Rich people are eight times more likely than poor people to live to 100

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A 105-year-old man made history earlier this year by cycling more than 14 miles round a track in an hour (Source: Getty)

Hull may be Britain's current capital of culture but you are not likely to have a long life by living there, according to new research released today.

Rich Britons are eight times more likely than poor people to live to the ripe old age of 100, actuarial experts say.

Club Vita said swapping Kingston-upon-Hull for Kingston-upon-Thames could give you a hugely improved chance of receiving a telegram from the Queen.

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UK average life expectancy is now 81, but there are huge disparities with the wealthiest households expected to live 20 years longer than those in the most deprived areas.

And if you want to know what your chances of making a century are, Club Vita has developed this fancy tool to help you find out.

Given many Britons can expect to live for longer Club Vita founder Douglas Anderson highlighted "urgent priorities" which need to be addressed. These included a stable long-term savings platform and the need to "better support longer working lives" by encouraging more healthy living.

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