Field Listing :: Life expectancy at birth
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
Country
Life expectancy at birth(years)
Afghanistan total population: 50.49 years
male: 49.17 years
female: 51.88 years (2014 est.)
Albania total population: 77.96 years
male: 75.33 years
female: 80.86 years (2014 est.)
Algeria total population: 76.39 years
male: 75.12 years
female: 77.72 years (2014 est.)
American Samoa total population: 74.91 years
male: 71.96 years
female: 78.04 years (2014 est.)
Andorra total population: 82.65 years
male: 80.51 years
female: 84.92 years (2014 est.)
Angola total population: 55.29 years
male: 54.16 years
female: 56.47 years (2014 est.)
Anguilla total population: 81.2 years
male: 78.61 years
female: 83.86 years (2014 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda total population: 76.12 years
male: 74.04 years
female: 78.3 years (2014 est.)
Argentina total population: 77.51 years
male: 74.28 years
female: 80.91 years (2014 est.)
Armenia total population: 74.12 years
male: 70.9 years
female: 77.78 years (2014 est.)
Aruba total population: 76.35 years
male: 73.3 years
female: 79.47 years (2014 est.)
Australia total population: 82.07 years
male: 79.63 years
female: 84.64 years (2014 est.)
Austria total population: 80.17 years
male: 77.25 years
female: 83.24 years (2014 est.)
Azerbaijan total population: 71.91 years
male: 68.92 years
female: 75.26 years (2014 est.)
Bahamas, The total population: 71.93 years
male: 69.48 years
female: 74.46 years (2014 est.)
Bahrain total population: 78.58 years
male: 76.4 years
female: 80.81 years (2014 est.)
Bangladesh total population: 70.65 years
male: 68.75 years
female: 72.63 years (2014 est.)
Barbados total population: 74.99 years
male: 72.64 years
female: 77.37 years (2014 est.)
Belarus total population: 72.15 years
male: 66.53 years
female: 78.1 years (2014 est.)
Belgium total population: 79.92 years
male: 76.76 years
female: 83.22 years (2014 est.)
Belize total population: 68.49 years
male: 66.88 years
female: 70.17 years (2014 est.)
Benin total population: 61.07 years
male: 59.75 years
female: 62.47 years (2014 est.)
Bermuda total population: 81.04 years
male: 77.83 years
female: 84.31 years (2014 est.)
Bhutan total population: 68.98 years
male: 68.06 years
female: 69.95 years (2014 est.)
Bolivia total population: 68.55 years
male: 65.78 years
female: 71.45 years (2014 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total population: 76.33 years
male: 73.33 years
female: 79.55 years (2014 est.)
Botswana total population: 54.06 years
male: 55.75 years
female: 52.32 years (2014 est.)
Brazil total population: 73.28 years
male: 69.73 years
female: 77 years (2014 est.)
British Virgin Islands total population: 78.29 years
male: 76.99 years
female: 79.66 years (2014 est.)
Brunei total population: 76.77 years
male: 74.46 years
female: 79.19 years (2014 est.)
Bulgaria total population: 74.33 years
male: 70.74 years
female: 78.13 years (2014 est.)
Burkina Faso total population: 54.78 years
male: 52.77 years
female: 56.85 years (2014 est.)
Burma total population: 65.94 years
male: 63.57 years
female: 68.46 years (2014 est.)
Burundi total population: 59.55 years
male: 57.94 years
female: 61.22 years (2014 est.)
Cabo Verde total population: 71.57 years
male: 69.32 years
female: 73.89 years (2014 est.)
Cambodia total population: 63.78 years
male: 61.35 years
female: 66.32 years (2014 est.)
Cameroon total population: 57.35 years
male: 56.09 years
female: 58.65 years (2014 est.)
Canada total population: 81.67 years
male: 79.07 years
female: 84.42 years (2014 est.)
Cayman Islands total population: 81.02 years
male: 78.33 years
female: 83.76 years (2014 est.)
Central African Republic total population: 51.35 years
male: 50.06 years
female: 52.67 years (2014 est.)
Chad total population: 49.44 years
male: 48.3 years
female: 50.63 years (2014 est.)
Chile total population: 78.44 years
male: 75.42 years
female: 81.59 years (2014 est.)
China total population: 75.15 years
male: 73.09 years
female: 77.43 years (2014 est.)
Christmas Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Colombia total population: 75.25 years
male: 72.08 years
female: 78.61 years (2014 est.)
Comoros total population: 63.48 years
male: 61.23 years
female: 65.8 years (2014 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total population: 56.54 years
male: 55.03 years
female: 58.09 years (2014 est.)
Congo, Republic of the total population: 58.52 years
male: 57.38 years
female: 59.7 years (2014 est.)
Cook Islands total population: 75.38 years
male: 72.56 years
female: 78.33 years (2014 est.)
Costa Rica total population: 78.23 years
male: 75.59 years
female: 81.01 years (2014 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire total population: 58.01 years
male: 56.9 years
female: 59.16 years (2014 est.)
Croatia total population: 76.41 years
male: 72.81 years
female: 80.2 years (2014 est.)
Cuba total population: 78.22 years
male: 75.92 years
female: 80.65 years (2014 est.)
Curacao total: NA
males: 72.4 years
females: 80.1 years (2009)
Cyprus total population: 78.34 years
male: 75.54 years
female: 81.27 years (2014 est.)
Czech Republic total population: 78.31 years
male: 75.34 years
female: 81.45 years (2014 est.)
Denmark total population: 79.09 years
male: 76.68 years
female: 81.64 years (2014 est.)
Djibouti total population: 62.4 years
male: 59.93 years
female: 64.94 years (2014 est.)
Dominica total population: 76.59 years
male: 73.63 years
female: 79.7 years (2014 est.)
Dominican Republic total population: 77.8 years
male: 75.6 years
female: 80.08 years (2014 est.)
Ecuador total population: 76.36 years
male: 73.4 years
female: 79.46 years (2014 est.)
Egypt total population: 73.45 years
male: 70.82 years
female: 76.2 years (2014 est.)
El Salvador total population: 74.18 years
male: 70.9 years
female: 77.62 years (2014 est.)
Equatorial Guinea total population: 63.49 years
male: 62.43 years
female: 64.58 years (2014 est.)
Eritrea total population: 63.51 years
male: 61.36 years
female: 65.72 years (2014 est.)
Estonia total population: 74.07 years
male: 68.85 years
female: 79.61 years (2014 est.)
Ethiopia total population: 60.75 years
male: 58.43 years
female: 63.15 years (2014 est.)
European Union total population: 79.86 years
male: 77.01 years
female: 82.87 years (2013 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Faroe Islands total population: 80.11 years
male: 77.61 years
female: 82.79 years (2014 est.)
Fiji total population: 72.15 years
male: 69.53 years
female: 74.91 years (2014 est.)
Finland total population: 79.69 years
male: 76.24 years
female: 83.29 years (2014 est.)
France total population: 81.66 years
male: 78.55 years
female: 84.91 years (2014 est.)
French Polynesia total population: 76.79 years
male: 74.54 years
female: 79.15 years (2014 est.)
Gabon total population: 52.06 years
male: 51.54 years
female: 52.6 years (2014 est.)
Gambia, The total population: 64.36 years
male: 62.04 years
female: 66.74 years (2014 est.)
Gaza Strip total population: 74.64 years
male: 72.9 years
female: 76.48 years (2014 est.)
Georgia total population: 75.72 years
male: 71.62 years
female: 80.17 years (2014 est.)
Germany total population: 80.44 years
male: 78.15 years
female: 82.86 years (2014 est.)
Ghana total population: 65.75 years
male: 63.38 years
female: 68.19 years (2014 est.)
Gibraltar total population: 79.13 years
male: 76.28 years
female: 82.18 years (2014 est.)
Greece total population: 80.3 years
male: 77.71 years
female: 83.06 years (2014 est.)
Greenland total population: 71.82 years
male: 69.15 years
female: 74.63 years (2014 est.)
Grenada total population: 73.8 years
male: 71.24 years
female: 76.62 years (2014 est.)
Guam total population: 78.82 years
male: 75.78 years
female: 82.05 years (2014 est.)
Guatemala total population: 71.74 years
male: 69.82 years
female: 73.76 years (2014 est.)
Guernsey total population: 82.39 years
male: 79.72 years
female: 85.2 years (2014 est.)
Guinea total population: 59.6 years
male: 58.08 years
female: 61.17 years (2014 est.)
Guinea-Bissau total population: 49.87 years
male: 47.87 years
female: 51.93 years (2014 est.)
Guyana total population: 67.81 years
male: 64.82 years
female: 70.96 years (2014 est.)
Haiti total population: 63.18 years
male: 61.77 years
female: 64.6 years
note: the preliminary 2011 numbers differ significantly from those of 2010, which were strongly influenced by the demographic effect of the January 2010 earthquake; the latest figures more closely correspond to those of 2009 (2014 est.)
Honduras total population: 70.91 years
male: 69.24 years
female: 72.65 years (2014 est.)
Hong Kong total population: 82.78 years
male: 80.18 years
female: 85.71 years (2014 est.)
Hungary total population: 75.46 years
male: 71.73 years
female: 79.41 years (2014 est.)
Iceland total population: 81.22 years
male: 78.98 years
female: 83.54 years (2014 est.)
India total population: 67.8 years
male: 66.68 years
female: 69.06 years (2014 est.)
Indonesia total population: 72.17 years
male: 69.59 years
female: 74.88 years (2014 est.)
Iran total population: 70.89 years
male: 69.32 years
female: 72.53 years (2014 est.)
Iraq total population: 71.42 years
male: 69.93 years
female: 72.99 years (2014 est.)
Ireland total population: 80.56 years
male: 78.28 years
female: 82.97 years (2014 est.)
Isle of Man total population: 80.98 years
male: 79.33 years
female: 82.75 years (2014 est.)
Israel total population: 81.28 years
male: 79.05 years
female: 83.61 years (2014 est.)
Italy total population: 82.03 years
male: 79.4 years
female: 84.82 years (2014 est.)
Jamaica total population: 73.48 years
male: 71.87 years
female: 75.17 years (2014 est.)
Japan total population: 84.46 years
male: 81.13 years
female: 87.99 years (2014 est.)
Jersey total population: 81.66 years
male: 79.22 years
female: 84.26 years (2014 est.)
Jordan total population: 74.1 years
male: 72.79 years
female: 75.5 years (2014 est.)
Kazakhstan total population: 70.24 years
male: 64.98 years
female: 75.17 years (2014 est.)
Kenya total population: 63.52 years
male: 62.06 years
female: 65.01 years (2014 est.)
Kiribati total population: 65.47 years
male: 63.03 years
female: 68.02 years (2014 est.)
Korea, North total population: 69.81 years
male: 65.96 years
female: 73.86 years (2014 est.)
Korea, South total population: 79.8 years
male: 76.67 years
female: 83.13 years (2014 est.)
Kuwait total population: 77.64 years
male: 76.37 years
female: 78.96 years (2014 est.)
Kyrgyzstan total population: 70.06 years
male: 65.89 years
female: 74.51 years (2014 est.)
Laos total population: 63.51 years
male: 61.54 years
female: 65.56 years (2014 est.)
Latvia total population: 73.44 years
male: 68.41 years
female: 78.75 years (2014 est.)
Lebanon total population: 77.22 years
male: 76.03 years
female: 78.46 years (2014 est.)
Lesotho total population: 52.65 years
male: 52.55 years
female: 52.75 years (2014 est.)
Liberia total population: 58.21 years
male: 56.56 years
female: 59.9 years (2014 est.)
Libya total population: 76.04 years
male: 74.36 years
female: 77.82 years (2014 est.)
Liechtenstein total population: 81.68 years
male: 79.52 years
female: 84.4 years (2014 est.)
Lithuania total population: 75.98 years
male: 71.2 years
female: 81.02 years (2014 est.)
Luxembourg total population: 80.01 years
male: 76.77 years
female: 83.46 years (2014 est.)
Macau total population: 84.48 years
male: 81.52 years
female: 87.59 years (2014 est.)
Macedonia total population: 75.8 years
male: 73.23 years
female: 78.56 years (2014 est.)
Madagascar total population: 65.2 years
male: 63.77 years
female: 66.67 years (2014 est.)
Malawi total population: 59.99 years
male: 58.04 years
female: 61.97 years (2014 est.)
Malaysia total population: 74.52 years
male: 71.74 years
female: 77.48 years (2014 est.)
Maldives total population: 75.15 years
male: 72.86 years
female: 77.55 years (2014 est.)
Mali total population: 54.95 years
male: 53.12 years
female: 56.83 years (2014 est.)
Malta total population: 80.11 years
male: 77.8 years
female: 82.56 years (2014 est.)
Marshall Islands total population: 72.58 years
male: 70.42 years
female: 74.84 years (2014 est.)
Mauritania total population: 62.28 years
male: 60 years
female: 64.63 years (2014 est.)
Mauritius total population: 75.17 years
male: 71.71 years
female: 78.81 years (2014 est.)
Mexico total population: 75.43 years
male: 72.67 years
female: 78.32 years (2014 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of total population: 72.35 years
male: 70.34 years
female: 74.45 years (2014 est.)
Moldova total population: 70.12 years
male: 66.25 years
female: 74.24 years (2014 est.)
Monaco total population: 89.57 years
male: 85.66 years
female: 93.64 years (2014 est.)
Mongolia total population: 68.98 years
male: 64.72 years
female: 73.45 years (2014 est.)
Montserrat total population: 73.9 years
male: 75.48 years
female: 72.24 years (2014 est.)
Morocco total population: 76.51 years
male: 73.44 years
female: 79.74 years (2014 est.)
Mozambique total population: 52.6 years
male: 51.85 years
female: 53.37 years (2014 est.)
Namibia total population: 51.85 years
male: 52.22 years
female: 51.46 years (2014 est.)
Nauru total population: 66.4 years
male: 62.3 years
female: 69.83 years (2014 est.)
Nepal total population: 67.19 years
male: 65.88 years
female: 68.56 years (2014 est.)
Netherlands total population: 81.12 years
male: 79.02 years
female: 83.34 years (2014 est.)
New Caledonia total population: 77.31 years
male: 73.29 years
female: 81.54 years (2014 est.)
New Zealand total population: 80.93 years
male: 78.88 years
female: 83.08 years (2014 est.)
Nicaragua total population: 72.72 years
male: 70.57 years
female: 74.98 years (2014 est.)
Niger total population: 54.74 years
male: 53.54 years
female: 55.97 years (2014 est.)
Nigeria total population: 52.62 years
male: 51.63 years
female: 53.66 years (2014 est.)
Niue total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Norfolk Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Northern Mariana Islands total population: 77.64 years
male: 74.98 years
female: 80.46 years (2014 est.)
Norway total population: 81.6 years
male: 79.63 years
female: 83.69 years (2014 est.)
Oman total population: 74.97 years
male: 73.07 years
female: 76.97 years (2014 est.)
Pakistan total population: 67.05 years
male: 65.16 years
female: 69.03 years (2014 est.)
Palau total population: 72.6 years
male: 69.43 years
female: 75.96 years (2014 est.)
Panama total population: 78.3 years
male: 75.51 years
female: 81.22 years (2014 est.)
Papua New Guinea total population: 66.85 years
male: 64.63 years
female: 69.19 years (2014 est.)
Paraguay total population: 76.8 years
male: 74.16 years
female: 79.56 years (2014 est.)
Peru total population: 73.23 years
male: 71.23 years
female: 75.33 years (2014 est.)
Philippines total population: 72.48 years
male: 69.52 years
female: 75.59 years (2014 est.)
Pitcairn Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Poland total population: 76.65 years
male: 72.74 years
female: 80.8 years (2014 est.)
Portugal total population: 79.01 years
male: 75.76 years
female: 82.47 years (2014 est.)
Puerto Rico total population: 79.09 years
male: 75.46 years
female: 82.8 years (2014 est.)
Qatar total population: 78.38 years
male: 76.4 years
female: 80.4 years (2014 est.)
Romania total population: 74.69 years
male: 71.23 years
female: 78.36 years (2014 est.)
Russia total population: 70.16 years
male: 64.37 years
female: 76.3 years (2014 est.)
Rwanda total population: 59.26 years
male: 57.73 years
female: 60.83 years (2014 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha total population: 79.21 years
male: 76.27 years
female: 82.29 years (2014 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis total population: 75.29 years
male: 72.88 years
female: 77.75 years (2014 est.)
Saint Lucia total population: 77.41 years
male: 74.69 years
female: 80.28 years (2014 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total population: 80.26 years
male: 77.95 years
female: 82.7 years (2014 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total population: 74.86 years
male: 72.9 years
female: 76.88 years (2014 est.)
Samoa total population: 73.21 years
male: 70.32 years
female: 76.24 years (2014 est.)
San Marino total population: 83.18 years
male: 80.64 years
female: 85.94 years (2014 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe total population: 64.22 years
male: 62.94 years
female: 65.53 years (2014 est.)
Saudi Arabia total population: 74.82 years
male: 72.79 years
female: 76.94 years (2014 est.)
Senegal total population: 60.95 years
male: 58.94 years
female: 63.02 years (2014 est.)
Serbia total population: 75.02 years
male: 72.17 years
female: 78.07 years (2014 est.)
Seychelles total population: 74.25 years
male: 69.66 years
female: 78.98 years (2014 est.)
Sierra Leone total population: 57.39 years
male: 54.85 years
female: 60 years (2014 est.)
Singapore total population: 84.38 years
male: 81.86 years
female: 87.07 years (2014 est.)
Sint Maarten total population: 77.61 years
male: 75.34 years
female: 79.99 years (2013 est.)
Slovakia total population: 76.69 years
male: 73.09 years
female: 80.52 years (2014 est.)
Slovenia total population: 77.83 years
male: 74.21 years
female: 81.69 years (2014 est.)
Solomon Islands total population: 74.89 years
male: 72.27 years
female: 77.64 years (2014 est.)
Somalia total population: 51.58 years
male: 49.58 years
female: 53.65 years (2014 est.)
South Africa total population: 49.56 years
male: 50.52 years
female: 48.58 years (2014 est.)
Spain total population: 81.47 years
male: 78.47 years
female: 84.67 years (2014 est.)
Sri Lanka total population: 76.35 years
male: 72.85 years
female: 79.99 years (2014 est.)
Sudan total population: 63.32 years
male: 61.27 years
female: 65.46 years (2014 est.)
Suriname total population: 71.69 years
male: 69.31 years
female: 74.18 years (2014 est.)
Svalbard total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Swaziland total population: 50.54 years
male: 51.04 years
female: 50.04 years (2014 est.)
Sweden total population: 81.89 years
male: 80.03 years
female: 83.87 years (2014 est.)
Switzerland total population: 82.39 years
male: 80.1 years
female: 84.81 years (2014 est.)
Syria total population: 68.41 years
male: 61.4 years
female: 75.84 years (2014 est.)
Taiwan total population: 79.84 years
male: 76.72 years
female: 83.2 years (2014 est.)
Tajikistan total population: 67.06 years
male: 63.96 years
female: 70.32 years (2014 est.)
Tanzania total population: 61.24 years
male: 59.91 years
female: 62.62 years (2014 est.)
Thailand total population: 74.18 years
male: 71 years
female: 77.54 years (2014 est.)
Timor-Leste total population: 67.39 years
male: 65.87 years
female: 69.01 years (2014 est.)
Togo total population: 64.06 years
male: 61.49 years
female: 66.71 years (2014 est.)
Tokelau total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Tonga total population: 75.82 years
male: 74.35 years
female: 77.34 years (2014 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago total population: 72.29 years
male: 69.42 years
female: 75.24 years (2014 est.)
Tunisia total population: 75.68 years
male: 73.6 years
female: 77.9 years (2014 est.)
Turkey total population: 73.29 years
male: 71.33 years
female: 75.35 years (2014 est.)
Turkmenistan total population: 69.47 years
male: 66.48 years
female: 72.61 years (2014 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands total population: 79.55 years
male: 76.8 years
female: 82.42 years (2014 est.)
Tuvalu total population: 65.81 years
male: 63.69 years
female: 68.05 years (2014 est.)
Uganda total population: 54.46 years
male: 53.1 years
female: 55.86 years (2014 est.)
Ukraine total population: 69.14 years
male: 63.78 years
female: 74.86 years (2014 est.)
United Arab Emirates total population: 77.09 years
male: 74.49 years
female: 79.83 years (2014 est.)
United Kingdom total population: 80.42 years
male: 78.26 years
female: 82.69 years (2014 est.)
United States total population: 79.56 years
male: 77.11 years
female: 81.94 years (2014 est.)
Uruguay total population: 76.81 years
male: 73.67 years
female: 80.06 years (2014 est.)
Uzbekistan total population: 73.29 years
male: 70.25 years
female: 76.52 years (2014 est.)
Vanuatu total population: 72.72 years
male: 71.16 years
female: 74.36 years (2014 est.)
Venezuela total population: 74.39 years
male: 71.26 years
female: 77.67 years (2014 est.)
Vietnam total population: 72.91 years
male: 70.44 years
female: 75.65 years (2014 est.)
Virgin Islands total population: 79.75 years
male: 76.7 years
female: 82.97 years (2014 est.)
Wallis and Futuna total population: 79.42 years
male: 76.43 years
female: 82.55 years (2014 est.)
West Bank total population: 75.69 years
male: 73.58 years
female: 77.92 years (2014 est.)
Western Sahara total population: 62.27 years
male: 60 years
female: 64.63 years (2014 est.)
World total population: 68.09 years
male: 66.09 years
female: 70.24 years (2013 est.)
Yemen total population: 64.83 years
male: 62.72 years
female: 67.04 years (2014 est.)
Zambia total population: 51.83 years
male: 50.24 years
female: 53.48 years (2014 est.)
Zimbabwe total population: 55.68 years
male: 55.4 years
female: 55.97 years (2014 est.)