Benin: Life expectancy

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 Benin

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 59.82
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 51.34
 Min - Max 38.18 - 60.45
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Benin during that period was 51.34 years with a minimum of 38.18 years in 1960 and a maximum of 60.45 years in 2019. The latest value from 2021 is 59.82 years. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 192 countries is 71.58 years. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Benin - Life expectancy - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Benin - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1960-2021




The life expectancy in Benin and other countries is defined as the number of years a newborn is expected to live.
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.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Health spending per capita 32.13 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 2.59 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 59.82 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 61.45 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 58.22 2021 years
 Birth rate 36.61 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 9.43 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 4.97 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.80 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 52.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 1.10 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 71.00 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 9.90 2021 percent
 Suicides 7.80 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 76 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 76 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 68 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 26.80 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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