A Hungarian man can expect a circa 6.8 years shorter life than a Hungarian woman, meanwhile based on the EU average the gender difference in life expectancy (in favour of women as well) is only 5.2 years – according to Eurostat’s survey of 2017.
Women can expect longer lives all over Europe, and their estimated life expectancy is
5.2 years longer than men’s, based on the EU average.
Among the EU member states, the smallest difference between the two genders is in the Netherlands (3.2 years) and Sweden (3.3 years). Other countries in Europe, like Albania (3 years), Iceland (3.2 years) and Norway (3.3 years) also perform well in this field.
In the other end of the list, we can see countries where gender difference in life expectancy is way above the EU average. In Latvia (9.9 years), Lithuania (9.8 years), Estonia (8.8 years), Poland (7.9 years), Romania (7.4 years), Bulgaria (7 years) men can expect much shorter lives than women.