The life expectancy of the Dutch population has increased much more than initially forecast, the Actuarial Society (AG) has suggested. Moreover, the rise of the expected average age is also accelerating, according to the AG which based its calculations on figures from Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

The AG said men born between 2002 and 2007 are now likely to live almost four months longer – to up to almost 77 on average – compared to the recognised prognosis. In its most recent prognosis against figures produced at the end of 2008, the CBS has raised the expected age for men who are born now from 81.5 years to 83.2 years, while women’s average age is forecast to rise from 84.2 to 85.5 years.