These two maps illustrate life expectancy at birth for males and females across Nordic regions.
Many of the predominantly urban regions, as well as the intermediate regions and university regions have higher levels of life expectancy, but there are also several predominantly rural regions where people live long lives. Explanations for this are likely to be found in the complex interrelations between economic standards of living, health, education and other structural factors influencing wellbeing.
The darker shade of green, the longer expected lifetime for people born 2017. The highest life expectancy at birth for women, around 85 years, is found in Österbotten, Finland and in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. For men, it is 81.6 years and these are found in the region of Kronoberg in southern Sweden.