* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Nigeria: Life expectancy, in years: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Nigeria from 1960 to 2016. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 45.3 years with a minumum of 36.97 years in 1960 and a maximum of 53.43 years in 2016. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The life expectancy in Nigeria 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.