The 20 European Nations That Will Live The Longest

European countries hold high rankings when it comes to the UN’s Human Development Index and one of the reasons for this is the high life expectancy that many of the continent’s residents have.

Only Japan and Hong Kong have higher life expectancies than Europe’s longest-living nations. Overall, 12 of the top 20 nations with the highest life expectancies come from Europe. In addition 18 of the 20 countries mentioned here have life expectancies higher than 80 years.

We’ve also included what percentage of each countries GDP is spent on healthcare along with their overall ranks in the UN’s Human Development Index.

At the bottom of the pile in Europe is Ukraine with a life expectancy of 68.5, but which country is at the top?

Tied #20 Cyprus

Life expectancy: 79.6 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 3.0 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 31

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #20 Liechtenstein

Life expectancy: 79.6 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: N/A

UN Human Development Index Rank: 8

SOURCE: UNHDI

#19 Greece

Life expectancy: 79.9 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 5.8 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 29

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #16 Luxembourg

Life expectancy: 80 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.5 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 25

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #16 Belgium

Life expectancy: 80 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 7.0 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 18

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #16 Finland

Life expectancy: 80 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.1 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 22

SOURCE: UNHDI

#15 United Kingdom

Life expectancy: 80.2 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.9 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 28

SOURCE: UNHDI

#14 Germany

Life expectancy: 80.4 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 8.0 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 9

SOURCE: UNHDI

#13 Ireland

Life expectancy: 80.6 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.1 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 7

SOURCE: UNHDI

#12 Netherlands

Life expectancy: 80.7 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 7.3 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 3

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #10 Andorra

Life expectancy: 80.9 per cent

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 5.3 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 32

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #10 Austria

Life expectancy: 80.9 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 7.7 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 19

SOURCE: UNHDI

#9 Norway

Life expectancy: 81.1 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 7.5 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 1

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #7 Spain

Life expectancy: 81.4 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.1 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 23

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #7 Sweden

Life expectancy: 81.4 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 7.4 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 10

SOURCE: UNHDI

#6 France

Life expectancy: 81.5 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 8.7 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 20

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #4 Iceland

Life expectancy: 81.8 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 7.7 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 14

SOURCE: UNHDI

Tied #4 San Marino

Life expectancy: 81.8 per cent

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.1 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: Not ranked

SOURCE: UNHDI

#3 Italy

Life expectancy: 81.9 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.7 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 24

SOURCE: UNHDI

#2 Monaco

Life expectancy: 82.2 per cent

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 2.9 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: Not ranked

SOURCE: UNHDI

#1 Switzerland

Life expectancy: 82.3 years

Percentage of GDP spent on healthcare: 6.4 per cent

UN Human Development Index Rank: 11

SOURCE: UNHDI

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