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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.

Description: The map displayed here shows how Life expectancy at birth varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value.

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

See also: Life expectancy at birth bar chart

 

CountryLife expectancy at birth (years)Year
Morocco772018
Algeria772018
Libya772018
Mauritius762018
Tunisia762018
Seychelles752018
Egypt732018
Cape Verde732018
Gabon682018
Ghana672018
Madagascar672018
Sudan662018
Togo662018
Sao Tome and Principe662018
Eritrea662018
Gambia, The652018
Equatorial Guinea652018
Comoros652018
Kenya652018
Rwanda652018
Namibia642018
South Africa642018
Djibouti642018
Botswana642018
Liberia642018
Mauritania642018
Western Sahara642018
Tanzania632018
Benin632018
Senegal632018
Malawi622018
Guinea622018
Burkina Faso622018
Guinea-Bissau612018
Burundi612018
Zimbabwe612018
Mali612018
Angola612018
Congo, Republic of the602018
Cote d'Ivoire602018
Cameroon592018
Nigeria592018
Sierra Leone592018
Congo, Democratic Republic of the582018
Chad582018
Niger562018
Uganda562018
Mozambique542018
Central African Republic532018
Somalia532018
Zambia532018
Lesotho532018