Life expectancy at birth in Portugal was estimated at 80.80 years for total population in the period 2016-2018, 77.78 years for men and 83.43 years for women.
At birth, life expectancy continues to be higher for women, but the difference for men has been declining and is now 5.65 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 (81.18 years), for men (78.25 years) and women (83,77).
The greatest differences in longevity between men and women were observed in Região Autónoma da Madeira, while the lowest were observed in Área Metropolitana de Lisboa.
By regions NUTS 3, the highest life expectancies at birth were recorded in Cávado (81.81 years), Região de Leiria (81,50 years) and Região de Coimbra (81,47 years).
Life expectancy at age 65 in Portugal reached 19.49 years.
Men aged 65 may expect to live on average 17.58 years more and women 20.88 years more.
By regions NUTS 2, the highest values of life expectancy at age 65 were recorded in Norte for men (17.92) and in Área Metropolitana de Lisboa for women (21.37).
By NUTS 3, Terras de Trás-os-Montes (20.14), Região de Coimbra (20.13), and Região de Leiria (20.10 years) recorded the highest longevity at age 65.