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Field Listing :: School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
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.
By Country Listing of the values for the School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education) field
Country School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education)
Afghanistan
total: 10 years (2014)
male: 13 years (2014)
female: 8 years (2014)
Albania
total: 15 years (201)
male: 15 years (2017)
female: 16 years (2017)
Algeria
total: 14 years (2011)
male: 14 years (2011)
female: 15 years (2011)
Angola
total: 10 years (2011)
male: 13 years (2011)
female: 8 years (2011)
Antigua and Barbuda
total: 13 years (2012)
male: 12 years (2012)
female: 13 years (2012)
Argentina
total: 18 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 19 years (2016)
Armenia
total: 13 years (2015)
male: 13 years (2015)
female: 13 years (2015)
Aruba
total: 14 years (2012)
male: 13 years (2012)
female: 14 years (2012)
Australia
total: 23 years (2016)
male: 23 years (2016)
female: 23 years (2016)
Austria
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Azerbaijan
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 13 years (2017)
female: 14 years (2017)
Bahrain
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 15 years (2017)
female: 16 years (2017)
Bangladesh
total: 11 years (2017)
male: 11 years (2017)
female: 12 years (2017)
Barbados
total: 15 years (2011)
male: 14 years (2011)
female: 17 years (2011)
Belarus
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 15 years (2017)
female: 16 years (2017)
Belgium
total: 20 years (2016)
male: 19 years (2016)
female: 21 years (2016)
Belize
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 13 years (2017)
female: 13 years (2017)
Benin
total: 13 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 11 years (2016)
Bermuda
total: 12 years (2015)
male: 11 years (2015)
female: 12 years (2015)
Bhutan
total: 12 years (2013)
male: 12 years (2013)
female: 12 years (2013)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
total: 14 years (2014)
male: 14 years (2014)
female: 15 years (2014)
Botswana
total: 13 years (2013)
male: 13 years (2013)
female: 13 years (2013)
Brazil
total: 15 years (2015)
male: 15 years (2015)
female: 16 years (2015)
British Virgin Islands
total: 14 years (2016)
male: NA (2015)
female: NA (2015)
Brunei
total: 14 years (2017)
male: 14 years (2017)
female: 15 years (2017)
Bulgaria
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 15 years (2016)
Burkina Faso
total: 9 years (2017)
male: 9 years (2017)
female: 9 years (2017)
Burma
total: 10 years (2017)
male: 10 years (2017)
female: 10 years (2017)
Burundi
total: 11 years (2017)
male: 11 years (2017)
female: 11 years (2017)
Cabo Verde
total: 12 years (2017)
male: 12 years (2017)
female: 12 years (2017)
Cambodia
total: 11 years (2008)
male: 11 years (2008)
female: 10 years (2008)
Cameroon
total: 13 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 12 years (2016)
Canada
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Central African Republic
total: 7 years (2012)
male: 8 years (2012)
female: 6 years (2012)
Chad
total: 8 years (2014)
male: 9 years (2014)
female: 6 years (2014)
Chile
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
China
total: 14 years (2015)
male: 14 years (2015)
female: 14 years (2015)
Colombia
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 14 years (2017)
female: 15 years (2017)
Comoros
total: 11 years (2014)
male: 11 years (2014)
female: 11 years (2014)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
total: 10 years (2013)
male: 11 years (2013)
female: 9 years (2013)
Congo, Republic of the
total: 11 years (2012)
male: 11 years (2012)
female: 11 years (2012)
Cook Islands
total: 15 years (2015)
male: 15 years (2015)
female: 16 years (2015)
Costa Rica
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Cote d'Ivoire
total: 10 years (2016)
male: 11 years (2016)
female: 9 years (2016)
Croatia
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Cuba
total: 14 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 14 years (2016)
Curacao
total: 18 years (2013)
male: 18 years (2013)
female: 19 years (2013)
Cyprus
total: 15 years (2015)
male: 14 years (2015)
female: 15 years (2015)
Czechia
total: 17 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 18 years (2016)
Denmark
total: 19 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 20 years (2016)
Djibouti
total: 6 years (2011)
male: 7 years (2011)
female: 6 years (2011)
Dominican Republic
total: 14 years (2016)
male: 13 years (2016)
female: 14 years (2016)
Ecuador
total: 16 years (2015)
male: 15 years (2015)
female: 16 years (2015)
Egypt
total: 13 years (2016)
male: 13 years (2016)
female: 13 years (2016)
El Salvador
total: 12 years (2016)
male: 12 years (2016)
female: 12 years (2016)
Eritrea
total: 5 years (2015)
male: 6 years (2015)
female: 5 years (2015)
Estonia
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Eswatini
total: 11 years (2013)
male: 12 years (2013)
female: 11 years (2013)
Ethiopia
total: 8 years (2012)
male: 9 years (2012)
female: 8 years (2012)
Finland
total: 19 years (2016)
male: 19 years (2016)
female: 20 years (2016)
France
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Gambia, The
total: 9 years (2010)
male: 9 years (2010)
female: 9 years (2010)
Gaza Strip
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 12 years (2017)
female: 14 years (2017)

note: data represent Gaza Strip and the West Bank

Georgia
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 15 years (2017)
female: 16 years (2017)
Germany
total: 17 years (2016)
male: 17 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Ghana
total: 12 years (2017)
male: 12 years (2017)
female: 11 years (2017)
Greece
total: 18 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 18 years (2016)
Grenada
total: 17 years (2017)
male: 16 years (2017)
female: 17 years (2017)
Guatemala
total: 11 years (2014)
male: 11 years (2014)
female: 11 years (2014)
Guinea
total: 9 years (2014)
male: 10 years (2014)
female: 8 years (2014)
Guyana
total: 11 years (2012)
male: 11 years (2012)
female: 12 years (2012)
Honduras
total: 10 years (2014)
male: 10 years (2014)
female: 11 years (2014)
Hong Kong
total: 16 years (2014)
male: 16 years (2014)
female: 16 years (2014)
Hungary
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 15 years (2016)
Iceland
total: 19 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 20 years (2016)
India
total: 12 years (2016)
male: 12 years (2016)
female: 13 years (2016)
Indonesia
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 13 years (2017)
female: 13 years (2017)
Iran
total: 15 years (2015)
male: 15 years (2015)
female: 15 years (2015)
Ireland
total: 19 years (2016)
male: 19 years (2016)
female: 19 years (2016)
Israel
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Italy
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Japan
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 15 years (2016)
Jordan
total: 13 years (2012)
male: 12 years (2012)
female: 13 years (2012)
Kazakhstan
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 15 years (2017)
female: 16 years (2017)
Kenya
total: 11 years (2009)
male: 11 years (2009)
female: 11 years (2009)
Kiribati
total: 12 years (2008)
male: 11 years (2008)
female: 12 years (2008)
Korea, North
total: 11 years (2015)
male: 11 years (2015)
female: 11 years (2015)
Korea, South
total: 17 years (2013)
male: 17 years (2013)
female: 16 years (2013)
Kuwait
total: 14 years (2013)
male: 13 years (2013)
female: 14 years (2013)
Kyrgyzstan
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 13 years (2017)
female: 14 years (2017)
Laos
total: 11 years (2017)
male: 11 years (2017)
female: 11 years (2017)
Latvia
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Lebanon
total: 11 years (2014)
male: 12 years (2014)
female: 11 years (2014)
Lesotho
total: 11 years (2015)
male: 10 years (2015)
female: 11 years (2015)
Liechtenstein
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 13 years (2016)
Lithuania
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Luxembourg
total: 14 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 14 years (2016)
Macau
total: 16 years (2017)
male: 15 years (2017)
female: 16 years (2017)
Macedonia
total: 13 years (2015)
male: 13 years (2015)
female: 13 years (2015)
Madagascar
total: 10 years (2016)
male: 10 years (2016)
female: 10 years (2016)
Malawi
total: 11 years (2011)
male: 11 years (2011)
female: 11 years (2011)
Malaysia
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 13 years (2017)
female: 14 years (2017)
Mali
total: 7 years (2015)
male: 8 years (2015)
female: 7 years (2015)
Malta
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Mauritania
total: 8 years (2017)
male: 8 years (2017)
female: 8 years (2017)
Mauritius
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 14 years (2017)
female: 16 years (2017)
Mexico
total: 14 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 14 years (2016)
Moldova
total: 12 years (2015)
male: 11 years (2015)
female: 12 years (2015)
Mongolia
total: 15 years (2015)
male: 14 years (2015)
female: 16 years (2015)
Montenegro
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 15 years (2017)
female: 15 years (2017)
Morocco
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 14 years (2017)
female: 13 years (2017)
Mozambique
total: 10 years (2017)
male: 10 years (2017)
female: 9 years (2017)
Nauru
total: 9 years (2008)
male: 9 years (2008)
female: 10 years (2008)
Nepal
total: 12 years (2017)
male: 12 years (2017)
female: 13 years (2017)
Netherlands
total: 18 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 18 years (2016)
New Zealand
total: 19 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 20 years (2016)
Niger
total: 6 years (2017)
male: 7 years (2017)
female: 6 years (2017)
Nigeria
total: 9 years (2011)
male: 9 years (2011)
female: 8 years (2011)
Norway
total: 18 years (2016)
male: 17 years (2016)
female: 19 years (2016)
Oman
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 15 years (2016)
Pakistan
total: 8 years (2017)
male: 9 years (2017)
female: 8 years (2017)
Palau
total: 17 years (2013)
male: 16 years (2013)
female: 18 years (2013)
Panama
total: 13 years (2015)
male: 12 years (2015)
female: 13 years (2015)
Paraguay
total: 12 years (2010)
male: 12 years (2010)
female: 13 years (2010)
Peru
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 15 years (2016)
Philippines
total: 13 years (2013)
male: 12 years (2013)
female: 13 years (2013)
Poland
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Portugal
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Puerto Rico
total: 16 years (2015)
male: 15 years (2015)
female: 17 years (2015)
Qatar
total: 12 years (2017)
male: 11 years (2017)
female: 14 years (2017)
Romania
total: 14 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 15 years (2016)
Russia
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Rwanda
total: 11 years (2017)
male: 11 years (2017)
female: 11 years (2017)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
total: 14 years (2015)
male: 13 years (2015)
female: 16 years (2015)
San Marino
total: 15 years (2012)
male: 15 years (2012)
female: 16 years (2012)
Sao Tome and Principe
total: 12 years (2015)
male: 12 years (2015)
female: 13 years (2015)
Saudi Arabia
total: 17 years (2014)
male: 18 years (2014)
female: 16 years (2014)
Senegal
total: 9 years (2017)
male: 9 years (2017)
female: 9 years (2017)
Serbia
total: 15 years (2017)
male: 14 years (2017)
female: 15 years (2017)
Seychelles
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Singapore
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Slovakia
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 14 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Slovenia
total: 17 years (2016)
male: 17 years (2016)
female: 18 years (2016)
South Africa
total: 14 years (2016)
male: 13 years (2016)
female: 14 years (2016)
Spain
total: 18 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 18 years (2016)
Sri Lanka
total: 14 years (2017)
male: 14 years (2017)
female: 14 years (2017)
Sudan
total: 8 years (2015)
male: 8 years (2015)
female: 7 years (2015)
Sweden
total: 19 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 20 years (2016)
Switzerland
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Syria
total: 9 years (2013)
male: 9 years (2013)
female: 9 years (2013)
Tajikistan
total: 11 years (2013)
male: 12 years (2013)
female: 11 years (2013)
Tanzania
total: 8 years (2013)
male: 8 years (2013)
female: 8 years (2013)
Thailand
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 15 years (2016)
female: 16 years (2016)
Timor-Leste
total: 13 years (2010)
male: 14 years (2010)
female: 13 years (2010)
Togo
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 14 years NA (2017)
female: 11 years NA (2017)
Tunisia
total: 15 years (2016)
male: 14 years NA (2016)
female: 16 years NA (2016)
Turkey
total: 18 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Turkmenistan
total: 11 years (2014)
male: 11 years (2014)
female: 11 years (2014)
Uganda
total: 10 years (2011)
male: 10 years (2011)
female: 10 years (2011)
Ukraine
total: 15 years (2014)
male: 15 years (2014)
female: 16 years (2014)
United Arab Emirates
total: 14 years (2016)
male: 13 years (2016)
female: 14 years (2016)
United Kingdom
total: 19 years (2016)
male: 18 years (2016)
female: 20 years (2016)
United States
total: 16 years (2016)
male: 16 years (2016)
female: 17 years (2016)
Uruguay
total: 16 years (2015)
female: 1 years
Uzbekistan
total: 12 years (2017)
male: 12 years (2017)
female: 12 years (2017)
Venezuela
total: 14 years (2009)
male: NA (2009)
female: NA (2009)
West Bank
total: 13 years (2017)
male: 12 years (2017)
female: 14 years (2017)

note: data represent Gaza Strip and the West Bank

World
total: 12 years (2017)
male: 12 years (2017)
female: 12 years (2017)
Yemen
total: 9 years (2011)
male: 10 years (2011)
female: 8 years (2011)
Zimbabwe
total: 10 years (2013)
male: 10 years (2013)
female: 10 years (2013)