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Life expectancy in Cyprus drops to 81.3 years

Examining trends and gender disparities in EU data


Data released by Eurostat, the statistical service of the European Union, reveals that life expectancy in Cyprus has declined to 81.3 years.

Throughout the past decade, life expectancy in the European Union exhibited a consistent upward trend, peaking at an average of 81.3 years in 2019. However, in the subsequent years, 2020 and 2021, a drop in life expectancy became evident.

During the same period, Cyprus experienced a gradual but slower increase in life expectancy, culminating in a decrease in 2021. Specifically, life expectancy in Cyprus was 82.3 years in 2019, remained relatively stable at 82.4 years in 2020, and fell to 81.3 years in 2021.

In the European Union, life expectancy in 2021 was 80.1 years, with women's life expectancy standing at 82.9 years, surpassing that of men by 5.7 years (77.2 years). Women are expected to live longer than men in all 242 regions for which data are available.

In Cyprus, life expectancy among women in 2021 was 83.4 years, while among men, it was 79.2 years, reflecting a 4.2-year difference. Cyprus is considered a single region at the NUTS 2 level.

The most substantial gender-based disparity in life expectancy in 2021 was recorded in Latvia, with women outliving men by 9.8 years. The narrowest gender gap was observed in the French outermost region of Mayotte, where women's life expectancy exceeded that of men by 2.3 years.

The highest life expectancy at birth for women was noted in the Madrid region (88.2 years), followed by five other Spanish regions, including the Autonomous Community of Navarre (87.6 years), Castile and Leon (87.5 years), Cantabria (87.1 years), and Galicia and the Basque Country (87.0 years each).

Additionally, the Rhone-Alpes region in France and the autonomous province of Trento in Italy recorded a life expectancy at birth of 86.7 years.

For men, the highest life expectancy at birth in 2021 was documented in the Åland Islands in Finland, at 82.8 years. Madrid (82.2 years) and Navarre (81.9 years) in Spain, as well as Stockholm (82.1 years) and the Småland and Islands Region (81.9 years) in Sweden, also ranked among the regions with the highest life expectancy for men.

[Information sourced from CNA]

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