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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 53 countries was 62.97 years. The highest value was in Algeria: 76.38 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
Algeria 76.38 1 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 74.05 2 1960 - 2021
Morocco 74.04 3 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 73.77 4 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 73.68 5 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 73.4 6 1980 - 2021
Libya 71.91 7 1960 - 2021
Egypt 70.22 8 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 67.59 9 1960 - 2021
Senegal 67.09 10 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 66.54 11 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 66.2 12 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 66.07 13 1960 - 2021
Gabon 65.82 14 1960 - 2021
Sudan 65.27 15 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 64.97 16 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 64.49 17 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 64.36 18 1960 - 2021
Ghana 63.79 19 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 63.52 20 1960 - 2021
Comoros 63.42 21 1960 - 2021
Malawi 62.9 22 1960 - 2021
Uganda 62.71 23 1960 - 2021
South Africa 62.34 24 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 62.31 25 1960 - 2021
Gambia 62.08 26 1960 - 2021
Burundi 61.66 27 1960 - 2021
Angola 61.64 28 1960 - 2021
Togo 61.62 29 1960 - 2021
Niger 61.58 30 1960 - 2021
Kenya 61.43 31 1960 - 2021
Zambia 61.22 32 1960 - 2021
Botswana 61.14 33 1960 - 2021
Liberia 60.75 34 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 60.59 35 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 60.33 36 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 60.06 37 1960 - 2021
Benin 59.82 38 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 59.65 39 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 59.33 40 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 59.27 41 1960 - 2021
Namibia 59.27 42 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 59.25 43 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 59.19 44 1960 - 2021
Mali 58.94 45 1960 - 2021
Guinea 58.89 46 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 58.6 47 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 57.07 48 1960 - 2021
Somalia 55.28 49 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 53.9 50 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 53.06 51 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 52.68 52 1960 - 2021
Chad 52.53 53 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.
76.38
74.05
74.04
73.77
73.68
73.40
71.91
70.22
67.59
67.09
66.54
66.20
66.07
65.82
65.27
64.97
64.49
64.36
63.79
63.52
63.42
62.90
62.71
62.34
62.31
62.08
61.66
61.64
61.62
61.58
61.43
61.22
61.14
60.75
60.59
60.33
60.06
59.82
59.65
59.33
59.27
59.27
59.25
59.19
58.94
58.89
58.60
57.07
55.28
53.90
53.06
52.68
52.53
0
19.1
38.2
57.3
76.38
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