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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 27 countries was 79.21 years. The highest value was in Spain: 83.18 years and the lowest value was in Bulgaria: 71.51 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
Spain 83.18 1 1960 - 2021
Sweden 83.16 2 1960 - 2021
Malta 82.86 3 1960 - 2021
Italy 82.8 4 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 82.75 5 1960 - 2021
France 82.32 6 1960 - 2021
Ireland 82.1 7 1960 - 2021
Finland 81.93 8 1960 - 2021
Belgium 81.89 9 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 81.46 10 1960 - 2021
Denmark 81.4 11 1960 - 2021
Austria 81.24 12 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 81.2 13 1960 - 2021
Portugal 81.07 14 1960 - 2021
Germany 80.9 15 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 80.88 16 1960 - 2021
Greece 80.18 17 1960 - 2021
Czechia 77.37 18 1960 - 2021
Estonia 76.74 19 1960 - 2021
Croatia 76.42 20 1960 - 2021
Poland 75.6 21 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 74.71 22 1960 - 2021
Hungary 74.47 23 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 74.34 24 1960 - 2021
Latvia 73.28 25 1960 - 2021
Romania 72.96 26 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 71.51 27 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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