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Health > Life expectancy > Female: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Japan 86.05 2008
2 Liechtenstein 85.4 2008
3 France 85.2 2008
4 San Marino 85.07 2006
5 Italy 84.77 2008
6 Switzerland 84.61 2008
7 Spain 84.32 2008
8 Australia 83.7 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 83.57 2008
9 Sweden 83.29 2008
=10 Canada 83.28 2008
=10 Finland 83.28 2008
=10 Austria 83.28 2008
13 Iceland 83.25 2008
=14 Norway 83.2 2008
=14 Singapore 83.2 2008
16 Luxembourg 83.06 2008
17 Israel 83 2008
18 Belgium 82.9 2008
19 Puerto Rico 82.68 2008
20 Germany 82.67 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 82.63 2008
21 Slovenia 82.59 2008
22 European Union 82.53 2008
23 Netherlands 82.47 2008
24 Virgin Islands 82.44 2008
25 Portugal 82.41 2008
26 Greece 82.35 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 82.35 2008
27 Malta 82.33 2008
28 Ireland 82.3 2008
29 New Zealand 82.2 2008
30 Cyprus 82.06 2008
31 United Kingdom 82.03 2008
32 Bermuda 81.78 2008
33 Chile 81.75 2008
34 Costa Rica 81.39 2008
European Union average (profile) 81.39 2008
35 Faroe Islands 81.3 2006
36 United States 81 2008
37 Denmark 80.99 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 80.97 2008
38 Cuba 80.83 2008
=39 Czech Republic 80.52 2008
=39 New Caledonia 80.52 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 80.5 2008
41 Mayotte 80.22 2008
Europe average (profile) 80.22 2008
42 Poland 80.02 2008
43 Kuwait 79.94 2008
44 Albania 79.86 2008
45 Barbados 79.85 2008
46 Brunei 79.8 2008
47 Uruguay 79.73 2008
48 Croatia 79.6 2008
49 Estonia 79.51 2008
50 Netherlands Antilles 79.47 2008
51 Argentina 79.2 2008
52 Slovakia 78.98 2008
53 Seychelles 78.9 2008
54 United Arab Emirates 78.84 2008
55 Dominica 78.8 2002
Cold countries average (profile) 78.42 2008
56 Panama 78.34 2008
57 Belize 78.28 2008
58 Hungary 78.25 2008
59 Antigua and Barbuda 78.2 2002
60 Ecuador 78.17 2008
61 Guam 78.03 2008
62 Sri Lanka 78.01 2008
63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 77.8 2008
64 Latvia 77.77 2008
65 Lithuania 77.63 2008
66 Oman 77.56 2008
67 Bahrain 77.55 2008
68 Mexico 77.51 2008
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 77.43 2008
69 Aruba 77.4 2008
Eastern Europe average (profile) 77.28 2008
70 Romania 77.22 2008
71 Bulgaria 77.03 2008
72 French Polynesia 77.01 2008
=73 Libya 76.97 2008
=73 Qatar 76.97 2008
75 Grenada 76.91 2008
76 Armenia 76.88 2008
77 Malaysia 76.79 2008
78 Colombia 76.76 2008
79 Venezuela 76.61 2008
80 Belarus 76.56 2008
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 76.45 2008
81 Vietnam 76.37 2008
82 The Bahamas 76.34 2008
83 Nicaragua 76.31 2008
=84 Serbia and Montenegro 76.3 2008
=84 Tunisia 76.3 2008
86 Syria 76.19 2008
87 Brazil 76.16 2008
88 El Salvador 76.13 2008
89 Mauritius 76.11 2008
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 76.11 2008
90 Peru 76.02 2008
91 Saint Lucia 75.71 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 75.52 2008
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 75.51 2008
92 Dominican Republic 75.37 2008
93 Saudi Arabia 75.36 2008
94 Jamaica 75.28 2008
95 Georgia 75.11 2008
96 Samoa 74.98 2008
97 China 74.89 2008
Emerging markets average (profile) 74.81 2008
98 Tonga 74.78 2008
99 Honduras 74.65 2008
100 Jordan 74.6 2008
101 Turkey 74.39 2008
102 Ukraine 74.28 2008
103 Lebanon 74.26 2008
104 Russia 74.16 2008
105 Philippines 74.13 2008
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 74.05 2008
106 Paraguay 74.04 2008
107 Saint Kitts and Nevis 74 2002
108 Guatemala 73.95 2008
=109 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 73.86 2008
=109 Algeria 73.86 2008
111 Cape Verde 73.78 2008
112 Morocco 73.59 2008
113 Maldives 73.17 2008
114 Trinidad and Tobago 72.98 2008
115 Indonesia 72.84 2008
116 Suriname 72.72 2008
117 Azerbaijan 72.58 2008
118 Kazakhstan 72.48 2008
119 Moldova 72.32 2008
120 Vanuatu 72.28 2008
121 Thailand 72.11 2008
122 Palau 72.1 2005
123 Kyrgyzstan 72 2008
Christian countries average (profile) 71.97 2008
124 Iraq 71.81 2008
125 Fiji 71.19 2008
126 Uzbekistan 71.01 2008
OPEC countries average (profile) 70.79 2008
127 Greenland 70.7 2008
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 70.49 2000
128 Guyana 70.08 2008
South and Central Asia average (profile) 69.99 2008
129 Mongolia 69.91 2008
Religious countries average (profile) 69.87 2008
130 Tajikistan 69.5 2008
131 Turkmenistan 69.01 2008
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 68.49 2008
132 Bhutan 68.02 2008
Muslim countries average (profile) 67.94 2008
133 Bolivia 67.88 2008
134 Marshall Islands 67.8 2000
135 Comoros 67.63 2008
136 Sao Tome and Principe 67.5 2008
137 Nepal 67.38 2008
Former British colonies average (profile) 67.35 2008
=138 Bangladesh 67.22 2008
=138 Solomon Islands 67.22 2008
140 Pakistan 66.86 2008
South Asia average (profile) 66.83 2008
141 Laos 66.42 2008
Hot countries average (profile) 66.16 2005
142 India 65.24 2008
Landlocked countries average (profile) 64.56 2006
143 Togo 64.29 2008
144 Burma 63.83 2008
145 Papua New Guinea 63.33 2008
146 Kiribati 63.1 2005
147 Haiti 63.06 2008
148 Cambodia 62.84 2008
149 Benin 62.56 2008
150 East Timor 62.03 2008
151 Madagascar 62 2008
152 Namibia 61.93 2008
153 Eritrea 61.84 2008
154 Gabon 61.81 2008
Former French colonies average (profile) 61.58 2008
155 Guinea 59.89 2008
156 Sudan 59.73 2008
157 Liberia 59.66 2008
158 Cote d'Ivoire 58.77 2008
159 Mauritania 58.73 2008
160 The Gambia 57.62 2008
161 Ghana 57.54 2008
162 Senegal 57.16 2008
163 Djibouti 56.81 2008
164 Ethiopia 56.66 2008
165 Tanzania 56.45 2008
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 56.05 2008
failed states average (profile) 55.51 2008
166 Kenya 54.66 2008
167 Congo, Republic of the 54.54 2008
168 Burkina Faso 54.32 2008
169 Botswana 54.18 2008
170 Malawi 54.06 2008
171 Uganda 53.26 2008
172 South Africa 53.06 2008
173 Niger 52.31 2008
174 Rwanda 51.96 2008
175 Burundi 51.94 2008
176 Cameroon 51.64 2008
177 Equatorial Guinea 51.45 2008
178 Somalia 51.31 2008
179 Chad 50.05 2008
180 Guinea-Bissau 49.42 2008
181 Democratic Republic of the Congo 49.26 2008
182 Mali 49.14 2008
183 Angola 49.09 2008
184 Sierra Leone 48.9 2008
185 Mozambique 48.72 2008
186 Central African Republic 48.51 2008
187 Nigeria 48.43 2008
188 Zambia 45.91 2008
189 Lesotho 45.56 2008
190 Swaziland 45.11 2008
191 Zimbabwe 44.53 2008

Citation

"Countries Compared by Health > Life expectancy > Female. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", (1) United Nations Population Division. 2009. World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision. New York, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (advanced Excel tables), (2) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (3) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (4) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (5) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Health/Life-expectancy/Female

Health > Life expectancy > Female: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Health > Life expectancy > Female

  • Japan has had the highest life expectancy > female since 1982.
  • Australia ranked first for life expectancy > female amongst Hot countries in 2008.
  • France ranked second for life expectancy > female amongst Christian countries in 2008.
  • Kuwait ranked first for life expectancy > female amongst Muslim countries in 2008.
  • Chile ranked first for life expectancy > female amongst Emerging markets in 2008.
  • 40 of the bottom 41 countries by life expectancy > female are Sub-Saharan African.
  • Liechtenstein ranked first for life expectancy > female amongst Europe in 2008.
  • Canada ranked second for life expectancy > female amongst Former British colonies in 2008.
  • Italy ranked second for life expectancy > female amongst European Union in 2008.
  • United States ranked last for life expectancy > female amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2008.
  • Vietnam ranked first for life expectancy > female amongst Former French colonies in 2008.
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