“These results mean an increase of 1,78 years and 1,32 years, respectively, in relation to the estimated values for 2008-2010”, according to the Mortality Tables in Portugal made by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Life expectancy at birth still remains higher for women. However, the gap for men has reduced to now being 5.56 years (it had been 6.02 in 2008-2010).

Recent years have seen improvements in the life expectancy in Portugal in every region. The Autonomous Region of Madeira has the highest increase, where life expectancy increased from 76,13 years to 78,36, which represents an increase of 2.23 years more than in 2008-2010.