Country Comparison > Life expectancy at birth > TOP 50

RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years)
5San Marino83.18
6Hong Kong82.78
24Cayman Islands81.02
25Isle of Man80.98
26New Zealand80.93
29United Kingdom80.42
31Saint Pierre and Miquelon80.26
33Faroe Islands80.11
38Korea, South79.8
39Virgin Islands79.75
41United States79.56
42Turks and Caicos Islands79.55
43Wallis and Futuna79.42
44Saint Helena79.21
47Puerto Rico79.09

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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Bulgarian population’s life expectancy at birth in 2013 - 2015 74.5 years (ROUNDUP)
Focus Information Agency - 5/18/2016 7:15:04 AM
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Global Life Expectancy (Infographic)
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Life Expectancy at Birth Drops in Bulgaria in 2013-2015 vs 2012-2014
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