Well, besides having money it seems the rich also have a longer and healthier life span.
Studies involving more than 25,000 adults over the age of 50 show that the wealthy in both England and the USA live longer and with less disability than poor people.
Education and social class had some influence but not as much as wealth. The other factors just did not matter nearly so much.
What would cause the disparity? Researchers suggested it was most likely a function of “having access to funds when you have ill health.” Or perhaps the higher stress levels associated with being poor.
The recommendations are still to exercise and eat a healthy diet to increase longevity but even those two things can be more difficult for poorer people to be able to do.