Life expectancy at birth, male (years) - Country Ranking

Definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.

Source: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects: 2019 Revision. (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) United Nations Statistical Division. Popu

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Hong Kong SAR, China 82.90 2020
2 Iceland 81.70 2020
3 Japan 81.64 2020
4 Norway 81.60 2020
5 Singapore 81.50 2020
6 Macao SAR, China 81.41 2020
7 Australia 81.20 2020
8 Switzerland 81.10 2020
9 Malta 80.80 2020
10 Sweden 80.70 2020
10 Israel 80.70 2020
12 Korea 80.50 2020
13 Ireland 80.40 2020
14 New Zealand 80.30 2020
15 Liechtenstein 80.10 2020
15 Italy 80.10 2020
17 Cayman Islands 79.80 2010
17 Netherlands 79.80 2020
19 Spain 79.70 2020
19 Canada 79.70 2020
21 Denmark 79.60 2020
22 Finland 79.40 2020
22 Luxembourg 79.40 2020
24 Qatar 79.31 2020
25 France 79.20 2020
26 Cyprus 79.10 2020
27 United Kingdom 79.00 2020
28 Austria 78.90 2020
29 Belgium 78.60 2020
29 Greece 78.60 2020
29 Germany 78.60 2020
32 Portugal 78.00 2020
33 Chile 77.99 2020
34 Barbados 77.96 2020
35 Costa Rica 77.95 2020
36 Slovenia 77.80 2020
37 United Arab Emirates 77.44 2020
38 Lebanon 77.22 2020
39 Albania 77.16 2020
40 Cuba 76.94 2020
41 Puerto Rico 76.73 2020
42 Bahrain 76.56 2020
43 Oman 76.36 2020
44 Antigua and Barbuda 75.98 2020
45 Algeria 75.86 2020
46 Iran 75.78 2020
47 Morocco 75.65 2020
48 Panama 75.62 2020
49 Czech Republic 75.30 2020
50 New Caledonia 75.14 2020
51 Bosnia and Herzegovina 75.05 2020
52 Turkey 74.98 2020
53 St. Lucia 74.98 2020
54 China 74.95 2020
55 Tunisia 74.88 2020
56 Brunei 74.86 2020
57 Kuwait 74.85 2020
58 Colombia 74.72 2020
59 Croatia 74.70 2020
60 Ecuador 74.50 2020
61 Dominica 74.50 2002
61 United States 74.50 2020
63 Malaysia 74.38 2020
64 Uruguay 74.29 2020
65 Peru 74.29 2020
66 Estonia 74.20 2020
67 Saudi Arabia 74.08 2020
68 Sri Lanka 73.78 2020
69 Thailand 73.68 2020
70 North Macedonia 73.62 2020
71 Slovak Republic 73.50 2020
72 Argentina 73.41 2020
73 Montenegro 73.20 2020
74 Honduras 73.14 2020
75 Jordan 72.96 2020
76 Jamaica 72.95 2020
77 Seychelles 72.70 2020
78 Poland 72.60 2020
79 Brazil 72.46 2020
80 Paraguay 72.36 2020
81 Mexico 72.30 2020
82 Hungary 72.30 2020
83 The Bahamas 71.78 2020
84 Belize 71.76 2020
85 Bhutan 71.67 2020
86 Guatemala 71.62 2020
87 Armenia 71.45 2020
88 Samoa 71.44 2020
89 Solomon Islands 71.42 2020
90 Vietnam 71.41 2020
91 Serbia 71.40 2020
92 Dominican Republic 71.17 2020
93 Nicaragua 71.16 2020
94 Bangladesh 71.13 2020
95 Trinidad and Tobago 70.99 2020
96 Latvia 70.90 2020
97 Mauritius 70.86 2020
98 Azerbaijan 70.63 2020
99 Romania 70.50 2020
100 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 70.40 2020
101 Libya 70.27 2020
102 Lithuania 70.10 2020
103 Grenada 70.10 2020
104 Bulgaria 69.90 2020
105 Egypt 69.88 2020
106 Indonesia 69.75 2020
107 Cabo Verde 69.72 2020
108 Uzbekistan 69.70 2020
109 Greenland 69.59 2020
110 Nepal 69.52 2020
111 Georgia 69.51 2020
112 Syrian Arab Republic 69.39 2020
113 Belarus 69.30 2020
114 Tajikistan 69.12 2020
115 Vanuatu 69.11 2020
116 Tonga 69.06 2020
117 Bolivia 68.93 2020
118 St. Kitts and Nevis 68.80 2002
119 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 68.80 2020
120 Iraq 68.69 2020
121 El Salvador 68.69 2020
122 India 68.68 2020
123 Suriname 68.58 2020
124 Venezuela 68.32 2020
125 São Tomé and Principe 68.16 2020
126 Kyrgyz Republic 67.80 2020
127 Cambodia 67.75 2020
128 Moldova 67.73 2020
129 Timor-Leste 67.69 2020
130 Philippines 67.39 2020
131 Rwanda 67.11 2020
132 Kazakhstan 67.09 2020
133 Guyana 67.04 2020
134 Botswana 66.67 2020
135 Russia 66.49 2020
136 Pakistan 66.47 2020
137 Lao PDR 66.43 2020
138 Ukraine 66.39 2020
139 Palau 66.30 2005
140 Senegal 66.01 2020
141 Mongolia 65.97 2020
142 Fiji 65.77 2020
143 Madagascar 65.75 2020
144 Djibouti 65.47 2020
145 Ethiopia 65.04 2020
146 Turkmenistan 64.81 2020
147 Kenya 64.60 2020
148 Gabon 64.58 2020
149 Eritrea 64.50 2020
150 Yemen 64.49 2020
151 Kiribati 64.48 2020
152 Myanmar 64.28 2020
153 Tanzania 64.01 2020
154 Afghanistan 63.71 2020
155 Sudan 63.67 2020
156 Mauritania 63.50 2020
157 Papua New Guinea 63.48 2020
158 Congo 63.29 2020
159 Ghana 63.24 2020
160 Liberia 63.02 2020
161 Comoros 62.78 2020
162 Haiti 62.13 2020
163 Niger 61.64 2020
164 Malawi 61.52 2020
165 Uganda 61.32 2020
166 Guinea 61.18 2020
167 Zambia 61.13 2020
168 Burkina Faso 61.12 2020
169 Namibia 61.02 2020
170 The Gambia 60.97 2020
171 South Africa 60.97 2020
172 Benin 60.49 2020
173 Togo 60.43 2020
174 Burundi 60.09 2020
175 Zimbabwe 60.04 2020
176 Dem. Rep. Congo 59.42 2020
177 Mali 58.89 2020
178 Angola 58.74 2020
179 Cameroon 58.35 2020
180 Mozambique 58.30 2020
181 Equatorial Guinea 58.06 2020
182 Côte d'Ivoire 56.90 2020
183 Guinea-Bissau 56.62 2020
184 Eswatini 56.52 2020
185 Somalia 56.01 2020
186 Sierra Leone 54.21 2020
187 Nigeria 54.10 2020
188 Chad 53.09 2020
189 Lesotho 51.70 2020
190 Central African Republic 51.45 2020

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Development Relevance: Mortality rates for different age groups (infants, children, and adults) and overall mortality indicators (life expectancy at birth or survival to a given age) are important indicators of health status in a country. Because data on the incidence and prevalence of diseases are frequently unavailable, mortality rates are often used to identify vulnerable populations. And they are among the indicators most frequently used to compare socioeconomic development across countries.

Limitations and Exceptions: Annual data series from United Nations Population Division's World Population Prospects are interpolated data from 5-year period data. Therefore they may not reflect real events as much as observed data.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Life expectancy at birth used here is the average number of years a newborn is expected to live if mortality patterns at the time of its birth remain constant in the future. It reflects the overall mortality level of a population, and summarizes the mortality pattern that prevails across all age groups in a given year. It is calculated in a period life table which provides a snapshot of a population's mortality pattern at a given time. It therefore does not reflect the mortality pattern that a person actually experiences during his/her life, which can be calculated in a cohort life table. High mortality in young age groups significantly lowers the life expectancy at birth. But if a person survives his/her childhood of high mortality, he/she may live much longer. For example, in a population with a life expectancy at birth of 50, there may be few people dying at age 50. The life expectancy at birth may be low due to the high childhood mortality so that once a person survives his/her childhood, he/she may live much longer than 50 years.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual