Faroe Islands: Life expectancy

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 Faroe Islands

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 83.5
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1973 - 2021
 Average 79.02
 Min - Max 74.5 - 83.5
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for the Faroe Islands from 1973 to 2021. The average value for the Faroe Islands during that period was 79.02 years with a minimum of 74.5 years in 1973 and a maximum of 83.5 years in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 83.5 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
Faroe Islands - Life expectancy - recent values

Historical chart
Faroe Islands - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1973-2021




The life expectancy in the Faroe Islands 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
 Life expectancy 83.50 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 85.70 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 81.40 2021 years
 Birth rate 12.80 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 8.10 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 2.29 2021 births per woman
 Diabetes prevalence 3.80 2021 percent
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