Serbia has among the lowest life expectancy in Europe

While life expectancy has increased in all OECD countries over the past half-century, progress was stalling in the decade prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many countries experienced outright drops in life expectancy during the pandemic, the OECD has said in its report.

According to the report, the Scandinavian countries, as do France, Spain and Italy, have the longest life expectancy on average. Life expectancy in the Scandinavian countries ranges from 81.2 years to 83.1 years.

Serbia is almost at the bottom of the list with only Moldova behind us. The average life expectancy in Serbia is 74.2 years, while Moldova’s is 72.4 years. Other countries with short life expectancy include Bulgaria, Latvia and Romania.

Although life expectancy in Serbia did increase by 1.8 years since 2022, it still remains short, with women living longer than men by an average of around 5.4 years.

(City Magazine, 16.01.2024)

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