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Life expectancy was 80.72 years at birth and 19.35 years at age 65
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Life expectancy was 80.72 years at birth and 19.35 years at age 65 - 2019 - 2021
30 May 2022


In the 2019-2021 triennium, life expectancy at birth was estimated at 80.72 years, and men and women could expect to live up to 77.67 years and 83.37 years, respectively. Compared with 2018-2020, it represents a decrease of about 4.8 months for men and 3.6 months for women, as a result of the increase in the number of deaths in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic.

Within a decade, there was a gain of 14.0 months of life for the total population, 14.4 months for men and 11.3 months for women. This increase in female life expectancy at birth resulted mainly from a reduction in mortality among those aged 60 years and over. For men, these gains continued to be mainly due to the decrease of mortality below 60 years.

Life expectancy at age 65, in the period 2019-2021, was estimated at 19.35 years for the total population. Men aged 65 years could expect to live 17.38 years, and women aged 65, 20.80 years, which corresponded to a decrease of 4.6 and 3.7 months, respectively, compared with 2018-2020. In the last ten years, life expectancy at age 65 has increased 5.5 months for men and 7.2 months for women.

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