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Countries with the longest life expectancies revealed in interactive map...


Given its nickname of the 'billionaire's playground', chances are you'll know about the lavish luxury on offer in Monaco.

But did you know the principality, famously so wealthy it doesn't bother tracking poverty rates, also has the world's highest life expectancy?

Babies born today in the 40,000-strong nation, sandwiched on the south coast of France, have a life expectancy of 85.9 years, data suggests. 

In contrast, the Republic of Chad, a country at the crossroads of north and central Africa, ranks bottom of the world's league table.

The African country, one of the world's poorest countries, has a life expectancy of just 52.5 years.

In fact, all 10 countries with the shortest life expectancy are in Africa, with Chad followed by Nigeria, Lesotho, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Somalia, Eswatini, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea and Mali. None are above 60.

An interactive map published by Our World in Data - which MailOnline app users can see by clicking here - illustrates the huge divide in life expectancy globally.

It uses the most up to date figures from the United Nations Population Division, which tracks how countries are developing.

After Monaco, the countries with the longest life expectancy at birth are Hong Kong (85.5), Macao (85.4), Japan (84.8) and Australia (84.5).

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