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.
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.