Costa Rica: Life expectancy, in years: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Costa Rica from 1960 to 2014. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 72.81 years with a minumum of 60.58 years in 1960 and a maximum of 79.4 years in 2014.
The life expectancy in Costa Rica and other countries is defined as the number of years a newborn is expected to live. Life expectancy rankings around the world. Create and download charts for Costa Rica Life expectancy and other indicators with the country comparator. See a broad overview of the Costa Rica economy with several key indicators in one place.
World Bank definition: Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.