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

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