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Life expectancy, in years, female, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 192 countries was 74.35 years. The highest value was in Macao: 87.95 years and the lowest value was in Nigeria: 53.07 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, female, 2021 Global rank Available data
Macao 87.95 1 1960 - 2021
Hong Kong 87.9 2 1960 - 2021
Japan 87.57 3 1960 - 2021
South Korea 86.6 4 1960 - 2021
Liechtenstein 86.4 5 1994 - 2021
Spain 86.2 6 1960 - 2021
Singapore 85.9 7 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 85.9 8 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 85.7 9 1973 - 2021
France 85.5 10 1960 - 2021
Australia 85.4 11 1960 - 2021
Italy 85.1 12 1960 - 2021
Sweden 85 13 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 84.9 14 1960 - 2021
Finland 84.7 15 1960 - 2021
Norway 84.7 16 1960 - 2021
Canada 84.67 17 1960 - 2021
Israel 84.6 18 1961 - 2021
Puerto Rico 84.52 19 1960 - 2021
Iceland 84.5 20 1960 - 2021
Malta 84.5 21 1960 - 2021
Belgium 84.4 22 1960 - 2021
Portugal 84.3 23 1960 - 2021
Ireland 84.1 24 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 84 25 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 84 26 1960 - 2021
Austria 83.8 27 1960 - 2021
Germany 83.38 28 1960 - 2021
Denmark 83.3 29 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 83.2 30 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 83.1 31 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 83.08 32 1960 - 2021
Thailand 83.04 33 1960 - 2021
Greece 83 34 1960 - 2021
UK 82.8 35 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 82.71 36 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 81.7 37 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 81.46 38 1960 - 2021
Chile 81.44 39 1960 - 2021
Estonia 81.3 40 1960 - 2021
China 81.16 41 1960 - 2021
Maldives 81.02 42 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 80.94 43 1960 - 2021
Qatar 80.94 44 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 80.94 45 1960 - 2021
Czechia 80.6 46 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 80.02 47 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 79.81 48 1960 - 2021
Poland 79.7 49 1960 - 2021
Croatia 79.6 50 1960 - 2021
Panama 79.59 51 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 79.5 52 1960 - 2021
Barbados 79.36 53 1960 - 2021
USA 79.3 54 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 79.26 55 1960 - 2021
Albania 79.17 56 1960 - 2021
Turkey 79.12 57 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 79 58 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 78.77 59 1960 - 2021
Argentina 78.65 60 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 78.46 61 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 78.3 62 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 78.24 63 1960 - 2021
Latvia 78.2 64 1960 - 2021
Hungary 78 65 1960 - 2021
Algeria 77.96 66 1960 - 2021
Grenada 77.9 67 1960 - 2021
Belarus 77.7 68 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 77.53 69 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 77.46 70 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 77.36 71 1960 - 2021
Armenia 77.35 72 1960 - 2021
Aruba 77.32 73 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 77.25 74 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 77.24 75 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 77.15 76 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 77 77 1960 - 2021
Brunei 76.88 78 1960 - 2021
Iran 76.81 79 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 76.8 80 1960 - 2021
Jordan 76.77 81 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 76.77 82 1960 - 2021
Romania 76.7 83 1960 - 2021
Georgia 76.68 84 1960 - 2021
Colombia 76.44 85 1960 - 2021
Morocco 76.4 86 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 76.4 87 1960 - 2021
Dominica 76.3 88 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 76.29 89 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 76.1 90 1960 - 2021
Brazil 76.01 91 1960 - 2021
Palestine 75.94 92 1990 - 2021
North Korea 75.74 93 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 75.7 94 1960 - 2021
Serbia 75.64 95 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 75.6 96 1980 - 2021
Samoa 75.5 97 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 75.21 98 1960 - 2021
Syria 75.18 99 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 75.15 100 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 75.1 101 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 75.1 102 1960 - 2021
Mexico 74.86 103 1960 - 2021
Russia 74.77 104 1960 - 2021
Peru 74.75 105 1960 - 2021
Oman 74.72 106 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 74.72 107 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 74.61 108 1960 - 2021
Libya 74.4 109 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 74.36 110 1960 - 2021
Belize 74.33 111 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 74.27 112 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 74.03 113 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 73.77 114 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 73.73 115 1960 - 2021
Tonga 73.72 116 1960 - 2021
Moldova 73.55 117 1960 - 2021
Suriname 73.55 118 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 73.39 119 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 73.39 120 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 73.29 121 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 72.95 122 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 72.66 123 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 72.65 124 1960 - 2021
Egypt 72.61 125 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 72.54 126 1960 - 2021
Honduras 72.53 127 1960 - 2021
Iraq 72.42 128 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 72.4 129 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 72.29 130 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 71.96 131 1960 - 2021
Philippines 71.48 132 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 70.42 133 1960 - 2021
Nepal 70.36 134 1960 - 2021
Laos 70.08 135 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 69.74 136 1960 - 2021
Senegal 69.28 137 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 69.14 138 1960 - 2021
Guyana 69.1 139 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 69.1 140 1960 - 2021
Burma 69 141 1960 - 2021
India 68.89 142 1960 - 2021
Fiji 68.88 143 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 68.66 144 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 68.62 145 1960 - 2021
Gabon 68.49 146 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 68.42 147 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 68.31 148 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 68.29 149 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 68.16 150 1960 - 2021
Sudan 67.88 151 1960 - 2021
Yemen 67.13 152 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 66.87 153 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 66.8 154 1960 - 2021
Malawi 66.47 155 1960 - 2021
Haiti 66.12 156 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 66.1 157 1960 - 2021
Ghana 66.01 158 1960 - 2021
Comoros 65.83 159 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 65.28 160 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 65.02 161 1960 - 2021
South Africa 65 162 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 64.94 163 1960 - 2021
Uganda 64.92 164 1960 - 2021
Angola 64.31 165 1960 - 2021
Kenya 64.09 166 1960 - 2021
Zambia 63.93 167 1960 - 2021
Burundi 63.61 168 1960 - 2021
Botswana 63.59 169 1960 - 2021
Gambia 63.53 170 1960 - 2021
Namibia 62.99 171 1960 - 2021
Niger 62.79 172 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 62.73 173 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 62.43 174 1960 - 2021
Togo 62.39 175 1960 - 2021
Liberia 62.07 176 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 62.05 177 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 62.02 178 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 61.8 179 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 61.52 180 1960 - 2021
Benin 61.45 181 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 61.35 182 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 61.25 183 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 60.99 184 1960 - 2021
Mali 60.33 185 1960 - 2021
Guinea 60.1 186 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 59.94 187 1960 - 2021
Somalia 57.41 188 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 56.3 189 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 55.93 190 1960 - 2021
Chad 54.28 191 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 53.07 192 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.
87.95
87.90
87.57
86.60
86.40
86.20
85.90
85.90
85.70
85.50
85.40
85.10
85.00
84.90
84.70
84.70
84.67
84.60
84.52
84.50
84.50
84.40
84.30
84.10
84.00
84.00
83.80
83.38
83.30
83.20
83.10
83.08
83.04
83.00
82.80
82.71
81.70
81.46
81.44
81.30
81.16
81.02
80.94
80.94
80.94
80.60
80.02
79.81
79.70
79.60
79.59
79.50
79.36
79.30
79.26
79.17
79.12
79.00
78.77
78.65
78.46
78.30
78.24
78.20
78.00
77.96
77.90
77.70
77.53
77.46
77.36
77.35
77.32
77.25
77.24
77.15
77.00
76.88
76.81
76.80
76.77
76.77
76.70
76.68
76.44
76.40
76.40
76.30
76.29
76.10
76.01
75.94
75.74
75.70
75.64
75.60
75.50
75.21
75.18
75.15
75.10
75.10
74.86
74.77
74.75
74.72
74.72
74.61
74.40
74.36
74.33
74.27
74.03
73.77
73.73
73.72
73.55
73.55
73.39
73.39
73.29
72.95
72.66
72.65
72.61
72.54
72.53
72.42
72.40
72.29
71.96
71.48
70.42
70.36
70.08
69.74
69.28
69.14
69.10
69.10
69.00
68.89
68.88
68.66
68.62
68.49
68.42
68.31
68.29
68.16
67.88
67.13
66.87
66.80
66.47
66.12
66.10
66.01
65.83
65.28
65.02
65.00
64.94
64.92
64.31
64.09
63.93
63.61
63.59
63.53
62.99
62.79
62.73
62.43
62.39
62.07
62.05
62.02
61.80
61.52
61.45
61.35
61.25
60.99
60.33
60.10
59.94
57.41
56.30
55.93
54.28
53.07
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