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 San Marino 84.10 2012
2 Hong Kong SAR, China 81.90 2017
3 Switzerland 81.70 2017
4 Japan 81.09 2017
5 Macao SAR, China 81.01 2017
6 Italy 81.00 2017
7 Norway 80.90 2017
8 Singapore 80.70 2017
8 Israel 80.70 2017
10 Malta 80.60 2017
10 Liechtenstein 80.60 2017
10 Sweden 80.60 2017
13 Spain 80.50 2017
14 Australia 80.40 2017
14 Iceland 80.40 2017
16 Canada 80.29 2017
17 Ireland 80.20 2017
18 Luxembourg 80.10 2017
19 New Zealand 80.00 2017
19 Netherlands 80.00 2017
21 Cayman Islands 79.80 2010
22 Korea 79.70 2017
23 France 79.50 2017
24 United Kingdom 79.40 2017
25 Austria 79.30 2017
26 Denmark 79.20 2017
27 Belgium 79.00 2017
28 Greece 78.90 2017
29 Qatar 78.83 2017
30 Germany 78.60 2017
30 Finland 78.60 2017
32 Cyprus 78.55 2017
33 Slovenia 78.20 2017
34 Portugal 78.10 2017
35 Barbados 77.56 2017
36 Costa Rica 77.35 2017
37 Chile 77.33 2017
38 Lebanon 77.03 2017
39 United Arab Emirates 76.97 2017
40 Cuba 76.70 2017
41 Albania 76.60 2017
42 Czech Republic 76.50 2017
43 Bahrain 76.19 2017
44 Puerto Rico 76.18 2017
45 United States 76.10 2017
46 Oman 75.65 2017
47 Antigua and Barbuda 75.57 2017
48 Algeria 75.31 2017
49 Iran 75.22 2017
50 New Caledonia 75.10 2017
51 Panama 75.06 2017
52 Morocco 74.95 2017
53 Croatia 74.90 2017
54 Bosnia and Herzegovina 74.62 2017
55 Kuwait 74.58 2017
56 St. Lucia 74.58 2017
57 Dominica 74.50 2002
58 Brunei 74.45 2017
59 China 74.32 2017
60 Tunisia 74.30 2017
61 Montenegro 74.21 2017
62 Turkey 74.15 2017
63 Colombia 74.12 2017
64 Malaysia 73.90 2017
65 Poland 73.90 2017
66 Ecuador 73.83 2017
67 Uruguay 73.81 2017
68 Slovak Republic 73.80 2017
69 Saudi Arabia 73.67 2017
70 Peru 73.61 2017
71 Serbia 73.60 2017
72 North Macedonia 73.58 2017
73 Estonia 73.30 2017
74 Sri Lanka 73.24 2017
75 Thailand 72.98 2017
76 Argentina 72.92 2017
77 Jamaica 72.71 2017
78 Jordan 72.63 2017
79 Hungary 72.60 2017
80 Honduras 72.57 2017
81 Mexico 72.05 2017
82 Paraguay 72.04 2017
83 Brazil 71.80 2017
84 Romania 71.70 2017
85 Belize 71.53 2017
86 Mauritius 71.30 2017
86 The Bahamas 71.30 2017
86 Bulgaria 71.30 2017
89 Vietnam 71.12 2017
90 Armenia 71.12 2017
91 Samoa 71.06 2017
92 Solomon Islands 70.98 2017
93 Guatemala 70.83 2017
94 Bhutan 70.82 2017
95 Trinidad and Tobago 70.62 2017
96 Dominican Republic 70.61 2017
97 Nicaragua 70.55 2017
98 Bangladesh 70.41 2017
99 Seychelles 70.30 2017
100 Azerbaijan 70.13 2017
101 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 70.08 2017
102 Grenada 70.07 2017
103 Latvia 69.90 2017
104 Libya 69.67 2017
105 Lithuania 69.50 2017
106 Egypt 69.45 2017
107 Belarus 69.30 2017
108 Uzbekistan 69.25 2017
109 Indonesia 69.16 2017
110 Greenland 69.10 2015
111 Cabo Verde 69.09 2017
112 Georgia 68.98 2017
113 St. Kitts and Nevis 68.80 2002
114 Tonga 68.79 2017
115 Kazakhstan 68.72 2017
116 Nepal 68.71 2017
117 Vanuatu 68.70 2017
118 Venezuela 68.52 2017
119 Tajikistan 68.49 2017
120 Iraq 68.28 2017
121 Suriname 68.27 2017
122 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 68.25 2017
123 Bolivia 68.17 2017
124 El Salvador 68.01 2017
125 India 68.00 2017
126 São Tomé and Principe 67.57 2017
127 Moldova 67.44 2017
128 Kyrgyz Republic 67.20 2017
129 Russia 67.08 2017
130 Cambodia 67.06 2017
131 Timor-Leste 67.05 2017
132 Ukraine 67.02 2017
133 Philippines 66.97 2017
134 Guyana 66.61 2017
135 Palau 66.30 2005
136 Rwanda 66.19 2017
137 Pakistan 66.04 2017
138 Botswana 65.79 2017
139 Fiji 65.59 2017
140 Lao PDR 65.51 2017
141 Mongolia 65.47 2017
142 Syrian Arab Republic 65.41 2017
143 Senegal 65.24 2017
144 Madagascar 64.73 2017
145 Turkmenistan 64.50 2017
146 Yemen 64.41 2017
147 Djibouti 64.00 2017
148 Ethiopia 64.00 2017
149 Gabon 63.88 2017
150 Kiribati 63.74 2017
151 Kenya 63.54 2017
152 Myanmar 63.42 2017
153 Eritrea 63.40 2017
154 Sudan 63.09 2017
155 Mauritania 62.83 2017
156 Papua New Guinea 62.78 2017
157 Afghanistan 62.70 2017
158 Tanzania 62.58 2017
159 Congo 62.55 2017
160 Ghana 62.44 2017
161 Comoros 62.21 2017
162 Liberia 61.91 2017
163 Haiti 61.14 2017
164 Niger 60.49 2017
165 Uganda 60.27 2017
166 South Africa 60.16 2017
167 Zambia 60.16 2017
168 Malawi 60.16 2017
169 The Gambia 60.09 2017
170 Guinea 60.04 2017
171 Namibia 60.02 2017
172 Burkina Faso 59.98 2017
173 Togo 59.64 2017
174 Benin 59.63 2017
175 Zimbabwe 59.11 2017
176 Burundi 59.09 2017
177 Dem. Rep. Congo 58.53 2017
178 Mali 57.72 2017
179 Angola 57.68 2017
180 Cameroon 57.24 2017
181 Equatorial Guinea 57.06 2017
182 Mozambique 56.29 2017
183 Côte d'Ivoire 55.86 2017
184 Guinea-Bissau 55.60 2017
185 Somalia 55.07 2017
186 Eswatini 54.33 2017
187 Nigeria 53.09 2017
188 Sierra Leone 53.05 2017
189 Chad 52.32 2017
190 Central African Republic 50.15 2017
191 Lesotho 49.84 2017

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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