If you want to live a longer life, you may want to consider leaving the U.S. That’s because the life expectancy of American’s is far below many other countries around the world. Despite our advancement in other aspects of life, America doesn’t come close to other countries when it comes to how many people live the longest.
Things like McDonalds, stress, and alcohol consumption are probably responsible for the overall life expectancy for Americans, which is a sad 78 years on the CIA’s 2011 list of life expectancy, sorted by country. Living in the #1 ranking country, Monaco will add almost 10 more years to your life.
With all of the technological advancements, vaccines and education system in the great country of the United States of America, you would think we would have the longest life expectancy. Sadly, we don’t even place in the top ten.
It’s a step down as well. Until 2010, the United States was #36 on the list. Well below other countries around the world. Last year the American life expectancy was 78.3. You’ve got to wonder how Canada, our Northern neighbor, is so much further ahead of us when we live similar life styles.
Life Expectancy by Country 2011
The U.S. is bested by many European and Asian countries; even Bosnia and Herzegovina has about a half-year of life expectancy for citizens over the United States average.
Here is the list of the top 10:
- Monaco – 89.73 years.
- Macau – 84.41
- San Marino – 83.01
- Andorra – 82.43
- Japan – 82.25
- Guernsey – 82.16
- Singapore – 82.14
- Hong Kong – 82.04
- Australia – 81.81
- Italy – 81.77