Number of centenarians in Mexico City to reach 20% of population
Based on the list of beneficiaries of government pensions in Mexico City, Susana Villaescusa, from the state of Tabasco, is the eldest at 118 years.
According to figures from the National Institute of Geography and Statistics for 2012, people over 68 accounted for 13.36 percent of the total population of the capital.
It is expected that by 2030 the figure will rise to 20.19 percent, that is, 1,706,672 people.
United States, Japan and China are the top 3 nations with the largest number of centenarians, and the UN estimated in 2012 there are 316,600 centenarians worldwide.
According to the latest data, life expectancy in Mexico is 77.14 years. Women live longer than men: the life expectancy is about 79 years for women and 75 years for men. ■