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Morocco is the Country With the Longest Life Expectancy in the World in 2023

By: MerxWire

In the regions with the most extended life ranking, Monaco is the champion, Hong Kong is the runner-up, Japan is the third, and Australia is the fourth, with an average life expectancy of 84.5 years.

Morocco is the Country With the Longest Life Expectancy in the World in 2023. (Photo via

Boston, MA (Merxwire) – According to the World Population Review, Monaco has the highest life expectancy in the world, with an average life expectancy of 87 years, followed by Hong Kong, with an average life expectancy of 85 years.

The “World Population Review” predicts the population’s life expectancy of countries worldwide. In recent years, due to the advancement of medical technology, the world’s life expectancy has increased year by year. 2023 Monaco will rank first in the world’s longest-lived country, followed by Hong Kong, and Japan will only rank third. Other Asian countries in the top ten include Macau and South Korea, while European countries include Switzerland and Italy.

2023 Ranking of countries with the longest life expectancy in the world:

1. Monaco (average age 87.01)
2. Hong Kong (average age 85.83)
3. Macau (average age 85.51)
4. Japan (average age 84.95)
5. Liechtenstein (average age 84.77)
6. Switzerland (average age 84.38)
7. Singapore (average age 84.27)
8. Italy (average age 84.20)
9. Vatican City (average age 84.16)
10. South Korea (average age 84.14)

According to the United Nations, Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world but has the highest life expectancy. The average life expectancy in Monaco is 85.17 years for men and 88.99 years for women. The overall mean age was 87.01 years.

Today’s medical progress, including the popularization of vaccination, antibiotics, and enhanced disinfection, has dramatically increased the world’s average life expectancy in the past few decades. From 2000 to 2016, the average global life expectancy increased by 5.5 years. Among them, the increase of 10.3 years in some parts of Africa is even more astonishing. It is presumed that the main reason is the improvement in the survival rate of children aged 0-5 years and the popularization of HIV treatment.

Why do some people live longer? Research shows that longevity depends on three main factors: genetics, gender, and lifestyle. Lifestyle encompasses everything from hygiene, diet, exercise, culture, smoking, or occupation to actual crime rates in the region or access to quality healthcare, all contributing to differences in life expectancy across countries worldwide. While a good lifestyle can extend lifespan, scientists believe genes play an important role in longevity.

Japanese cuisine uses fresh seafood and seasonal fruits and vegetables to create delicacies. (Photo via

But contrary to popular belief, the Japanese live longer not because of their genes but because of their lifestyle and food choices. Japanese people eat a lot of fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, and unprocessed food, resulting in an obesity rate of only 3.6%, the lowest in the world.

Whatever the reason for longevity, it is inseparable from a healthy lifestyle, a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and regular, moderate exercise. In addition, it is essential to maintain social interactions with family and friends, keep your mind active and focused, and actively learn new skills or pursue hobbies. And developing the habit of regular health checkups to detect and prevent potential health problems before they become serious is also one of the secrets to maintaining a long life.

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