The more developed a country’s economy, the more likely it is their citizens will have a longer life expectancy. Hmm, maybe we should all consider moving.
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13. Sweden — 82 years
Swedes can thank their high water quality as a leading factor for landing 13th on this lsit.
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12. Iceland — 82.1 years
According to nutritionists, Icelanders have access to "the world's best diet," reducing their risk of heart disease, diabetes, and all the other problems other societies face so much of the time.
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9. South Korea — 82.2 years (TIE)
The country's increasingly improving economy has upped its life expectancy, though it might be higher if the country's pollution wasn't so bad.
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9. Luxembourg — 82.2 years (TIE)
Granted, the country's population is tiny compared the rest of Europe, so it's income per capita is higher than most, meaning easier access to a healthy diet and good health care.
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9. Israel — 82.2 years (TIE)
Despite having to put in time with the military, Israel's males have one of the highest life expectancy rates in the world.
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8. Australia — 82.3 years
The country is known for its healthy lifestyle and its improved health care has only upped its life expectancy.
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7. France — 82.4 years
It may have some delicious fatty foods yet the country still boasts one of the lowest obesity rates.
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6. Singapore — 82.6 years
Its health care is top-notch, in both preventive and therapeutic avenues, so its citizens are covered in every way.
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5. Italy — 82.7 years
The country has less of a poverty gap in the country, which means it doesn't matter where you live or what you make, Italians tend to have very similar diets as one another.
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4. Switzerland — 82.8 years
It's a wealthy country, which means a good diet and equally good health care is available to its people.
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3. Spain — 83.1 years
Famous for its "Mediterranean Diet," which is filled with fresh fish, veggies and healthy fats, has its people living a long and healthy life.
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Japan — 83.6 years
Thanks to predominantly healthy diets, Japan continues to be near the top of the list.
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1. Hong Kong — 84 years
Those people who do Tai Chi in the park are on to something. The beautiful martial art helps people remain active and healthy into a ripe age, and their diets — which include steamed foods and lots of tea — helps keep the Cantonese on a balanced diet.