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Life expectancy, in years, female, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 20 countries was 75.89 years. The highest value was in Puerto Rico: 84.52 years and the lowest value was in Haiti: 66.12 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
Puerto Rico 84.52 1 1960 - 2021
Chile 81.44 2 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 79.81 3 1960 - 2021
Panama 79.59 4 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 79.26 5 1960 - 2021
Argentina 78.65 6 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 77.46 7 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 76.8 8 1960 - 2021
Colombia 76.44 9 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 76.29 10 1960 - 2021
Brazil 76.01 11 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 75.21 12 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 75.15 13 1960 - 2021
Mexico 74.86 14 1960 - 2021
Peru 74.75 15 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 73.39 16 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 72.65 17 1960 - 2021
Honduras 72.53 18 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 66.8 19 1960 - 2021
Haiti 66.12 20 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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