Life expectancy continues to rise
Thursday 06 September 2012
The life expectancy for boys born in 2012 is now over 79 years, having gone up 3.5 years since 2000, the national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.
The life expectancy for women born now is almost 83, having gone up 2.3 years between 2000 and 2011, the CBS said.
Elderly men and women also live longer without serious health problems, the statistics show. A 65-year-old man or woman today will live on average a further 14 years without serious ailments
The government plans to make the official retirement age rise in line with life expectancy projections from 2023.