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Life expectancy, in years, female, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 12 countries was 74.73 years. The highest value was in Australia: 85.4 years and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 68.42 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
Australia 85.4 1 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 84 2 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 83.08 3 1960 - 2021
Samoa 75.5 4 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 74.61 5 1960 - 2021
Tonga 73.72 6 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 72.95 7 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 71.96 8 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 69.14 9 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 69.1 10 1960 - 2021
Fiji 68.88 11 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 68.42 12 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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