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
This Chart Predicts Life Expectancy Based on Where You Were Born
Policy Mic - 3/5/2014 2:34:22 PM
Graphic designer Marcelo Duhalde has put together this fascinating infographic showing you just how long you'll likely live based on where you were born. It's clear from just a quick glance that some of us are far luckier than others based on what seems ...
Visualizing World Life Expectancy at Birth
visualnews.com - 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 ...
India’s Record on Women’s Day
Wall Street Journal - 3/8/2014 8:28:43 PM
Should India mourn or celebrate Women’s Day? That’s the question we asked last year when the country convulsed with anger over the gang rape and murder of a young student in New Delhi. Indeed, India has taken vast strides to empower women ...
U.S. Life Expectancy Ranks 26th In The World, OECD Report Shows
The Huffington Post - 11/21/2013 5:06:20 PM
In the 1960, the U.S. average life expectancy was 1.5 years above the OECD average. While this doesn't mean that life expectancy is decreasing in the United States -- The Washington Post pointed out that life expectancy is eight years longer now ...
10 Countries With the Longest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/10/2014 5:18:37 PM
I suspect there are multiple tangible and intangible factors at work here which are helping fuel this trend of improved life expectancy at birth. As The Huffington ... expectancy in nearly all of the world's 223 countries. The 10 countries with the longest ...
Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries
theatlanticcities.com - 1/7/2014 11:55:53 PM
What's ... average up to age 90. Conversely, the worst place to be born last year in terms of suffering an early death is Chad, where the typical life stops a year before one's 50th birthday. These insights are crammed with dozens of others into "Life ...
Countries with highest and lowest life expectancies for people born in 2013 charted
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2014 4:44:01 PM
For children born in 2013 the life ahead of them should be filled with promise but for some it could be up to 41 years shorter than others. Those that will live the longest are likely to be born in Monaco, where life expectancy at birth is 90 ...
Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
LiveScience - 8/1/2012 8:34:07 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 ...
Weekly 10: Top 10 Countries For Life Expectancy At Birth
open.salon.com - 7/29/2009 11:55:07 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 ... achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry.
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo! Finance - 12/1/2013 11:56:49 PM
While in 1970 life expectancy at birth was 70.9 years, it rose to 78.7 year by 2011. However, most of the developed world is improving faster than this country. And despite the fact that the U.S. spends vastly more per capita on health care than ...
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 6:03:28 PM
People are likely to live the shortest in sub-Saharan Africa ... American men live 76.05 years on average while women in the United States live to 81.05 years. In the United Kingdom the life expectancy of men is 78.05 years while it is 82.4 ...
Map: What Country Does Your State's Life Expectancy Resemble?
Atlantic Online - 2/3/2014 5:54:35 PM
Detroit has a life expectancy of just 77.6 years, but that city’s Asian Americans can expect to live 89.3 years. But overall, the map reflects what we’d expect: People in southern states, which generally have lower incomes and higher obesity rates ...
10 Countries With the Shortest Life Expectancy
The Motley Fool - 1/12/2014 1:17:02 AM
Yesterday, we examined the envy of the rest of the world: 10 countries with the longest life expectancy. Today, we're going to flip the table and examine the other point of view: 10 countries with the shortest life expectancy. As the World Health ...