“Between 2020-2022, life expectancy at birth, for Portugal, was estimated at 80.96 years, which corresponded to a reduction of 0.01 years (0.12 months) compared to the previous period (80.97 years), as a result of the increase in the number of deaths in the context of the covid-19 pandemic”, reveals the (INE) in the publication “NUTS II Mortality Tables - NUTS III Life Expectations 2020-2022”.

At birth, men could expect to live 78.05 years and women 83.52 years, which represented, in relation to the estimated values for 2019-2021, an increase of 0.01 years and a decrease of 0.01 years, respectively.

According to INE, life expectancy at age 65 was estimated, in this period, at 19.61 years, 0.01 years (0.12 months) less than the previous three years.

Men aged 65 can expect to live, on average, another 17.76 years and women another 20.98 years, a reduction of 0.01 years (0.12 months) for men, without changing in the case of women, compared to the previous three-year period, says INE, highlighting that “the difference between longevity at 65 years of age for men and women in 2020-2022 was 3.22 years”.