10 Cat Breeds With the Longest Lifespans

It is not uncommon for modern day cats to live beyond 15 or even 20 years of age these days, but there are certain breeds of cats that stand out well above the competition!

Of course there are many different factors that determine how long your cat will live, but choosing a feline friend that naturally would be expected to have a longer lifespan alongside excellent care and attention means that you will be able to share many extra years with your precious companion.

Diet is in particular and extremely important factor when it comes to longevity and choosing a premium food or as some modern day cat lovers will testify to, raw diet and shows that they get all of the sufficient sources of nutrients that lends itself to a long and healthy life.

There are a few characteristics that are absolutely essential when it comes to leading a long and healthy life. Nutrition, exercise and regular checkups with the vet will contribute in order to maximise the lifespan of your cat.


There are certain breeds which are more prone to developing specific types of diseases and issues that could result in a shortened lifespan and also whether your cat is an indoor and outdoor cat experts agree does have a tremendous effect on how long cats were generally live.

Experts are unanimous in determining that indoor cats share how much longer life than they would if they were able to roam freely outside.

Cats who are outdoors expose themselves to many more risks to predators and also accidents that may occur which would not pose any danger to cats who spend their life indoors.

This obviously has a determination on how long they would live in general on average.

Here are our top 10 list of the longest living cat breeds!


The Siamese cat was originally from Thailand and is a unique and incredibly beautiful cat breed that has fascinated humans for many many years.

The Siamese cat is known for its very distinctive markings and slight frame as well as being a catch of a vocal and social nature.

Siamese cats can be prone to various conditions not just dentally but also respiratory as well but other than that, there are no significant health concerns for you to be worried about. The average life expectancy of a Siamese cat is anywhere between 12 and 20 years.

Burmese cat


The Burmese cat was unsurprisingly originally found in Burma and it’s actually a cross between a small brown cat and a Siamese cat.

Siamese cats are well renowned for their adventures personalities and they are incredibly social creatures with a playful attitude!

There are no major health concerns with this breed and the average life expectancy of the Burmese cat is between 16 to 18 years.

Savannah cat

Savannah Cat

The Savannah cat is an incredibly exotic breed and is only recommended to be taken in by experienced owners as they are not naturally fully domesticated.

Despite this, Savannah cats are incredibly friendly and personable with humans. However, they can be quite unpredictable at times and have bold temperaments as well as being incredibly active!

Having a cat tree for a Savannah is an absolute essential for them to burn off all of that energy that they have. The average life expectancy of a Savannah cat is estimated to be between 12 and 20 years.


Egyptian Mau

The Egyptian Mau cat is one of the most visually striking breeds that you can find. It’s characteristically spotted coat is absolutely beautiful to look at and they are extremely warm characters and very playful with humans which make them a very important addition to the family home.

The average life expectancy of an Egyptian Mau cat is between 12 to 15 years.

Ragdoll cat


The ragdoll cat is notoriously extremely gentle and loving and very loyal and friendly to humans as well. They can be energetic at times but also they love to curl up and relax and sleep whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Generally, the breed is very healthy and the average life expectancy is 15 years and above



The Balinese cat breed likely originated as a mutation from a Siamese as the only apparent difference between the two is the length of their coats. Just like the Siamese cat, the Balinese breed is extremely vocal, energetic and most of all friendly which makes him a fantastic companion in a loving home.  The average lifespan of a Balinese breed is between 12 to 20 years!

Russian Blue

The Russian blue cat breed is one of the more rare breeds particularly in Europe that you can find. This reserved breed is incredibly affectionate with its owners and make for a fantastic and loving companion with adults and children alike.

They often like to climb to the very highest places and therefore a cat tree is a fantastic essential piece of equipment for a Russian blue.

They can be prone to the occasional eye problem, but on average they live for between 15 and 20 years.



The Bombay cat is again one of the more rare breeds that you can find. On the surface, they look like a miniature Panther cat but their temperament is somewhat different!

They are incredibly affectionate and chilled out, but also enjoy playing as well so a cat scratching post or a large cat tree would be recommended along with plenty of toys as well.

They can’t however be prone to respiratory problems due to the short muzzle. Despite this, the average life expectancy is between 12 to 18 years.

American shorthair cat

American Shorthair

The American shorthair is the pedigree version of the domestic short hair which is an incredibly popular, playful and excitable cat breed. They sprayed makes for a fantastic indoor cat as they are very capable of entertaining themselves and they don’t require too much attention although cat owners will likely ignore this advice!

Generally they are very healthy breed and the average lifespan is between 15 and 20 years.


The Sphynx cat is probably one of the most recognisable breeds of them all. Due to the hairless appearance, these cats often need additional protection in order to keep them nice and warm especially during cold weather. As they have no fur, they do require regular baths in order to remove the excess oil which can gather in their skin.

As a result, the Sphynx cat can be prone to skin conditions, but they still have a fantastic life expectancy on average of between 10 to 15 years.


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