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Spain will soon overtake Japan in life expectancy rankings. Here’s why

A tourist sits on the pavement next to companions as he takes a rest in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain October 30, 2013. Spain just pulled clear of recession in the third quarter and inflation eased in October, data showed, laying foundations for a gradual recovery in consumer spending though the country's economic crisis looks far from over. Gross domestic product (GDP) inched 0.1 percent higher between July and September, state statistics agency INE said, notching up the first quarter-on-quarter growth since the beginning of 2011 and officially ending a two-year slump.  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS TRAVEL) - GM1E9AV09QI01

Spaniards can expect to live to an average age of 85.8 years. Image: REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Sean Fleming
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Spain leads the way in the 2040 Life Expectancy rankings from the IHME.
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