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RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years)
5San Marino83.07
8Hong Kong82.12
23Cayman Islands80.8
24Isle of Man80.76
25New Zealand80.71
30United Kingdom80.17
32Saint Pierre and Miquelon80
34Faroe Islands79.85
38Virgin Islands79.47
40Korea, South79.3
41Turks and Caicos Islands79.26
42Wallis and Futuna79.12
43Puerto Rico79.07
44Bosnia and Herzegovina78.96
45Saint Helena78.91
50United States78.49

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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