Country Comparison > Life expectancy at birth

RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years)
1Monaco89.57
2Macau84.48
3Japan84.46
4Singapore84.38
5San Marino83.18
6Hong Kong82.78
7Andorra82.65
8Guernsey82.39
9Switzerland82.39
10Australia82.07
11Italy82.03
12Sweden81.89
13Liechtenstein81.68
14Canada81.67
15France81.66
16Jersey81.66
17Norway81.6
18Spain81.47
19Israel81.28
20Iceland81.22
21Anguilla81.2
22Netherlands81.12
23Bermuda81.04
24Cayman Islands81.02
25Isle of Man80.98
26New Zealand80.93
27Ireland80.56
28Germany80.44
29United Kingdom80.42
30Greece80.3
31Saint Pierre and Miquelon80.26
32Austria80.17
33Faroe Islands80.11
34Malta80.11
35Luxembourg80.01
36Belgium79.92
37Taiwan79.84
38Korea, South79.8
39Virgin Islands79.75
40Finland79.69
41United States79.56
42Turks and Caicos Islands79.55
43Wallis and Futuna79.42
44Saint Helena79.21
45Gibraltar79.13
46Denmark79.09
47Puerto Rico79.09
48Portugal79.01
49Guam78.82
50Bahrain78.58
51Chile78.44
52Qatar78.38
53Czech Republic78.31
54Panama78.3
55British Virgin Islands78.29
56Costa Rica78.23
57Cuba78.22
58Albania77.96
59Slovenia77.83
60Dominican Republic77.8
61Northern Mariana Islands77.64
62Kuwait77.64
63Sint Maarten77.61
64Argentina77.51
65Saint Lucia77.41
66New Caledonia77.31
67Lebanon77.22
68United Arab Emirates77.09
69Uruguay76.81
70Paraguay76.8
71French Polynesia76.79
72Brunei76.77
73Slovakia76.69
74Poland76.65
75Dominica76.59
76Morocco76.51
77Croatia76.41
78Algeria76.39
79Ecuador76.36
80Sri Lanka76.35
81Aruba76.35
82Bosnia and Herzegovina76.33
83Antigua and Barbuda76.12
84Libya76.04
85Lithuania75.98
86Tonga75.82
87Macedonia75.8
88Georgia75.72
89West Bank75.69
90Tunisia75.68
91Hungary75.46
92Mexico75.43
93Cook Islands75.38
94Saint Kitts and Nevis75.29
95Colombia75.25
96Mauritius75.17
97China75.15
98Maldives75.15
99Serbia75.02
100Barbados74.99
101Oman74.97
102American Samoa74.91
103Solomon Islands74.89
104Saint Vincent and the Grenadines74.86
105Saudi Arabia74.82
106Romania74.69
107Gaza Strip74.64
108Malaysia74.52
109Venezuela74.39
110Bulgaria74.33
111Seychelles74.25
112Thailand74.18
113El Salvador74.18
114Armenia74.12
115Jordan74.1
116Estonia74.07
117Montserrat73.9
118Grenada73.8
119Jamaica73.48
120Egypt73.45
121Latvia73.44
122Uzbekistan73.29
123Turkey73.29
124Brazil73.28
125Peru73.23
126Samoa73.21
127Vietnam72.91
128Nicaragua72.72
129Vanuatu72.72
130Palau72.6
131Marshall Islands72.58
132Philippines72.48
133Micronesia, Federated States of72.35
134Trinidad and Tobago72.29
135Indonesia72.17
136Belarus72.15
137Fiji72.15
138Bahamas, The71.93
139Azerbaijan71.91
140Greenland71.82
141Guatemala71.74
142Suriname71.69
143Cape Verde71.57
144Iraq71.42
145Honduras70.91
146Iran70.89
147Bangladesh70.65
148Kazakhstan70.24
149Russia70.16
150Moldova70.12
151Kyrgyzstan70.06
152Korea, North69.81
153Turkmenistan69.47
154Ukraine69.14
155Mongolia68.98
156Bhutan68.98
157Bolivia68.55
158Belize68.49
159Syria68.41
160Guyana67.81
161India67.8
162East Timor67.39
163Nepal67.19
164Tajikistan67.06
165Pakistan67.05
166Papua New Guinea66.85
167Nauru66.4
168Burma65.94
169Tuvalu65.81
170Ghana65.75
171Kiribati65.47
172Madagascar65.2
173Yemen64.83
174Gambia, The64.36
175Sao Tome and Principe64.22
176Togo64.06
177Cambodia63.78
178Kenya63.52
179Laos63.51
180Eritrea63.51
181Equatorial Guinea63.49
182Comoros63.48
183Sudan63.32
184Haiti63.18
185Djibouti62.4
186Mauritania62.28
187Western Sahara62.27
188Tanzania61.24
189Benin61.07
190Senegal60.95
191Ethiopia60.75
192Malawi59.99
193Guinea59.6
194Burundi59.55
195Rwanda59.26
196Congo, Republic of the58.52
197Liberia58.21
198Cote d'Ivoire58.01
199Sierra Leone57.39
200Cameroon57.35
201Congo, Democratic Republic of the56.54
202Zimbabwe55.68
203Angola55.29
204Mali54.95
205Burkina Faso54.78
206Niger54.74
207Uganda54.46
208Botswana54.06
209Lesotho52.65
210Nigeria52.62
211Mozambique52.6
212Gabon52.06
213Namibia51.85
214Zambia51.83
215Somalia51.58
216Central African Republic51.35
217Swaziland50.54
218Afghanistan50.49
219Guinea-Bissau49.87
220South Africa49.56
221Chad49.44

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, 2014

See also: Life expectancy at birth map

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