Life expectancy in Taiwan reaches record 80.4

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-09-21

The average life expectancy in Taiwan reached a record 80.4 years last year. That’s according to figures released by the interior ministry on Friday.

In 2017, the average life expectancy for men in Taiwan was 77.3 years, and 83.7 years for women. The ministry attributed the new record to the high standard of healthcare in Taiwan, as well as increased awareness of food safety.

Life expectancy in Taiwan is comfortably higher than the global average, but still trails behind Japan, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland and South Korea.

By area, Taipei had the highest average life expectancy at 83.6 years. The lowest in the country was the southeastern county of Taitung, where the average was 75.5 years.

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