What's The Life Expectancy in The U.S.? Find Out Which Country Your State Compares To

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It's easy to feel cynical, but American life expectancy is actually higher than ever before. With the advent of modern medicine and more broadly available public knowledge on health and nutrition, the average lifetime in the U.S. now stands at 79.8 years; an impressive increase of nearly thirty years over the last century. It's not what it could be, however — for all the staggering expenses we pay for health care, we only rank 35th worldwide.

But not all states are created equal when it comes to living as long a life as you possibly can. The range across the fifty states is diverse: click on to find out how your state's average life expectancy compares to other nations abroad.

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