From Singapore Business Review
Females to live longer with 84.5 years.
According to a release by the Department of Statistics, in 2012, a new-born Singapore resident could expect to live to 82.3 years, up from 81.9 years in 2011 and 80.6 years in 2007. Females could expect to live longer. A girl born in 2012 could expect to live an average of 84.5 years, longer than 79.9 years for a boy.
It noted that life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the average number of years a new-born baby might expect to live, if he or she were to experience the age specific mortality rates of the reference period throughout his or her life.
Life expectancy at age 65 years is an estimate of the average number of additional years a person who has reached the age of 65 years might expect to
live, if he or she were to experience the age-specific mortality rates of the reference period for the remainder of his or her life.
Life expectancy at age 65 years continued to improve. For males, the life expectancy at age 65 years was 18.5 years in 2012, up from 18.1 years in 2011 and 17.2 years in 2007. For females, the life expectancy at age 65 years was 21.9 years in 2012, up from 21.6 years in 2011 and 20.6 years in 2007.