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Life expectancy - Country rankings:

The average for 2016 was 72.09 years.The highest value was in Hong Kong: 84.23 years and the lowest value was in Sierra Leone: 51.83 years. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Life expectancy.

Life expectancy, in years, 2016
(years, Source: The World Bank);

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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