Blue Zones Vitality Compass Longevity Calculator Review


Of all the longevity calculators out there, our tester who took the Blue Zones Vitality Compass says it’s by far his favorite. The mostly multiple-choice test takes just 4 minutes to complete, and the design makes it really easy to use. Other longevity calculators predict my friend’s life expectancy as 84; the Vitality Compass predicts 96.2.



  • A 4-minute longevity test that uses data gathered from the world’s longest-living people
  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Vitality Coach programs help you make major lifestyle changes


  • Results give your biological age, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy and accrued years
  • Based on research of the world’s longest-lived people


  • Must give an e-mail address to use the longevity calculator 


The Blue Zones Vitality Compass is based on research conducted by Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow, and New York Times bestselling author. The Vitality Compass longevity calculator uses data collected from the world’s longest-lived people in Blue Zones. Blue Zones are the five places in the world where people live the longest and are the happiest and healthiest:

  • The Italian island of Sardinia
  • Okinawa, Japan
  • Loma Linda, California
  • The Nicoya Peninsula, an isolated part of Costa Rica
  • Ikaria, an isolated Greek island

The longevity calculator takes a number of factors into consideration, including your height, weight, diet, physical activity, emotions and sleeping habits, among others. The Vitality Compass then calculates your biological age, life expectancy, the number of years you can expect to live healthily and the number of years you’ve accrued. That is, the number of years you’ve added to your life due to your habits.

Our tester who used Vitality Compass got a life expectancy of 96.2 and a healthy life expectancy of 88.3, compared to the Living to 100 Life Expectancy Calculator that gave him a life expectancy of 84 years. The Vitality Compass is by far his favorite longevity calculator because it’s quick to take, easy to use, and it provides informative results.

Blue Zones also offers free, 6-week-long Vitality Coach programs. These programs aren’t very in-depth, but they do offer some great suggestions that can help add years to your life. Programs include everything from incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet to creating an exercise routine to managing stress to getting more sleep.

And yes, these programs are actually free. All you have to do is take the Vitality Compass test. You do have you give your email in order to take the test in the first place, although you can opt-out of emails. If you don’t mind sharing your email, we highly recommend trying this longevity calculator because it’s quick and easy to complete, and the Vitality Coach programs are completely free and might give you some helpful information.

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