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, 2019See also: Life expectancy at birth map
Life Expectancy By Country
Global Finance - 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
For women the top 10 countries all have a life expectancy of 84 years or longer. Women in Japan have the highest life expectancy in the world, at 87 years, followed by Spain, Switzerland and Singapore all with 85.1 years. Life expectancy at birth has ...
Covid-19 Could Lead To Declines In Life Expectancy
Forbes - 9/20/2020 8:27:00 PM
A new global study examining period life expectancy finds that the pandemic could lead to a short-term decline in life expectancy in many areas of the world.
Covid-19 could cause drop in life expectancy by 1-9 years across the world, study finds
ThePrint - 9/18/2020 12:03:00 PM
Study by researchers from at least three countries has found that the effect will vary depending on Covid-19 prevalence rate and the current life expectancy in each country.
Covid-19 may cause life expectancy to plummet by up to nine years
Wales Online on MSN.com - 9/17/2020 6:00:00 PM
A study warns that the pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions, including Europe and North America
25 Poorest Countries in the World
MSN - 8/27/2020 1:51:00 PM
Using data from the World Bank, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed ... With only one exception, life expectancy at birth in every country on this list is at least 3.9 years shy of the global average of ...
25 Richest Countries in the World
MSN - 8/27/2020 1:51:00 PM
Using data from the World Bank, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed ... help to improve health outcomes. In every country on this list, life expectancy at birth is at least 2.4 years greater than the 72.6 ...
News Focus South Korea aging 2nd-fastest in OECD since 2000
The Korea Herald - 9/20/2020 5:17:00 AM
South Korea ranked 2nd in the growth of its senior population since 2000 among the 37 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, though the nation was still only 30th in terms of the current senior population.
COVID-19 could cause declines in life expectancy
Medical Xpress - 9/17/2020 6:02:00 PM
A new analysis of period life expectancy around the world shows that the COVID-19 pandemic could cause a short-term decline in life expectancy in many regions of the world.