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

Related News

The Leading Causes Of Death In India
worldatlas.com - 8/31/2016 4:09:06 PM
As per the Indian Constitution, health in India is the responsibility of the state governments of the country. Each state has its unique ... the number is as high as 56. The life expectancy at birth of people is 63 years for males and 66 years for females.

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 ...

Countries with highest and lowest life expectancies for people born in 2013 charted
Daily Telegraph - 1/9/2014 11:10:34 PM
Those that will live the longest are likely to be born in Monaco, where life expectancy at birth is 90 acording to a new visualisation which plots the life expectancy for each continent. The worst country to ... the places in the world where life ...

18 Charts That Make the Case for Public Health
Boston University - 8/28/2016 9:46:07 AM
As we see in Figure 2 below, focusing by way of illustration on female life expectancy at birth ... the world’s geography by preventable deaths, showing how extraordinarily fortunate we are in our health achievement in the US (and in our peer countries ...

Life Expectancy at Birth in European Countries
mapsofworld.com - 8/27/2016 11:51:59 PM
Among the European Countries, Russia has the lowest life expectancy at birth. Most of the European Countries have life expectancy between 70 to 80 years. Below is the map of Europe showing the top ten countries having lowest life expectancy at birth along ...

Level of education in a given country correlates well with life expectancy at birth
Science Daily - 6/7/2016 2:50:57 PM
The level of education in a given country correlates well with life expectancy at birth, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning. The researchers suggest that educating the young as well as encouraging ...

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 ... nearly all of the world's 223 countries. The 10 countries with the longest life expectancy I think it ...

Life Expectancy at Birth - Total - By Country
www.quandl.com - 7/29/2016 8:27:10 AM
Life Expectancy at Birth - Total - By Country. This page presents current and historical data for the Life Expectancy at Birth - Total across all countries that it is available. L

South Africa has the lowest life expectancy in the world
businesstech.co.za - 3/29/2016 5:32:43 PM
A new report commissioned by the US government has found South Africa has the lowest life expectancy in the ... the country the lowest life expectancy out of all countries covered. The research found that South Africa’s life expectancy at birth was ...

A country's level of education correlates well with life expectancy at birth
Medical Xpress - 6/7/2016 1:25:03 PM
The level of education in a given country correlates well with life expectancy at birth, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Innovation and Learning. The researchers suggest that educating the young as well as encouraging ...

Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
24/7 Wall ST - 12/2/2013 11:59:48 AM
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 any other ...

Innovation boosts access to medicines in sub-Saharan Africa
financialmail.co.za - 8/19/2016 8:59:31 AM
In the world’s least developed countries, all GSK-patented medicines and vaccines ... Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation. Malawi has improved life expectancy at birth by 42% from 44.1 years in 2000 to 62.7 in 2014, according to the World Bank ...

Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
Live Science - 8/1/2012 3:37:39 AM
Credit: Ross Toro, LiveScience contributor 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 ...

Guest columnist:We’re number one, but there’s work to be done
Asheville Homepages Citizen Times Social Media - 8/26/2016 7:39:38 AM
Despite the fact that we spend more on health care per resident than any country on earth, our results tell a different story. In life expectancy at birth, we’re 43rd worst in the world. We have the 48th worst rate of maternal death during childbirth ...

Injury deaths and life-expectancy gap between US and other high-income countries
Eurek Alert - 2/9/2016 4:07:39 PM
The United States experiences lower life expectancy at birth than ... System and the World Health Organization Mortality Database and calculated death rates by age, sex, and cause for the United States and 12 high-income countries that had similar levels ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview