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

note: data represent Gaza Strip and the West Bank

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

note: data represent Gaza Strip and the West Bank

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