People are living longer, as we all know.

The average lifespan of a U.S. woman is just over 82 years, a man, just over 77. But outside of the U.S., people are actually living much longer than they are here. Japanese men and women tend to live five and three years longer than their U.S. counterparts, respectively.

Data from the World Health Organization tells us which countries are the best for old women, and which ones are no countries for old men. (Of course, women live longer than men in most places.)

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.