According to the INE publication “Tables of Mortality in Portugal - NUTS (2019-2021)”, life expectancy at birth in Portugal was estimated, in this period, at 77.67 years for men and 83.37 years for women, a decrease of around 4.8 months for men and 3.6 months for women.

INE states that as a result of the increase in the number of deaths in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, there were also reductions in life expectancy for most NUTS II and III regions (Nomenclature of Territorial Units for statistical purposes).

“The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the regions was, however, differentiated”, there were reductions in life expectancy at birth in all regions, with the exception of the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira, with the biggest reduction observed in the Alentejo (about 7 months).