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Mapping Life Expectancies in the World’s Cities

“While average life expectancy for many cities far outstrips the non-urban regions of their country, there are others such as Johannesburg where it comes in way below,” according to an interactive feature on the Guardian’s Data Blog.

Using data from LSE Cities and the World Health Organisation, Amy Fleming and George Arnett present an interactive map that compares the life expectancy of residents in cities around the world compared to the national average.

Cities in North America do pretty well (exception: Atlanta), while many of the least healthy cities are located in the Southern Hemisphere.

Full Story: Interactive map: do city residents live longer?

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