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Where People Live the Longest

By Ben Steverman and Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-09-17T17:21:35Z

Photograph by Brian Harris/eyevine/Redux

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It's a Gray, Gray Globe

How long you'll live is influenced by your diet, your exercise and your genes. It also depends on where you live. While increasing life expectancies are a great medical achievement, they put a severe strain on many nations' finances as the number of elderly rises around the world.

Life expectancy in the 10 countries shown on these slides, ranked in ascending order, are the highest in the 34 developed nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to the World Bank. Other data come from the United Nations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Bloomberg Rankings.