5 Countries Where People Live the Longest

Discover secrets for a long and satisfied life from nations that know best by looking through the gallery.

By Christine Blau
Published 25 Mar 2018, 09:46 BST

Travellers throughout history searched for a mythical spring with healing waters that promised everlasting life. Although a true Fountain of Youth remains to be found, people today live longer than ever.

Common sense says that the more developed the economy, the better chances it has for longer life expectancy with access to a high level of healthcare. Plus, a healthy diet never hurts. [Read more about the happiest countries in the world.]

The UN relied on longevity around the world as one factor to weigh into rankings of the happiest countries in its latest report. Here are some secrets travellers can learn from the countries where people live the longest. Click through the gallery to see the top five countries, ranked in order, where people live the longest.


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