Costa Rica: Life expectancy

(measure: years; source: The World Bank)
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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.


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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.

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.