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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 18 countries was 73.49 years. The highest value was in Qatar: 79.27 years and the lowest value was in Djibouti: 62.31 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
Qatar 79.27 1 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 78.76 2 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 78.71 3 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 78.67 4 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 76.94 5 1960 - 2021
Algeria 76.38 6 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 75.05 7 1960 - 2021
Jordan 74.26 8 1960 - 2021
Morocco 74.04 9 1960 - 2021
Iran 73.88 10 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 73.77 11 1960 - 2021
Oman 72.54 12 1960 - 2021
Syria 72.06 13 1960 - 2021
Libya 71.91 14 1960 - 2021
Iraq 70.38 15 1960 - 2021
Egypt 70.22 16 1960 - 2021
Yemen 63.75 17 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 62.31 18 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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