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This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. The entry includes total population as well as the male and female components. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.
Country Comparison to the World
Country
Life expectancy at birth(years)
Afghanistan total population: 50.11 years
male: 48.81 years
female: 51.47 years (2013 est.)
Albania total population: 77.77 years
male: 75.16 years
female: 80.67 years (2013 est.)
Algeria total population: 76.18 years
male: 74.95 years
female: 77.47 years (2013 est.)
American Samoa total population: 74.68 years
male: 71.73 years
female: 77.8 years (2013 est.)
Andorra total population: 82.58 years
male: 80.46 years
female: 84.83 years (2013 est.)
Angola total population: 54.95 years
male: 53.83 years
female: 56.11 years (2013 est.)
Anguilla total population: 81.09 years
male: 78.51 years
female: 83.74 years (2013 est.)
Antigua and Barbuda total population: 75.91 years
male: 73.85 years
female: 78.07 years (2013 est.)
Argentina total population: 77.32 years
male: 74.09 years
female: 80.73 years (2013 est.)
Armenia total population: 73.75 years
male: 70.1 years
female: 77.8 years (2013 est.)
Aruba total population: 76.14 years
male: 73.09 years
female: 79.25 years (2013 est.)
Australia total population: 81.98 years
male: 79.55 years
female: 84.54 years (2013 est.)
Austria total population: 80.04 years
male: 77.13 years
female: 83.1 years (2013 est.)
Azerbaijan total population: 71.61 years
male: 68.65 years
female: 74.97 years (2013 est.)
Bahamas, The total population: 71.69 years
male: 69.25 years
female: 74.19 years (2013 est.)
Bahrain total population: 78.43 years
male: 76.28 years
female: 80.63 years (2013 est.)
Bangladesh total population: 70.36 years
male: 68.48 years
female: 72.31 years (2013 est.)
Barbados total population: 74.75 years
male: 72.47 years
female: 77.05 years (2013 est.)
Belarus total population: 71.81 years
male: 66.14 years
female: 77.82 years (2013 est.)
Belgium total population: 79.78 years
male: 76.62 years
female: 83.08 years (2013 est.)
Belize total population: 68.4 years
male: 66.75 years
female: 70.13 years (2013 est.)
Benin total population: 60.67 years
male: 59.37 years
female: 62.04 years (2013 est.)
Bermuda total population: 80.93 years
male: 77.71 years
female: 84.2 years (2013 est.)
Bhutan total population: 68.44 years
male: 67.54 years
female: 69.38 years (2013 est.)
Bolivia total population: 68.22 years
male: 65.47 years
female: 71.11 years (2013 est.)
Bosnia and Herzegovina total population: 76.12 years
male: 73.13 years
female: 79.34 years (2013 est.)
Botswana total population: 54.47 years
male: 55.98 years
female: 52.92 years (2013 est.)
Brazil total population: 73.02 years
male: 69.48 years
female: 76.74 years (2013 est.)
British Virgin Islands total population: 78.12 years
male: 76.86 years
female: 79.45 years (2013 est.)
Brunei total population: 76.57 years
male: 74.28 years
female: 78.97 years (2013 est.)
Bulgaria total population: 74.08 years
male: 70.49 years
female: 77.89 years (2013 est.)
Burkina Faso total population: 54.43 years
male: 52.43 years
female: 56.48 years (2013 est.)
Burma total population: 65.6 years
male: 63.24 years
female: 68.09 years (2013 est.)
Burundi total population: 59.69 years
male: 57.92 years
female: 61.5 years (2013 est.)
Cambodia total population: 63.41 years
male: 61.01 years
female: 65.93 years (2013 est.)
Cameroon total population: 55.02 years
male: 54.1 years
female: 55.95 years (2013 est.)
Canada total population: 81.57 years
male: 78.98 years
female: 84.31 years (2013 est.)
Cape Verde total population: 71.28 years
male: 69.05 years
female: 73.58 years (2013 est.)
Cayman Islands total population: 80.91 years
male: 78.23 years
female: 83.64 years (2013 est.)
Central African Republic total population: 50.9 years
male: 49.64 years
female: 52.2 years (2013 est.)
Chad total population: 49.07 years
male: 47.95 years
female: 50.22 years (2013 est.)
Chile total population: 78.27 years
male: 75.25 years
female: 81.42 years (2013 est.)
China total population: 74.99 years
male: 72.96 years
female: 77.27 years (2013 est.)
Christmas Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Cocos (Keeling) Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Colombia total population: 75.02 years
male: 71.82 years
female: 78.42 years (2013 est.)
Comoros total population: 63.12 years
male: 60.89 years
female: 65.41 years (2013 est.)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total population: 56.14 years
male: 54.66 years
female: 57.66 years (2013 est.)
Congo, Republic of the total population: 55.6 years
male: 54.27 years
female: 56.96 years (2013 est.)
Cook Islands total population: 75.15 years
male: 72.35 years
female: 78.09 years (2013 est.)
Costa Rica total population: 78.06 years
male: 75.43 years
female: 80.83 years (2013 est.)
Cote d'Ivoire total population: 57.66 years
male: 56.57 years
female: 58.78 years (2013 est.)
Croatia total population: 76.2 years
male: 72.6 years
female: 80 years (2013 est.)
Cuba total population: 78.05 years
male: 75.77 years
female: 80.46 years (2013 est.)
Curacao total: NA
males: 72.4 years
females: 80.1 years (2009)
Cyprus total population: 78.17 years
male: 75.38 years
female: 81.09 years (2013 est.)
Czech Republic total population: 77.56 years
male: 74.29 years
female: 81.01 years (2013 est.)
Denmark total population: 78.94 years
male: 76.54 years
female: 81.47 years (2013 est.)
Djibouti total population: 61.99 years
male: 59.52 years
female: 64.52 years (2013 est.)
Dominica total population: 76.39 years
male: 73.43 years
female: 79.49 years (2013 est.)
Dominican Republic total population: 77.62 years
male: 75.44 years
female: 79.88 years (2013 est.)
Ecuador total population: 76.15 years
male: 73.2 years
female: 79.25 years (2013 est.)
Egypt total population: 73.19 years
male: 70.57 years
female: 75.93 years (2013 est.)
El Salvador total population: 73.93 years
male: 70.66 years
female: 77.37 years (2013 est.)
Equatorial Guinea total population: 63.12 years
male: 62.09 years
female: 64.18 years (2013 est.)
Eritrea total population: 63.19 years
male: 61.04 years
female: 65.4 years (2013 est.)
Estonia total population: 73.82 years
male: 68.58 years
female: 79.4 years (2013 est.)
Ethiopia total population: 60 years
male: 57.73 years
female: 62.35 years (2013 est.)
European Union total population: 79.86 years
male: 77.01 years
female: 82.87 years (2013 est.)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Faroe Islands total population: 79.98 years
male: 77.49 years
female: 82.64 years (2013 est.)
Fiji total population: 71.87 years
male: 69.26 years
female: 74.62 years (2013 est.)
Finland total population: 79.55 years
male: 76.09 years
female: 83.15 years (2013 est.)
France total population: 81.56 years
male: 78.45 years
female: 84.82 years (2013 est.)
French Polynesia total population: 76.59 years
male: 74.37 years
female: 78.93 years (2013 est.)
Gabon total population: 52.15 years
male: 51.58 years
female: 52.74 years (2013 est.)
Gambia, The total population: 64.09 years
male: 61.78 years
female: 66.47 years (2013 est.)
Gaza Strip total population: 74.4 years
male: 72.69 years
female: 76.21 years (2013 est.)
Georgia total population: 77.51 years
male: 74.17 years
female: 81.17 years (2013 est.)
Germany total population: 80.32 years
male: 78.04 years
female: 82.72 years (2013 est.)
Ghana total population: 65.32 years
male: 62.99 years
female: 67.71 years (2013 est.)
Gibraltar total population: 78.98 years
male: 76.13 years
female: 82.03 years (2013 est.)
Greece total population: 80.18 years
male: 77.59 years
female: 82.93 years (2013 est.)
Greenland total population: 71.54 years
male: 68.88 years
female: 74.33 years (2013 est.)
Grenada total population: 73.55 years
male: 71 years
female: 76.35 years (2013 est.)
Guam total population: 78.66 years
male: 75.62 years
female: 81.89 years (2013 est.)
Guatemala total population: 71.46 years
male: 69.56 years
female: 73.45 years (2013 est.)
Guernsey total population: 82.32 years
male: 79.65 years
female: 85.12 years (2013 est.)
Guinea total population: 59.11 years
male: 57.6 years
female: 60.66 years (2013 est.)
Guinea-Bissau total population: 49.5 years
male: 47.53 years
female: 51.52 years (2013 est.)
Guyana total population: 67.68 years
male: 63.83 years
female: 71.72 years (2013 est.)
Haiti total population: 62.85 years
male: 61.46 years
female: 64.25 years
note: the preliminary 2011 numbers differ significantly from those of 2010, which were strongly influenced by the demographic effect of the January 2010 earthquake; the latest figures more closely correspond to those of 2009 (2013 est.)
Honduras total population: 70.81 years
male: 69.14 years
female: 72.56 years (2013 est.)
Hong Kong total population: 82.2 years
male: 79.47 years
female: 85.14 years (2013 est.)
Hungary total population: 75.24 years
male: 71.5 years
female: 79.19 years (2013 est.)
Iceland total population: 81.11 years
male: 78.89 years
female: 83.42 years (2013 est.)
India total population: 67.48 years
male: 66.38 years
female: 68.7 years (2013 est.)
Indonesia total population: 71.9 years
male: 69.33 years
female: 74.59 years (2013 est.)
Iran total population: 70.62 years
male: 69.09 years
female: 72.24 years (2013 est.)
Iraq total population: 71.14 years
male: 69.67 years
female: 72.67 years (2013 est.)
Ireland total population: 80.44 years
male: 78.18 years
female: 82.83 years (2013 est.)
Isle of Man total population: 80.87 years
male: 79.25 years
female: 82.61 years (2013 est.)
Israel total population: 81.17 years
male: 78.96 years
female: 83.49 years (2013 est.)
Italy total population: 81.95 years
male: 79.32 years
female: 84.73 years (2013 est.)
Jamaica total population: 73.44 years
male: 71.81 years
female: 75.15 years (2013 est.)
Japan total population: 84.19 years
male: 80.85 years
female: 87.71 years (2013 est.)
Jersey total population: 81.57 years
male: 79.13 years
female: 84.15 years (2013 est.)
Jordan total population: 80.3 years
male: 78.91 years
female: 81.77 years (2013 est.)
Kazakhstan total population: 69.94 years
male: 64.66 years
female: 74.88 years (2013 est.)
Kenya total population: 63.29 years
male: 61.84 years
female: 64.77 years (2013 est.)
Kiribati total population: 65.11 years
male: 62.7 years
female: 67.64 years (2013 est.)
Korea, North total population: 69.51 years
male: 65.65 years
female: 73.55 years (2013 est.)
Korea, South total population: 79.55 years
male: 76.4 years
female: 82.91 years (2013 est.)
Kuwait total population: 77.46 years
male: 76.24 years
female: 78.75 years (2013 est.)
Kyrgyzstan total population: 69.75 years
male: 65.58 years
female: 74.21 years (2013 est.)
Laos total population: 63.14 years
male: 61.2 years
female: 65.17 years (2013 est.)
Latvia total population: 73.19 years
male: 68.13 years
female: 78.53 years (2013 est.)
Lebanon total population: 75.46 years
male: 73.86 years
female: 77.13 years (2013 est.)
Lesotho total population: 52.3 years
male: 52.2 years
female: 52.39 years (2013 est.)
Liberia total population: 57.81 years
male: 56.2 years
female: 59.47 years (2013 est.)
Libya total population: 75.83 years
male: 74.17 years
female: 77.57 years (2013 est.)
Liechtenstein total population: 81.59 years
male: 79.45 years
female: 84.29 years (2013 est.)
Lithuania total population: 75.77 years
male: 70.96 years
female: 80.84 years (2013 est.)
Luxembourg total population: 79.88 years
male: 76.64 years
female: 83.33 years (2013 est.)
Macau total population: 84.46 years
male: 81.5 years
female: 87.56 years (2013 est.)
Macedonia total population: 75.58 years
male: 73.03 years
female: 78.33 years (2013 est.)
Madagascar total population: 64.85 years
male: 63.45 years
female: 66.29 years (2013 est.)
Malawi total population: 52.78 years
male: 51.95 years
female: 53.62 years (2013 est.)
Malaysia total population: 74.28 years
male: 71.51 years
female: 77.24 years (2013 est.)
Maldives total population: 74.92 years
male: 72.65 years
female: 77.31 years (2013 est.)
Mali total population: 54.55 years
male: 52.75 years
female: 56.41 years (2013 est.)
Malta total population: 79.98 years
male: 77.69 years
female: 82.41 years (2013 est.)
Marshall Islands total population: 72.31 years
male: 70.18 years
female: 74.55 years (2013 est.)
Mauritania total population: 61.91 years
male: 59.65 years
female: 64.23 years (2013 est.)
Mauritius total population: 74.94 years
male: 71.48 years
female: 78.58 years (2013 est.)
Mexico total population: 76.86 years
male: 74.03 years
female: 79.83 years (2013 est.)
Micronesia, Federated States of total population: 72.07 years
male: 70.09 years
female: 74.16 years (2013 est.)
Moldova total population: 69.82 years
male: 65.95 years
female: 73.94 years (2013 est.)
Monaco total population: 89.63 years
male: 85.7 years
female: 93.71 years (2013 est.)
Mongolia total population: 68.95 years
male: 66.46 years
female: 71.56 years (2013 est.)
Montserrat total population: 73.65 years
male: 75.31 years
female: 71.91 years (2013 est.)
Morocco total population: 76.31 years
male: 73.25 years
female: 79.53 years (2013 est.)
Mozambique total population: 52.29 years
male: 51.54 years
female: 53.06 years (2013 est.)
Namibia total population: 52.03 years
male: 52.36 years
female: 51.69 years (2013 est.)
Nauru total population: 66.05 years
male: 61.96 years
female: 69.47 years (2013 est.)
Nepal total population: 66.86 years
male: 65.57 years
female: 68.19 years (2013 est.)
Netherlands total population: 81.01 years
male: 78.93 years
female: 83.21 years (2013 est.)
New Caledonia total population: 77.13 years
male: 73.08 years
female: 81.37 years (2013 est.)
New Zealand total population: 80.82 years
male: 78.79 years
female: 82.94 years (2013 est.)
Nicaragua total population: 72.45 years
male: 70.32 years
female: 74.68 years (2013 est.)
Niger total population: 54.34 years
male: 53.17 years
female: 55.55 years (2013 est.)
Nigeria total population: 52.46 years
male: 49.35 years
female: 55.77 years (2013 est.)
Niue total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Norfolk Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Northern Mariana Islands total population: 77.45 years
male: 74.8 years
female: 80.26 years (2013 est.)
Norway total population: 80.44 years
male: 77.76 years
female: 83.27 years (2013 est.)
Oman total population: 74.72 years
male: 72.84 years
female: 76.7 years (2013 est.)
Pakistan total population: 66.71 years
male: 64.84 years
female: 68.66 years (2013 est.)
Palau total population: 72.33 years
male: 69.17 years
female: 75.68 years (2013 est.)
Panama total population: 78.13 years
male: 75.35 years
female: 81.04 years (2013 est.)
Papua New Guinea total population: 66.66 years
male: 64.44 years
female: 69 years (2013 est.)
Paraguay total population: 76.6 years
male: 73.97 years
female: 79.35 years (2013 est.)
Peru total population: 72.98 years
male: 71.01 years
female: 75.05 years (2013 est.)
Philippines total population: 72.21 years
male: 69.26 years
female: 75.31 years (2013 est.)
Pitcairn Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Poland total population: 76.45 years
male: 72.53 years
female: 80.62 years (2013 est.)
Portugal total population: 78.85 years
male: 75.61 years
female: 82.32 years (2013 est.)
Puerto Rico total population: 79.07 years
male: 75.56 years
female: 82.79 years (2013 est.)
Qatar total population: 78.24 years
male: 76.27 years
female: 80.25 years (2013 est.)
Romania total population: 74.45 years
male: 70.99 years
female: 78.13 years (2013 est.)
Russia total population: 69.85 years
male: 64.04 years
female: 76.02 years (2013 est.)
Rwanda total population: 58.85 years
male: 57.34 years
female: 60.4 years (2013 est.)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha total population: 79.06 years
male: 76.13 years
female: 82.14 years (2013 est.)
Saint Kitts and Nevis total population: 75.07 years
male: 72.67 years
female: 77.5 years (2013 est.)
Saint Lucia total population: 77.22 years
male: 74.52 years
female: 80.08 years (2013 est.)
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total population: 80.13 years
male: 77.83 years
female: 82.56 years (2013 est.)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total population: 74.62 years
male: 72.69 years
female: 76.62 years (2013 est.)
Samoa total population: 72.94 years
male: 70.06 years
female: 75.97 years (2013 est.)
San Marino total population: 83.12 years
male: 80.59 years
female: 85.88 years (2013 est.)
Sao Tome and Principe total population: 63.86 years
male: 62.61 years
female: 65.14 years (2013 est.)
Saudi Arabia total population: 74.58 years
male: 72.58 years
female: 76.68 years (2013 est.)
Senegal total population: 60.57 years
male: 58.58 years
female: 62.61 years (2013 est.)
Serbia total population: 74.79 years
male: 71.94 years
female: 77.82 years (2013 est.)
Seychelles total population: 74.01 years
male: 69.4 years
female: 78.76 years (2013 est.)
Sierra Leone total population: 56.98 years
male: 54.47 years
female: 59.56 years (2013 est.)
Singapore total population: 84.07 years
male: 81.67 years
female: 86.64 years (2013 est.)
Sint Maarten total population: 77.61 years
male: 75.34 years
female: 79.99 years (2013 est.)
Slovakia total population: 76.24 years
male: 72.36 years
female: 80.31 years (2013 est.)
Slovenia total population: 77.66 years
male: 74.02 years
female: 81.53 years (2013 est.)
Solomon Islands total population: 74.66 years
male: 72.05 years
female: 77.39 years (2013 est.)
Somalia total population: 51.19 years
male: 49.22 years
female: 53.23 years (2013 est.)
South Africa total population: 49.48 years
male: 50.43 years
female: 48.51 years (2013 est.)
Spain total population: 81.37 years
male: 78.37 years
female: 84.57 years (2013 est.)
Sri Lanka total population: 76.15 years
male: 72.64 years
female: 79.79 years (2013 est.)
Sudan total population: 62.95 years
male: 60.93 years
female: 65.07 years (2013 est.)
Suriname total population: 71.41 years
male: 69.05 years
female: 73.88 years (2013 est.)
Svalbard total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Swaziland total population: 50.01 years
male: 50.44 years
female: 49.56 years (2013 est.)
Sweden total population: 81.28 years
male: 78.95 years
female: 83.75 years (2013 est.)
Switzerland total population: 82.28 years
male: 79.99 years
female: 84.71 years (2013 est.)
Syria total population: 75.14 years
male: 72.74 years
female: 77.69 years (2013 est.)
Taiwan total population: 79.71 years
male: 76.58 years
female: 83.06 years (2013 est.)
Tajikistan total population: 66.72 years
male: 63.63 years
female: 69.97 years (2013 est.)
Tanzania total population: 60.76 years
male: 59.48 years
female: 62.09 years (2013 est.)
Thailand total population: 74.05 years
male: 71.66 years
female: 76.58 years (2013 est.)
Timor-Leste total population: 67.06 years
male: 65.57 years
female: 68.65 years (2013 est.)
Togo total population: 63.62 years
male: 61.07 years
female: 66.24 years (2013 est.)
Tokelau total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
Tonga total population: 75.6 years
male: 74.16 years
female: 77.09 years (2013 est.)
Trinidad and Tobago total population: 71.96 years
male: 69.09 years
female: 74.91 years (2013 est.)
Tunisia total population: 75.46 years
male: 73.4 years
female: 77.66 years (2013 est.)
Turkey total population: 73.03 years
male: 71.09 years
female: 75.07 years (2013 est.)
Turkmenistan total population: 69.16 years
male: 66.18 years
female: 72.29 years (2013 est.)
Turks and Caicos Islands total population: 79.4 years
male: 76.67 years
female: 82.27 years (2013 est.)
Tuvalu total population: 65.47 years
male: 63.36 years
female: 67.67 years (2013 est.)
Uganda total population: 53.98 years
male: 52.65 years
female: 55.35 years (2013 est.)
Ukraine total population: 68.93 years
male: 63.41 years
female: 74.8 years (2013 est.)
United Arab Emirates total population: 76.91 years
male: 74.31 years
female: 79.63 years (2013 est.)
United Kingdom total population: 80.29 years
male: 78.16 years
female: 82.54 years (2013 est.)
United States total population: 78.62 years
male: 76.19 years
female: 81.17 years (2013 est.)
Uruguay total population: 76.61 years
male: 73.47 years
female: 79.86 years (2013 est.)
Uzbekistan total population: 73.03 years
male: 70 years
female: 76.25 years (2013 est.)
Vanuatu total population: 72.38 years
male: 70.83 years
female: 74 years (2013 est.)
Venezuela total population: 74.23 years
male: 71.12 years
female: 77.5 years (2013 est.)
Vietnam total population: 72.65 years
male: 70.2 years
female: 75.4 years (2013 est.)
Virgin Islands total population: 79.61 years
male: 76.57 years
female: 82.83 years (2013 est.)
Wallis and Futuna total population: 79.27 years
male: 76.29 years
female: 82.4 years (2013 est.)
West Bank total population: 75.46 years
male: 73.38 years
female: 77.67 years (2013 est.)
Western Sahara total population: 61.9 years
male: 59.65 years
female: 64.23 years (2013 est.)
World total population: 68.09 years
male: 66.09 years
female: 70.24 years (2013 est.)
Yemen total population: 64.47 years
male: 62.39 years
female: 66.65 years (2013 est.)
Zambia total population: 51.51 years
male: 49.93 years
female: 53.14 years (2013 est.)
Zimbabwe total population: 53.86 years
male: 53.79 years
female: 53.93 years (2013 est.)
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