* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Life expectancy, in years, female, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 24 countries was 76.76 years. The highest value was in Canada: 84.67 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
Canada 84.67 1 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 84.52 2 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 82.71 3 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 80.94 4 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 79.81 5 1960 - 2021
Panama 79.59 6 1960 - 2021
Barbados 79.36 7 1960 - 2021
USA 79.3 8 1960 - 2021
Grenada 77.9 9 1960 - 2021
Aruba 77.32 10 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 76.8 11 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 76.4 12 1960 - 2021
Dominica 76.3 13 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 76.29 14 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 75.15 15 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 75.1 16 1960 - 2021
Mexico 74.86 17 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 74.72 18 1960 - 2021
Belize 74.33 19 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 72.65 20 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 72.54 21 1960 - 2021
Honduras 72.53 22 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 72.4 23 1960 - 2021
Haiti 66.12 24 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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