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FIELD LISTING :: LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH Print
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.


Country Comparison to the World

CountryLIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH(YEARS)
Afghanistan total population: 51.7 years
male: 50.3 years
female: 53.2 years (2017 est.)
Albania total population: 78.5 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 81.4 years (2017 est.)
Algeria total population: 77 years
male: 75.6 years
female: 78.4 years (2017 est.)
American Samoa total population: 73.4 years
male: 71.3 years
female: 75.6 years (2017 est.)
Andorra total population: 82.9 years
male: 80.7 years
female: 85.2 years (2017 est.)
Angola total population: 60.2 years
male: 58.2 years
female: 62.3 years (2017 est.)
Anguilla total population: 81.5 years
male: 78.9 years
female: 84.2 years (2017 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda total population: 76.7 years
male: 74.6 years
female: 79 years (2017 est.)
Argentina total population: 77.3 years
male: 74.2 years
female: 80.6 years (2017 est.)
Armenia total population: 74.9 years
male: 71.6 years
female: 78.5 years (2017 est.)
Aruba total population: 76.9 years
male: 73.9 years
female: 80.1 years (2017 est.)
Australia total population: 82.3 years
male: 79.8 years
female: 84.9 years (2017 est.)
Austria total population: 81.6 years
male: 78.9 years
female: 84.4 years (2017 est.)
Azerbaijan total population: 72.8 years
male: 69.7 years
female: 76.1 years (2017 est.)
Bahamas, The total population: 72.6 years
male: 70.2 years
female: 75.1 years (2017 est.)
Bahrain total population: 79 years
male: 76.8 years
female: 81.3 years (2017 est.)
Bangladesh total population: 73.4 years
male: 71.3 years
female: 75.6 years (2017 est.)
Barbados total population: 75.5 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 77.9 years (2017 est.)
Belarus total population: 73 years
male: 67.5 years
female: 78.8 years (2017 est.)
Belgium total population: 81.1 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 83.8 years (2017 est.)
Belize total population: 68.9 years
male: 67.3 years
female: 70.6 years (2017 est.)
Benin total population: 62.3 years
male: 60.9 years
female: 63.8 years (2017 est.)
Bermuda total population: 81.4 years
male: 78.2 years
female: 84.6 years (2017 est.)
Bhutan total population: 70.6 years
male: 69.6 years
female: 71.7 years (2017 est.)
Bolivia total population: 69.5 years
male: 66.7 years
female: 72.4 years (2017 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total population: 76.9 years
male: 73.9 years
female: 80.2 years (2017 est.)
Botswana total population: 63.3 years
male: 61.2 years
female: 65.5 years (2017 est.)
Brazil total population: 74 years
male: 70.5 years
female: 77.7 years (2017 est.)
British Virgin Islands total population: 78.8 years
male: 77.4 years
female: 80.3 years (2017 est.)
Brunei total population: 77.3 years
male: 75 years
female: 79.8 years (2017 est.)
Bulgaria total population: 74.7 years
male: 71.4 years
female: 78.2 years (2017 est.)
Burkina Faso total population: 55.9 years
male: 53.8 years
female: 58 years (2017 est.)
Burma total population: 68.2 years
male: 66.6 years
female: 69.9 years (2017 est.)
Burundi total population: 60.9 years
male: 59.2 years
female: 62.7 years (2017 est.)
Cabo Verde total population: 72.4 years
male: 70.1 years
female: 74.8 years (2017 est.)
Cambodia total population: 64.9 years
male: 62.4 years
female: 67.5 years (2017 est.)
Cameroon total population: 59 years
male: 57.6 years
female: 60.4 years (2017 est.)
Canada total population: 81.9 years
male: 79.3 years
female: 84.7 years (2017 est.)
Cayman Islands total population: 81.3 years
male: 78.6 years
female: 84.1 years (2017 est.)
Central African Republic total population: 52.8 years
male: 51.4 years
female: 54.2 years (2017 est.)
Chad total population: 50.6 years
male: 49.4 years
female: 51.9 years (2017 est.)
Chile total population: 78.9 years
male: 75.9 years
female: 82.1 years (2017 est.)
China total population: 75.7 years
male: 73.6 years
female: 78 years (2017 est.)
Christmas Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA (2017 est.)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA (2017 est.)
Colombia total population: 75.9 years
male: 72.8 years
female: 79.3 years (2017 est.)
Comoros total population: 64.6 years
male: 62.3 years
female: 67 years (2017 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total population: 57.7 years
male: 56.1 years
female: 59.3 years (2017 est.)
Congo, Republic of the total population: 59.8 years
male: 58.6 years
female: 61.1 years (2017 est.)
Cook Islands total population: 76 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 79 years (2017 est.)
Costa Rica total population: 78.7 years
male: 76.1 years
female: 81.5 years (2017 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire total population: 59 years
male: 57.8 years
female: 60.2 years (2017 est.)
Croatia total population: 76.1 years
male: 72.9 years
female: 79.4 years (2017 est.)
Cuba total population: 78.8 years
male: 76.5 years
female: 81.3 years (2017 est.)
Curacao total population: 78.5 years
male: 76.2 years
female: 80.9 years (2017 est.)
Cyprus total population: 78.8 years
male: 76 years
female: 81.8 years (2017 est.)
Czechia total population: 78.8 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 81.9 years (2017 est.)
Denmark total population: 79.5 years
male: 77.1 years
female: 82.1 years (2017 est.)
Djibouti total population: 63.6 years
male: 61 years
female: 66.2 years (2017 est.)
Dominica total population: 77.2 years
male: 74.2 years
female: 80.3 years (2017 est.)
Dominican Republic total population: 78.3 years
male: 76 years
female: 80.6 years (2017 est.)
Ecuador total population: 77 years
male: 74 years
female: 80.1 years (2017 est.)
Egypt total population: 73 years
male: 71.6 years
female: 74.4 years (2017 est.)
El Salvador total population: 74.9 years
male: 71.6 years
female: 78.3 years (2017 est.)
Equatorial Guinea total population: 64.6 years
male: 63.4 years
female: 65.8 years (2017 est.)
Eritrea total population: 65.2 years
male: 62.7 years
female: 67.8 years (2017 est.)
Estonia total population: 76.9 years
male: 72.1 years
female: 81.9 years (2017 est.)
Eswatini total population: 52.1 years
male: 52.7 years
female: 51.5 years (2017 est.)
Ethiopia total population: 62.6 years
male: 60.1 years
female: 65.1 years (2017 est.)
European Union total population: 80.2 years
male: 77.4 years
female: 83.2 years (2017 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) total population: 77.9
male: 75.6
female: 79.6 (2017 est.)
Faroe Islands total population: 80.5 years
male: 78 years
female: 83.2 years (2017 est.)
Fiji total population: 73 years
male: 70.3 years
female: 75.8 years (2017 est.)
Finland total population: 81 years
male: 78 years
female: 84.1 years (2017 est.)
France total population: 81.9 years
male: 78.8 years
female: 85.2 years (2017 est.)
French Polynesia total population: 77.4 years
male: 75.1 years
female: 79.8 years (2017 est.)
Gabon total population: 52.1 years
male: 51.7 years
female: 52.5 years (2017 est.)
Gambia, The total population: 65.1 years
male: 62.8 years
female: 67.5 years (2017 est.)
Gaza Strip total population: 74.2 years
male: 72.5 years
female: 75.9 years (2017 est.)
Georgia total population: 76.4 years
male: 72.3 years
female: 80.7 years (2017 est.)
Germany total population: 80.8 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 83.3 years (2017 est.)
Ghana total population: 67 years
male: 64.5 years
female: 69.6 years (2017 est.)
Gibraltar total population: 79.6 years
male: 76.7 years
female: 82.6 years (2017 est.)
Greece total population: 80.7 years
male: 78 years
female: 83.4 years (2017 est.)
Greenland total population: 72.6 years
male: 69.9 years
female: 75.5 years (2017 est.)
Grenada total population: 74.5 years
male: 71.9 years
female: 77.4 years (2017 est.)
Guam total population: 76 years
male: 73.6 years
female: 78.6 years (2017 est.)
Guatemala total population: 72.6 years
male: 70.6 years
female: 74.7 years (2017 est.)
Guernsey total population: 82.6 years
male: 79.9 years
female: 85.4 years (2017 est.)
Guinea total population: 61 years
male: 59.5 years
female: 62.6 years (2017 est.)
Guinea-Bissau total population: 51 years
male: 48.9 years
female: 53.1 years (2017 est.)
Guyana total population: 68.6 years
male: 65.6 years
female: 71.8 years (2017 est.)
Haiti total population: 64.2 years
male: 61.6 years
female: 66.8 years (2017 est.)
Honduras total population: 71.2 years
male: 69.5 years
female: 72.9 years (2017 est.)
Hong Kong total population: 83 years
male: 80.4 years
female: 85.9 years (2017 est.)
Hungary total population: 76.1 years
male: 72.4 years
female: 80 years (2017 est.)
Iceland total population: 83.1 years
male: 80.9 years
female: 85.4 years (2017 est.)
India total population: 68.8 years
male: 67.6 years
female: 70.1 years (2017 est.)
Indonesia total population: 73 years
male: 70.4 years
female: 75.7 years (2017 est.)
Iran total population: 74 years
male: 72.7 years
female: 75.5 years (2017 est.)
Iraq total population: 74.9 years
male: 72.6 years
female: 77.2 years (2017 est.)
Ireland total population: 80.9 years
male: 78.6 years
female: 83.4 years (2017 est.)
Isle of Man total population: 81.3 years
male: 79.6 years
female: 83.2 years (2017 est.)
Israel total population: 82.5 years
male: 80.7 years
female: 84.5 years (2017 est.)
Italy total population: 82.3 years
male: 79.6 years
female: 85.1 years (2017 est.)
Jamaica total population: 73.7 years
male: 72.1 years
female: 75.4 years (2017 est.)
Japan total population: 85.3 years
male: 81.9 years
female: 88.8 years (2017 est.)
Jersey total population: 81.9 years
male: 79.5 years
female: 84.6 years (2017 est.)
Jordan total population: 74.8 years
male: 73.4 years
female: 76.3 years (2017 est.)
Kazakhstan total population: 71.1 years
male: 65.9 years
female: 76 years (2017 est.)
Kenya total population: 64.3 years
male: 62.8 years
female: 65.8 years (2017 est.)
Kiribati total population: 66.5 years
male: 64 years
female: 69.1 years (2017 est.)
Korea, North total population: 70.7 years
male: 66.9 years
female: 74.8 years (2017 est.)
Korea, South total population: 82.5 years
male: 79.3 years
female: 85.8 years (2017 est.)
Kuwait total population: 78.2 years
male: 76.8 years
female: 79.6 years (2017 est.)
Kyrgyzstan total population: 70.9 years
male: 66.8 years
female: 75.4 years (2017 est.)
Laos total population: 64.6 years
male: 62.6 years
female: 66.7 years (2017 est.)
Latvia total population: 74.7 years
male: 70.1 years
female: 79.5 years (2017 est.)
Lebanon total population: 77.8 years
male: 76.5 years
female: 79.1 years (2017 est.)
Lesotho total population: 53 years
male: 53 years
female: 53.1 years (2017 est.)
Liberia total population: 63.3 years
male: 61.2 years
female: 65.5 years (2017 est.)
Libya total population: 76.7 years
male: 74.9 years
female: 78.5 years (2017 est.)
Liechtenstein total population: 81.9 years
male: 79.7 years
female: 84.7 years (2017 est.)
Lithuania total population: 75 years
male: 69.7 years
female: 80.7 years (2017 est.)
Luxembourg total population: 82.3 years
male: 79.9 years
female: 84.9 years (2017 est.)
Macau total population: 84.6 years
male: 81.6 years
female: 87.7 years (2017 est.)
Macedonia total population: 76.4 years
male: 73.8 years
female: 79.2 years (2017 est.)
Madagascar total population: 66.3 years
male: 64.7 years
female: 67.8 years (2017 est.)
Malawi total population: 61.7 years
male: 59.7 years
female: 63.8 years (2017 est.)
Malaysia total population: 75.2 years
male: 72.4 years
female: 78.2 years (2017 est.)
Maldives total population: 75.8 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 78.3 years (2017 est.)
Mali total population: 60.3 years
male: 58.2 years
female: 62.5 years (2017 est.)
Malta total population: 80.5 years
male: 78.1 years
female: 83 years (2017 est.)
Marshall Islands total population: 73.4 years
male: 71.2 years
female: 75.7 years (2017 est.)
Mauritania total population: 63.4 years
male: 61.1 years
female: 65.8 years (2017 est.)
Mauritius total population: 75.8 years
male: 72.4 years
female: 79.5 years (2017 est.)
Mexico total population: 76.1 years
male: 73.3 years
female: 79 years (2017 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of total population: 73.1 years
male: 71.1 years
female: 75.3 years (2017 est.)
Moldova total population: 71 years
male: 67.1 years
female: 75.1 years (2017 est.)
Monaco total population: 89.4 years
male: 85.6 years
female: 93.5 years (2017 est.)
Mongolia total population: 69.9 years
male: 65.7 years
female: 74.4 years (2017 est.)
Montserrat total population: 74.6 years
male: 75.9 years
female: 73.2 years (2017 est.)
Morocco total population: 77.1 years
male: 74 years
female: 80.3 years (2017 est.)
Mozambique total population: 53.7 years
male: 52.9 years
female: 54.5 years (2017 est.)
Namibia total population: 64 years
male: 62.4 years
female: 65.6 years (2017 est.)
Nauru total population: 67.4 years
male: 63.3 years
female: 70.9 years (2017 est.)
Nepal total population: 71 years
male: 70.4 years
female: 71.6 years (2017 est.)
Netherlands total population: 81.4 years
male: 79.3 years
female: 83.7 years (2017 est.)
New Caledonia total population: 77.9 years
male: 73.9 years
female: 82 years (2017 est.)
New Zealand total population: 81.3 years
male: 79.1 years
female: 83.5 years (2017 est.)
Nicaragua total population: 73.5 years
male: 71.3 years
female: 75.8 years (2017 est.)
Niger total population: 55.9 years
male: 54.7 years
female: 57.3 years (2017 est.)
Nigeria total population: 53.8 years
male: 52.8 years
female: 55 years (2017 est.)
Niue total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA (2017 est.)
Norfolk Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA (2017 est.)
Northern Mariana Islands total population: 75.4 years
male: 73.4 years
female: 77.8 years (2017 est.)
Norway total population: 81.9 years
male: 79.8 years
female: 84 years (2017 est.)
Oman total population: 75.7 years
male: 73.7 years
female: 77.7 years (2017 est.)
Pakistan total population: 68.1 years
male: 66.1 years
female: 70.1 years (2017 est.)
Palau total population: 73.4 years
male: 70.2 years
female: 76.8 years (2017 est.)
Panama total population: 78.8 years
male: 76 years
female: 81.7 years (2017 est.)
Papua New Guinea total population: 67.3 years
male: 65.1 years
female: 69.7 years (2017 est.)
Paraguay total population: 77.4 years
male: 74.7 years
female: 80.2 years (2017 est.)
Peru total population: 74 years
male: 71.9 years
female: 76.1 years (2017 est.)
Philippines total population: 69.4 years
male: 65.9 years
female: 73.1 years (2017 est.)
Pitcairn Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA (2017 est.)
Poland total population: 77.8 years
male: 73.9 years
female: 81.8 years (2017 est.)
Portugal total population: 79.4 years
male: 76.2 years
female: 82.9 years (2017 est.)
Puerto Rico total population: 80.9 years
male: 77.6 years
female: 84.4 years (2017 est.)
Qatar total population: 78.9 years
male: 76.8 years
female: 81 years (2017 est.)
Romania total population: 75.4 years
male: 71.9 years
female: 79 years (2017 est.)
Russia total population: 71 years
male: 65.3 years
female: 77.1 years (2017 est.)
Rwanda total population: 64.3 years
male: 62.3 years
female: 66.3 years (2017 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha total population: 79.6 years
male: 76.7 years
female: 82.7 years (2017 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis total population: 75.9 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 78.4 years (2017 est.)
Saint Lucia total population: 77.9 years
male: 75.2 years
female: 80.8 years (2017 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total population: 80.6 years
male: 78.3 years
female: 83.1 years (2017 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total population: 75.5 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 77.6 years (2017 est.)
Samoa total population: 74 years
male: 71.1 years
female: 77 years (2017 est.)
San Marino total population: 83.3 years
male: 80.8 years
female: 86.1 years (2017 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe total population: 65.3 years
male: 63.9 years
female: 66.7 years (2017 est.)
Saudi Arabia total population: 75.5 years
male: 73.4 years
female: 77.7 years (2017 est.)
Senegal total population: 62.1 years
male: 60 years
female: 64.3 years (2017 est.)
Serbia total population: 75.7 years
male: 72.8 years
female: 78.8 years (2017 est.)
Seychelles total population: 74.9 years
male: 70.4 years
female: 79.6 years (2017 est.)
Sierra Leone total population: 58.6 years
male: 56 years
female: 61.3 years (2017 est.)
Singapore total population: 85.2 years
male: 82.6 years
female: 88.1 years (2017 est.)
Sint Maarten total population: 78.3 years
male: 76 years
female: 80.8 years (2017 est.)
Slovakia total population: 77.3 years
male: 73.7 years
female: 81.1 years (2017 est.)
Slovenia total population: 78.3 years
male: 74.8 years
female: 82.2 years (2017 est.)
Solomon Islands total population: 75.6 years
male: 72.9 years
female: 78.3 years (2017 est.)
Somalia total population: 52.8 years
male: 50.7 years
female: 54.9 years (2017 est.)
South Africa total population: 63.8 years
male: 62.4 years
female: 65.3 years (2017 est.)
Spain total population: 81.8 years
male: 78.8 years
female: 84.9 years (2017 est.)
Sri Lanka total population: 76.9 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 80.6 years (2017 est.)
Sudan total population: 64.4 years
male: 62.3 years
female: 66.7 years (2017 est.)
Suriname total population: 72.5 years
male: 70.1 years
female: 75.1 years (2017 est.)
Svalbard total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA (2017 est.)
Sweden total population: 82.1 years
male: 80.2 years
female: 84.2 years (2017 est.)
Switzerland total population: 82.6 years
male: 80.3 years
female: 85.1 years (2017 est.)
Syria total population: 75.1 years
male: 72.7 years
female: 77.6 years (2017 est.)
Taiwan total population: 80.2 years
male: 77.1 years
female: 83.6 years (2017 est.)
Tajikistan total population: 68.1 years
male: 64.9 years
female: 71.4 years (2017 est.)
Tanzania total population: 62.6 years
male: 61.2 years
female: 64.1 years (2017 est.)
Thailand total population: 74.9 years
male: 71.7 years
female: 78.3 years (2017 est.)
Timor-Leste total population: 68.4 years
male: 66.8 years
female: 70.1 years (2017 est.)
Togo total population: 65.4 years
male: 62.8 years
female: 68.1 years (2017 est.)
Tokelau total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA (2017 est.)
Tonga total population: 76.4 years
male: 74.9 years
female: 78.1 years (2017 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago total population: 73.1 years
male: 70.2 years
female: 76.2 years (2017 est.)
Tunisia total population: 75.7 years
male: 74.1 years
female: 77.4 years (2017 est.)
Turkey total population: 75 years
male: 72.7 years
female: 77.5 years (2017 est.)
Turkmenistan total population: 70.4 years
male: 67.4 years
female: 73.6 years (2017 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands total population: 80 years
male: 77.2 years
female: 82.9 years (2017 est.)
Tuvalu total population: 66.9 years
male: 64.7 years
female: 69.2 years (2017 est.)
Uganda total population: 55.9 years
male: 54.4 years
female: 57.3 years (2017 est.)
Ukraine total population: 72.1 years
male: 67.4 years
female: 77.1 years (2017 est.)
United Arab Emirates total population: 77.7 years
male: 75 years
female: 80.4 years (2017 est.)
United Kingdom total population: 80.8 years
male: 78.6 years
female: 83.1 years (2017 est.)
United States total population: 80 years
male: 77.7 years
female: 82.2 years (2017 est.)
Uruguay total population: 77.4 years
male: 74.2 years
female: 80.6 years (2017 est.)
Uzbekistan total population: 74 years
male: 71 years
female: 77.3 years (2017 est.)
Vanuatu total population: 73.7 years
male: 72.1 years
female: 75.4 years (2017 est.)
Venezuela total population: 76 years
male: 73 years
female: 79.1 years (2017 est.)
Vietnam total population: 73.7 years
male: 71.2 years
female: 76.4 years (2017 est.)
Virgin Islands total population: 79.4 years
male: 76.2 years
female: 82.8 years (2017 est.)
Wallis and Futuna total population: 79.8 years
male: 76.8 years
female: 83 years (2017 est.)
West Bank total population: 75.2 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 77.4 years (2017 est.)
Western Sahara total population: 63.4 years
male: 61.1 years
female: 65.8 years (2017 est.)
World total population: 69 years
male: 67 years
female: 71.1 years (2017 est.)
Yemen total population: 65.9 years
male: 63.7 years
female: 68.2 years (2017 est.)
Zambia total population: 52.7 years
male: 51.1 years
female: 54.4 years (2017 est.)
Zimbabwe total population: 60.4 years
male: 58.3 years
female: 62.5 years (2017 est.)