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 ...
Life Expectancy Could Decline Worldwide Due to COVID-19
U.S. News & World Report - 9/21/2020 1:43:00 PM
"At 10% prevalence, the loss in life expectancy is likely to be above one year in high life-expectancy countries such as those in Europe and North America. At 50%, it would transl
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 could cause life expectancy to plummet by up to nine years, scientists warn
InfoSur Hoy - 9/21/2020 3:35:00 AM
Covid-19 could cause life expectancy to plummet around the world by up to nine years - including in Britain, warns a new study.
COVID-19 pandemic may drive down global life expectancy
UPI.com - 9/21/2020 1:57:00 PM
The coronavirus pandemic could cause short-term decreases in life expectancy in many parts of the world, according to a new study.
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
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.