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The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.
Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.
The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.