Health and Safety
Public safety and public health are two critical measures of the quality of life of any society. One of the most widely used measures of public health is life expectancy, the average number of years a person can expect to live. Life expectancy is very high in the capital region and in Jeju. The reason for this may be that the capital region has the better medical infrastructure, and Jeju has more green space and better services and amenities-- though there are significant differences between si·gun·gu units within these regions. The difference between life expectancy for men and women is as high as 7 years as of 2011. While the number of years of life expectancy is important, how well the elderly manage their health is also an important factor to monitor.