Residents living in commuter towns such as Watford, Hertfordshire, can expect to die 1.8 years earlier than the national average of 79.6 years. A long retirement is also not looking as rosy for those living in Reading, Berkshire or Brighton in East Sussex ether, both who have a life expectancy of a year less than the national average for those earning similar incomes.
For many years studies have shown that life expectancy is closely related to average income, for instance the London borough of Chelsea situated in Kensington is one of the richest areas of the country and also boasts one of the highest life spans.
However, research on the topic is now showing that certain areas where people of a given income level can expect to live significantly longer or shorter lives.
Commuter towns outside of London exist because workers wanted to escape the higher prices and stress of living in the capital, but it would seem that the faster pace of life which is often linked to a shorter life expectancy is now following commuters into their leafy suburbs.
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