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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 44 countries was 78.32 years. The highest value was in Liechtenstein: 84.4 years and the lowest value was in Moldova: 68.85 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
Liechtenstein 84.4 1 1994 - 2021
Switzerland 83.85 2 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 83.5 3 1973 - 2021
Spain 83.18 4 1960 - 2021
Norway 83.16 5 1960 - 2021
Sweden 83.16 6 1960 - 2021
Iceland 83.12 7 1960 - 2021
Malta 82.86 8 1960 - 2021
Italy 82.8 9 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 82.75 10 1960 - 2021
France 82.32 11 1960 - 2021
Ireland 82.1 12 1960 - 2021
Finland 81.93 13 1960 - 2021
Belgium 81.89 14 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 81.46 15 1960 - 2021
Denmark 81.4 16 1960 - 2021
Austria 81.24 17 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 81.2 18 1960 - 2021
Portugal 81.07 19 1960 - 2021
Germany 80.9 20 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 80.88 21 1960 - 2021
UK 80.7 22 1960 - 2021
Greece 80.18 23 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 79.33 24 1960 - 2021
Czechia 77.37 25 1960 - 2021
Estonia 76.74 26 1960 - 2021
Albania 76.46 27 1960 - 2021
Croatia 76.42 28 1960 - 2021
Turkey 76.03 29 1960 - 2021
Poland 75.6 30 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 75.3 31 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 74.71 32 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 74.54 33 1960 - 2021
Hungary 74.47 34 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 74.34 35 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 73.82 36 1960 - 2021
Latvia 73.28 37 1960 - 2021
Romania 72.96 38 1960 - 2021
Serbia 72.73 39 1960 - 2021
Belarus 72.37 40 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 71.51 41 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 69.65 42 1960 - 2021
Russia 69.36 43 1960 - 2021
Moldova 68.85 44 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.
84.40
83.85
83.50
83.18
83.16
83.16
83.12
82.86
82.80
82.75
82.32
82.10
81.93
81.89
81.46
81.40
81.24
81.20
81.07
80.90
80.88
80.70
80.18
79.33
77.37
76.74
76.46
76.42
76.03
75.60
75.30
74.71
74.54
74.47
74.34
73.82
73.28
72.96
72.73
72.37
71.51
69.65
69.36
68.85
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21.1
42.2
63.3
84.4
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