In 2020, Umbria and Tuscany were the Italian regions where both women and men were predicted to live the longest lives in the whole Italian peninsula. In Umbria, the life expectancy at birth of men was 81.1 years, whereas women were expected to live 85.6 years. In Tuscany, this figure stood at 80.9 years for males and 85.2 for females. When compared to the country’s average, both male and female inhabitants of the region were expected to live roughly one year longer than the average.
Long life span and low birth rate
Italy has the third oldest populations in the world, just after Japan and Monaco.
Together with a long life expectancy, Italy also has very low birth and fertility rates. In 2021, Italy turned out to be one of the 20 countries which registered the lowest fertility rate in the world.
One of the longest-living nations
From a global perspective, in 2017, Italy was the fifth country in the world with the highest life expectancy. The inhabitants of the two leaders of the ranking, Hong Kong and Japan, were expected to live around 85 years and 84 years, respectively.
Life expectancy at birth in Italy in 2020, by region
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Istat. (September 27, 2021). Life expectancy at birth in Italy in 2020, by region [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved May 29, 2022, from https://www.statista.com/statistics/569066/life-expectancy-at-birth-in-italy-by-region/
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