* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Life expectancy, in years, female, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 44 countries was 81.28 years. The highest value was in Liechtenstein: 86.4 years and the lowest value was in Moldova: 73.55 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
Liechtenstein 86.4 1 1994 - 2021
Spain 86.2 2 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 85.9 3 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 85.7 4 1973 - 2021
France 85.5 5 1960 - 2021
Italy 85.1 6 1960 - 2021
Sweden 85 7 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 84.9 8 1960 - 2021
Finland 84.7 9 1960 - 2021
Norway 84.7 10 1960 - 2021
Iceland 84.5 11 1960 - 2021
Malta 84.5 12 1960 - 2021
Belgium 84.4 13 1960 - 2021
Portugal 84.3 14 1960 - 2021
Ireland 84.1 15 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 84 16 1960 - 2021
Austria 83.8 17 1960 - 2021
Germany 83.38 18 1960 - 2021
Denmark 83.3 19 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 83.2 20 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 83.1 21 1960 - 2021
Greece 83 22 1960 - 2021
UK 82.8 23 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 81.7 24 1960 - 2021
Estonia 81.3 25 1960 - 2021
Czechia 80.6 26 1960 - 2021
Poland 79.7 27 1960 - 2021
Croatia 79.6 28 1960 - 2021
Albania 79.17 29 1960 - 2021
Turkey 79.12 30 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 79 31 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 78.3 32 1960 - 2021
Latvia 78.2 33 1960 - 2021
Hungary 78 34 1960 - 2021
Belarus 77.7 35 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 77.53 36 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 77 37 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 76.77 38 1960 - 2021
Romania 76.7 39 1960 - 2021
Serbia 75.64 40 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 75.1 41 1960 - 2021
Russia 74.77 42 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 74.36 43 1960 - 2021
Moldova 73.55 44 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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