Life expectancy at birth in Italy 2020, by region
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.