10 Places Where People Live the Longest

1. Monaco

It may be the second-smallest — and the most densely populated — country in the world

Average Life Span: 89.73 years

2. Macau

Macau has the second-highest life expectancy in the world, according to the CIA World Factbook.

Average Life Span: 84.41 years

3. San Marino

The 30,000 citizens of this tiny microstate, landlocked by Italy, enjoy one of the longest life spans in the world.

Average Life Span: 83.01 years

4. Sardinia

Sardinia ties with Okinawa for having the highest ratio of centenarians in the world — 22 centenarians per 100,000 people.

Average Life Span: 81 years

5. Iceland

celand has the sixth-highest life expectancy in the world, according to United Nations’ figures. One possible reason is Iceland’s low levels of pollution

Average Life Span: 81.28 years

6. Loma Linda, California

Just 60 miles from the fast-paced LA scene, the town of Loma Linda, CA, is home to America’s longest living population

Average Life Span: Well into the 80s

7. Okinawa

Elderly Okinawans have among the lowest death rates in the world from common diseases — a fact attributed to a traditional Japanese diet, with only 25 percent of sugar and 75 percent of grain intake.

8. Australia

Surfs up in Australia — the country now surpasses the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the US in overall life expectancy rates, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Average Life Span: For women, 83.7 years

9. Andorra

This tiny European nation, wedged in quiet isolation between France and Spain, also boasts many long-timers.

Average Life Span: 82.51 years