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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 12 countries was 71.82 years. The highest value was in Chile: 78.94 years and the lowest value was in Bolivia: 63.63 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
Chile 78.94 1 -
Uruguay 75.44 2 -
Argentina 75.39 3 -
Ecuador 73.67 4 -
Colombia 72.83 5 -
Brazil 72.75 6 -
Peru 72.38 7 -
Venezuela 70.55 8 -
Suriname 70.27 9 -
Paraguay 70.26 10 -
Guyana 65.67 11 -
Bolivia 63.63 12 -



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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