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
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 ...
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 4:44:01 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 ...
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 ...
Lifestyle, genes determine life expectancy
Star News Online - 10/18/2014 10:58:15 PM
Experts believe that a combination of risk-taking behavior, genes and lifestyle explain why woman outlive men in every country in the world. Things start to get ... “The difference in life expectancy between men and women in the United States dropped ...
Ten Countries Where People Live Longest
Yahoo Finance - 12/2/2013 6:26:21 PM
including life expectancy at birth, which is as of 2011. These are the countries where people live longest. Likely due to large oil reserves in the North Sea, Norway has been among the wealthiest nations in the world for several years now. Only the U.S ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... achieved considerable prosperity since World War II through its tourist industry.
North Korea: Personal physician divulges Kim Il Sung's quest to live to 100
CNN - 10/20/2014 3:50:33 AM
It didn't work -- he died at 82 -- but that's still far better than the average 64-year life expectancy for the country. The doctor's team devised many different ways to ensure a longer life. "We did a lot of research," says Kim. "But we only gave him the ...
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 ...
Life expectancy up worldwide; Japanese women live longest
USA Today - 5/15/2014 3:54:48 PM
People around the world ... life expectancy of 81 and male life expectancy of 76 – but ranks 37th overall and does not make the top 10 for either gender. Top honors go to Japan for women (87 years) and Iceland for men (81.2 years). The best-improved ...
Global Life Expectancy Rises, But Regional Differences Remain
Mashable - 5/20/2014 2:27:09 AM
Life expectancy at birth for both men and women across the globe is now ... See also: 10 Innovations That Improved the World in 2013 By country, Sierra Leone has the shortest life expectancy at 46 years. Iceland has the longest life expectancy for men ...
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 ...