Top 10 Countries With the Highest Life Expectancy


Australia: 80.50 Years

Broome, Buccaneer Archipelago, Australia
Broome, Buccaneer Archipelago, Australia
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­All the usual factors relating to prosperity apply here, but the life expectancy of indigenous Australians is about 20 years less than that of white Aussies, due to higher rates of just about every factor that shortens life, including smoking, obesity and poverty. Incidentally, research suggests that Australia's life expectancy may start falling as obesity reaches epidemic proportions in the land down under.