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How long will YOU live? This calculator predicts when you’re expected to die

THIS calculator can reveal how long you are likely to live for - if you are daring enough to find out.

All it requires is your age, gender and postcode - three factors that implicate life expectancy in the UK.

It cannot account for unexpected illness, but gives a rough estimate going by decades of records.

Men in Warfield Harvest Ride, Berkshire, can expect to live for more than 20 years more (90.3) than those in Bloomfield, Blackpool (68.2).

In more deprived areas of England and Wales deaths from a range of health problems are higher.

The Office for National Statistics' (ONS) calculator is based on older data, but is the most up-to-date version.

However, it comes as new estimates from the ONS show that men are dying earlier than before.

Life expectancy for males in the UK has fallen for the first time since current records began.

A boy born between 2018 and 2020 is expected to live until he is 79 years old, down from 79.2 years for the period 2015-2017.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates for females are broadly unchanged - a baby girl born in 2018-20 likely to live for 82.9 years.

But both figures are higher than in the early 1980s, when a baby boy would expect to live for 70.8 years, and a girl 76.8 years. 

The recent drop in life expectancy among men reflects the Covid pandemic.

Men have been more likely to die of the disease than women, which led to a greater number of deaths than usual last year.

Therefore, the figures do not mean that a baby born between 2018 and 2020 will necessarily go on to live a shorter life.

Pamela Cobb, of the ONS centre for ageing and demography, said: “These estimates rely on the assumption that current levels of mortality, which are unusually high, will continue for the rest of someone’s life.

“Once the coronavirus pandemic has ended and its consequences for future mortality are known, it is possible that life expectancy will return to an improving trend in the future.”

She continued: “Life expectancy has increased in the UK over the last 40 years, albeit at a slower pace in the last decade.

“However, the coronavirus pandemic led to a greater number of deaths than normal in 2020.

“Consequently, in the latest estimates, we see virtually no improvement in life expectancy for women, while for men life expectancy has fallen back to levels reported for 2012 to 2014.

“This is the first time we have seen a decline when comparing non-overlapping time periods since the series began in the early 1980s.”

The new estimates show variations between the four UK nations and in England.

The data suggest that a man who was born in North East England or Yorkshire would live four month less.

But in the West Midlands and North West, the drop was only three month, and men in the South West had an increase of one month.

This is another example of the impact of coronavirus in 2020, with the South West recording lower male and female Covid-19 mortality rates than other regions.

Women from the South West had a “significant increase” of four months onto their life.

Meanwhile, you can use this calculator to find out your risk of a heart attack or stroke within the next 10 years.

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