Zimbabwe: Life expectancy

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 Zimbabwe

Life expectancy, in years

 Latest value 59.25
 Year 2021
 Measure years
 Data availability 1960 - 2021
 Average 54.74
 Min - Max 41.96 - 62.02
 Source The United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Zimbabwe from 1960 to 2021. The average value for Zimbabwe during that period was 54.74 years with a minimum of 41.96 years in 2001 and a maximum of 62.02 years in 1986. The latest value from 2021 is 59.25 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
Zimbabwe - Life expectancy - recent values

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Zimbabwe - Life expectancy - historical chart - 1960-2021




The life expectancy in Zimbabwe 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
 Health spending per capita 50.68 2020 U.S. dollars
 Health spending as percent of GDP 3.43 2020 percent
 Life expectancy 59.25 2021 years
 Life expectancy, female 62.05 2021 years
 Life expectancy, male 56.23 2021 years
 Birth rate 30.54 2021 births per 1000 people
 Death rate 9.06 2021 deaths per 1000 people
 Fertility rate 3.49 2021 births per woman
 HIV infections 11.60 2021 percent
 Tuberculosis 204.00 2022 cases per 100,000 people
 Diabetes prevalence 2.10 2021 percent
 Prevalence of anemia among children 37.80 2019 percent
 Prevalence of undernourishment 38.40 2021 percent
 Access to drinking water, rural 12.6 2022 percent
 Access to drinking water, urban 55.5 2022 percent
 Suicides 14.10 2019 suicides per 100,000 people
 DPT immunization rate 90 2022 percent
 Hepatitis B immunization rate 90 2022 percent
 Measles immunization rate 90 2022 percent
 Traffic accident deaths 41.20 2019 deaths per 100,000 people
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