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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.

  • Afghanistan

    total: 10 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 8 years (2018)

  • Albania

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 16 years (2019)

  • Algeria

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2011)

  • Angola

    total: 10 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 7 years (2011)

  • Antigua and Barbuda

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 16 years (2012)

  • Argentina

    total: 18 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 19 years (2017)

  • Armenia

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2019)

  • Aruba

    total: 14 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2012)

  • Australia

    total: 21 years

    male: 20 years

    female: 21 years (2018)

  • Austria

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 16 years (2018)

  • Azerbaijan

    total: 14 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2019)

  • Bahrain

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2019)

  • Bangladesh

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 12 years (2018)

  • Barbados

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 17 years (2011)

  • Belarus

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 16 years (2018)

  • Belgium

    total: 20 years

    male: 19 years

    female: 21 years (2018)

  • Belize

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 13 years (2019)

  • Benin

    total: 13 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 11 years (2016)

  • Bermuda

    total: 13 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 14 years (2015)

  • Bhutan

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2018)

  • 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: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 14 years (2011)

  • British Virgin Islands

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 12 years (2018)

  • Brunei

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2019)

  • Bulgaria

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 14 years (2018)

  • Burkina Faso

    total: 9 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 9 years (2019)

  • Burma

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 11 years (2018)

  • Burundi

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 11 years (2018)

  • Cabo Verde

    total: 13 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 13 years (2018)

  • Cambodia

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 10 years (2008)

  • Cameroon

    total: 12 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 11 years (2016)

  • Canada

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Central African Republic

    total: 7 years

    male: 8 years

    female: 6 years (2012)

  • Chad

    total: 7 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 6 years (2015)

  • Chile

    total: 17 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • China

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 14 years (2015)

  • Colombia

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Comoros

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 11 years (2014)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the

    total: 11 years

    male: 10 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: 14 years (2012)

  • Costa Rica

    total: 16 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 17 years (2019)

  • Cote d'Ivoire

    total: 11 years

    male: 10 years

    female: 9 years (2017)

  • Croatia

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 16 years (2018)

  • Cuba

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Curacao

    total: 17 years

    male: 18 years

    female: 18 years (2013)

  • Cyprus

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Czechia

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Denmark

    total: 18 years

    male: 19 years

    female: 19 years (2018)

  • Djibouti

    total: 7 years

    male: 7 years

    female: 7 years (2011)

  • Dominican Republic

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2017)

  • Ecuador

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 16 years (2015)

  • Egypt

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 13 years (2017)

  • El Salvador

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 12 years (2018)

  • Eritrea

    total: 8 years

    male: 8 years

    female: 7 years (2015)

  • Estonia

    total: 15 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Eswatini

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 12 years (2013)

  • Ethiopia

    total: 9 years

    male: 8 years

    female: 8 years (2012)

  • Finland

    total: 19 years

    male: 20 years

    female: 20 years (2018)

  • France

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 16 years (2018)

  • Gambia, The

    total: 9 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 9 years (2010)

  • Gaza Strip

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2013)

    note: data represent Gaza Strip and the West Bank

  • Georgia

    total: 15 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 16 years (2019)

  • Germany

    total: 17 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Ghana

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 12 years (2019)

  • Greece

    total: 20 years

    male: 20 years

    female: 20 years (2018)

  • Grenada

    total: 19 years

    male: 18 years

    female: 19 years (2018)

  • Guatemala

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 11 years (2015)

  • 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 (2017)

  • Hong Kong

    total: 17 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 18 years (2019)

  • Hungary

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Iceland

    total: 19 years

    male: 18 years

    female: 20 years (2018)

  • India

    total: 12 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 12 years (2019)

  • Indonesia

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 14 years (2018)

  • Iran

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 15 years (2017)

  • Ireland

    total: 20 years

    male: 19 years

    female: 20 years (2018)

  • Israel

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Italy

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Jamaica

    total: 12 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 13 years (2015)

  • Japan

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 15 years (2016)

  • Jordan

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 11 years (2012)

  • Kazakhstan

    total: 16 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 16 years (2019)

  • 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 (2018)

  • Kuwait

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 16 years (2015)

  • Kyrgyzstan

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 13 years (2019)

  • Laos

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 10 years (2019)

  • Latvia

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Lebanon

    total: 11 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 11 years (2014)

  • Lesotho

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 13 years (2017)

  • Liechtenstein

    total: 15 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 14 years (2018)

  • Lithuania

    total: 17 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Luxembourg

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 14 years (2018)

  • Macau

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2019)

  • Madagascar

    total: 10 years

    male: 10 years

    female: 10 years (2018)

  • Malawi

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 11 years (2011)

  • Malaysia

    total: 14 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2017)

  • Mali

    total: 8 years

    male: 8 years

    female: 7 years (2017)

  • Malta

    total: 17 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Marshall Islands

    total: 10 years

    male: 10 years

    female: 10 years (2019)

  • Mauritania

    total: 9 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 10 years (2019)

  • Mauritius

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 16 years (2017)

  • Mexico

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Moldova

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 12 years (2019)

  • Mongolia

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 16 years (2015)

  • Montenegro

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 15 years (2019)

  • Montserrat

    total: 14 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 15 years (2019)

  • Morocco

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 14 years (2019)

    note: does not include data from the former Western Sahara

  • Mozambique

    total: 10 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 10 years (2017)

  • Nauru

    total: 9 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 10 years (2008)

  • Nepal

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 13 years (2019)

  • Netherlands

    total: 19 years

    male: 18 years

    female: 19 years (2018)

  • New Zealand

    total: 19 years

    male: 18 years

    female: 20 years (2018)

  • 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: 14 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2018)

  • Norway

    total: 18 years

    male: 18 years

    female: 19 years (2018)

  • Oman

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2019)

  • Pakistan

    total: 8 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 8 years (2018)

  • Palau

    total: 17 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2013)

  • Panama

    total: 13 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 14 years (2016)

  • Paraguay

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 13 years (2010)

  • Peru

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2017)

  • Philippines

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 15 years (2017)

  • Poland

    total: 16 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Portugal

    total: 17 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Puerto Rico

    total: 16 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 18 years (2018)

  • Qatar

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 14 years (2019)

  • Romania

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Russia

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 16 years (2018)

  • Rwanda

    total: 11 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 11 years (2019)

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis

    total: 18 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 19 years (2015)

  • Saint Lucia

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 13 years (2019)

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2015)

  • San Marino

    total: 16 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: 16 years

    female: 16 years (2019)

  • Senegal

    total: 9 years

    male: 8 years

    female: 9 years (2019)

  • Serbia

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2019)

  • Seychelles

    total: 14 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 16 years (2019)

  • Singapore

    total: 17 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Sint Maarten

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 12 years (2014)

  • Slovakia

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Slovenia

    total: 18 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 18 years (2018)

  • South Africa

    total: 14 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2018)

  • Spain

    total: 18 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 18 years (2018)

  • Sri Lanka

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2018)

  • Sudan

    total: 8 years

    male: 8 years

    female: 7 years (2015)

  • Sweden

    total: 20 years

    male: 19 years

    female: 21 years (2018)

  • Switzerland

    total: 16 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 16 years (2018)

  • Syria

    total: 9 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 9 years (2013)

  • Tajikistan

    total: 11 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 11 years (2013)

  • Tanzania

    total: 9 years

    male: 9 years

    female: 9 years (2019)

  • 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

    female: 12 years (2017)

  • Tunisia

    total: 15 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 16 years (2016)

  • Turkey

    total: 18 years

    male: 19 years

    female: 18 years (2018)

  • Turkmenistan

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 13 years (2019)

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

    total: 9 years

    male: NA

    female: NA (2015)

  • Uganda

    total: 10 years

    male: 10 years

    female: 10 years (2011)

  • Ukraine

    total: 15 years

    male: 15 years

    female: 15 years (2014)

  • United Arab Emirates

    total: 14 years

    male: 14 years

    female: 15 years (2017)

  • United Kingdom

    total: 17 years

    male: 17 years

    female: 18 years (2018)

  • United States

    total: 16 years

    male: 16 years

    female: 17 years (2018)

  • Uruguay

    total: 17 years

    male: NA

    female: NA (2017)

  • Uzbekistan

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 12 years (2019)

  • West Bank

    total: 13 years

    male: 13 years

    female: 14 years (2019)

    note: data represent Gaza Strip and the West Bank

  • World

    total: 12 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 12 years (2019)

  • Yemen

    total: 9 years

    male: 11 years

    female: 8 years (2011)

  • Zimbabwe

    total: 11 years

    male: 12 years

    female: 11 years (2013)