Life expectancy

Last update: Dec 2007

Country or area
   
Afghanistan
2005-2010
  44 44
14
13
Albania
2005-2010
  80 73
23
19
Algeria
2005-2010
  74 71
20
17
American Samoa
2000
a   76 69
Angola
2005-2010
  44 41
15
13
Argentina
2005-2010
  79 72
23
18
Armenia
2005-2010
  75 68
20
17
Aruba
2005-2010
  77 71
21
17
Australia1
2005-2010
  84 79
26
22
Austria
2005-2010
  83 77
25
21
Azerbaijan
2005-2010
  71 64
21
17
Bahamas
2005-2010
  76 71
23
20
Bahrain
2005-2010
  77 74
21
18
Bangladesh
2005-2010
  65 63
17
15
Barbados
2005-2010
  80 74
23
18
Belarus
2005-2010
  75 63
19
13
Belgium
2005-2010
  82 76
25
20
Belize
2005-2010
  79 73
24
20
Benin
2005-2010
  58 56
17
15
Bhutan
2005-2010
  67 64
19
17
Bolivia
2005-2010
  68 63
19
17
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2005-2010
  77 72
21
17
Botswana
2005-2010
  51 50
16
13
Brazil
2005-2010
  76 69
22
19
Brunei Darussalam
2005-2010
  80 75
22
18
Bulgaria
2005-2010
  77 69
20
16
Burkina Faso
2005-2010
  54 51
15
13
Burundi
2005-2010
  51 48
16
15
Cambodia
2005-2010
  62 57
17
15
Cameroon
2005-2010
  51 50
16
15
Canada
2005-2010
  83 78
25
22
Cape Verde
2005-2010
  74 68
19
16
Central African Republic
2005-2010
  46 43
16
13
Chad
2005-2010
  52 49
16
14
Channel Islands2
2005-2010
  81 77
23
20
Chile
2005-2010
  82 75
24
21
China3
2005-2010
  75 71
21
18
China, Hong Kong SAR4
2005-2010
  85 79
27
22
China, Macao SAR5
2005-2010
  83 79
25
21
Colombia
2005-2010
  77 69
22
19
Comoros6
2005-2010
  67 63
17
15
Congo
2005-2010
  57 54
16
14
Cook Islands
2002
a   74 68
Costa Rica
2005-2010
  81 76
24
22
Côte d'Ivoire
2005-2010
  49 48
16
14
Croatia
2005-2010
  79 72
22
17
Cuba
2005-2010
  80 76
23
21
Cyprus
2005-2010
  82 76
24
20
Czech Republic
2005-2010
  80 73
22
18
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
2005-2010
  69 65
18
14
Democratic Republic of the Congo
2005-2010
  48 45
16
14
Denmark
2005-2010
  81 76
23
20
Djibouti
2005-2010
  56 54
16
14
Dominican Republic
2005-2010
  75 69
23
20
Ecuador
2005-2010
  78 72
23
21
Egypt
2005-2010
  74 69
19
16
El Salvador
2005-2010
  75 69
22
19
Equatorial Guinea
2005-2010
  53 50
16
15
Eritrea
2005-2010
  60 56
16
13
Estonia
2005-2010
  77 66
21
16
Ethiopia
2005-2010
  54 52
17
15
Fiji
2005-2010
  71 67
17
15
Finland7
2005-2010
  82 76
24
20
France
2005-2010
  84 77
26
21
French Guiana
2005-2010
  80 73
23
18
French Polynesia
2005-2010
  77 72
21
17
Gabon
2005-2010
  57 56
18
16
Gambia
2005-2010
  60 59
16
15
Georgia
2005-2010
  75 67
20
17
Germany
2005-2010
  82 77
24
20
Ghana
2005-2010
60 60
18
17
Gibraltar
2001
*   83 79
Greece
2005-2010
  82 77
24
21
Greenland
1999-2003
*  
70
64
Grenada
2005-2010
  70 67
18
16
Guadeloupe
2005-2010
  82 76
25
21
Guam
2005-2010
  78 73
21
18
Guatemala
2005-2010
  74 67
22
19
Guinea
2005-2010
  58 54
17
15
Guinea-Bissau
2005-2010
  48 45
16
14
Guyana
2005-2010
  70 64
20
17
Haiti
2005-2010
  63 59
17
17
Honduras
2005-2010
  74 67
22
19
Hungary
2005-2010
  77 69
21
16
Iceland
2005-2010
  83 80
25
22
India
2005-2010
  66 63
19
17
Indonesia
2005-2010
  73 69
19
17
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
2005-2010
  73 69
19
17
Iraq
2005-2010
  61 58
16
15
Ireland
2005-2010
  81 76
24
20
Isle of Man
1996
*   80 74
Israel
2005-2010
  83 79
25
22
Italy
2005-2010
  83 78
25
21
Jamaica
2005-2010
  75 70
22
19
Japan
2005-2010
  86 79
28
22
Jordan
2005-2010
  74 71
20
18
Kazakhstan
2005-2010
  72 62
19
14
Kenya
2005-2010
  55 53
17
15
Kiribati
2000
a   67 58
Kuwait
2005-2010
  80 76
22
20
Kyrgyzstan
2005-2010
  70 62
18
15
Lao People's Democratic Republic
2005-2010
  66 63
17
15
Latvia
2005-2010
  78 67
21
15
Lebanon
2005-2010
  74 70
19
17
Lesotho
2005-2010
  42 43
15
12
Liberia
2005-2010
  47 45
15
13
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
2005-2010
  77 72
21
17
Lithuania
2005-2010
  78 67
22
17
Luxembourg
2005-2010
  82 76
24
20
Madagascar
2005-2010
  61 58
18
16
Malawi
2005-2010
  48 48
16
13
Malaysia
2005-2010
  77 72
20
18
Maldives
2005-2010
  69 68
18
16
Mali
2005-2010
  57 52
18
15
Malta
2005-2010
  81 77
24
20
Marshall Islands
1999
a   69 66
Martinique
2005-2010
  82 77
25
21
Mauritania
2005-2010
  66 62
16
15
Mauritius8
2005-2010
  76 70
21
17
Mexico
2005-2010
  79 74
23
21
Micronesia (Federated States of)
2005-2010
69 68
18
16
Mongolia
2005-2010
  70 64
19
16
Montenegro
2005-2010
  77 72
22
20
Morocco
2005-2010
  73 69
19
17
Mozambique
2005-2010
  42 42
16
13
Myanmar
2005-2010
  65 59
19
17
Namibia
2005-2010
  53 52
17
14
Nauru
2002
a   58 b 53 b
Nepal
2005-2010
  64 63
17
15
Netherlands
2005-2010
  82 78
24
21
Netherlands Antilles
2005-2010
  79 71
23
19
New Caledonia
2005-2010
  80 73
23
18
New Zealand
2005-2010
  82 78
25
21
Nicaragua
2005-2010
  76 70
22
20
Niger
2005-2010
  56 58
17
18
Nigeria
2005-2010
  47 46
16
14
Niue
2001
a   71 70
Northern Mariana Islands
2000
a   78 73
Norway9
2005-2010
  83 78
25
21
Occupied Palestinian Territory
2005-2010
  75 72
19
17
Oman
2005-2010
  77 74
21
18
Pakistan
2005-2010
  66 65
18
17
Palau
2001
a   75 67
Panama
2005-2010
  78 73
23
20
Papua New Guinea
2005-2010
  60 55
16
13
Paraguay
2005-2010
  74 70
21
19
Peru
2005-2010
  74 69
21
18
Philippines
2005-2010
  74 70
19
17
Poland
2005-2010
  80 71
23
17
Portugal
2005-2010
  81 75
24
19
Puerto Rico
2005-2010
  83 75
25
20
Qatar
2005-2010
  76 75
21
19
Republic of Korea
2005-2010
  82 75
24
19
Republic of Moldova
2005-2010
  72 65
18
15
Réunion
2005-2010
  81 72
23
18
Romania
2005-2010
  76 69
20
16
Russian Federation
2005-2010
  73 59
19
13
Rwanda
2005-2010
  48 45
16
14
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1998
*   71 68
Saint Lucia
2005-2010
  76 72
21
18
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
2005-2010
  74 69
20
16
Samoa
2005-2010
  75 69
18
16
San Marino
2000
*   84 77
Sao Tome and Principe
2005-2010
  67 64
19
17
Saudi Arabia
2005-2010
75 71
17
15
Senegal
2005-2010
  65 61
20
17
Serbia
2005-2010
  76 72
14
13
Sierra Leone
2005-2010
  44 41
24
21
Singapore
2005-2010
  82 78
21
17
Slovakia
2005-2010
  79 71
24
18
Slovenia
2005-2010
  82 74
17
15
Solomon Islands
2005-2010
  64 63
15
14
Somalia
2005-2010
  49 47
17
13
South Africa
2005-2010
  50 49
26
21
Spain
2005-2010
  84 78
21
17
Sri Lanka
2005-2010
  76 69
19
17
Sudan
2005-2010
  60 57
18
16
Suriname
2005-2010
  74 67
20
18
Swaziland
2005-2010
  39 40
15
12
Sweden
2005-2010
  83 79
25
21
Switzerland
2005-2010
  84 79
26
22
Syrian Arab Republic
2005-2010
  76 72
20
18
Tajikistan
2005-2010
  69 64
20
17
Thailand
2005-2010
  75 66
22
17
TFYR of Macedonia10
2005-2010
  77 72
20
17
Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of)
2005-2010
  62 60
16
15
Togo
2005-2010
  60 57
17
15
Tokelau
1997-2000
a   71 68
Tonga
2005-2010
  74 72
20
18
Trinidad and Tobago
2005-2010
  72 68
20
17
Tunisia
2005-2010
  76 72
20
17
Turkey
2005-2010
  74 69
19
17
Turkmenistan
2005-2010
  68 59
19
15
Turks and Caicos Islands
2001
*   77 79
Tuvalu
2002
a   65 62
Uganda
2005-2010
  52 51
17
15
Ukraine
2005-2010
  74 62
19
14
United Arab Emirates
2005-2010
  81 77
24
20
United Kingdom11
2005-2010
  82 77
24
20
United Republic of Tanzania
2005-2010
  54 51
17
15
United States of America
2005-2010
  81 76
24
20
United States Virgin Islands
2005-2010
  83 75
26
19
Uruguay
2005-2010
  80 73
23
19
Uzbekistan
2005-2010
  70 64
20
17
Vanuatu
2005-2010
  72 68
18
16
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
2005-2010
  77 71
22
19
Viet Nam
2005-2010
  76 72
21
19
Wallis et Futuna
2003
a   74 70
Western Sahara
2005-2010
  68 64
17
16
Yemen
2005-2010
  64 61
17
15
Zambia
2005-2010
42 42
16
13
Zimbabwe
2005-2010
43 44
16
13

 

Sources:

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2007), World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision. CD-ROM Edition - Comprehensive Dataset (United Nations publications, forthcoming); supplemented by official national statistics published in United Nations Demographic Yearbook 2003 and Demographic Yearbook 2004, available from the United Nations Statistics Division website, http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/default.htm (accessed Dec 2007); and data compiled by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Demography Programme, available from the SPC website, http://www.spc.int/prism/social/health.html (accessed Dec 2007).

Footnotes:

...
Not available.
*
Data from official national life tables compiled by the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system.
a
Data published by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community. Data refer to latest census year.
b
Provisional estimate.
1
Including Christmas Island, Cocos (keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island.
2
Including the islands of Guernsey and Jersey.
3
For statistical purposes, the data for China do not include Hong Kong and Macao, Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China.
4
As of 1 July 1997, Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.
5
As of 20 December 1999, Macao became a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.
6
Including the island of Mayotte.
7
Including Aland Islands.
8
Including Agalega, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon.
9
Including Svalbard and Jan Mayen Island.
10
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
11
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island.

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Technical notes:

Life expectancy at birth is an estimate of the number of years to be lived by a female or male newborn, based on current age-specific mortality rates. Life expectancy at birth by sex gives a statistical summary of current differences in male and female mortality across all ages. In areas with high infant and child mortality rates, the indicator is strongly influenced by trends and differentials in infant and child mortality.

Life expectancy at age 60 is an estimate of the additional number of years to be lived by a woman or man who has survived to age 60, based on current age-specific mortality rates. The indicator, when disaggregated by sex, gives an indication of sex differences in survival into older ages.

 

(Source: United Nations Statistics Division)

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