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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: 51.3 years
male: 49.9 years
female: 52.7 years (2016 est.)
Albania total population: 78.3 years
male: 75.7 years
female: 81.2 years (2016 est.)
Algeria total population: 76.8 years
male: 75.5 years
female: 78.2 years (2016 est.)
American Samoa total population: 75.4 years
male: 72.4 years
female: 78.5 years (2016 est.)
Andorra total population: 82.8 years
male: 80.6 years
female: 85.1 years (2016 est.)
Angola total population: 56 years
male: 54.8 years
female: 57.2 years (2016 est.)
Anguilla total population: 81.4 years
male: 78.8 years
female: 84.1 years (2016 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda total population: 76.5 years
male: 74.4 years
female: 78.8 years (2016 est.)
Argentina total population: 77.1 years
male: 74 years
female: 80.4 years (2016 est.)
Armenia total population: 74.6 years
male: 71.4 years
female: 78.3 years (2016 est.)
Aruba total population: 76.8 years
male: 73.7 years
female: 79.9 years (2016 est.)
Australia total population: 82.2 years
male: 79.8 years
female: 84.8 years (2016 est.)
Austria total population: 81.5 years
male: 78.9 years
female: 84.3 years (2016 est.)
Azerbaijan total population: 72.5 years
male: 69.5 years
female: 75.8 years (2016 est.)
Bahamas, The total population: 72.4 years
male: 70 years
female: 74.8 years (2016 est.)
Bahrain total population: 78.9 years
male: 76.7 years
female: 81.1 years (2016 est.)
Bangladesh total population: 73.2 years
male: 71 years
female: 75.4 years (2016 est.)
Barbados total population: 75.3 years
male: 73 years
female: 77.7 years (2016 est.)
Belarus total population: 72.7 years
male: 67.2 years
female: 78.6 years (2016 est.)
Belgium total population: 81 years
male: 78.4 years
female: 83.7 years (2016 est.)
Belize total population: 68.7 years
male: 67.2 years
female: 70.4 years (2016 est.)
Benin total population: 61.9 years
male: 60.5 years
female: 63.3 years (2016 est.)
Bermuda total population: 81.3 years
male: 78.1 years
female: 84.5 years (2016 est.)
Bhutan total population: 70.1 years
male: 69.1 years
female: 71.1 years (2016 est.)
Bolivia total population: 69.2 years
male: 66.4 years
female: 72.1 years (2016 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total population: 76.7 years
male: 73.7 years
female: 80 years (2016 est.)
Botswana total population: 54.5 years
male: 56.3 years
female: 52.6 years (2016 est.)
Brazil total population: 73.8 years
male: 70.2 years
female: 77.5 years (2016 est.)
British Virgin Islands total population: 78.6 years
male: 77.2 years
female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)
Brunei total population: 77.2 years
male: 74.8 years
female: 79.6 years (2016 est.)
Bulgaria total population: 74.5 years
male: 71.2 years
female: 78 years (2016 est.)
Burkina Faso total population: 55.5 years
male: 53.4 years
female: 57.6 years (2016 est.)
Burma total population: 66.6 years
male: 64.2 years
female: 69.2 years (2016 est.)
Burundi total population: 60.5 years
male: 58.8 years
female: 62.3 years (2016 est.)
Cabo Verde total population: 72.1 years
male: 69.8 years
female: 74.5 years (2016 est.)
Cambodia total population: 64.5 years
male: 62 years
female: 67.1 years (2016 est.)
Cameroon total population: 58.5 years
male: 57.1 years
female: 59.9 years (2016 est.)
Canada total population: 81.9 years
male: 79.2 years
female: 84.6 years (2016 est.)
Cayman Islands total population: 81.2 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 84 years (2016 est.)
Central African Republic total population: 52.3 years
male: 51 years
female: 53.7 years (2016 est.)
Chad total population: 50.2 years
male: 49 years
female: 51.5 years (2016 est.)
Chile total population: 78.8 years
male: 75.7 years
female: 81.9 years (2016 est.)
China total population: 75.5 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 77.9 years (2016 est.)
Christmas Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Colombia total population: 75.7 years
male: 72.6 years
female: 79 years (2016 est.)
Comoros total population: 64.2 years
male: 61.9 years
female: 66.6 years (2016 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total population: 57.3 years
male: 55.8 years
female: 58.9 years (2016 est.)
Congo, Republic of the total population: 59.3 years
male: 58.1 years
female: 60.6 years (2016 est.)
Cook Islands total population: 75.8 years
male: 73 years
female: 78.8 years (2016 est.)
Costa Rica total population: 78.6 years
male: 75.9 years
female: 81.4 years (2016 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire total population: 58.7 years
male: 57.5 years
female: 59.9 years (2016 est.)
Croatia total population: 75.9 years
male: 72.7 years
female: 79.2 years (2016 est.)
Cuba total population: 78.7 years
male: 76.4 years
female: 81.1 years (2016 est.)
Curacao total population: 78.3 years
male: 76 years
female: 80.7 years (2016 est.)
Cyprus total population: 78.7 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 81.6 years (2016 est.)
Czechia total population: 78.6 years
male: 75.7 years
female: 81.8 years (2016 est.)
Denmark total population: 79.4 years
male: 77 years
female: 82 years (2016 est.)
Djibouti total population: 63.2 years
male: 60.7 years
female: 65.8 years (2016 est.)
Dominica total population: 77 years
male: 74 years
female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)
Dominican Republic total population: 78.1 years
male: 75.9 years
female: 80.5 years (2016 est.)
Ecuador total population: 76.8 years
male: 73.8 years
female: 79.9 years (2016 est.)
Egypt total population: 72.7 years
male: 71.4 years
female: 74.2 years (2016 est.)
El Salvador total population: 74.7 years
male: 71.4 years
female: 78.1 years (2016 est.)
Equatorial Guinea total population: 64.2 years
male: 63.1 years
female: 65.4 years (2016 est.)
Eritrea total population: 64.9 years
male: 62.4 years
female: 67.5 years (2016 est.)
Estonia total population: 76.7 years
male: 71.9 years
female: 81.7 years (2016 est.)
Ethiopia total population: 62.2 years
male: 59.8 years
female: 64.7 years (2016 est.)
European Union total population: 80.2 years
male: 77.4 years
female: 83.2 years (2016 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) total population: 77.9
male: 75.6
female: 79.6 (2012 est.)
Faroe Islands total population: 80.4 years
male: 77.8 years
female: 83.1 years (2016 est.)
Fiji total population: 72.7 years
male: 70 years
female: 75.5 years (2016 est.)
Finland total population: 80.9 years
male: 77.9 years
female: 84 years (2016 est.)
France total population: 81.8 years
male: 78.7 years
female: 85.1 years (2016 est.)
French Polynesia total population: 77.2 years
male: 74.9 years
female: 79.6 years (2016 est.)
Gabon total population: 52.1 years
male: 51.6 years
female: 52.5 years (2016 est.)
Gambia, The total population: 64.9 years
male: 62.5 years
female: 67.3 years (2016 est.)
Gaza Strip total population: 73.9 years
male: 72.3 years
female: 75.7 years (2016 est.)
Georgia total population: 76.2 years
male: 72.1 years
female: 80.6 years (2016 est.)
Germany total population: 80.7 years
male: 78.4 years
female: 83.1 years (2016 est.)
Ghana total population: 66.6 years
male: 64.1 years
female: 69.1 years (2016 est.)
Gibraltar total population: 79.4 years
male: 76.6 years
female: 82.5 years (2016 est.)
Greece total population: 80.5 years
male: 77.9 years
female: 83.3 years (2016 est.)
Greenland total population: 72.4 years
male: 69.7 years
female: 75.2 years (2016 est.)
Grenada total population: 74.3 years
male: 71.7 years
female: 77.1 years (2016 est.)
Guam total population: 79.1 years
male: 76.1 years
female: 82.4 years (2016 est.)
Guatemala total population: 72.3 years
male: 70.3 years
female: 74.4 years (2016 est.)
Guernsey total population: 82.5 years
male: 79.9 years
female: 85.4 years (2016 est.)
Guinea-Bissau total population: 50.6 years
male: 48.6 years
female: 52.7 years (2016 est.)
Guinea total population: 60.6 years
male: 59 years
female: 62.2 years (2016 est.)
Guyana total population: 68.4 years
male: 65.4 years
female: 71.5 years (2016 est.)
Haiti total population: 63.8 years
male: 61.2 years
female: 66.4 years (2016 est.)
Honduras total population: 71.1 years
male: 69.5 years
female: 72.8 years (2016 est.)
Hong Kong total population: 82.9 years
male: 80.3 years
female: 85.8 years (2016 est.)
Hungary total population: 75.9 years
male: 72.2 years
female: 79.8 years (2016 est.)
Iceland total population: 83 years
male: 80.9 years
female: 85.3 years (2016 est.)
India total population: 68.5 years
male: 67.3 years
female: 69.8 years (2016 est.)
Indonesia total population: 72.7 years
male: 70.1 years
female: 75.5 years (2016 est.)
Iran total population: 71.4 years
male: 69.8 years
female: 73.1 years (2016 est.)
Iraq total population: 74.9 years
male: 72.6 years
female: 77.2 years (2016 est.)
Ireland total population: 80.8 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 83.2 years (2016 est.)
Isle of Man total population: 81.2 years
male: 79.5 years
female: 83 years (2016 est.)
Israel total population: 82.4 years
male: 80.6 years
female: 84.4 years (2016 est.)
Italy total population: 82.2 years
male: 79.6 years
female: 85 years (2016 est.)
Jamaica total population: 73.6 years
male: 72 years
female: 75.3 years (2016 est.)
Japan total population: 85 years
male: 81.7 years
female: 88.5 years (2016 est.)
Jersey total population: 81.9 years
male: 79.4 years
female: 84.5 years (2016 est.)
Jordan total population: 74.6 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 76.1 years (2016 est.)
Kazakhstan total population: 70.8 years
male: 65.6 years
female: 75.7 years (2016 est.)
Kenya total population: 64 years
male: 62.6 years
female: 65.5 years (2016 est.)
Kiribati total population: 66.2 years
male: 63.7 years
female: 68.8 years (2016 est.)
Korea, North total population: 70.4 years
male: 66.6 years
female: 74.5 years (2016 est.)
Korea, South total population: 82.4 years
male: 79.3 years
female: 85.8 years (2016 est.)
Kuwait total population: 78 years
male: 76.6 years
female: 79.4 years (2016 est.)
Kyrgyzstan total population: 70.7 years
male: 66.5 years
female: 75.1 years (2016 est.)
Laos total population: 64.3 years
male: 62.2 years
female: 66.4 years (2016 est.)
Latvia total population: 74.5 years
male: 69.9 years
female: 79.3 years (2016 est.)
Lebanon total population: 77.6 years
male: 76.3 years
female: 78.9 years (2016 est.)
Lesotho total population: 53 years
male: 52.9 years
female: 53.1 years (2016 est.)
Liberia total population: 59 years
male: 57.3 years
female: 60.8 years (2016 est.)
Libya total population: 76.5 years
male: 74.7 years
female: 78.3 years (2016 est.)
Liechtenstein total population: 81.9 years
male: 79.7 years
female: 84.6 years (2016 est.)
Lithuania total population: 74.9 years
male: 69.5 years
female: 80.6 years (2016 est.)
Luxembourg total population: 82.3 years
male: 79.8 years
female: 84.9 years (2016 est.)
Macau total population: 84.5 years
male: 81.6 years
female: 87.6 years (2016 est.)
Macedonia total population: 76.2 years
male: 73.6 years
female: 79 years (2016 est.)
Madagascar total population: 65.9 years
male: 64.4 years
female: 67.4 years (2016 est.)
Malawi total population: 61.2 years
male: 59.2 years
female: 63.2 years (2016 est.)
Malaysia total population: 75 years
male: 72.2 years
female: 78 years (2016 est.)
Maldives total population: 75.6 years
male: 73.3 years
female: 78 years (2016 est.)
Mali total population: 55.8 years
male: 53.9 years
female: 57.7 years (2016 est.)
Malta total population: 80.4 years
male: 78 years
female: 82.8 years (2016 est.)
Marshall Islands total population: 73.1 years
male: 70.9 years
female: 75.4 years (2016 est.)
Mauritania total population: 63 years
male: 60.7 years
female: 65.4 years (2016 est.)
Mauritius total population: 75.6 years
male: 72.2 years
female: 79.2 years (2016 est.)
Mexico total population: 75.9 years
male: 73.1 years
female: 78.8 years (2016 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of total population: 72.9 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 75 years (2016 est.)
Moldova total population: 70.7 years
male: 66.9 years
female: 74.8 years (2016 est.)
Monaco total population: 89.5 years
male: 85.6 years
female: 93.5 years (2016 est.)
Mongolia total population: 69.6 years
male: 65.4 years
female: 74.1 years (2016 est.)
Montserrat total population: 74.4 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 72.9 years (2016 est.)
Morocco total population: 76.9 years
male: 73.8 years
female: 80.1 years (2016 est.)
Mozambique total population: 53.3 years
male: 52.6 years
female: 54.1 years (2016 est.)
Namibia total population: 63.6 years
male: 62.1 years
female: 65.1 years (2016 est.)
Nauru total population: 67.1 years
male: 63 years
female: 70.5 years (2016 est.)
Nepal total population: 70.7 years
male: 70.1 years
female: 71.3 years (2016 est.)
Netherlands total population: 81.3 years
male: 79.2 years
female: 83.6 years (2016 est.)
New Caledonia total population: 77.7 years
male: 73.7 years
female: 81.9 years (2016 est.)
New Zealand total population: 81.2 years
male: 79.1 years
female: 83.3 years (2016 est.)
Nicaragua total population: 73.2 years
male: 71.1 years
female: 75.5 years (2016 est.)
Nigeria total population: 53.4 years
male: 52.4 years
female: 54.5 years (2016 est.)
Niger total population: 55.5 years
male: 54.3 years
female: 56.8 years (2016 est.)
Niue total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Norfolk Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Northern Mariana Islands total population: 78 years
male: 75.3 years
female: 80.8 years (2016 est.)
Norway total population: 81.8 years
male: 79.8 years
female: 83.9 years (2016 est.)
Oman total population: 75.5 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 77.5 years (2016 est.)
Pakistan total population: 67.7 years
male: 65.8 years
female: 69.8 years (2016 est.)
Palau total population: 73.1 years
male: 69.9 years
female: 76.5 years (2016 est.)
Panama total population: 78.6 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 81.6 years (2016 est.)
Papua New Guinea total population: 67.2 years
male: 65 years
female: 69.5 years (2016 est.)
Paraguay total population: 77.2 years
male: 74.5 years
female: 80 years (2016 est.)
Peru total population: 73.7 years
male: 71.7 years
female: 75.9 years (2016 est.)
Philippines total population: 69.2 years
male: 65.7 years
female: 72.9 years (2016 est.)
Pitcairn Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Poland total population: 77.6 years
male: 73.7 years
female: 81.7 years (2016 est.)
Portugal total population: 79.3 years
male: 76.1 years
female: 82.8 years (2016 est.)
Puerto Rico total population: 79.4 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 83.1 years (2016 est.)
Qatar total population: 78.7 years
male: 76.7 years
female: 80.8 years (2016 est.)
Romania total population: 75.1 years
male: 71.7 years
female: 78.8 years (2016 est.)
Russia total population: 70.8 years
male: 65 years
female: 76.8 years (2016 est.)
Rwanda total population: 60.1 years
male: 58.5 years
female: 61.7 years (2016 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha total population: 79.5 years
male: 76.6 years
female: 82.6 years (2016 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis total population: 75.7 years
male: 73.3 years
female: 78.2 years (2016 est.)
Saint Lucia total population: 77.8 years
male: 75 years
female: 80.7 years (2016 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total population: 80.5 years
male: 78.2 years
female: 83 years (2016 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total population: 75.3 years
male: 73.3 years
female: 77.4 years (2016 est.)
Samoa total population: 73.7 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 76.8 years (2016 est.)
San Marino total population: 83.3 years
male: 80.7 years
female: 86.1 years (2016 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe total population: 64.9 years
male: 63.6 years
female: 66.3 years (2016 est.)
Saudi Arabia total population: 75.3 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 77.4 years (2016 est.)
Senegal total population: 61.7 years
male: 59.7 years
female: 63.8 years (2016 est.)
Serbia total population: 75.5 years
male: 72.6 years
female: 78.5 years (2016 est.)
Seychelles total population: 74.7 years
male: 70.2 years
female: 79.4 years (2016 est.)
Sierra Leone total population: 58.2 years
male: 55.6 years
female: 60.9 years (2016 est.)
Singapore total population: 85 years
male: 82.3 years
female: 87.8 years (2016 est.)
Sint Maarten total population: 78.1 years
male: 75.8 years
female: 80.6 years (2013 est.)
Slovakia total population: 77.1 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 80.9 years (2016 est.)
Slovenia total population: 78.2 years
male: 74.6 years
female: 82 years (2016 est.)
Solomon Islands total population: 75.3 years
male: 72.7 years
female: 78.1 years (2016 est.)
Somalia total population: 52.4 years
male: 50.3 years
female: 54.5 years (2016 est.)
South Africa total population: 63.1 years
male: 61.6 years
female: 64.6 years (2016 est.)
Spain total population: 81.7 years
male: 78.7 years
female: 84.9 years (2016 est.)
Sri Lanka total population: 76.8 years
male: 73.3 years
female: 80.4 years (2016 est.)
Sudan total population: 64.1 years
male: 62 years
female: 66.3 years (2016 est.)
Suriname total population: 72.2 years
male: 69.8 years
female: 74.8 years (2016 est.)
Svalbard total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Swaziland total population: 51.6 years
male: 52.2 years
female: 51 years (2016 est.)
Sweden total population: 82.1 years
male: 80.2 years
female: 84.1 years (2016 est.)
Switzerland total population: 82.6 years
male: 80.3 years
female: 85 years (2016 est.)
Syria total population: 74.9 years
male: 72.5 years
female: 77.4 years (2016 est.)
Taiwan total population: 80.1 years
male: 77 years
female: 83.5 years (2016 est.)
Tajikistan total population: 67.7 years
male: 64.6 years
female: 71 years (2016 est.)
Tanzania total population: 62.2 years
male: 60.8 years
female: 63.6 years (2016 est.)
Thailand total population: 74.7 years
male: 71.5 years
female: 78 years (2016 est.)
Timor-Leste total population: 68.1 years
male: 66.5 years
female: 69.7 years (2016 est.)
Togo total population: 65 years
male: 62.3 years
female: 67.7 years (2016 est.)
Tokelau total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Tonga total population: 76.2 years
male: 74.7 years
female: 77.8 years (2016 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago total population: 72.9 years
male: 69.9 years
female: 75.9 years (2016 est.)
Tunisia total population: 76.1 years
male: 74 years
female: 78.4 years (2016 est.)
Turkey total population: 74.8 years
male: 72.5 years
female: 77.3 years (2016 est.)
Turkmenistan total population: 70.1 years
male: 67.1 years
female: 73.3 years (2016 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands total population: 79.8 years
male: 77.1 years
female: 82.7 years (2016 est.)
Tuvalu total population: 66.5 years
male: 64.3 years
female: 68.8 years (2016 est.)
Uganda total population: 55.4 years
male: 54 years
female: 56.9 years (2016 est.)
Ukraine total population: 71.8 years
male: 67.1 years
female: 76.9 years (2016 est.)
United Arab Emirates total population: 77.5 years
male: 74.8 years
female: 80.2 years (2016 est.)
United Kingdom total population: 80.7 years
male: 78.5 years
female: 83 years (2016 est.)
United States total population: 79.8 years
male: 77.5 years
female: 82.1 years (2016 est.)
Uruguay total population: 77.2 years
male: 74.1 years
female: 80.5 years (2016 est.)
Uzbekistan total population: 73.8 years
male: 70.7 years
female: 77 years (2016 est.)
Vanuatu total population: 73.4 years
male: 71.8 years
female: 75.1 years (2016 est.)
Venezuela total population: 75.8 years
male: 72.7 years
female: 78.9 years (2016 est.)
Vietnam total population: 73.4 years
male: 70.9 years
female: 76.2 years (2016 est.)
Virgin Islands total population: 80 years
male: 77 years
female: 83.2 years (2016 est.)
Wallis and Futuna total population: 79.7 years
male: 76.7 years
female: 82.8 years (2016 est.)
West Bank total population: 75 years
male: 73 years
female: 77.1 years (2016 est.)
Western Sahara total population: 63 years
male: 60.7 years
female: 65.4 years (2016 est.)
World total population: 69 years
male: 67 years
female: 71.1 years (2016 est.)
Yemen total population: 65.5 years
male: 63.4 years
female: 67.8 years (2016 est.)
Zambia total population: 52.5 years
male: 50.8 years
female: 54.1 years (2016 est.)
Zimbabwe total population: 58 years
male: 57.3 years
female: 58.7 years (2016 est.)