Costa Rica: Life expectancy, in years: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Costa Rica from 1960 to 2015. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 72.93 years with a minumum of 60.58 years in 1960 and a maximum of 79.61 years in 2015. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The life expectancy in Costa Rica 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.