Bhutan: Life expectancy

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 Bhutan

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 71.82
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 54.91
 Min - Max 33.47 - 71.82
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Bhutan from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Bhutan during that period was 54.91 years with a minimum of 33.47 years in 1960 and a maximum of 71.82 years in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 71.82 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
Bhutan - Life expectancy - Recent values chart

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




The life expectancy in Bhutan 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.

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 Health spending per capita 133.70 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 4.37 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 71.82 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 73.77 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 70.14 2021 years
 Birth rate 12.48 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 6.48 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 1.41 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.20 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 164.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 10.40 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 44.70 2019 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 84.6 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 58.9 2022 percent
 Suicides 4.60 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 98 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 98 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 97 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 16.20 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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