A world map of average life expectancy by country. How does your nation rank?

Illustration for article titled A world map of average life expectancy by country. How does your nation rank?

Here now to provide a some perspective on the matter of mortality is a variegated patchwork comprising 188 of the world's countries, with each nation color-coded in accordance with the average life expectancy of its citizens.

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Click here for a hi-res version of the map up top, and here for an interactive one (the applet also allows for mapping by gender).

Just for fun, we've included the top twenty-five countries — as ranked by the CIA World Factbook's 2012 estimates — here. Looking for America? Don't bother. Depending on the data source, the U.S. usually comes in somewhere between 29th and 50th:

Illustration for article titled A world map of average life expectancy by country. How does your nation rank?
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Spotted on Explore. See also: The United Nations World Population Prospects Report and the CIA World Factbook section on life expectancy by country.

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thebrainofchris
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Okay, I'm just going to say it. America: As the flag bearer for capitalist democracy how are you not in the deep blue? Because seriously: Great Britain includes Scotland, where deep frying any given item of food is considered tradition, and as a rule the rest of the country has a few drinks before we go out for a drink (Note: "Drink" in the UK means several pints, as opposed to the USA where "drinks" means one pint or possibly half). I'm honestly not trying to mock, I'm genuinely concerned for all of you.