* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Life expectancy, in years, 2017 - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 was 72.41 years.The highest value was in Hong Kong: 84.68 years and the lowest value was in the Central African Republic: 52.24 years. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: years; Source: The World Bank
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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.
Life expectancy in the European union
Life expectancy in Europe
Life expectancy in Asia
Life expectancy in Africa
Life expectancy in North America
Life expectancy in South America
Life expectancy in Australia
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