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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 24 countries was 73.6 years. The highest value was in Canada: 82.6 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
Canada 82.6 1 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 80.16 2 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 79.28 3 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 78.5 4 1960 - 2021
Barbados 77.57 5 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 77.02 6 1960 - 2021
USA 76.33 7 1960 - 2021
Panama 76.22 8 1960 - 2021
Grenada 74.94 9 1960 - 2021
Aruba 74.63 10 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 73.84 11 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 72.97 12 1960 - 2021
Dominica 72.81 13 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 72.61 14 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 71.6 15 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 71.11 16 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 70.75 17 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 70.5 18 1960 - 2021
Belize 70.47 19 1960 - 2021
Mexico 70.21 20 1960 - 2021
Honduras 70.12 21 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 69.63 22 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 69.24 23 1960 - 2021
Haiti 63.19 24 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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