# life expectancy

• ### Sum of life’s parts

What if you relived life’s activities in big clumps? Thirty years of sleeping in one go. Five months sitting on the toilet. Based on David Eagleman’s Sum: Forty Tales from…

• ### Counting your days left with emoji

While we’re on the topic of life expectancy, Tim Urban of Wait But Why used a simplified estimate of average life span and then extrapolated for various events in one’s…

• ## How You Will Die

So far we've seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let's put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

• ## Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

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.

• ### Your life in jellybeans

Using the effective jellybean method, Ze Frank describes the finite time we have. Each bean represents a day in the life of an average person. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.…

• ### Girls expected to live shorter lives in some counties?

We've seen life expectancy at the country and state levels, but the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation recently released life expectancy data at the county level.

• ## Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

• ## Who spends the most years in retirement?

Early retirement. That’s what most people want, unless you’re lucky enough to love working. When you have the luxury of retiring early though, why not take advantage? According to OECD…

• ### How Long People Live in America

In this graphic, we take a look at some data on how long you’re expected to live. Live in Hawaii and you just might live a little longer. Hawaii has…