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Monaco Has The Longest Life Expectancy At Birth

by Charlie Flores
Lifestyle and social welfare are factors that affect the length of life. (Photo via Pixabay.com)

According to a survey report by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States, the world’s first country with the longest life expectancy at birth is Monaco, 89.4 years.

Washington, D.C. (The CTP News) – The life span of human beings is getting longer and longer. According to the definition of the World Health Organization (WHO), a country with a population over 65 years old, accounting for more than 7% of the total population, is called an aging society, 14% is called an aged society, and 20% is called a super-aged society. With the development of medical technology, Japan, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and France have become super-aged societies.

At the same time, according to the The World Factbook survey report released by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the top 50 life expectancies at birth in countries worldwide are already over 80 years old.

Life expectancy at birth ranked TOP10
Rank Country Years
1 Monaco 89.40
2 Singapore 86.19
3 Macau 84.81
4 Japan 84.65
5 San Marino 83.68
6 Canada 83.62
7 Iceland 83.45
8 Hong Kong 83.41
9 Andorra 83.23
10 Israel 83.15
Source: CIA-The World Factbook
What is the secret of longevity?

From the ranking of the top few countries in life expectancy, it can be found that the main key to longevity is better health services, safer places to live, more secure working environments, and more advanced medical technology. In addition, lifestyle and social welfare conditions are also the secrets to promoting longevity.

From the perspective of Monaco, the number one life expectancy, they are accustomed to the Mediterranean diet, eating healthy fats (such as olive oil), whole grains, fish, shellfish, fruits, vegetables, legumes, dairy products, and using spices in moderation. They eat less red meat and sweets, and in addition to drinking water, they also drink moderate amounts of red wine.

Singapore, which ranks second, eats rice and a variety of fresh vegetables as the main diet, and they pay attention to the clean environment & air. In Macau, which ranks third, their government spends more tax on public health and medical services, provides citizens with high-level medical services, and improves the length of life and the quality of life after retirement.

The Mediterranean diet may be one of the secrets of longevity. (Photo via Pixabay.com)
Longevity record in the world

There are more and more centenarians around the world. Who is the record holder for the longest lifespan in history? In 1997, Jeanne Louise Calment from France passed away. She lived 122 years and 164 days and was verified by the Guinness World Records as the longest-lived person.

Who is the oldest person still in the world? In Japan, Tanaka Kane, born on January 2, 1903, celebrated his 118th birthday in January. She is the third person to live to the age of 118 in historical records and the first person to live to 118 in Japanese history.

Although the record holder for the longest life span is not Japanese, they try to break the record. Japan is one of the countries with the longest average life expectancy and life expectancy, with an life expectancy of 84.65 years. On the other hand, the Japanese diet is also considered the secret of longevity. They eat fish and fermented natto; their dietary habits are similar to those of some countries with the longest life expectancy.

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