What countries have the longest life expectancies?

Okinawa, Japan, where hundreds of residents are over 100 years old, is often known as "the land of immortals." Last year, the number of people 90 years old and above in Japan hit the 2 million mark

Chiyo Miyako, 117, of Japan died last month as the oldest person in the world. The new oldest person in the world is Kane Tanaka, 115, a woman living in Fukuoka, Japan. The world's oldest man, Masazo Nonaka, celebrated his 113th birthday July 25 in Hokkaido, Japan. According to the World Health Organization, in 2018, the average life expectancy in Japan is 84.2 years old. Men live an average of 81.1 years, and women live an average of 87.1 years. 

Other countries have long life expectancies. USA TODAY breaks down where people live the longest, healthiest lives: 

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