Average life expectancy falls
The Ministry of the Interior says life expectancy in Taiwan fell sharply last year.
According to statistics released yesterday, the average life expectancy in Taiwan in 2022 fell for a second consecutive year and to its lowest level since 2014.
Average life expectancy in 2022 was 79.84 years, down from 80.86 years in 2021.
The big jump resulted in large part because of the Covid-19 outbreak in Taiwan that officially cost 14,667 people their lives in 2022. The data shows Taipei has the highest average life expectancy in Taiwan, while Taitung County has the lowest.