Country Comparison > Life expectancy at birth

RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years)
1Monaco89.4
2Japan85.5
3Singapore85.5
4Macau84.6
5San Marino83.4
6Iceland83.1
7Hong Kong83.1
8Andorra82.9
9Guernsey82.7
10Israel82.7
11Malta82.7
12Switzerland82.7
13Korea, South82.5
14Luxembourg82.4
15Italy82.4
16Australia82.4
17Sweden82.2
18Norway82
19Canada82
20France82
21Jersey82
22Liechtenstein82
23Spain81.8
24Austria81.7
25Anguilla81.6
26Bermuda81.5
27Netherlands81.5
28New Zealand81.4
29Cayman Islands81.4
30Isle of Man81.4
31Belgium81.2
32Slovenia81.2
33Finland81.1
34Ireland81
35Denmark81
36Puerto Rico81
37Portugal80.9
38United Kingdom80.9
39Germany80.9
40Greece80.8
41Saint Pierre and Miquelon80.7
42Faroe Islands80.6
43Taiwan80.4
44United States80.1
45Turks and Caicos Islands80.1
46Wallis and Futuna80
47Saint Helena79.8
48Gibraltar79.7
49Virgin Islands79.5
50Chile79.1
51Bahrain79.1
52Qatar79
53Panama78.9
54British Virgin Islands78.9
55Costa Rica78.9
56Cuba78.9
57Czech Republic78.9
58United Arab Emirates78.7
59Albania78.6
60Kuwait78.3
61Saint Lucia78.1
62New Caledonia78
63Lebanon77.9
64Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)77.9
65Poland77.9
66Paraguay77.6
67Uruguay77.6
68French Polynesia77.5
69Argentina77.5
70Brunei77.5
71Dominica77.4
72Slovakia77.4
73Morocco77.3
74Algeria77.2
75Aruba77.1
76Sri Lanka77.1
77Bosnia and Herzegovina77.1
78Ecuador77.1
79Estonia77
80Antigua and Barbuda76.9
81Libya76.9
82Georgia76.6
83Tonga76.6
84Guam76.4
85Croatia76.3
86Hungary76.3
87Mexico76.3
88Cook Islands76.2
89Colombia76.2
90Venezuela76.2
91Saint Kitts and Nevis76.2
92Maldives76
93Mauritius76
94Oman75.9
95Macedonia75.9
96Serbia75.9
97Tunisia75.9
98Saint Vincent and the Grenadines75.8
99China75.8
100Solomon Islands75.8
101Barbados75.7
102Saudi Arabia75.7
103Romania75.6
104Northern Mariana Islands75.6
105Malaysia75.4
106West Bank75.4
107Turkey75.3
108Syria75.2
109Seychelles75.2
110Lithuania75.2
111El Salvador75.1
112Armenia75.1
113Thailand75.1
114Jordan75
115Iraq74.9
116Latvia74.9
117Montserrat74.8
118Grenada74.8
119Bulgaria74.8
120Belize74.7
121Jamaica74.5
122Gaza Strip74.4
123Brazil74.3
124Uzbekistan74.3
125Peru74.2
126Samoa74.2
127Iran74.2
128Vanuatu74
129American Samoa73.9
130Vietnam73.9
131Nicaragua73.7
132Bangladesh73.7
133Marshall Islands73.6
134Palau73.6
135Trinidad and Tobago73.4
136Micronesia, Federated States of73.4
137Fiji73.2
138Egypt73.2
139Belarus73.2
140Indonesia73.2
141Azerbaijan73
142Bahamas, The72.9
143Greenland72.9
144Suriname72.8
145Cape Verde72.7
146Ukraine72.4
147Guatemala71.8
148Kazakhstan71.4
149Moldova71.3
150Honduras71.3
151Dominican Republic71.3
152Nepal71.3
153Russia71.3
154Kyrgyzstan71.2
155Bhutan71.1
156Korea, North71
157Turkmenistan70.7
158Mongolia70.2
159Bolivia69.8
160Philippines69.6
161India69.1
162Guyana68.9
163East Timor68.7
164Burma68.6
165Tajikistan68.4
166Pakistan68.4
167Gabon68
168Nauru67.8
169Papua New Guinea67.5
170Ghana67.4
171Tuvalu67.2
172Kiribati66.9
173Madagascar66.6
174Yemen66.2
175Togo65.8
176Sudan65.8
177Sao Tome and Principe65.7
178Eritrea65.6
179Gambia, The65.4
180Cambodia65.2
181Equatorial Guinea65
182Laos65
183Comoros64.9
184Kenya64.6
185Haiti64.6
186Rwanda64.5
187Namibia64.4
188South Africa64.1
189Djibouti64
190Botswana63.8
191Liberia63.8
192Mauritania63.8
193Western Sahara63.8
194Tanzania63.1
195Benin62.7
196Senegal62.5
197Malawi62.2
198Guinea62.1
199Burkina Faso61.8
200Guinea-Bissau61.4
201Burundi61.4
202Zimbabwe61.1
203Mali60.8
204Angola60.6
205Congo, Republic of the60.3
206Cote d'Ivoire60.1
207Cameroon59.4
208Nigeria59.3
209Sierra Leone59
210Congo, Democratic Republic of the58.1
211Chad57.5
212Niger56.3
213Uganda56.3
214Mozambique54.1
215Central African Republic53.3
216Somalia53.2
217Zambia53
218Lesotho53
219Afghanistan52.1

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.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2019

See also: Life expectancy at birth map

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