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The Average Lifespan of Humans

The average lifespan of humans is a calculated number which indicates how long on average people on the earth live. Certainly, our actual lifespan depends on a large variety of factors, starting with our daily habits and ending up with our genetic predisposition. According to the latest estimation of the World Health Organization, the average lifespan of the global population in 2016 was close to 72 years.

Historically, people's life expectancy has been increasing with the time, due to such factors as the development of medicine, improvements in our diet, vaccination, increased public attention to the importance of active lifestyle and proper health care, etc. Thus, starting from the 19th century, the life expectancy of American people increased quite a lot, from 46 in the 1890s to 78 in the late 1990s. Even from the 1970s, when the life expectancy in the country was 71, it grew up quite substantially to the current 79.3.

Currently, the countries with the highest average human lifespan are Japan (83.7 years), Switzerland (83.4), Singapore (83.1), Australia (82.8), Spain (82.8), Iceland and Italy (82.7 each). At that, the highest average life expectancy for men is the highest in Switzerland (81.3), Iceland (81.2), and Australia (80.9), but for women, the best countries to live long are Japan (86.8), Singapore (86.1), South Korea (85.5) and Spain (85.5). The lowest average lifespan of humans, which is slightly above 50 years, is in the countries like Angola, Chad, Sierra Lione, Central African Republic, etc.

As it becomes apparent, living in developed European countries and the countries of the Far East, as well as in Australia, results in higher chances to live a longer life. In addition, recently the researchers by Albert Einstein College have estimated the maximum lifespan for humans, finding the proof that it can be hardly possible to exceed the age of 125 for the human race any soon. They named it the absolute limit for human lifespan.


I.Am 2019-11-10 14:46:10


Titan 2019-09-23 13:27:41

Now September the 23 days till my birthday is 2 months 10 days and 8 hours

Joel 2019-09-14 17:50:02

Buddy, kid. This is all wrong, I don't want to die!!

ALITT 2019-07-21 14:34:40

Cool I don't remember the date or time but I did forget my own age for a second so this was handy to remember it. Hello any fellow February dude's

Guest 2019-06-30 16:05:30

Methuselah lives 900 years but what what gal will give in a man 900 years old

Guest 2019-06-22 12:11:04

Nice and informative website
I'm quite happy with that

Guest 2019-06-21 08:00:30

Methuselah lived to about 1000 yrs old Prince Philip is heading that way he is 98 and has many years left in him. The Queen is doing the same she is 93 and lots of years left in her.

Guest 2019-06-01 08:50:03

I love Dora...

Guest 2019-06-01 08:48:40

Zero has only four letters!!!

Guest 2019-05-23 12:22:31

Methuselah is a fictional character.

M 2019-05-13 19:44:51

ps the oldest man to ever live is Methuselah

Guest 2019-05-11 03:39:26

it's three man

JeAn 2019-05-10 22:58:07

This was very interesting. And I’m hoping that I live a long life too.

Mario 2019-05-07 05:31:31

Following up: the 5 letter word that becomes shorter when you add 2 is 'short' :)

Guest 2019-04-25 12:33:22

Answer to guest:it's zero

Guest 2019-04-16 18:24:18

coment the anwser:what 5 letter word becomes shorter when u add 2

James Charles 2019-04-16 08:17:14

Hi sisters!

dora 2019-04-13 17:23:18

love who love u

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Veronica 2019-02-02 19:14:40

A great read! Thank you!

Jackie catherine plowman 2018-10-26 03:16:51

I am now married to charles wilfred blackwell

Dancer1313 2018-10-25 08:10:03

That is interesting. I always wanted to know the average lifespan of humans.

Ella 2018-09-28 16:59:26

That's cool information to know thanks

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