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People > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: School life expectancy (SLE) is the total number of years of schooling (primary to tertiary) that a child can expect to receive, assuming that the probability of his or her being enrolled in school at any particular future age is equal to the current enrollment ratio at that age.Caution must be maintained when utilizing this indicator in international comparisons. For example, a year or grade completed in one country is not necessarily the same in terms of educational content or quality as a year or grade completed in another country. SLE represents the expected number of years of schooling that will be completed, including years spent repeating one or more grades.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Australia 21 years 2008
=2 Iceland 20 years 2008
=2 New Zealand 20 years 2008
4 Cuba 19 years 2009
=5 Slovenia 18 years 2008
=5 Denmark 18 years 2008
=5 Ireland 18 years 2008
=5 Finland 18 years 2008
=5 Norway 18 years 2008
=10 Monaco 17 years 2009
=10 Uruguay 17 years 2008
=10 Latvia 17 years 2008
=10 United States 17 years 2008
=10 Spain 17 years 2008
=10 Lithuania 17 years 2008
=10 United Kingdom 17 years 2008
=10 Italy 17 years 2008
=10 Estonia 17 years 2008
=10 Netherlands 17 years 2008
=10 Greece 17 years 2007
=10 Montserrat 17 years 2007
=10 Argentina 17 years 2007
=10 Canada 17 years 2004
=10 Libya 17 years 2003
High income OECD countries average (profile) 16.93 years 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 16.47 years 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 16.32 years 2008
European Union average (profile) 16.24 years 2008
=25 Kazakhstan 16 years 2010
=25 Grenada 16 years 2009
=25 British Virgin Islands 16 years 2009
=25 Hong Kong 16 years 2009
=25 Poland 16 years 2008
=25 Belgium 16 years 2008
=25 Sweden 16 years 2008
=25 Czech Republic 16 years 2008
=25 Hungary 16 years 2008
=25 Israel 16 years 2008
=25 Portugal 16 years 2008
=25 Slovakia 16 years 2008
=25 France 16 years 2008
=25 South Korea 16 years 2008
=25 Germany 16 years 2006
=25 Niue 16 years 2005
=41 Mongolia 15 years 2009
=41 Tunisia 15 years 2008
=41 Malta 15 years 2008
=41 Seychelles 15 years 2008
=41 Switzerland 15 years 2008
=41 Chile 15 years 2008
=41 Japan 15 years 2008
=41 Austria 15 years 2008
=41 Romania 15 years 2008
=41 Russia 15 years 2008
=41 Ukraine 15 years 2008
=41 Jamaica 15 years 2008
=41 Venezuela 15 years 2008
=41 Belarus 15 years 2007
=41 Palau 15 years 2001
Emerging markets average (profile) 14.05 years 2008
=56 United Arab Emirates 14 years 2009
=56 Macau 14 years 2009
=56 Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 years 2009
=56 Antigua and Barbuda 14 years 2009
=56 Serbia 14 years 2009
=56 Brunei 14 years 2009
=56 Qatar 14 years 2009
=56 Colombia 14 years 2009
=56 Lebanon 14 years 2009
=56 Saint Lucia 14 years 2009
=56 Cyprus 14 years 2008
=56 Croatia 14 years 2008
=56 Brazil 14 years 2008
=56 Bulgaria 14 years 2008
=56 Mexico 14 years 2008
=56 Ecuador 14 years 2008
=56 Panama 14 years 2008
=56 Mauritius 14 years 2008
=56 Tonga 14 years 2007
=56 Bolivia 14 years 2007
=56 Bahrain 14 years 2006
=56 Gaza Strip 14 years 2006
=56 West Bank 14 years 2006
=56 Barbados 14 years 2001
=80 Cook Islands 13 years 2010
=80 Thailand 13 years 2010
=80 Indonesia 13 years 2009
=80 Kyrgyzstan 13 years 2009
=80 Saudi Arabia 13 years 2009
=80 Aruba 13 years 2009
=80 Iran 13 years 2009
=80 Georgia 13 years 2009
=80 Belize 13 years 2009
=80 Armenia 13 years 2009
=80 Kiribati 13 years 2008
=80 Saint Kitts and Nevis 13 years 2008
=80 Republic of Macedonia 13 years 2008
=80 Jordan 13 years 2008
=80 Malaysia 13 years 2008
=80 Dominica 13 years 2008
=80 Peru 13 years 2006
=80 Luxembourg 13 years 2006
=80 Kuwait 13 years 2006
=80 Samoa 13 years 2005
=80 Algeria 13 years 2005
=80 Fiji 13 years 2005
=80 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 13 years 2005
=80 Sri Lanka 13 years 2004
=80 Dominican Republic 13 years 2004
=80 South Africa 13 years 2004
=80 Suriname 13 years 2002
=107 Azerbaijan 12 years 2009
=107 Guyana 12 years 2009
=107 Cape Verde 12 years 2009
=107 Moldova 12 years 2009
=107 China 12 years 2009
=107 Namibia 12 years 2008
=107 Honduras 12 years 2008
=107 Cayman Islands 12 years 2008
=107 Philippines 12 years 2008
=107 El Salvador 12 years 2008
=107 Andorra 12 years 2008
=107 Liechtenstein 12 years 2008
=107 Trinidad and Tobago 12 years 2007
=107 Paraguay 12 years 2007
=107 Botswana 12 years 2007
=107 The Bahamas 12 years 2006
=107 Bermuda 12 years 2006
=107 Maldives 12 years 2006
=107 Costa Rica 12 years 2005
=107 Turks and Caicos Islands 12 years 2005
=107 Marshall Islands 12 years 2003
=107 Gabon 12 years 2002
=129 Sao Tome and Principe 11 years 2010
=129 Kenya 11 years 2009
=129 Uganda 11 years 2009
=129 Rwanda 11 years 2009
=129 Uzbekistan 11 years 2009
=129 Oman 11 years 2009
=129 Madagascar 11 years 2009
=129 Bhutan 11 years 2008
=129 Anguilla 11 years 2008
=129 Turkey 11 years 2008
=129 Sierra Leone 11 years 2007
=129 Syria 11 years 2007
=129 Tokelau 11 years 2004
=129 Egypt 11 years 2004
=129 Albania 11 years 2004
=129 Nicaragua 11 years 2003
=129 Tuvalu 11 years 2001
=146 Ghana 10 years 2009
=146 Lesotho 10 years 2008
=146 Nauru 10 years 2008
=146 Tajikistan 10 years 2008
=146 Guatemala 10 years 2007
=146 India 10 years 2007
=146 Morocco 10 years 2007
=146 Swaziland 10 years 2007
=146 Comoros 10 years 2005
=146 Congo, Republic of the 10 years 2005
=146 Vanuatu 10 years 2004
=146 Vietnam 10 years 2001
=158 Cameroon 9 years 2009
=158 Laos 9 years 2008
=158 The Gambia 9 years 2008
=158 Solomon Islands 9 years 2007
=158 Cambodia 9 years 2007
=158 Tanzania 9 years 2007
=158 Malawi 9 years 2007
=158 Zimbabwe 9 years 2003
=158 Liberia 9 years 2000
=167 Ethiopia 8 years 2008
=167 Bangladesh 8 years 2007
=167 Togo 8 years 2007
=167 Mozambique 8 years 2007
=167 Mauritania 8 years 2007
=167 Burma 8 years 2007
=167 Benin 8 years 2005
=167 Iraq 8 years 2005
=167 Nigeria 8 years 2005
=167 Nepal 8 years 2003
=177 Guinea 7 years 2009
=177 Mali 7 years 2009
=177 Burundi 7 years 2009
=177 Democratic Republic of the Congo 7 years 2009
=177 Afghanistan 7 years 2009
=177 Senegal 7 years 2008
=177 Yemen 7 years 2005
=177 Equatorial Guinea 7 years 2002
=177 Zambia 7 years 2000
=186 Burkina Faso 6 years 2009
=186 Pakistan 6 years 2009
=188 Niger 5 years 2010
=188 Djibouti 5 years 2009
=188 Central African Republic 5 years 2009
=188 Chad 5 years 2009
=188 Guinea-Bissau 5 years 2006
=188 Cote d'Ivoire 5 years 2000
194 Eritrea 4 years 2009
195 Somalia 2 years 2007

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