Monday, April 11, 2016

Live Long - If You Prosper

Or if you live in the right place.

It's not surprising that the rich live longer, because that's always been true. It's a little surprising how large the discrepancy is in the US - 15 years for men between the richest and the poorest 1%. Where you live matters too. My hometown (83 yrs) or even better, Glenwood Springs, CO (83.4 yrs) versus about 10 years less in Gary Indiana or Detroit.

NEIL IRWIN and QUOCTRUNG BUI have the story and an interactive map in The NYT.