This is a fascinating subject, one that just came to light in my mind based in another unrelated thread.
There is always this constant debate in the USA when to collect Social Security, how long will you live.
We all know in rough numbers that the average male in the USA can expect to live to around 79 years old, meaning half will make it to that age.
The thing is, now being retired, one huge detail never reported in the media (I look at the media as entertainment)
If you make it to retirement age then the median death age moves up because the median age of 79 is calculated from birth year 0 to 79 A lot of men die between birth year 0 to 62, 63, 64...70 ... 79
So for example if you make it to the age of 67 your new median death age is 83 if you make it to 83 your new median age is 90
If you retire at 65 your median age to die is now 83 not 79.
Wow, this is cool and one will never find a more reliable source than Social Security Stats.
This is a much more complicated statement depending on what age that you are in life.
It's really interesting and something that taken at face value in the USA isnt as clear cut by the reporting in the media.
According to the USA government chart roughly 50% men from birth to age 80/81 will have died but if you make it to that age your median death age is now much higher. The scale is graduating from birth year 0 to present.
Woman as we know live a few more years in all groups.
I find this fascinating ...
Here is the USA source =
Actuarial Life Table