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Life expectancy, in years, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 190 countries was 72.92 years.The highest value was in Hong Kong: 85.39 years and the lowest value was in the Central African Republic: 53.68 years. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: years; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Life expectancy, 2020 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 85.39 1 1960 - 2020
Japan 84.62 2 1960 - 2020
Macao 84.37 3 1960 - 2020
Singapore 83.74 4 1960 - 2020
South Korea 83.43 5 1960 - 2020
Norway 83.21 6 1960 - 2020
Australia 83.2 7 1960 - 2020
Switzerland 83.1 8 1960 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 83.09 9 1973 - 2020
Iceland 83.07 10 1960 - 2020
Israel 82.7 11 1961 - 2020
Malta 82.65 12 1960 - 2020
Sweden 82.41 13 1960 - 2020
Italy 82.34 14 1960 - 2020
Spain 82.33 15 1960 - 2020
Ireland 82.2 16 1960 - 2020
France 82.18 17 1960 - 2020
Finland 82.13 18 1960 - 2020
Bermuda 82.06 19 1965 - 2020
New Zealand 82.06 20 1960 - 2020
Liechtenstein 81.81 21 1994 - 2020
Canada 81.75 22 1960 - 2020
Luxembourg 81.74 23 1960 - 2020
Denmark 81.55 24 1960 - 2020
Euro area 81.54 25 1960 - 2020
Netherlands 81.41 26 1960 - 2020
Austria 81.19 27 1960 - 2020
Cyprus 81.14 28 1960 - 2020
Greece 81.09 29 1960 - 2020
Portugal 80.98 30 1960 - 2020
Germany 80.94 31 1960 - 2020
UK 80.9 32 1960 - 2020
Belgium 80.8 33 1960 - 2020
Slovenia 80.53 34 1960 - 2020
Costa Rica 80.46 35 1960 - 2020
Qatar 80.36 36 1960 - 2020
Chile 80.33 37 1960 - 2020
Puerto Rico 80.09 38 1960 - 2020
Barbados 79.31 39 1960 - 2020
Maldives 79.21 40 1960 - 2020
Lebanon 79 41 1960 - 2020
Albania 78.69 42 1960 - 2020
Panama 78.68 43 1960 - 2020
Estonia 78.35 44 1960 - 2020
Czechia 78.23 45 1960 - 2020
UA Emirates 78.12 46 1960 - 2020
Oman 78.08 47 1960 - 2020
Uruguay 78.06 48 1960 - 2020
Turkey 77.93 49 1960 - 2020
N. Caledonia 77.77 50 1960 - 2020
Croatia 77.72 51 1960 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 77.54 52 1960 - 2020
Colombia 77.46 53 1960 - 2020
Bahrain 77.42 54 1960 - 2020
Thailand 77.34 55 1960 - 2020
USA 77.28 56 1960 - 2020
Seychelles 77.24 57 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 77.22 58 1960 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 77.15 59 1960 - 2020
Sri Lanka 77.14 60 1960 - 2020
China 77.1 61 1960 - 2020
Algeria 77.06 62 1960 - 2020
Peru 76.95 63 1960 - 2020
Morocco 76.9 64 1960 - 2020
Tunisia 76.89 65 1960 - 2020
Iran 76.87 66 1960 - 2020
Slovakia 76.87 67 1960 - 2020
Argentina 76.81 68 1960 - 2020
Poland 76.6 69 1960 - 2020
Aruba 76.43 70 1960 - 2020
Saint Lucia 76.34 71 1960 - 2020
Malaysia 76.31 72 1960 - 2020
Brazil 76.08 73 1960 - 2020
Brunei 76 74 1960 - 2020
Montenegro 75.93 75 1960 - 2020
North Macedonia 75.69 76 1960 - 2020
Hungary 75.62 77 1960 - 2020
Kuwait 75.59 78 1960 - 2020
Vietnam 75.49 79 1960 - 2020
Honduras 75.45 80 1960 - 2020
Latvia 75.39 81 1960 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 75.28 82 1960 - 2020
Armenia 75.22 83 1960 - 2020
Mexico 75.13 84 1960 - 2020
Lithuania 74.93 85 1960 - 2020
Belize 74.75 86 1960 - 2020
Nicaragua 74.7 87 1960 - 2020
Jordan 74.65 88 1960 - 2020
Jamaica 74.59 89 1960 - 2020
Guatemala 74.53 90 1960 - 2020
Paraguay 74.36 91 1960 - 2020
Romania 74.35 92 1960 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 74.26 93 1960 - 2020
Belarus 74.23 94 1960 - 2020
Serbia 74.23 95 1991 - 2020
Palestine 74.21 96 1990 - 2020
Mauritius 74.18 97 1960 - 2020
Bahamas 74.05 98 1960 - 2020
Georgia 73.92 99 1960 - 2020
Syria 73.65 100 1960 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 73.63 101 1960 - 2020
Bulgaria 73.61 102 1960 - 2020
El Salvador 73.53 103 1960 - 2020
Samoa 73.45 104 1960 - 2020
Cape Verde 73.17 105 1960 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 73.13 106 1960 - 2020
Azerbaijan 73.12 107 1960 - 2020
Libya 73.08 108 1960 - 2020
Bangladesh 72.87 109 1960 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 72.66 110 1960 - 2020
North Korea 72.45 111 1960 - 2020
Grenada 72.43 112 1960 - 2020
Egypt 72.15 113 1960 - 2020
Bhutan 72.08 114 1960 - 2020
Venezuela 72.07 115 1960 - 2020
Moldova 72.01 116 1960 - 2020
Indonesia 71.91 117 1960 - 2020
Uzbekistan 71.85 118 1960 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 71.8 119 1960 - 2020
Suriname 71.8 120 1960 - 2020
Bolivia 71.77 121 1960 - 2020
Kazakhstan 71.37 122 1960 - 2020
Philippines 71.36 123 1960 - 2020
Russia 71.34 124 1960 - 2020
Tajikistan 71.3 125 1960 - 2020
Ukraine 71.19 126 1960 - 2020
Nepal 71.07 127 1960 - 2020
Tonga 71.02 128 1960 - 2020
Iraq 70.75 129 1960 - 2020
Vanuatu 70.62 130 1960 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 70.58 131 1960 - 2020
Mongolia 70.06 132 1960 - 2020
Cambodia 70.05 133 1960 - 2020
Guyana 70.02 134 1960 - 2020
India 69.89 135 1960 - 2020
Botswana 69.79 136 1960 - 2020
Rwanda 69.33 137 1960 - 2020
Kiribati 68.61 138 1960 - 2020
Turkmenistan 68.31 139 1960 - 2020
Laos 68.22 140 1960 - 2020
Senegal 68.21 141 1960 - 2020
Micronesia 68 142 1960 - 2020
Fiji 67.56 143 1960 - 2020
Djibouti 67.49 144 1960 - 2020
Pakistan 67.43 145 1960 - 2020
Madagascar 67.39 146 1960 - 2020
Burma 67.36 147 1960 - 2020
Kenya 66.99 148 1960 - 2020
Ethiopia 66.95 149 1960 - 2020
Gabon 66.69 150 1960 - 2020
Eritrea 66.68 151 1960 - 2020
Yemen 66.18 152 1960 - 2020
Tanzania 65.82 153 1960 - 2020
Sudan 65.53 154 1960 - 2020
Afghanistan 65.17 155 1960 - 2020
Mauritania 65.13 156 1960 - 2020
R. of Congo 64.8 157 1960 - 2020
Papua N.G. 64.72 158 1960 - 2020
Malawi 64.69 159 1960 - 2020
Comoros 64.53 160 1960 - 2020
Liberia 64.42 161 1960 - 2020
South Africa 64.38 162 1960 - 2020
Ghana 64.35 163 1960 - 2020
Haiti 64.32 164 1960 - 2020
Zambia 64.19 165 1960 - 2020
Namibia 64.04 166 1960 - 2020
Uganda 63.71 167 1960 - 2020
Niger 62.79 168 1960 - 2020
Gambia 62.38 169 1960 - 2020
Benin 62.08 170 1960 - 2020
Burkina Faso 61.98 171 1960 - 2020
Guinea 61.96 172 1960 - 2020
Burundi 61.92 173 1960 - 2020
Zimbabwe 61.74 174 1960 - 2020
Angola 61.49 175 1960 - 2020
Mozambique 61.39 176 1960 - 2020
Togo 61.34 177 1960 - 2020
DR Congo 60.97 178 1960 - 2020
Swaziland 60.72 179 1960 - 2020
Mali 59.69 180 1960 - 2020
Cameroon 59.63 181 1960 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 59.06 182 1960 - 2020
G.-Bissau 58.63 183 1960 - 2020
Ivory Coast 58.1 184 1960 - 2020
Somalia 57.7 185 1960 - 2020
Sierra Leone 55.07 186 1960 - 2020
Nigeria 55.02 187 1960 - 2020
Lesotho 54.84 188 1960 - 2020
Chad 54.51 189 1960 - 2020
C.A. Republic 53.68 190 1960 - 2020


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.
85.39
84.62
84.37
83.74
83.43
83.21
83.20
83.10
83.09
83.07
82.70
82.65
82.41
82.34
82.33
82.20
82.18
82.13
82.06
82.06
81.81
81.75
81.74
81.55
81.54
81.41
81.19
81.14
81.09
80.98
80.94
80.90
80.80
80.53
80.46
80.36
80.33
80.09
79.31
79.21
79.00
78.69
78.68
78.35
78.23
78.12
78.08
78.06
77.93
77.77
77.72
77.54
77.46
77.42
77.34
77.28
77.24
77.22
77.15
77.14
77.10
77.06
76.95
76.90
76.89
76.87
76.87
76.81
76.60
76.43
76.34
76.31
76.08
76.00
75.93
75.69
75.62
75.59
75.49
75.45
75.39
75.28
75.22
75.13
74.93
74.75
74.70
74.65
74.59
74.53
74.36
74.35
74.26
74.23
74.23
74.21
74.18
74.05
73.92
73.65
73.63
73.61
73.53
73.45
73.17
73.13
73.12
73.08
72.87
72.66
72.45
72.43
72.15
72.08
72.07
72.01
71.91
71.85
71.80
71.80
71.77
71.37
71.36
71.34
71.30
71.19
71.07
71.02
70.75
70.62
70.58
70.06
70.05
70.02
69.89
69.79
69.33
68.61
68.31
68.22
68.21
68.00
67.56
67.49
67.43
67.39
67.36
66.99
66.95
66.69
66.68
66.18
65.82
65.53
65.17
65.13
64.80
64.72
64.69
64.53
64.42
64.38
64.35
64.32
64.19
64.04
63.71
62.79
62.38
62.08
61.98
61.96
61.92
61.74
61.49
61.39
61.34
60.97
60.72
59.69
59.63
59.06
58.63
58.10
57.70
55.07
55.02
54.84
54.51
53.68
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