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Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Monaco 89.73 years 2011
2 Macau 84.41 years 2011
3 San Marino 83.01 years 2011
4 Andorra 82.43 years 2011
5 Japan 82.25 years 2011
6 Guernsey 82.16 years 2011
7 Singapore 82.14 years 2011
8 Hong Kong 82.04 years 2011
9 Australia 81.81 years 2011
10 Italy 81.77 years 2011
=11 Canada 81.38 years 2011
=11 Jersey 81.38 years 2011
Western Europe average (profile) 81.23 years 2011
13 France 81.19 years 2011
14 Spain 81.17 years 2011
=15 Sweden 81.07 years 2011
=15 Switzerland 81.07 years 2011
17 Israel 80.96 years 2011
18 Iceland 80.9 years 2011
19 Anguilla 80.87 years 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 80.73 years 2011
20 Bermuda 80.71 years 2011
21 Cayman Islands 80.68 years 2011
22 New Zealand 80.59 years 2011
23 Liechtenstein 80.31 years 2011
24 Norway 80.2 years 2011
25 Ireland 80.19 years 2011
Southern Europe average (profile) 80.08 years 2011
26 Germany 80.07 years 2011
=27 Jordan 80.05 years 2011
=27 United Kingdom 80.05 years 2011
29 Greece 79.92 years 2011
30 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 79.87 years 2011
31 Austria 79.78 years 2011
=32 Faroe Islands 79.72 years 2011
=32 Malta 79.72 years 2011
34 Netherlands 79.68 years 2011
35 Luxembourg 79.61 years 2011
36 Belgium 79.51 years 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 79.5 years 2011
37 Virgin Islands 79.33 years 2011
38 Finland 79.27 years 2011
39 Martinique 79.18 years 2006
40 Turks and Caicos Islands 79.11 years 2011
41 South Korea 79.05 years 2011
42 Wallis and Futuna 78.98 years 2011
43 Puerto Rico 78.92 years 2011
44 European Union 78.82 years 2010
45 Bosnia and Herzegovina 78.81 years 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 78.74 years 2011
46 Gibraltar 78.68 years 2011
47 Denmark 78.63 years 2011
48 Portugal 78.54 years 2011
49 United States 78.37 years 2011
50 Guam 78.34 years 2011
51 Taiwan 78.32 years 2011
52 Saint Helena 78.27 years 2008
53 Bahrain 78.15 years 2011
54 Guadeloupe 78.06 years 2006
European Union average (profile) 78 years 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 77.93 years 2011
55 Cyprus 77.82 years 2011
56 Panama 77.79 years 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 77.79 years 2011
57 Costa Rica 77.72 years 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 77.72 years 2011
=58 Cuba 77.7 years 2011
=58 Chile 77.7 years 2011
60 Libya 77.65 years 2011
61 British Virgin Islands 77.63 years 2011
Europe average (profile) 77.45 years 2011
62 Albania 77.41 years 2011
63 Dominican Republic 77.31 years 2011
64 Slovenia 77.3 years 2011
65 French Guiana 77.27 years 2006
66 Czech Republic 77.19 years 2011
67 Georgia 77.12 years 2011
68 French Polynesia 77.1 years 2011
69 Kuwait 77.09 years 2011
70 Northern Mariana Islands 77.08 years 2011
71 Argentina 76.95 years 2011
72 Saint Lucia 76.84 years 2011
73 Mayotte 76.83 years 2011
74 New Caledonia 76.75 years 2011
75 United Arab Emirates 76.51 years 2011
76 Mexico 76.47 years 2011
77 Netherlands Antilles 76.45 years 2008
78 Uruguay 76.21 years 2011
79 Paraguay 76.19 years 2011
80 Brunei 76.17 years 2011
81 Poland 76.05 years 2011
82 Dominica 75.98 years 2011
83 Morocco 75.9 years 2011
84 Slovakia 75.83 years 2011
85 Croatia 75.79 years 2011
=86 Ecuador 75.73 years 2011
=86 Sri Lanka 75.73 years 2011
88 Aruba 75.72 years 2011
89 Qatar 75.7 years 2011
90 Antigua and Barbuda 75.48 years 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 75.44 years 2011
Densely populated countries average (profile) 75.39 years 2011
91 Lithuania 75.34 years 2011
92 Tonga 75.16 years 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 75.03 years 2011
=93 Lebanon 75.01 years 2011
=93 Tunisia 75.01 years 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 74.81 years 2011
95 Hungary 74.79 years 2011
96 Cook Islands 74.7 years 2011
97 Syria 74.69 years 2011
98 China 74.68 years 2011
99 Saint Kitts and Nevis 74.6 years 2011
100 Colombia 74.55 years 2011
101 Algeria 74.5 years 2011
102 Mauritius 74.48 years 2011
103 Maldives 74.45 years 2011
104 Barbados 74.34 years 2011
105 Serbia and Montenegro 74.32 years 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 74.31 years 2011
106 West Bank 74.29 years 2008
=107 Suriname 74.22 years 2011
=107 Oman 74.22 years 2011
109 American Samoa 74.21 years 2011
=110 Solomon Islands 74.18 years 2011
=110 Reunion 74.18 years 2006
112 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 74.15 years 2011
113 Saudi Arabia 74.11 years 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 74.08 years 2011
114 Romania 73.98 years 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 73.96 years 2011
115 Venezuela 73.93 years 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 73.88 years 2011
116 Malaysia 73.79 years 2011
117 Thailand 73.6 years 2011
118 Bulgaria 73.59 years 2011
119 Seychelles 73.52 years 2011
120 Jamaica 73.45 years 2011
121 El Salvador 73.44 years 2011
122 Estonia 73.33 years 2011
123 Armenia 73.23 years 2011
=124 Gaza Strip 73.16 years 2008
=124 Montserrat 73.16 years 2011
126 Grenada 73.04 years 2011
127 Latvia 72.68 years 2011
128 Egypt 72.66 years 2011
129 Brazil 72.53 years 2011
130 Uzbekistan 72.51 years 2011
131 Turkey 72.5 years 2011
132 Peru 72.47 years 2011
133 Samoa 72.4 years 2011
134 Vietnam 72.18 years 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 71.96 years 2011
135 Nicaragua 71.9 years 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 71.81 years 2011
136 Palau 71.78 years 2011
137 Marshall Islands 71.76 years 2011
138 Philippines 71.66 years 2011
139 Federated States of Micronesia 71.52 years 2011
=140 Moldova 71.37 years 2011
=140 Trinidad and Tobago 71.37 years 2011
142 Indonesia 71.33 years 2011
143 Fiji 71.31 years 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 71.29 years 2011
144 Belarus 71.2 years 2011
145 The Bahamas 71.18 years 2011
146 Greenland 70.96 years 2011
147 Guatemala 70.88 years 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 70.81 years 2011
148 Cape Verde 70.7 years 2011
149 Honduras 70.61 years 2011
150 Iraq 70.55 years 2011
151 Iran 70.06 years 2011
152 Kyrgyzstan 70.04 years 2011
153 Bangladesh 69.75 years 2011
154 North Korea 68.89 years 2011
OPEC countries average (profile) 68.77 years 2011
155 Ukraine 68.58 years 2011
156 Turkmenistan 68.52 years 2011
157 Kazakhstan 68.51 years 2011
158 Mongolia 68.31 years 2011
159 Belize 68.23 years 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 68.04 years 2011
160 East Timor 67.95 years 2011
161 Bolivia 67.57 years 2011
Former British colonies average (profile) 67.56 years 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 67.45 years 2011
162 Azerbaijan 67.36 years 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 67.3 years 2011
163 Bhutan 67.3 years 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 67.18 years 2011
164 Guyana 67.08 years 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 66.93 years 2011
165 India 66.8 years 2011
166 Russia 66.29 years 2011
167 Papua New Guinea 66.24 years 2011
168 Nepal 66.16 years 2011
169 Tajikistan 66.03 years 2011
170 Pakistan 65.99 years 2011
171 Nauru 65.35 years 2011
172 Burma 64.88 years 2011
Landlocked countries average (profile) 64.8 years 2011
173 Tuvalu 64.75 years 2011
174 Vanuatu 64.7 years 2011
175 Kiribati 64.39 years 2011
176 Comoros 64.2 years 2011
177 Yemen 63.74 years 2011
178 Madagascar 63.63 years 2011
179 The Gambia 63.51 years 2011
180 Sao Tome and Principe 63.11 years 2011
South Asia average (profile) 62.97 years 2011
181 Togo 62.71 years 2011
182 Cambodia 62.67 years 2011
183 Eritrea 62.52 years 2011
184 Laos 62.39 years 2011
185 Equatorial Guinea 62.37 years 2011
186 Haiti 62.17 years 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 61.38 years 2011
=187 Mauritania 61.14 years 2011
=187 Djibouti 61.14 years 2011
189 Ghana 61 years 2011
190 Benin 59.84 years 2011
191 Senegal 59.78 years 2011
192 Kenya 59.48 years 2011
193 Burundi 58.78 years 2011
194 Guinea 58.11 years 2011
195 Botswana 58.05 years 2011
196 Rwanda 58.02 years 2011
197 Liberia 57 years 2011
198 Cote d'Ivoire 56.78 years 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 56.53 years 2011
199 Ethiopia 56.19 years 2011
200 Sierra Leone 56.13 years 2011
201 Sudan 55.42 years 2011
202 Democratic Republic of the Congo 55.33 years 2011
failed states average (profile) 55.19 years 2011
203 Congo, Republic of the 54.91 years 2011
204 Cameroon 54.39 years 2011
205 Western Sahara 53.92 years 2008
206 Burkina Faso 53.7 years 2011
207 Niger 53.4 years 2011
208 Uganda 53.24 years 2011
209 Tanzania 52.85 years 2011
210 Mali 52.61 years 2011
211 Gabon 52.49 years 2011
212 Zambia 52.36 years 2011
213 Namibia 52.19 years 2011
214 Mozambique 51.78 years 2011
215 Malawi 51.7 years 2011
216 Lesotho 51.63 years 2011
217 Somalia 50.4 years 2011
218 Central African Republic 50.07 years 2011
219 Zimbabwe 49.64 years 2011
220 South Africa 49.33 years 2011
221 Guinea-Bissau 48.7 years 2011
222 Swaziland 48.66 years 2011
223 Chad 48.33 years 2011
224 Nigeria 47.56 years 2011
225 Afghanistan 45.02 years 2011
226 Angola 38.76 years 2011

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Life-expectancy-at-birth/Total-population

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Interesting observations about Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population

Macau ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Hot countries in 2011.
Monaco ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Christian countries in 2011.
Jordan ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Muslim countries in 2011.
Japan ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2011.
Singapore ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Former British colonies in 2011.
Italy ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst European Union in 2011.
Chile ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Emerging markets in 2011.
San Marino ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Catholic countries in 2011.
Canada ranked second for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Cold countries in 2011.
Australia ranked first for life expectancy at birth > total population amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2011.

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