Definition: This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Life expectancy at birth map
Survey finds nearly 3 years added to life expectancy; death, birth rates drop
The Daily Star - 11/27/2014 5:38:48 PM
The people of Bangladesh are living longer, reflecting a significant progress in the country's health ... has also found declining birth and death rates. "Reduction in child mortality has a direct link to the rise in life expectancy at birth.
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 12:12:51 PM
"In the United States, life expectancy at birth increased by almost nine years between 1960 and 2011, but this is less than the increase of over 15 years in Japan and over 11 years on average in OECD countries," according to the OECD. The report also ...
Under the Hood: Life Expectancy and Financial Planning
Think Advisor - 11/24/2014 9:45:44 PM
In this article we'll explain precisely what life expectancy means, discuss its importance in planning for retirement and look at a few statistics for the world at large as well ... For example, if everyone in the country lived until age 70, but 25% ...
Asia/Pacific countries need to improve affordable access to healthcare, says OECD
National Journal - 11/27/2014 1:25:16 AM
Despite these issues, Health at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2014 reveals that life expectancy at birth across 22 Asian countries reached 73.4 years on ... In 2012, over 6.3% of the 8.6 million people in the world suffering from tuberculosis lived in the region.
The 10 Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in the World
INSIDER MONKEY - 10/10/2014 4:16:44 AM
Hong Kong Life expectancy at birth (Years) – 82.12 Due to the well balanced ... public services like their public health care system. The second smallest country in the world also happens to be the one with the highest life expectancy on the planet ...
How long will YOU live? Startling map reveals dramatic differences in life expectancy across the globe (and why you should move to Monaco)
Daily Mail - 11/30/2012 4:13:06 AM
This colour-coded map reveals the startling difference in life expectancies across 222 of the world ... countries with state-funded healthcare systems like Japan, Canada and the UK, which each have average life expectancies of over 80 years. Life ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:40:38 PM
A recent study by the United Nations shows that the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy. Life expectancy at birth refers to the number of years a newborn would be expected to live if current patterns of ...
Life expectancy for Lincoln men and women on the rise
LincolnshireEcho - 11/28/2014 11:18:13 AM
A 91-year-old man says the key to long life is to cut out booze and fags – and eat sensibly. Retired engineer Ken Barnett, from Lincoln, shared his wisdom after new figures showed estimated average male life expectancy from birth in the city increased ...
Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina among the world's happiest countries
Agencia Venezolana de Noticias - 11/28/2014 4:33:11 PM
Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina and Brazil are the Latin American countries ... Ladder of Life' from the Gallup World Poll, where 0 represents the worst possible life and 10 the best possible life. The Happy Planet Index measured life expectancy with ...
Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries
citylab.com - 1/8/2014 11:15:55 AM
These insights are crammed with dozens of others into "Life Expectancy at Birth," a fascinating new visualization ... and used it to chart expected lifespans for the various countries of the world. Each continent gets its own reckoning, and each nation's ...
Visualizing World Life Expectancy at Birth
Visual News - 1/7/2014 12:50:10 PM
Omani designer Marcelo Duhalde recently released the latest of his Miscellanea Infographics, this time visualizing the life expectancy one could hope for in the 195 countries around the world. It’s a simple graphic, but don’t let that get in the way of ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
opensalon - 7/30/2009 4:08:38 PM
With all the recent talk about healthcare in the news, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at what countries have the longest life expectancy ... responding to separatist concerns in predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to ...
Life expectancy improves in world's poorest countries
Jamaica Observer - 5/16/2014 8:15:29 AM
GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Life expectancy in the world's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the United Nations said yesterday. In its annual statistics ...
The happiest countries in the world
USA Today - 5/10/2014 6:28:04 AM
Unemployment rates and life expectancy at birth which measures income inequality after taxes and transfer payments, for each country, were also based on data from the OECD. These are the happiest countries in the world. > Life expectancy: 82.8 years (the ...
A world map of average life expectancy by country. How does your nation rank?
Io9 - 11/28/2012 2:45:24 PM
Here now to provide a some perspective on the matter of mortality is a variegated patchwork comprising 188 of the world's countries, with each nation color-coded in accordance with the average life expectancy of its citizens. Click here for a hi-res ...