The Balearic Islands will go from being the eleventh community in Spain in terms of life expectancy in 2015 to being the first in 2020.

Jan 30, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

According to Eurostat, the Islands are the second longest-living region in Europe, after Corsica.

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Life expectancy

At birth, the inhabitants of the Balearic Islands have the highest life expectancy in the country, according to the latest report “Life expectancy in Spain” by the Ministry of Health, which analyses the data from 2006 to 2020. According to the report, the Balearic Islands have risen from eleventh place in 2015 to first place in 2020.

Women born in the Balearics raise their life expectancy to 86.29 years, while men live an average of 81.37 years. The average life expectancy of both genders is 83.8 years in the Balearics. In Spain as a whole, life expectancy is 82.2 years (85 years for women and 79.5 years for men).

The Balearic Islands are also the autonomous community with the highest healthy life expectancy at birth indicator. The inhabitants of the Islands live on average up to 80.3 years in a healthy way.

According to the Ministry of Health report, after the Balearic Islands, the autonomous communities with the longest life expectancy are Galicia (83.6 years), the Basque Country (83.4), the Canary Islands and Navarre (both 83.3).

On the other hand, Eurostat indicates that the inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are the second longest-living in Europe, after Corsica, where its inhabitants live an average of 84 years. The top four European regions in terms of life expectancy are completed by Epirus (Greece), with 83.8 years, and Umbria (Italy), with 83.7 years.