In Romania, life expectancy has exceeded 75 years and a half. The figures released by the National Statistics Institute (INS) reveal that in counties such as Valcea and Brasov life expectancy is close to 80 years.
The counties with inhabitants living longer have better healthcare services or are in mountainous areas with better air and have active lives, stirileprotv.ro informs.
Life expectancy at birth shows the average number of years a newborn is expected to live in the current conditions. In Valcea County life expectancy is close to 80 years, area renown for thermal waters and mountains. Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca are close to the top with 77 years, due to more medical centers and the higher standard of living. The lowest life expectancy is in Tulcea County – 73 years and a half.
In Europe, the Spaniards, Italians and the French live 82 years on average. Romania is ranked third from the bottom, ahead of Latvians and Bulgarians. In the past 18 years, life expectancy has increased by 4 years in almost all the countries. Japan, Switzerland and Singapore rank on the first positions worldwide.