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Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > Years: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Life expectancy at birth, total (years). Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life..

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Hong KongHong Kong 83.42 2011
2 San MarinoSan Marino 83.32 2011
3 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 82.7 2011
4 JapanJapan 82.59 2011
5 IcelandIceland 82.36 2011
6 SpainSpain 82.33 2011
7 ItalyItaly 82.09 2011
8 MaltaMalta 82 2011
9 Faeroe IslandsFaeroe Islands 81.93 2011
10 SingaporeSingapore 81.89 2011
11 AustraliaAustralia 81.85 2011
12 SwedenSweden 81.8 2011
13 IsraelIsrael 81.76 2011
14 FranceFrance 81.67 2011
15 NorwayNorway 81.3 2011
16 NetherlandsNetherlands 81.2 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 81.08 2011
17 CanadaCanada 81.07 2011
18 AustriaAustria 81.03 2011
19 LuxembourgLuxembourg 80.99 2011
20 New ZealandNew Zealand 80.9 2011
21 South KoreaSouth Korea 80.87 2011
22 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 80.75 2011
23 GreeceGreece 80.74 2011
24 GermanyGermany 80.74 2011
25 PortugalPortugal 80.72 2011
26 IrelandIreland 80.5 2011
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 80.49 2011
27 BelgiumBelgium 80.49 2011
28 FinlandFinland 80.47 2011
29 European UnionEuropean Union 80.18 2011
Eurozone averageEurozone average 80 2011
30 Channel IslandsChannel Islands 79.98 2011
31 SloveniaSlovenia 79.97 2011
32 MacauMacau 79.91 2011
33 DenmarkDenmark 79.8 2011
34 LebanonLebanon 79.56 2011
35 Costa RicaCosta Rica 79.49 2011
36 CyprusCyprus 79.47 2011
37 ChileChile 79.31 2011
38 BermudaBermuda 79.29 2011
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 79.08 2011
European Union averageEuropean Union average 78.97 2011
39 CubaCuba 78.89 2011
40 United StatesUnited States 78.64 2011
NATO countries averageNATO average 78.6 2011
41 GuamGuam 78.36 2011
42 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 78.36 2011
43 QatarQatar 78.3 2011
44 BruneiBrunei 78.18 2011
45 Isle of ManIsle of Man 77.97 2002
46 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 77.87 2011
Europe averageEurope average 77.4 2011
47 MaldivesMaldives 77.19 2011
48 AlbaniaAlbania 77.16 2011
49 PanamaPanama 77.16 2011
50 MexicoMexico 76.91 2011
51 CroatiaCroatia 76.88 2011
52 United Arab EmiratesUAE 76.78 2011
53 UruguayUruguay 76.76 2011
54 PolandPoland 76.75 2011
55 DominicaDominica 76.6 2002
56 BahrainBahrain 76.4 2011
57 OmanOman 76.32 2011
58 CuracaoCuracao 76.16 2009
59 EstoniaEstonia 76.13 2011
60 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia 76.04 2011
61 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 75.96 2011
62 SlovakiaSlovakia 75.96 2011
63 EcuadorEcuador 75.92 2011
64 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia 75.92 2011
65 ArgentinaArgentina 75.84 2011
Cold countries averageCold countries average 75.81 2011
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 75.65 2011
66 Sint Maarten (Dutch part)Sint Maarten 75.59 2009
Potential Future EU Members averagePotential Future EU Members average 75.52 2011
67 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ 75.5 2011
68 VietnamVietnam 75.46 2011
69 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia 75.29 2011
70 ArubaAruba 75.08 2011
71 ChinaChina 75.04 2011
72 LibyaLibya 74.99 2011
73 BarbadosBarbados 74.97 2011
74 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. 74.87 2011
75 HungaryHungary 74.86 2011
76 SyriaSyria 74.77 2011
77 The BahamasThe Bahamas 74.75 2011
78 TunisiaTunisia 74.75 2011
79 MalaysiaMalaysia 74.67 2011
80 SerbiaSerbia 74.59 2011
81 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia 74.55 2011
82 TurkeyTurkey 74.54 2011
83 MontenegroMontenegro 74.54 2011
84 RomaniaRomania 74.51 2011
85 ArmeniaArmenia 74.33 2011
86 VenezuelaVenezuela 74.33 2011
87 KuwaitKuwait 74.26 2011
88 PeruPeru 74.21 2011
89 Cape VerdeCape Verde 74.21 2011
90 BulgariaBulgaria 74.16 2011
91 NicaraguaNicaragua 74.13 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 74.1 2011
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 74.05 2011
92 ThailandThailand 74.01 2011
93 Sri LankaSri Lanka 73.9 2011
94 GeorgiaGeorgia 73.81 2011
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 73.7 2011
95 JordanJordan 73.59 2011
96 LatviaLatvia 73.58 2011
97 ColombiaColombia 73.57 2011
98 LithuaniaLithuania 73.56 2011
99 BelizeBelize 73.49 2011
100 SeychellesSeychelles 73.46 2011
101 IranIran 73.45 2011
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 73.38 2011
102 BrazilBrazil 73.35 2011
103 MauritiusMauritius 73.27 2011
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 73.26 2011
104 HondurasHonduras 73.17 2011
105 JamaicaJamaica 73.08 2011
106 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 73.01 2011
107 SamoaSamoa 72.7 2011
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 72.62 2011
108 GrenadaGrenada 72.48 2011
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average 72.4 2011
109 TongaTonga 72.34 2011
110 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ 72.3 2011
111 ParaguayParaguay 72.11 2011
112 El SalvadorEl Salvador 71.87 2011
113 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ 71.34 2002
114 GuatemalaGuatemala 71.33 2011
115 VanuatuVanuatu 71.13 2011
116 CambodiaCambodia 71.05 2011
117 UkraineUkraine 70.81 2011
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 70.79 2011
118 AlgeriaAlgeria 70.75 2011
119 EgyptEgypt 70.68 2011
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 70.65 2011
120 BelarusBelarus 70.65 2011
121 SurinameSuriname 70.58 2011
122 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 70.55 2011
123 MoroccoMorocco 70.41 2011
124 IndonesiaIndonesia 70.39 2011
125 GreenlandGreenland 70.24 2010
126 KosovoKosovo 70.15 2011
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 69.99 2011
127 BangladeshBangladesh 69.89 2011
128 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ 69.71 2011
129 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 69.6 2011
130 FijiFiji 69.56 2011
131 North KoreaNorth Korea 69.19 2011
132 PalauPalau 69.13 2005
133 IraqIraq 69.02 2011
134 RussiaRussia 69 2011
135 KazakhstanKazakhstan 68.89 2011
136 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia 68.74 2011
137 MoldovaMoldova 68.58 2011
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 68.47 2011
138 PhilippinesPhilippines 68.39 2011
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 68.24 2011
139 KiribatiKiribati 68.21 2011
140 UzbekistanUzbekistan 67.98 2011
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 67.59 2011
141 NepalNepal 67.55 2011
142 BhutanBhutan 67.46 2011
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 67.44 2011
143 LaosLaos 67.35 2011
144 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands 67.29 2011
145 TajikistanTajikistan 67.14 2011
146 MongoliaMongolia 67.12 2011
Hot countries averageHot countries average 66.96 2011
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average 66.9 2011
147 BoliviaBolivia 66.63 2011
148 East TimorEast Timor 66.49 2011
149 PakistanPakistan 66.28 2011
150 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ 66 2011
151 IndiaIndia 65.96 2011
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 65.93 2011
152 GuyanaGuyana 65.88 2011
153 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. 65.24 2000
154 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 65.16 2011
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 64.84 2011
155 BurmaBurma 64.76 2011
156 MadagascarMadagascar 63.8 2011
157 NamibiaNamibia 63.28 2011
158 SenegalSenegal 63.04 2011
159 RwandaRwanda 62.92 2011
160 YemenYemen 62.72 2011
161 GabonGabon 62.69 2011
162 HaitiHaiti 62.31 2011
163 EthiopiaEthiopia 62.25 2011
164 Papua New GuineaPapua NG 62.16 2011
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 61.76 2011
165 EritreaEritrea 61.71 2011
166 SudanSudan 61.68 2011
167 MauritaniaMauritania 61.19 2011
168 DjiboutiDjibouti 60.8 2011
169 GhanaGhana 60.79 2011
170 ComorosComoros 60.43 2011
171 KenyaKenya 60.37 2011
172 TanzaniaTanzania 60.07 2011
173 AfghanistanAfghanistan 60.07 2011
174 LiberiaLiberia 59.86 2011
175 BeninBenin 58.94 2011
176 The GambiaThe Gambia 58.37 2011
177 UgandaUganda 58.02 2011
178 Republic of the CongoCongo Rep. 57.78 2011
179 NigerNiger 57.48 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 57.26 2011
Failed states averageFailed states average 56.62 2011
180 ZimbabweZimbabwe 55.95 2011
181 ZambiaZambia 55.83 2011
182 TogoTogo 55.81 2011
183 GuineaGuinea 55.59 2011
184 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso 55.44 2011
185 South AfricaSouth Africa 55.3 2011
186 SomaliaSomalia 54.36 2011
187 MaliMali 54.19 2011
188 MalawiMalawi 54.14 2011
189 CameroonCameroon 54.14 2011
190 South SudanSouth Sudan 54.05 2011
191 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau 53.8 2011
192 BurundiBurundi 53.14 2011
193 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea 52.08 2011
194 NigeriaNigeria 51.71 2011
195 AngolaAngola 51.06 2011
196 ChadChad 50.24 2011
197 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire 50.05 2011
198 MozambiqueMozambique 49.49 2011
199 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 49.3 2011
200 Central African RepublicCentral Africa 48.79 2011
201 SwazilandSwaziland 48.66 2011
202 LesothoLesotho 48.22 2011
203 BotswanaBotswana 46.67 2011
204 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone 45.1 2011

Citation

"All countries compared for Life expectancy at birth, total (years)", Derived from male and female life expectancy at birth from sources such as: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Life-expectancy-at-birth,-total/Years

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