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Life Expectancy in the EU – Spain Highest, Romania Lowest


Croatia41Life expectancy in the European Union increased by 5.1 years from 1990 to 2012. On Wednesday the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) published data which showed that Spain has the highest life expectancy in the EU…

The average Spaniard can expect to live 82.5 years, the highest out of the EU’s OECD countries. Behind the Spaniards were the Italians, who can expect to live to 82.4 years, followed by the French just behind at 82.1 years. Sweden (81.8) and Cyprus (81.1) were also among the highest ranking EU nations.

Croatia, not part of the OCED and not measured in the data published, has a life expectancy of 76.92 years according to World Bank data.

The countries with the lowest life expectancy at birth are Lithuania (74.1), Latvia (74.1), Bulgaria (74.4) and Romania (74.5). The OECD includes 34 nations which have signed the Convention on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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