According to data from the United Nations Development Programme, citizens of Bulgaria and North Macedonia have the shortest life expectancies in the region.
According to an analysis published on Landgeist based on data from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), citizens of Bulgaria and North Macedonia rank low in the list of countries with the shortest life expectancies in the region, as well as in Europe.
The average life expectancy for Bulgarian citizens is 74.9 and 75.7 for Macedonians. Serbs and Albanians are 75.8 years old, Montenegrins 76.8 years old, Bosnia and Herzegovina 77.3 years old, and Croats 78.3 years old, respectively. Greeks live the longest in the region, with a life expectancy of 82.1 years.
The shortest life expectancy in Europe is Ukrainians, 72, and Russians, 72.4.
The longest-lived people are the Italians with 83.6, and the Spaniards and Swiss with 83.4.
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