The inhabitants of the island regions of our country prove to be champions in longevity, as according to the recent report of the European Statistical Authority (Eurostat), all the islands record a life expectancy above the country’s average. At the opposite end are the largest urban centers, where citizens may have the greatest professional opportunities, but also live the shortest years. More specifically, for 2021 the inhabitants of the North Aegean (Lesvos, Samos, Chios) with an average life expectancy of 83.1 years are at the peak of longevity in our country, followed by the inhabitants of Epirus (Arta, Thesprotia, Ioannina, Preveza) , where residents live 82.1 years.
The Aegean islands are in third place overall with 81.9 years, while the inhabitants of the islands of the South Aegean region live 81.6 years and are in 5th place. In 4th place are the residents of Crete with 81.7 years.
The average life expectancy of residents across the country is 80.2 years. Below the average are 5 of the 16 regions analyzed by the Eurostat survey. Specifically, the inhabitants of Thessaly (80.2 years), Attica (79.8 years), Northern Greece (79.8 years), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (79.3 years) live below the average life expectancy. and Central Macedonia (79.3 years).
The average life expectancy in 16 regions of Greece in 2021:
North Aegean 83.1
Aegean Islands 81.9
South Aegean 81.6
Western Macedonia 80.7
Ionian Islands 80.7
Central Greece 80.5
Central Greece 80.4
Western Greece 80.3 AVERAGE Greece 80.2
Northern Greece 79.8
Eastern Macedonia and Thrace 79.3 Central Macedonia 79.3.