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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 12 countries was 72.03 years. The highest value was in Australia: 83.3 years and the lowest value was in Tuvalu: 64.55 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
Australia 83.3 1 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 82.21 2 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 79.13 3 1960 - 2021
Samoa 72.77 4 1960 - 2021
Tonga 70.99 5 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 70.71 6 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 70.45 7 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 70.35 8 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 67.42 9 1960 - 2021
Fiji 67.11 10 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 65.35 11 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 64.55 12 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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