Many people dream of living forever — but most of us would happily settle for a nice, long life. As it turns out, a study out of Stanford, MIT, Harvard, McKinsey and the U.S. Treasury may just hold the answers on where in the United States is best for people of any income to maximize their lifespan.
The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at income versus life expectancy in a sample involving more than 1.4 billion person-year observations of Americans between the ages of 40 to 76. After comparing the taxes people earned to life expectancy and where they lived, they found some places were better than the rest for living longer, depending on your income.
And the answers are very surprising, to say the least.