Country Comparison > Life expectancy at birth

RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years)
1Monaco89.68
2Macau84.43
3Japan83.91
4Singapore83.75
5San Marino83.07
6Andorra82.5
7Guernsey82.24
8Hong Kong82.12
9Australia81.9
10Italy81.86
11Liechtenstein81.5
12Canada81.48
13Jersey81.47
14France81.46
15Spain81.27
16Sweden81.18
17Switzerland81.17
18Israel81.07
19Iceland81
20Anguilla80.98
21Netherlands80.91
22Bermuda80.82
23Cayman Islands80.8
24Isle of Man80.76
25New Zealand80.71
26Norway80.32
27Ireland80.32
28Germany80.19
29Jordan80.18
30United Kingdom80.17
31Greece80.05
32Saint Pierre and Miquelon80
33Austria79.91
34Faroe Islands79.85
35Malta79.85
36Luxembourg79.75
37Belgium79.65
38Virgin Islands79.47
39Finland79.41
40Korea, South79.3
41Turks and Caicos Islands79.26
42Wallis and Futuna79.12
43Puerto Rico79.07
44Bosnia and Herzegovina78.96
45Saint Helena78.91
46Gibraltar78.83
47Denmark78.78
48Portugal78.7
49Guam78.5
50United States78.49
51Taiwan78.48
52Bahrain78.29
53Chile78.1
54Qatar78.09
55Panama77.96
56British Virgin Islands77.95
57Costa Rica77.89
58Cuba77.87
59Libya77.83
60Albania77.59
61Slovenia77.48
62Dominican Republic77.44
63Czech Republic77.38
64Georgia77.32
65Kuwait77.28
66Northern Mariana Islands77.27
67Argentina77.14
68Saint Lucia77.04
69New Caledonia76.94
70United Arab Emirates76.71
71Mexico76.66
72Uruguay76.41
73Paraguay76.4
74French Polynesia76.39
75Brunei76.37
76Poland76.25
77Dominica76.18
78Morocco76.11
79Slovakia76.03
80Croatia75.99
81Ecuador75.94
82Sri Lanka75.94
83Aruba75.93
84Antigua and Barbuda75.69
85Lithuania75.55
86Tonga75.38
87Macedonia75.36
88Tunisia75.24
89West Bank75.24
90Lebanon75.23
91Hungary75.02
92Cook Islands74.92
93Syria74.92
94Saint Kitts and Nevis74.84
95China74.84
96Colombia74.79
97Algeria74.73
98Mauritius74.71
99Maldives74.69
100Serbia74.56
101Barbados74.52
102Oman74.47
103American Samoa74.44
104Solomon Islands74.42
105Saint Vincent and the Grenadines74.39
106Saudi Arabia74.35
107Romania74.22
108Gaza Strip74.16
109Venezuela74.08
110Malaysia74.04
111Bulgaria73.84
112Thailand73.83
113Seychelles73.77
114El Salvador73.69
115Estonia73.58
116Armenia73.49
117Jamaica73.43
118Montserrat73.41
119Grenada73.3
120Latvia72.93
121Egypt72.93
122Brazil72.79
123Uzbekistan72.77
124Turkey72.77
125Peru72.73
126Samoa72.66
127Vietnam72.41
128Nicaragua72.18
129Palau72.06
130Marshall Islands72.03
131Philippines71.94
132Micronesia, Federated States of71.8
133Trinidad and Tobago71.67
134Indonesia71.62
135Fiji71.59
136Belarus71.48
137Bahamas, The71.44
138Azerbaijan71.32
139Greenland71.25
140Guatemala71.17
141Suriname71.12
142Cape Verde71
143Iraq70.85
144Honduras70.71
145Iran70.35
146Bangladesh70.06
147Kazakhstan69.63
148Moldova69.51
149Kyrgyzstan69.45
150Korea, North69.2
151Turkmenistan68.84
152Ukraine68.74
153Mongolia68.63
154Belize68.28
155East Timor68.27
156Bolivia67.9
157Bhutan67.88
158Guyana67.39
159India67.14
160Nepal66.51
161Papua New Guinea66.46
162Russia66.46
163Tajikistan66.38
164Pakistan66.35
165Nauru65.7
166Burma65.24
167Tuvalu65.11
168Vanuatu65.06
169Kiribati64.76
170Yemen64.11
171Madagascar64
172Gambia, The63.82
173Sao Tome and Principe63.49
174Togo63.17
175Kenya63.07
176Cambodia63.04
177Eritrea62.86
178Laos62.77
179Equatorial Guinea62.75
180Comoros62.74
181Sudan62.57
182Haiti62.51
183Djibouti61.57
184Mauritania61.53
185Western Sahara61.52
186Ghana61.45
187Benin60.26
188Senegal60.18
189Burundi59.24
190Guinea58.61
191Rwanda58.44
192Liberia57.41
193Cote d'Ivoire57.25
194Ethiopia56.56
195Sierra Leone56.55
196Congo, Democratic Republic of the55.74
197Botswana55.74
198Congo, Republic of the55.27
199Cameroon54.71
200Angola54.59
201Burkina Faso54.07
202Niger53.8
203Uganda53.45
204Tanzania53.14
205Mali53.06
206Zambia52.57
207Malawi52.31
208Gabon52.29
209Namibia52.17
210Nigeria52.05
211Mozambique52.02
212Lesotho51.86
213Zimbabwe51.82
214Somalia50.8
215Central African Republic50.48
216Afghanistan49.72
217Swaziland49.42
218South Africa49.41
219Guinea-Bissau49.11
220Chad48.69

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, 2012

See also: Life expectancy at birth map

Related News

Life Expectancy in Cuba Increases
La Prensa Latina - 5/26/2015 3:24:04 PM
26 de mayo de 2015, 11:19Havana, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Life expectancy at birth in Cuba reached 78.45 years, a figure that places the Caribbean country among the 25 nations of the world most advantaged in this important indicator of human progress ...

Research Shows Birthplace in NC Changes Life Expectancy Rate
TIME WARNER CABLE NEWS - 5/26/2015 6:15:52 PM
Bell said a child's average life expectancy varies largely by county of residence. "A child that's born in Watauga County, North Carolina can expect to live on average 81 years, which is on par with countries ... and a low birth weight, but Bell said ...

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 ...

Study show low lifespan in Robeson
Robesonian - 5/26/2015 8:31:52 PM
Locally, one in 11 babies are born to a mother who received very late or no prenatal care and one in eight are born at a low birth ... a life expectancy of 81 years, on par with Japan, where residents have the longest life expectancy of any major country.

The world's ageing population is sending us into a deepening debt crisis
CITY A.M. - 5/26/2015 6:55:50 AM
The world's ageing population is causing a huge pile of debt ... the question of how we are going to pay down the huge debt burden,” he said. “With life expectancy increasing rapidly, we no longer have the young, working populations required to ...

Goldman Sachs tells us what we already know: the world is drowning in debt
Economic Collapse News - 5/26/2015 3:16:54 PM
“With life expectancy increasing rapidly ... the debt problem balloons and becomes the No. 1 problem to a country or a household. Just how much is the world in debt? It is estimated that we’re in the red by more than $60 trillion, and we accrue ...

Study: Where you grow up in North Carolina affects your life span
Charlotte Observer - 5/24/2015 11:54:40 PM
Children born in mountainous Watauga County can expect to live almost 82 years – on par with some of the world’s healthiest countries. But for those ... the average life expectancy is 78.3 years, about six months shorter than the nation as a whole.

Life expectancy in U.S. is slowing compared with other countries
Los Angeles Times - 1/24/2011 11:54:12 PM
For U.S. males, life expectancy at birth increased by 5.5 years from 1980 to 2006. That's good, but it still lags behind the average life-expectancy gains of 21 other countries. For U.S. women, life expectancy at birth increased by about three years from ...

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 ...

Life Expectancy Around The World: How Healthy Is Canada Compared To Other Countries?
The Huffington Post - 12/17/2012 10:43:57 PM
According to a recent report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, an independent company with The Economist Group, the world's best places to be born in 2013 were the countries with some of the highest life expectancy rates at birth, including Australia ...

Delayed cord cutting at birth - especially for boys - tied to better skills in childhood
INFORUM - 5/23/2015 11:55:52 PM
Delaying cord clamping is already known to benefit babies by increasing iron levels in their blood for the first few months of life, researchers write in ... blood in the body for a long time after birth." The World Health Organization recommends waiting ...

Global Life Expectancy: Life Spans Continue To Lengthen Around The World, WHO Says
The Huffington Post - 5/15/2013 4:09:31 AM
That's dramatic," Colin Mathers, coordinator for mortality and burden of disease at the WHO, said as the organisation launched its annual world health statistics ... or at least no change, in life expectancy at birth. Even countries where people live ...

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 ...

Doctors critical to identifying at-risk children
Jamaica Observer - 5/24/2015 1:10:26 PM
Speaking at a ceremony to celebrate World Family Doctor Day at Mandela Park in Half ... According to the Pan American Health Organization, life expectancy at birth in Jamaica is now 73.1 years," Sharp noted. Meanwhile, other speakers joined Sharp in ...

AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos
San Francisco Gate - 5/23/2015 7:38:10 PM
Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends the opening session of the World Economic Forum at the King Hussien ... whether in terms of per capita gross domestic product or life expectancy or scientific publications per capita. Yet the political ...


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview