* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Life expectancy, in years, male, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 192 countries was 68.97 years. The highest value was in Hong Kong: 83.2 years and the lowest value was in Lesotho: 50.37 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, male, 2021 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 83.2 1 1960 - 2021
Macao 82.82 2 1960 - 2021
Liechtenstein 82.5 3 1994 - 2021
Switzerland 81.9 4 1960 - 2021
Iceland 81.8 5 1960 - 2021
Norway 81.7 6 1960 - 2021
Japan 81.47 7 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 81.4 8 1973 - 2021
Sweden 81.4 9 1960 - 2021
Australia 81.3 10 1960 - 2021
Malta 81.3 11 1960 - 2021
Singapore 81.1 12 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 80.7 13 1960 - 2021
Canada 80.62 14 1960 - 2021
Italy 80.6 15 1960 - 2021
South Korea 80.6 16 1960 - 2021
Israel 80.5 17 1961 - 2021
New Zealand 80.5 18 1960 - 2021
Spain 80.3 19 1960 - 2021
Ireland 80.2 20 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 79.9 21 1960 - 2021
Denmark 79.6 22 1960 - 2021
Belgium 79.5 23 1960 - 2021
Finland 79.3 24 1960 - 2021
France 79.3 25 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 79.21 26 1960 - 2021
Maldives 79.08 27 1960 - 2021
Austria 78.8 28 1960 - 2021
UK 78.7 29 1960 - 2021
Germany 78.54 30 1960 - 2021
Qatar 78.31 31 1960 - 2021
Portugal 78 32 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 77.9 33 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 77.76 34 1960 - 2021
Greece 77.5 35 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 77.22 36 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 77.19 37 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 77.11 38 1960 - 2021
Chile 76.47 39 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 75.87 40 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 75.82 41 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 75.78 42 1960 - 2021
Barbados 75.63 43 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 75.59 44 1960 - 2021
China 75.46 45 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 75.36 46 1960 - 2021
Algeria 74.88 47 1960 - 2021
Thailand 74.52 48 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 74.42 49 1960 - 2021
Czechia 74.3 50 1960 - 2021
Albania 74.09 51 1960 - 2021
USA 73.5 52 1960 - 2021
Croatia 73.4 53 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 73.11 54 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 73.11 55 1960 - 2021
Panama 73.05 56 1960 - 2021
Turkey 73.04 57 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 72.85 58 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 72.66 59 1960 - 2021
Brunei 72.6 60 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 72.41 61 1960 - 2021
Estonia 72.4 62 1960 - 2021
Grenada 72.21 63 1960 - 2021
Argentina 72.18 64 1960 - 2021
Jordan 72.13 65 1960 - 2021
Morocco 71.89 66 1960 - 2021
Aruba 71.8 67 1960 - 2021
Poland 71.7 68 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 71.65 69 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 71.3 70 1980 - 2021
Slovakia 71.3 71 1960 - 2021
Iran 71.25 72 1960 - 2021
Hungary 71.1 73 1960 - 2021
Palestine 71.09 74 1990 - 2021
Oman 70.98 75 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 70.84 76 1960 - 2021
North Korea 70.83 77 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 70.8 78 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 70.74 79 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 70.6 80 1960 - 2021
Samoa 70.31 81 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 70.29 82 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 70.26 83 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 70.14 84 1960 - 2021
Peru 70.12 85 1960 - 2021
Serbia 69.96 86 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 69.9 87 1960 - 2021
Dominica 69.73 88 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 69.66 89 1960 - 2021
Libya 69.63 90 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 69.59 91 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 69.57 92 1960 - 2021
Brazil 69.56 93 1960 - 2021
Colombia 69.4 94 1960 - 2021
Romania 69.4 95 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 69.3 96 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 69.12 97 1960 - 2021
Syria 69.06 98 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 68.93 99 1960 - 2021
Latvia 68.6 100 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 68.47 101 1960 - 2021
Tonga 68.42 102 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 68.4 103 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 68.33 104 1960 - 2021
Iraq 68.2 105 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 68.12 106 1960 - 2021
Bulgaria 68.1 107 1960 - 2021
Egypt 67.94 108 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 67.9 109 1960 - 2021
Honduras 67.89 110 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 67.84 111 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 67.43 112 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 67.35 113 1960 - 2021
Belarus 67.3 114 1960 - 2021
Suriname 67.21 115 1960 - 2021
Philippines 67.17 116 1960 - 2021
Belize 67.12 117 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 67.12 118 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 66.82 119 1960 - 2021
Georgia 66.8 120 1960 - 2021
Nepal 66.57 121 1960 - 2021
Armenia 66.55 122 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 66.54 123 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 66.33 124 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 66.26 125 1960 - 2021
Laos 66.15 126 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 66.08 127 1960 - 2021
Mexico 66.06 128 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 66.01 129 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 65.87 130 1960 - 2021
India 65.76 131 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 65.65 132 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 65.53 133 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 65.5 134 1960 - 2021
Fiji 65.43 135 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 65.16 136 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 65.16 137 1960 - 2021
Senegal 64.75 138 1960 - 2021
Moldova 64.44 139 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 64.35 140 1960 - 2021
Russia 64.21 141 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 64.18 142 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 63.8 143 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 63.79 144 1960 - 2021
Gabon 63.49 145 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 62.95 146 1960 - 2021
Sudan 62.74 147 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 62.67 148 1960 - 2021
Burma 62.55 149 1960 - 2021
Guyana 62.48 150 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 62.23 151 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 62.12 152 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 61.91 153 1960 - 2021
Ghana 61.63 154 1960 - 2021
Comoros 61.25 155 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 60.88 156 1960 - 2021
Togo 60.85 157 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 60.82 158 1960 - 2021
Gambia 60.66 159 1960 - 2021
Yemen 60.63 160 1960 - 2021
Uganda 60.42 161 1960 - 2021
Niger 60.41 162 1960 - 2021
Haiti 60.4 163 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 59.73 164 1960 - 2021
Burundi 59.71 165 1960 - 2021
Malawi 59.49 166 1960 - 2021
South Africa 59.46 167 1960 - 2021
Liberia 59.41 168 1960 - 2021
Angola 59.03 169 1960 - 2021
Kenya 58.94 170 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 58.92 171 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 58.78 172 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 58.76 173 1960 - 2021
Botswana 58.69 174 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 58.69 175 1960 - 2021
Zambia 58.49 176 1960 - 2021
Benin 58.22 177 1960 - 2021
Mali 57.62 178 1960 - 2021
Guinea 57.6 179 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 57.47 180 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 57.4 181 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 57.39 182 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 56.95 183 1960 - 2021
Zimbabwe 56.23 184 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 56.2 185 1960 - 2021
Namibia 55.72 186 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 53.37 187 1960 - 2021
Somalia 53.25 188 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 52.29 189 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 51.65 190 1960 - 2021
Chad 50.85 191 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 50.37 192 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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