* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Life expectancy, in years, female, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 47 countries was 76.56 years. The highest value was in Macao: 87.95 years and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 65.28 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
Singapore 85.9 5 1960 - 2021
Israel 84.6 6 1961 - 2021
Thailand 83.04 7 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 81.46 8 1960 - 2021
China 81.16 9 1960 - 2021
Maldives 81.02 10 1960 - 2021
Qatar 80.94 11 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 80.94 12 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 80.02 13 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 79.5 14 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 78.77 15 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 78.24 16 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 77.36 17 1960 - 2021
Armenia 77.35 18 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 77.25 19 1960 - 2021
Brunei 76.88 20 1960 - 2021
Iran 76.81 21 1960 - 2021
Jordan 76.77 22 1960 - 2021
Georgia 76.68 23 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 76.1 24 1960 - 2021
Palestine 75.94 25 1990 - 2021
North Korea 75.74 26 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 75.7 27 1960 - 2021
Syria 75.18 28 1960 - 2021
Oman 74.72 29 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 74.27 30 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 74.03 31 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 73.77 32 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 73.73 33 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 73.39 34 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 73.29 35 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 72.66 36 1960 - 2021
Iraq 72.42 37 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 72.29 38 1960 - 2021
Philippines 71.48 39 1960 - 2021
Nepal 70.36 40 1960 - 2021
Laos 70.08 41 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 69.74 42 1960 - 2021
Burma 69 43 1960 - 2021
India 68.89 44 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 68.62 45 1960 - 2021
Yemen 67.13 46 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 65.28 47 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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