The improvement of health systems and the reduction of infant mortality have caused the average life expectancy in the world to go from 56 to 72 years old in just half a century. However, the inequality presented by this indicator continues to be abysmal in some parts of the planet.
According to the world population review, Hong Kong leads the world ranking of life expectancy, but the continent that manages to include the most nations among the countries with the longest population in the world is Europe.
Hong Kong (85)
With an area of 1,110 km2, Hong Kong is among the smallest countries in the world with a population of 7,428,000 people with a very high percentage of immigration, but also with the longest life expectancy, which stands at 85 years old. It is the 37th economy by volume of GDP, being the country with the lowest debt in the world. According to its GDP per capita, its citizens have a good standard of living and according to its Human Development Index or HDI, it also has the best quality of life.
Japan is the second country with the highest life expectancy at 84 years old. It has a population of over 125 million people, which is why it is also one of the most populated countries in the world. It is the third-largest economy in the world by volume of GDP, as for the HDI, this indicates that the Japanese also have a good quality of life.
China is the most populous country in the world with a population of 1,414,350,000 people and has a very low percentage of immigration. It is the second economy in the world by volume of GDP. Its GDP per capita indicates that its inhabitants have a low standard of living in relation to the rest of the 196 countries in the ranking, its HDI is in position 85 and its hope of life stands at 84 years.
Switzerland is among the smallest countries with a population of 8,667,088 people. It is ranked number 19 by volume of GDP, while its GDP per capita indicates that its inhabitants have a good standard of living, ranking 4th out of 196 countries. All this added to the fact that the average salary of its inhabitants is the highest in the world. As for the HDI, it indicates that the Swiss are among those with the best quality of life and their life expectancy is also among the highest at 84 years.
Singapore is among the countries with the highest population density, around 7,908 inhabitants per km2, but with an area of 719 km2, which is why it is also among the smallest countries in the world. Its GDP per capita indicates that its inhabitants also have a good standard of living and good quality of life according to their HDI. As for its life expectancy, this is situated in 83 years.
Spain can boast of having one of the best health systems in the world, according to the WHO and this coupled with the fact that it is one of the countries that invests the most in health with 9% of GDP. Something that ensures very good health coverage for its approximately 47 million inhabitants. It is ranked 35th out of the 196 countries in the per capita GDP ranking, its HDI shows that Spaniards have a good quality of life and also a high life expectancy of 83 years.
South Korea (83)
South Korea is one of the world's great economic powers and one of the technological leaders on the planet. Although its health systems are not so good and neither is its quality of life, its 51,781,000 inhabitants have a high life expectancy of 83 years.
Italy has, according to the WHO, the second-best health system in the world, so its more than 59,000,000 inhabitants can enjoy an excellent health system. Italy is one of the 10 most important economies in the world by volume of GDP and is ranked 29th out of 196 countries in the ranking of GDP per capita. As for their HDI, it indicates that Italians also have a good quality of life and a life expectancy of 83 years.
Sweden is the fifth largest country in Europe and has a population of more than 10 million people. All this, together with the high Human Development Index or HDI, indicates that Swedes are among those with the best quality of life and also explains that it is the 11th country in the world with a life expectancy that is also among the highest, with 83 years.
Norway is the country with the highest HDI in the world, so it is not surprising that it is also among the countries with the highest life expectancy at 83 years. With a population of 5,391,369 people, it is the 32nd economy by volume of GDP, so its inhabitants have a good standard of living. As for the Human Development Index or HDI, produced by the United Nations, it indicates that Norwegians have the best quality of life in the world. It is also one of those with the lowest crime rate, the most peaceful in the world, and the one with the smallest salary difference between positions.
Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world and also has the eighth highest HDI in the world, making Australians among those with the best quality of life. Regarding population, with 25,694 inhabitants it is in position 55 of the table and its life expectancy is 83 years.
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