximately 10-percent longer than we were in 2011. However, your geographical location may have a bigger impact on your life expectancy than you thought. WHO claims that five important factors impact a country’s life expectancy—including wealth, healthy diet, health care, violent crime (or civil unrest), and smoking and alcoholic consumption.

WHO lists the following nine countries as those with the best average life expectancy throughout the world (in reverse order). Here’s what they’re doing to boost longevity…

9. Australia: 80.50 Years

Average Life Expectancy: 80.50 Years

If you want to live into your golden years, throw another shrimp on the barbie! In the land down under, the average life expectancy is a ripe 80.50-years-old thanks to lower rates of smoking, poverty, and obesity. Aussies generally live pretty active lifestyles and consume rather healthful diets…and I’m not talking about Vegemite. I’m sorry, that stuff is pretty gross! However, indigenous populations in Australia tend to live shorter lives (cut by about 20-years) due to higher poverty, smoking, and obesity rates.

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