* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 192 countries was 71.58 years. The highest value was in Hong Kong: 85.49 years and the lowest value was in Chad: 52.53 years. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: years; Source: The United Nations Population Division
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Countries Life expectancy, 2021 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 85.49 1 1960 - 2021
Macao 85.4 2 1960 - 2021
Japan 84.45 3 1960 - 2021
Liechtenstein 84.4 4 1994 - 2021
Switzerland 83.85 5 1960 - 2021
South Korea 83.53 6 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 83.5 7 1973 - 2021
Singapore 83.44 8 1960 - 2021
Australia 83.3 9 1960 - 2021
Spain 83.18 10 1960 - 2021
Norway 83.16 11 1960 - 2021
Sweden 83.16 12 1960 - 2021
Iceland 83.12 13 1960 - 2021
Malta 82.86 14 1960 - 2021
Italy 82.8 15 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 82.75 16 1960 - 2021
Canada 82.6 17 1960 - 2021
Israel 82.5 18 1961 - 2021
France 82.32 19 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 82.21 20 1960 - 2021
Ireland 82.1 21 1960 - 2021
Finland 81.93 22 1960 - 2021
Belgium 81.89 23 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 81.46 24 1960 - 2021
Denmark 81.4 25 1960 - 2021
Austria 81.24 26 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 81.2 27 1960 - 2021
Portugal 81.07 28 1960 - 2021
Germany 80.9 29 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 80.88 30 1960 - 2021
UK 80.7 31 1960 - 2021
Greece 80.18 32 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 80.16 33 1960 - 2021
Maldives 79.92 34 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 79.33 35 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 79.28 36 1960 - 2021
Qatar 79.27 37 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 79.13 38 1960 - 2021
Chile 78.94 39 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 78.76 40 1960 - 2021
Thailand 78.71 41 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 78.71 42 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 78.67 43 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 78.5 44 1960 - 2021
China 78.21 45 1960 - 2021
Barbados 77.57 46 1960 - 2021
Czechia 77.37 47 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 77.02 48 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 76.94 49 1960 - 2021
Estonia 76.74 50 1960 - 2021
Albania 76.46 51 1960 - 2021
Croatia 76.42 52 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 76.4 53 1960 - 2021
Algeria 76.38 54 1960 - 2021
USA 76.33 55 1960 - 2021
Panama 76.22 56 1960 - 2021
Turkey 76.03 57 1960 - 2021
Poland 75.6 58 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 75.44 59 1960 - 2021
Argentina 75.39 60 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 75.3 61 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 75.05 62 1960 - 2021
Grenada 74.94 63 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 74.88 64 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 74.71 65 1960 - 2021
Brunei 74.64 66 1960 - 2021
Aruba 74.63 67 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 74.54 68 1960 - 2021
Hungary 74.47 69 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 74.34 70 1960 - 2021
Jordan 74.26 71 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 74.05 72 1960 - 2021
Morocco 74.04 73 1960 - 2021
Iran 73.88 74 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 73.84 75 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 73.82 76 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 73.77 77 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 73.68 78 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 73.67 79 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 73.62 80 1960 - 2021
Palestine 73.47 81 1990 - 2021
Seychelles 73.4 82 1980 - 2021
Latvia 73.28 83 1960 - 2021
North Korea 73.28 84 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 72.97 85 1960 - 2021
Romania 72.96 86 1960 - 2021
Colombia 72.83 87 1960 - 2021
Dominica 72.81 88 1960 - 2021
Samoa 72.77 89 1960 - 2021
Brazil 72.75 90 1960 - 2021
Serbia 72.73 91 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 72.61 92 1960 - 2021
Oman 72.54 93 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 72.38 94 1960 - 2021
Peru 72.38 95 1960 - 2021
Belarus 72.37 96 1960 - 2021
Syria 72.06 97 1960 - 2021
Armenia 72.04 98 1960 - 2021
Libya 71.91 99 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 71.9 100 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 71.82 101 1960 - 2021
Georgia 71.69 102 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 71.6 103 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 71.59 104 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 71.51 105 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 71.11 106 1960 - 2021
Tonga 70.99 107 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 70.97 108 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 70.86 109 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 70.75 110 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 70.71 111 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 70.55 112 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 70.5 113 1960 - 2021
Belize 70.47 114 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 70.45 115 1960 - 2021
Iraq 70.38 116 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 70.35 117 1960 - 2021
Suriname 70.27 118 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 70.26 119 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 70.23 120 1960 - 2021
Egypt 70.22 121 1960 - 2021
Mexico 70.21 122 1960 - 2021
Honduras 70.12 123 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 69.65 124 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 69.63 125 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 69.58 126 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 69.37 127 1960 - 2021
Russia 69.36 128 1960 - 2021
Philippines 69.27 129 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 69.26 130 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 69.24 131 1960 - 2021
Moldova 68.85 132 1960 - 2021
Nepal 68.45 133 1960 - 2021
Laos 68.06 134 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 67.59 135 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 67.57 136 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 67.42 137 1960 - 2021
India 67.24 138 1960 - 2021
Fiji 67.11 139 1960 - 2021
Senegal 67.09 140 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 66.54 141 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 66.2 142 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 66.1 143 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 66.07 144 1960 - 2021
Gabon 65.82 145 1960 - 2021
Burma 65.67 146 1960 - 2021
Guyana 65.67 147 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 65.35 148 1960 - 2021
Sudan 65.27 149 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 64.97 150 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 64.55 151 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 64.49 152 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 64.36 153 1960 - 2021
Ghana 63.79 154 1960 - 2021
Yemen 63.75 155 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 63.63 156 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 63.52 157 1960 - 2021
Comoros 63.42 158 1960 - 2021
Haiti 63.19 159 1960 - 2021
Malawi 62.9 160 1960 - 2021
Uganda 62.71 161 1960 - 2021
South Africa 62.34 162 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 62.31 163 1960 - 2021
Gambia 62.08 164 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 61.98 165 1960 - 2021
Burundi 61.66 166 1960 - 2021
Angola 61.64 167 1960 - 2021
Togo 61.62 168 1960 - 2021
Niger 61.58 169 1960 - 2021
Kenya 61.43 170 1960 - 2021
Zambia 61.22 171 1960 - 2021
Botswana 61.14 172 1960 - 2021
Liberia 60.75 173 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 60.59 174 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 60.33 175 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 60.06 176 1960 - 2021
Benin 59.82 177 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 59.65 178 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 59.33 179 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 59.27 180 1960 - 2021
Namibia 59.27 181 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 59.25 182 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 59.19 183 1960 - 2021
Mali 58.94 184 1960 - 2021
Guinea 58.89 185 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 58.6 186 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 57.07 187 1960 - 2021
Somalia 55.28 188 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 53.9 189 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 53.06 190 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 52.68 191 1960 - 2021
Chad 52.53 192 1960 - 2021



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.

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