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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 20 countries was 72.46 years. The highest value was in Puerto Rico: 80.16 years and the lowest value was in Haiti: 63.19 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
Puerto Rico 80.16 1 1960 - 2021
Chile 78.94 2 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 77.02 3 1960 - 2021
Panama 76.22 4 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 75.44 5 1960 - 2021
Argentina 75.39 6 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 73.84 7 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 73.67 8 1960 - 2021
Colombia 72.83 9 1960 - 2021
Brazil 72.75 10 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 72.61 11 1960 - 2021
Peru 72.38 12 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 70.75 13 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 70.55 14 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 70.26 15 1960 - 2021
Mexico 70.21 16 1960 - 2021
Honduras 70.12 17 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 69.24 18 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 63.63 19 1960 - 2021
Haiti 63.19 20 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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