As humans, we are always searching for ways to stay healthy and live longer. In these 5 countries, the life expectancy is the highest in the world. Life expectancy can often be attributed to: levels of stress, access to healthcare, wealth, weather, and several other factors. If you’re looking to move to a country where life is great, healthcare comes easy, and stress is not an everyday occurrence, you may want to look into living in one of these long-life havens.
Kangaroos, didgeridoos, koalas, and of course the Outback. Australia is known for its cuddly creatures, and also some of the world’s deadliest critters. Despite the creepy crawlies, you may find in your backyard, Australians live long and prosperous lives. In addition to living long lives, Australia ranks 2nd overall in quality of life in the world. They also rank 3rd in environmental protection, after all, they need to keep that beautiful reef intact! Perhaps it’s the sun, the love of sport, or the care-free attitude which attributes to the long-living Aussies.
Reasons for high life expectancy in Australia
Temperament. Sunny, relaxed and laid back. Aussies love a good laugh, a cold pint and a good story. You will find fast friends in the Aussies.
Food. Although Australian cuisine has its roots in Europe, modern Australian cuisine almost always adds a sweet, sour delicious Asian twist they borrow from their South-East Asian neighbours. If it is not Australian cuisine you’re after, Foodies will find the options endless in Australia’s big cities. Weekends are often filled with a backyard BBQ complete with seafood on the barbie (especially prawns)!
Activities: It’s hard to get bored in Australia, adventure is easily accessible with snorkelling, sky diving, white water rafting, and more.
To find out how you can live in Australia visit our Australia page
Eat, drink, and dance your way through a nice long life in the sunshine of Spain! Life in Spain is laidback, relaxed, and oh-so enjoyable. In fact the 2019 Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, Spain was ranked as the healthiest country in the world. The index looks at factors such as tobacco use, obesity, diet and environmental factors such as sanitation and access to clean water.
There’s a reason why Spain welcomes more tourists than most other countries. Although Spain’s economy took a hit a few years back, it has recently rebounded and is steadily growing. The Spanish have an impressive healthcare system and a positive outlook on life. With a relatively low cost of living your money can go a bit further here. Complete with beaches, mountains, culture, scenery and a great party atmosphere, Spain truly has it all.
Reasons for a high life expectancy in Spain
Spanish cuisine is known around the world and the Mediterranean diet is known as the healthiest diet. It is the olive oil, fish and large portions of fresh vegetables and produce that help increase Spaniard life expectancy. The Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular disease and is known to ward of cancer.
The Spanish tend to move at a more leisurely pace than their Northern European friends. They understand the importance of spending Sundays with family and friends and of stopping to smell the flowers. The Spanish are also known to take a walk every day. All of these stress-reducing healthy habits contribute to a longer life expectancy.
To find out how you can live in Spain visit our Spain page.
In this Asian city-state, the rate of innovation will surprise and delight you. Singapore was the first Asian country to sign a free trade agreement with the EU, leading to steady economic growth which continues to rise. Living conditions are great and business opportunities are a continual draw for Expats from far and wide. Are you an English speaker? One of the main languages spoken in Singapore is English and nearly everyone speaks it well. With a large Expat community and plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and be merry, Singapore is a great place to live and grow old.
Reasons for a high life expectancy in Singapore
- Medical Care – the health system in Singapore is top class.
- The Singapore government spend a huge amount on medical research and development
- Obesity rates are very low
- Compared to the rest of the world there is a small percentage of smokers
- Low birth mortality rates
- Singaporeans tend to drink a lot less alcohol than many other countries
To find out how you can live in Singapore visit our Singapore page.
Switzerland is a happy country who boast beautiful mountains, lucrative banks, and incredible chocolate. In addition to being the country with the 2nd highest life expectancy, they also rank first in quality of life. However, you may want to consider saving some pennies before heading there. Switzerland is also the 2nd most expensive place to live in the world and ranks first in disposable income. Perhaps their high quality of life comes from their successful banks or their lack of a national army. Or perhaps it’s the precedence they put on environment protection or the accessibility of travel. Whatever it is, Switzerland holds a place in nearly all of the ‘best of’ lists.
Temperament. The Swiss are known for being a very happy group of people. They speak multiple languages and are willing to lend a helping hand.
Healthcare. No need to worry if you get a runny nose, Switzerland offers universal healthcare.
Work. If you find a job in Switzerland’s rich economy, you can expect holiday time galore in addition to many other benefits. Work to live, don’t live to work!
To find out how you can live in Switzerland visit our Switzerland page.
Say Kon’nichiwa to a nice long life!
If you’re looking to experience a nice long life, Japan may be the place for you! Japan has the fourth largest global economy and is known around the world for all its impressive technological advances. With a deep culture and a fascinating history, Japan is a place where boredom doesn’t come easy. In Japan, you can enjoy beautiful Cherry Blossoms in the spring, snowfalls in the winter, and fresh sushi all year round.
Japan is bizarre and amazing at the same time offering new adventures and cool discoveries every day. Expect the unexpected.
Work. Japan is a very traditional place and doing business requires some cultural awareness to make sure things go smoothly. The Japanese rely heavily on context and being too direct can give the wrong impression. Cultural sensitivity can go a long way.
Temperament. Japan is a very safe place to both live and travel. It consistently ranks within the top 10 safest countries in the world. The Japanese are also known for being extremely generous.
Food. From the strange to the delightful, keep an open mind. There’s plenty of delicacies to try that cannot be found anywhere else!
Healthcare. Japan offers a hybrid of both public and private healthcare keeping service high and costs low.