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Life expectancy, in years, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 11 countries was 72.06 years. The highest value was in Singapore: 83.44 years and the lowest value was in Burma (Myanmar): 65.67 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
Singapore 83.44 1 1960 - 2021
Thailand 78.71 2 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 74.88 3 1960 - 2021
Brunei 74.64 4 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 73.62 5 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 69.58 6 1960 - 2021
Philippines 69.27 7 1960 - 2021
Laos 68.06 8 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 67.57 9 1960 - 2021
India 67.24 10 1960 - 2021
Burma 65.67 11 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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