Country Comparison > Life expectancy at birth > TOP 50

RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years)
1Monaco89.4
2Japan85.5
3Singapore85.5
4Macau84.6
5San Marino83.4
6Hong Kong83.1
7Iceland83.1
8Andorra82.9
9Guernsey82.7
10Israel82.7
11Malta82.7
12Switzerland82.7
13Korea, South82.5
14Australia82.4
15Italy82.4
16Luxembourg82.4
17Sweden82.2
18Canada82
19France82
20Jersey82
21Liechtenstein82
22Norway82
23Spain81.8
24Austria81.7
25Anguilla81.6
26Bermuda81.5
27Netherlands81.5
28Cayman Islands81.4
29Isle of Man81.4
30New Zealand81.4
31Belgium81.2
32Slovenia81.2
33Finland81.1
34Denmark81
35Ireland81
36Puerto Rico81
37Germany80.9
38Portugal80.9
39United Kingdom80.9
40Greece80.8
41Saint Pierre and Miquelon80.7
42Faroe Islands80.6
43Taiwan80.4
44Turks and Caicos Islands80.1
45United States80.1
46Wallis and Futuna80
47Saint Helena79.8
48Gibraltar79.7
49Virgin Islands79.5
50Bahrain79.1

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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