* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Life expectancy, in years, female, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 53 countries was 65.26 years. The highest value was in Cape Verde: 78.46 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
Cape Verde 78.46 1 1960 - 2021
Algeria 77.96 2 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 77.24 3 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 77.15 4 1960 - 2021
Morocco 76.4 5 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 75.6 6 1980 - 2021
Libya 74.4 7 1960 - 2021
Egypt 72.61 8 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 70.42 9 1960 - 2021
Senegal 69.28 10 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 68.66 11 1960 - 2021
Gabon 68.49 12 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 68.31 13 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 68.29 14 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 68.16 15 1960 - 2021
Sudan 67.88 16 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 66.87 17 1960 - 2021
Malawi 66.47 18 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 66.1 19 1960 - 2021
Ghana 66.01 20 1960 - 2021
Comoros 65.83 21 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 65.02 22 1960 - 2021
South Africa 65 23 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 64.94 24 1960 - 2021
Uganda 64.92 25 1960 - 2021
Angola 64.31 26 1960 - 2021
Kenya 64.09 27 1960 - 2021
Zambia 63.93 28 1960 - 2021
Burundi 63.61 29 1960 - 2021
Botswana 63.59 30 1960 - 2021
Gambia 63.53 31 1960 - 2021
Namibia 62.99 32 1960 - 2021
Niger 62.79 33 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 62.73 34 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 62.43 35 1960 - 2021
Togo 62.39 36 1960 - 2021
Liberia 62.07 37 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 62.05 38 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 62.02 39 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 61.8 40 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 61.52 41 1960 - 2021
Benin 61.45 42 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 61.35 43 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 61.25 44 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 60.99 45 1960 - 2021
Mali 60.33 46 1960 - 2021
Guinea 60.1 47 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 59.94 48 1960 - 2021
Somalia 57.41 49 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 56.3 50 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 55.93 51 1960 - 2021
Chad 54.28 52 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 53.07 53 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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