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Guess which country will have the world’s highest life expectancy in the near future?

The country that will surpass Japan by 2040 for life expectancy is Spain. According to a study, Spain will have the world’s highest life expectancy and their average life span will be 85.8 years. This study was done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and published it on The Lancet. There are many reasons as to why Spaniards live this long, they have a great diet, a free healthcare system with a vast number of doctors.

While Spain will be at the top of the list, Japan won’t be far from Spain, as they will have a life expectancy of 85.7 years. They continue to stay at these numbers due to their incredible diet, which is rich in vegetables and fish.

Singapore will be taking the 3rd spot with 85.4 years, while Switzerland will be right after Singapore with a life expectancy of 85.2 years. A role in this may play the fact that they have great life quality and also the fact that they use a lot of dairy.

An interesting jump to the list was done by Portugal, as the Portuguese have jumped to the 5th spot from the 23rd, followed by the Italians on the list. While this may not come as a surprise to many of you, the United States of America will have a life expectancy of 79.8 years, living 6 years less than the average Spaniard.

On the other side of the spectrum is Lesotho with a life expectancy of 57.3 years.


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