Thematic Map > Life expectancy at birth - Central America & the Caribbean

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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. 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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Life expectancy at birth varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2018

See also: Life expectancy at birth bar chart

 

CountryLife expectancy at birth (years)Year
Cayman Islands812017
Puerto Rico812017
Cuba792017
Panama792017
Costa Rica792017
Dominican Republic782017
Saint Lucia782017
Dominica772017
Antigua and Barbuda772017
Saint Kitts and Nevis762017
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines762017
Barbados762017
El Salvador752017
Grenada752017
Jamaica742017
Nicaragua742017
Trinidad and Tobago732017
Guatemala732017
Bahamas, The732017
Honduras712017
Belize692017
Haiti642017