Life expectancy in Spain rose by 1.17 years on average in the last decade

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Life expectancy in Spain rose by 1.17 years on average in the last decade, according to the ministry of health and the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Women live on average to age 85 years and nearly 11 months, and men to 80 years and just under six months, women who live the longest are in Madrid, reaching 87 years and nearly two months and Navarra, at 86 years and 10 months.

Although life expectancy has risen steadily in every consecutive year since the middle years of the financial crisis, no pattern has been revealed showing that this slowed down, or, rose when Spain was gripped by recession and mass unemployment.