List of countries by Life expectancy

Source UN (World Population Prospects 2019)
Date23 July 2019

Life expectancy at birth compares 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. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages.

As of 2015-2020, Hong Kong has highest life expectancy at 84.63 years. Top three positions are occupied by Asian nations as Japan and Macao SAR is at 2nd and 3rd position, resp. These three have life expectancies above 84 years.

38 countries/regions have life expectancy above 80 years, 51 have between 75-80 years, 49 have between 70-75 years.

13 countries/regions have life expectancy below 60 years. Central African Republic has lowest life expectancy at 52.67 years. The worst life expectancies are found in Africa as 28 lowest ranked countries are located in Africa.

Everywhere in the world women live longer than men. Life expectancies for male are between 50.40 to 81.75 years, while for female these fig are between 54.85 to 87.53 years. Difference is maximun in Syria where women avg life is 11.80 years than men. Next in line come Lithuania, Russian Federation and Belarus having discrepancy greater than 10 years. Bhutan is minimum difference of 0.66 years.

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Life expectancy at birth (2015-2020)
Country/Region Both Sexes Male Female F-M Continent
YearsRankYearsRankYears RankYears
Burundi61.0318259.2218462.801843.58Africa
Comoros63.9816962.2717065.761713.49Africa
Djibouti66.5415664.5815468.741554.16Africa
Eritrea65.7416263.6016267.961604.36Africa
Ethiopia65.9716164.0915767.881613.79Africa
Kenya66.1815863.8216068.501564.68Africa
Madagascar66.4915764.8915368.101583.21Africa
Malawi63.4317460.2917666.571666.28Africa
Mauritius74.769671.419778.25846.84Africa
Mayotte79.354376.045282.90386.86Africa
Mozambique60.0518857.0119162.851825.84Africa
Réunion80.033677.324083.75286.43Africa
Rwanda68.4414766.2714470.511494.24Africa
Seychelles73.2910969.7811577.271027.49Africa
Somalia56.9419655.2919558.661953.37Africa
South Sudan57.4319455.9519358.941942.99Africa
Uganda62.7617760.4217464.971754.55Africa
United Republic of Tanzania64.8416463.0416466.601653.56Africa
Zambia63.2617560.2617766.221675.96Africa
Zimbabwe60.8318459.1618562.221853.06Africa
Angola60.5418557.8318863.421795.59Africa
Cameroon58.7719057.5318960.021902.49Africa
Central African Republic52.6720150.5020054.872004.37Africa
Chad53.8019952.4119955.211982.80Africa
Congo64.1616762.7016865.571732.87Africa
Democratic Republic of the Congo60.2118758.7018661.741863.04Africa
Equatorial Guinea58.2519257.2719059.411932.14Africa
Gabon66.0615964.0115868.211574.20Africa
Sao Tome and Principe70.0513967.6713572.451374.78Africa
Botswana69.1014666.0314771.861425.83Africa
Eswatini59.3118955.1719663.881788.71Africa
Lesotho53.5120050.4020156.751976.35Africa
Namibia63.0217660.0418165.801705.76Africa
South Africa63.6217160.2417867.141636.90Africa
Benin61.3018059.7518262.831833.08Africa
Burkina Faso60.9218360.1118061.601871.49Africa
Cabo Verde72.7011669.2312075.921156.69Africa
Côte d'Ivoire57.2519556.0719258.571962.50Africa
Gambia61.5417960.1717962.951812.78Africa
Ghana63.6517062.6016964.721772.12Africa
Guinea61.0418160.3317561.531881.20Africa
Guinea-Bissau57.8219355.8019459.711913.91Africa
Liberia63.6017262.2217164.971762.75Africa
Mali58.7119157.9618759.461921.50Africa
Mauritania64.6116563.0016566.181683.18Africa
Niger61.8017860.6917362.971802.28Africa
Nigeria54.1819753.3019755.081991.78Africa
Senegal67.4715165.3215269.421514.10Africa
Sierra Leone54.0719853.2419854.852011.61Africa
Togo60.5318659.6718361.371891.70Africa
Algeria76.597375.395677.84892.45Africa
Egypt71.7412469.5211674.081294.56Africa
Libya72.7011569.9011475.741175.84Africa
Morocco76.337875.076077.54982.47Africa
Sudan64.9516363.1316366.801643.67Africa
Tunisia76.417574.396978.46804.07Africa
Western Sahara69.8614068.2413271.871413.63Africa
Armenia74.879471.1210178.30837.18Asia
Azerbaijan72.8111370.3110975.261224.95Asia
Bahrain77.106476.255078.22851.97Asia
Cyprus80.753278.653282.84394.19Asia
Georgia73.5210769.0912177.92878.83Asia
Iraq70.3713668.3312872.421384.09Asia
Israel82.741281.04984.32183.28Asia
Jordan74.339972.668976.091103.43Asia
Kuwait75.338874.616576.381081.77Asia
Lebanon78.824677.024380.77533.75Asia
Oman77.535875.785380.05634.27Asia
Qatar80.023778.892781.80452.91Asia
Saudi Arabia74.909373.717876.511072.80Asia
State of Palestine73.8210472.209175.501183.30Asia
Syrian Arab Republic71.3212965.8614877.669211.80Asia
Turkey77.316174.307080.23595.93Asia
United Arab Emirates77.755677.064279.09762.03Asia
Yemen66.0316064.3615667.731623.37Asia
Kazakhstan73.2311068.8212477.351008.53Asia
Kyrgyzstan71.1813167.2113775.361208.15Asia
Tajikistan70.7713468.6412673.051344.41Asia
Turkmenistan67.9814964.5115571.501456.99Asia
Uzbekistan71.5312669.4111773.631324.22Asia
Afghanistan64.2816662.8516765.811692.96Asia
Bangladesh72.1512070.4810874.111283.63Asia
Bhutan71.2813070.9610471.621440.66Asia
India69.2714468.1113470.531482.42Asia
Iran (Islamic Republic of)76.357775.265877.56952.30Asia
Maldives78.475077.074180.36573.29Asia
Nepal70.3113768.8312371.721432.89Asia
Pakistan67.0215466.1114568.001591.89Asia
Sri Lanka76.736873.328280.05646.73Asia
China76.627274.476878.97784.50Asia
China, Hong Kong SAR84.63181.75187.5315.78Asia
China, Macao SAR84.04381.07786.9735.90Asia
China, Taiwan Province of China80.193577.483783.01345.53Asia
Dem. People's Republic of Korea71.9612268.3012975.421197.12Asia
Japan84.43281.28387.4726.19Asia
Mongolia69.5514265.5015173.821318.32Asia
Republic of Korea82.771179.632085.7056.07Asia
Brunei Darussalam75.668474.546676.881042.34Asia
Cambodia69.4414367.1713971.501464.33Asia
Indonesia71.4112869.2911973.631334.34Asia
Lao People's Democratic Republic67.4415265.6814969.241533.56Asia
Malaysia75.938174.017378.10864.09Asia
Myanmar66.7615563.6716169.751506.08Asia
Philippines71.0413367.0814075.311218.23Asia
Singapore83.39581.25485.5264.27Asia
Thailand76.836673.128480.62567.50Asia
Timor-Leste69.1514567.1813871.261474.08Asia
Viet Nam75.278971.169979.40718.24Asia
Antigua and Barbuda76.826775.675477.91882.24North America
Aruba76.087973.568178.44814.88North America
Bahamas73.7310671.489575.881164.40North America
Barbados79.024577.603680.35582.75North America
Cuba78.694876.724580.67553.95North America
Curaçao78.634975.485581.42485.94North America
Dominican Republic73.8110570.7210577.121036.40North America
Grenada72.3911770.0711174.951244.88North America
Guadeloupe81.842478.133485.24117.11North America
Haiti63.5217361.3717265.681724.31North America
Jamaica74.3310072.778775.941133.17North America
Martinique82.271678.892585.3886.49North America
Puerto Rico79.854076.225183.31327.09North America
Saint Lucia75.998074.666277.37992.71North America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines72.3611870.1411074.941254.80North America
Trinidad and Tobago73.3110870.6910676.021125.33North America
United States Virgin Islands80.323477.663582.90375.24North America
Belize74.379871.429677.58946.16North America
Costa Rica80.003877.433982.66415.23North America
El Salvador72.9911268.1113377.54979.43North America
Guatemala73.9410371.0010376.801055.80North America
Honduras74.999172.688877.281014.60North America
Mexico74.989272.109377.83905.73North America
Nicaragua74.1510170.6110777.66917.05North America
Panama78.245575.135981.53476.40North America
Argentina76.457473.008579.80666.80South America
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)71.0813268.2813174.051305.77South America
Brazil75.568771.909479.27747.37South America
Chile79.963977.443882.32444.88South America
Colombia77.026574.237179.78675.55South America
Ecuador76.706973.957579.56705.61South America
French Guiana79.734276.714682.95356.24South America
Guyana69.7114166.7414372.891356.15South America
Paraguay74.0810272.119276.201094.09South America
Peru76.417673.717979.18755.47South America
Suriname71.4912768.2913074.851266.56South America
Uruguay77.705773.877681.30517.43South America
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)72.1312168.4012776.081117.68South America
Australia83.20881.21685.22124.01Oceania
New Zealand82.062080.301683.80253.50Oceania
Fiji67.2715365.6015069.081543.48Oceania
New Caledonia77.286274.666380.16605.50Oceania
Papua New Guinea64.1516862.9416665.451742.51Oceania
Solomon Islands72.7711471.1110274.621273.51Oceania
Vanuatu70.2513868.7912571.901403.11Oceania
Guam79.774176.504783.30336.80Oceania
Kiribati67.9914863.9015971.971398.07Oceania
Micronesia (Fed. States of)67.7015066.0714669.381523.31Oceania
French Polynesia77.385975.325779.65684.33Oceania
Samoa73.1111171.1310075.241234.11Oceania
Tonga70.7413568.8312272.691363.86Oceania
Belarus74.499769.3011879.347210.04Europe
Bulgaria74.859571.349878.48797.14Europe
Czechia79.154476.484881.76465.28Europe
Hungary76.637172.968680.08627.12Europe
Poland78.465174.486782.37437.89Europe
Republic of Moldova71.6812567.4213675.941148.52Europe
Romania75.838272.369079.32736.96Europe
Russian Federation72.2911966.8114277.549610.73Europe
Slovakia77.316073.747780.76547.02Europe
Ukraine71.8212366.8314176.631069.80Europe
Channel Islands82.84980.861084.74133.88Europe
Denmark80.683378.692982.68403.99Europe
Estonia78.465273.987482.49428.51Europe
Finland81.642678.752884.52155.77Europe
Iceland82.771081.23584.31193.08Europe
Ireland82.052180.351483.70293.35Europe
Latvia75.059069.9411379.81659.87Europe
Lithuania75.658569.9511281.145211.19Europe
Norway82.181880.171784.20214.03Europe
Sweden82.571380.751184.38173.63Europe
United Kingdom81.152979.372382.90363.53Europe
Albania78.385376.734480.10613.37Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina77.186374.656479.65695.00Europe
Croatia78.255475.016181.39496.38Europe
Greece81.982379.482184.48165.00Europe
Italy83.28781.04885.35104.31Europe
Malta82.291580.401384.07233.67Europe
Montenegro76.657074.207279.08774.88Europe
North Macedonia75.608673.608077.65934.05Europe
Portugal81.752578.673084.64145.97Europe
Serbia75.778373.178378.40825.23Europe
Slovenia81.083178.253383.85245.60Europe
Spain83.36680.601286.0545.45Europe
Austria81.352878.892683.75274.86Europe
Belgium81.392779.022483.69304.67Europe
France82.461479.442285.3695.92Europe
Germany81.103078.673183.55314.88Europe
Luxembourg82.002279.841984.15224.31Europe
Netherlands82.061980.321583.77263.45Europe
Switzerland83.56481.60285.4173.81Europe
Canada82.221780.161884.25204.09North America
United States of America78.814776.304981.34505.04North America
World 72.28 69.92 74.72 4.80