The second smallest country in the world boasts the longest longevity for its citizens. Residents of the tiny European tax haven of Monaco, which is home to more millionaires per capita in the world, are expected to live to an average age of 89.68.
That equates to more than 40 extra years compared to the country with the world's lowest life expectancy, Chad, where the average age comes to just 48.69. The nationalities with the world's longest life expectancy are listed by the CIA World Factbook, which reveals the nations with small populations and high GDP per capita, tend to fare best.
Eastern nations take the next three top spots in the list, with Macau, Japan and Singapore home to citizens who can expect to live to a healthy old age. Of the major Western nations Canada takes twelfth place, Britain thirtieth and the U.S. fiftieth.
The Macau Daily Times points out that there still remains a discrepancy in life expectancy between the sexes, with Macanese women outliving their male counterparts by an average of six years.
Those tempted to rush off to Monaco to take their chances on extending their life span should check their bank balances first. It really is a millionaire's paradise and those wanting to live there need to deposit 400,000 euros in a Monaco bank before taking up residence.