Cape Verde: Life expectancy

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 Cape Verde

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 74.05
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 64.33
 Min - Max 49.41 - 76.59
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Cape Verde from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Cape Verde during that period was 64.33 years with a minimum of 49.41 years in 1960 and a maximum of 76.59 years in 2017. The latest value from 2021 is 74.05 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
Cape Verde - Life expectancy - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Cape Verde - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1960-2021




The life expectancy in Cape Verde 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 176.02 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 6.02 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 74.05 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 78.46 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 69.59 2021 years
 Birth rate 16.95 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 6.03 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 1.90 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 0.60 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 31.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 2.10 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 44.10 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 18.20 2021 percent
 Suicides 12.90 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 93 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 94 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 95 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 26.80 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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