South Korea: Life expectancy

(measure: years; source: The World Bank)

South Korea: Life expectancy, in years

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1960 to 2015. The average value for South Korea during that period was 69.42 years with a minumum of 53 years in 1960 and a maximum of 82.16 years in 2014. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The life expectancy in South Korea 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.