Hong Kong: Life expectancy

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 Hong Kong

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 85.49
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 77.26
 Min - Max 65.87 - 85.5
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 77.26 years with a minimum of 65.87 years in 1960 and a maximum of 85.5 years in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 85.49 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
Hong Kong - Life expectancy - recent values

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Hong Kong - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1960-2021




The life expectancy in Hong Kong 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 85.49 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 87.90 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 83.20 2021 years
 Birth rate 5.00 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 6.90 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 0.77 2021 births per woman
 Tuberculosis 49.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 7.80 2021 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 2.50 2020 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 100.0 2022 percent
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