Life expectancy at birth in Portugal was estimated at 80.78 years for total population in the period 2015-2017, i.e. 77.74 years for men and 83.41 years for women.
At birth, life expectancy continues to be higher for women, but the difference for men has been declining and is now 5.67 years (compared to 6.02 in 2008-2010).
By regions NUTS 2, the Norte recorded the highest values of life expectancy at birth for total population (81.13 years) and for men (78.21 years), sharing the highest life expectancy for women (83,74) with the Centro region.
The greatest differences in longevity between men and women were observed in the Região Autónoma da Madeira and Região Autónoma dos Açores, while the lowest were observed in the Área Metropolitana de Lisboa and Norte.
By sub-regions NUTS 3, the highest life expectancies at birth were recorded in Cávado (81.73 years), Região de Leiria (81,40 years) and Região de Coimbra (81,35 years).
Life expectancy at age 65 in Portugal reached 19.45 years for total population.
Men aged 65 may expect to live on average 17.55 years more and women 20.81 years more.
Norte and Área Metropolitana de Lisboa – compared with the 7 NUTS 2 regions – recorded the highest values of life expectancy at age 65 for men (17.89) and women (21.11), respectively.
By sub-regions NUTS 3, Terras de Trás-os-Montes (20.13), Região de Coimbra and Médio Tejo (both with 20.11 years), and Região de Leiria (20.03 years) recorded the highest longevity at age 65.