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.

countries by life expectancy at birth (both sexes)
countries by life expectancy at birth (male)
countries by life expectancy at birth (female)
countries by difference in life expectancy between female and male

Life expectancy at birth (2015-2020)

Code Country/Region Both Sexes Male Female F-M Continent
YearsRankYearsRankYears RankYears
BDIBurundi61.0318259.2218462.801843.58Africa
COMComoros63.9816962.2717065.761713.49Africa
DJIDjibouti66.5415664.5815468.741554.16Africa
ERIEritrea65.7416263.6016267.961604.36Africa
ETHEthiopia65.9716164.0915767.881613.79Africa
KENKenya66.1815863.8216068.501564.68Africa
MDGMadagascar66.4915764.8915368.101583.21Africa
MWIMalawi63.4317460.2917666.571666.28Africa
MUSMauritius74.769671.419778.25846.84Africa
MYTMayotte79.354376.045282.90386.86Africa
MOZMozambique60.0518857.0119162.851825.84Africa
REURéunion80.033677.324083.75286.43Africa
RWARwanda68.4414766.2714470.511494.24Africa
SYCSeychelles73.2910969.7811577.271027.49Africa
SOMSomalia56.9419655.2919558.661953.37Africa
SSDSouth Sudan57.4319455.9519358.941942.99Africa
UGAUganda62.7617760.4217464.971754.55Africa
TZAUnited Republic of Tanzania64.8416463.0416466.601653.56Africa
ZMBZambia63.2617560.2617766.221675.96Africa
ZWEZimbabwe60.8318459.1618562.221853.06Africa
AGOAngola60.5418557.8318863.421795.59Africa
CMRCameroon58.7719057.5318960.021902.49Africa
CAFCentral African Republic52.6720150.5020054.872004.37Africa
TCDChad53.8019952.4119955.211982.80Africa
COGCongo64.1616762.7016865.571732.87Africa
CODDemocratic Republic of the Congo60.2118758.7018661.741863.04Africa
GNQEquatorial Guinea58.2519257.2719059.411932.14Africa
GABGabon66.0615964.0115868.211574.20Africa
STPSao Tome and Principe70.0513967.6713572.451374.78Africa
BWABotswana69.1014666.0314771.861425.83Africa
SWZEswatini59.3118955.1719663.881788.71Africa
LSOLesotho53.5120050.4020156.751976.35Africa
NAMNamibia63.0217660.0418165.801705.76Africa
ZAFSouth Africa63.6217160.2417867.141636.90Africa
BENBenin61.3018059.7518262.831833.08Africa
BFABurkina Faso60.9218360.1118061.601871.49Africa
CPVCabo Verde72.7011669.2312075.921156.69Africa
CIVCôte d'Ivoire57.2519556.0719258.571962.50Africa
GMBGambia61.5417960.1717962.951812.78Africa
GHAGhana63.6517062.6016964.721772.12Africa
GINGuinea61.0418160.3317561.531881.20Africa
GNBGuinea-Bissau57.8219355.8019459.711913.91Africa
LBRLiberia63.6017262.2217164.971762.75Africa
MLIMali58.7119157.9618759.461921.50Africa
MRTMauritania64.6116563.0016566.181683.18Africa
NERNiger61.8017860.6917362.971802.28Africa
NGANigeria54.1819753.3019755.081991.78Africa
SENSenegal67.4715165.3215269.421514.10Africa
SLESierra Leone54.0719853.2419854.852011.61Africa
TGOTogo60.5318659.6718361.371891.70Africa
DZAAlgeria76.597375.395677.84892.45Africa
EGYEgypt71.7412469.5211674.081294.56Africa
LBYLibya72.7011569.9011475.741175.84Africa
MARMorocco76.337875.076077.54982.47Africa
SDNSudan64.9516363.1316366.801643.67Africa
TUNTunisia76.417574.396978.46804.07Africa
ESHWestern Sahara69.8614068.2413271.871413.63Africa
ARMArmenia74.879471.1210178.30837.18Asia
AZEAzerbaijan72.8111370.3110975.261224.95Asia
BHRBahrain77.106476.255078.22851.97Asia
CYPCyprus80.753278.653282.84394.19Asia
GEOGeorgia73.5210769.0912177.92878.83Asia
IRQIraq70.3713668.3312872.421384.09Asia
ISRIsrael82.741281.04984.32183.28Asia
JORJordan74.339972.668976.091103.43Asia
KWTKuwait75.338874.616576.381081.77Asia
LBNLebanon78.824677.024380.77533.75Asia
OMNOman77.535875.785380.05634.27Asia
QATQatar80.023778.892781.80452.91Asia
SAUSaudi Arabia74.909373.717876.511072.80Asia
PSEState of Palestine73.8210472.209175.501183.30Asia
SYRSyrian Arab Republic71.3212965.8614877.669211.80Asia
TURTurkey77.316174.307080.23595.93Asia
AREUnited Arab Emirates77.755677.064279.09762.03Asia
YEMYemen66.0316064.3615667.731623.37Asia
KAZKazakhstan73.2311068.8212477.351008.53Asia
KGZKyrgyzstan71.1813167.2113775.361208.15Asia
TJKTajikistan70.7713468.6412673.051344.41Asia
TKMTurkmenistan67.9814964.5115571.501456.99Asia
UZBUzbekistan71.5312669.4111773.631324.22Asia
AFGAfghanistan64.2816662.8516765.811692.96Asia
BGDBangladesh72.1512070.4810874.111283.63Asia
BTNBhutan71.2813070.9610471.621440.66Asia
INDIndia69.2714468.1113470.531482.42Asia
IRNIran (Islamic Republic of)76.357775.265877.56952.30Asia
MDVMaldives78.475077.074180.36573.29Asia
NPLNepal70.3113768.8312371.721432.89Asia
PAKPakistan67.0215466.1114568.001591.89Asia
LKASri Lanka76.736873.328280.05646.73Asia
CHNChina76.627274.476878.97784.50Asia
HKGChina, Hong Kong SAR84.63181.75187.5315.78Asia
MACChina, Macao SAR84.04381.07786.9735.90Asia
TWNChina, Taiwan Province of China80.193577.483783.01345.53Asia
PRKDem. People's Republic of Korea71.9612268.3012975.421197.12Asia
JPNJapan84.43281.28387.4726.19Asia
MNGMongolia69.5514265.5015173.821318.32Asia
KORRepublic of Korea82.771179.632085.7056.07Asia
BRNBrunei Darussalam75.668474.546676.881042.34Asia
KHMCambodia69.4414367.1713971.501464.33Asia
IDNIndonesia71.4112869.2911973.631334.34Asia
LAOLao People's Democratic Republic67.4415265.6814969.241533.56Asia
MYSMalaysia75.938174.017378.10864.09Asia
MMRMyanmar66.7615563.6716169.751506.08Asia
PHLPhilippines71.0413367.0814075.311218.23Asia
SGPSingapore83.39581.25485.5264.27Asia
THAThailand76.836673.128480.62567.50Asia
TLSTimor-Leste69.1514567.1813871.261474.08Asia
VNMViet Nam75.278971.169979.40718.24Asia
ATGAntigua and Barbuda76.826775.675477.91882.24North America
ABWAruba76.087973.568178.44814.88North America
BHSBahamas73.7310671.489575.881164.40North America
BRBBarbados79.024577.603680.35582.75North America
CUBCuba78.694876.724580.67553.95North America
CUWCuraçao78.634975.485581.42485.94North America
DOMDominican Republic73.8110570.7210577.121036.40North America
GRDGrenada72.3911770.0711174.951244.88North America
GLPGuadeloupe81.842478.133485.24117.11North America
HTIHaiti63.5217361.3717265.681724.31North America
JAMJamaica74.3310072.778775.941133.17North America
MTQMartinique82.271678.892585.3886.49North America
PRIPuerto Rico79.854076.225183.31327.09North America
LCASaint Lucia75.998074.666277.37992.71North America
VCTSaint Vincent and the Grenadines72.3611870.1411074.941254.80North America
TTOTrinidad and Tobago73.3110870.6910676.021125.33North America
VIRUnited States Virgin Islands80.323477.663582.90375.24North America
BLZBelize74.379871.429677.58946.16North America
CRICosta Rica80.003877.433982.66415.23North America
SLVEl Salvador72.9911268.1113377.54979.43North America
GTMGuatemala73.9410371.0010376.801055.80North America
HNDHonduras74.999172.688877.281014.60North America
MEXMexico74.989272.109377.83905.73North America
NICNicaragua74.1510170.6110777.66917.05North America
PANPanama78.245575.135981.53476.40North America
ARGArgentina76.457473.008579.80666.80South America
BOLBolivia (Plurinational State of)71.0813268.2813174.051305.77South America
BRABrazil75.568771.909479.27747.37South America
CHLChile79.963977.443882.32444.88South America
COLColombia77.026574.237179.78675.55South America
ECUEcuador76.706973.957579.56705.61South America
GUFFrench Guiana79.734276.714682.95356.24South America
GUYGuyana69.7114166.7414372.891356.15South America
PRYParaguay74.0810272.119276.201094.09South America
PERPeru76.417673.717979.18755.47South America
SURSuriname71.4912768.2913074.851266.56South America
URYUruguay77.705773.877681.30517.43South America
VENVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)72.1312168.4012776.081117.68South America
AUSAustralia83.20881.21685.22124.01Oceania
NZLNew Zealand82.062080.301683.80253.50Oceania
FJIFiji67.2715365.6015069.081543.48Oceania
NCLNew Caledonia77.286274.666380.16605.50Oceania
PNGPapua New Guinea64.1516862.9416665.451742.51Oceania
SLBSolomon Islands72.7711471.1110274.621273.51Oceania
VUTVanuatu70.2513868.7912571.901403.11Oceania
GUMGuam79.774176.504783.30336.80Oceania
KIRKiribati67.9914863.9015971.971398.07Oceania
FSMMicronesia (Fed. States of)67.7015066.0714669.381523.31Oceania
PYFFrench Polynesia77.385975.325779.65684.33Oceania
WSMSamoa73.1111171.1310075.241234.11Oceania
TONTonga70.7413568.8312272.691363.86Oceania
BLRBelarus74.499769.3011879.347210.04Europe
BGRBulgaria74.859571.349878.48797.14Europe
CZECzechia79.154476.484881.76465.28Europe
HUNHungary76.637172.968680.08627.12Europe
POLPoland78.465174.486782.37437.89Europe
MDARepublic of Moldova71.6812567.4213675.941148.52Europe
ROURomania75.838272.369079.32736.96Europe
RUSRussian Federation72.2911966.8114277.549610.73Europe
SVKSlovakia77.316073.747780.76547.02Europe
UKRUkraine71.8212366.8314176.631069.80Europe
JEY/GGYChannel Islands82.84980.861084.74133.88Europe
DNKDenmark80.683378.692982.68403.99Europe
ESTEstonia78.465273.987482.49428.51Europe
FINFinland81.642678.752884.52155.77Europe
ISLIceland82.771081.23584.31193.08Europe
IRLIreland82.052180.351483.70293.35Europe
LVALatvia75.059069.9411379.81659.87Europe
LTULithuania75.658569.9511281.145211.19Europe
NORNorway82.181880.171784.20214.03Europe
SWESweden82.571380.751184.38173.63Europe
GBRUnited Kingdom81.152979.372382.90363.53Europe
ALBAlbania78.385376.734480.10613.37Europe
BIHBosnia and Herzegovina77.186374.656479.65695.00Europe
HRVCroatia78.255475.016181.39496.38Europe
GRCGreece81.982379.482184.48165.00Europe
ITAItaly83.28781.04885.35104.31Europe
MLTMalta82.291580.401384.07233.67Europe
MNEMontenegro76.657074.207279.08774.88Europe
MKDNorth Macedonia75.608673.608077.65934.05Europe
PRTPortugal81.752578.673084.64145.97Europe
SRBSerbia75.778373.178378.40825.23Europe
SVNSlovenia81.083178.253383.85245.60Europe
ESPSpain83.36680.601286.0545.45Europe
AUTAustria81.352878.892683.75274.86Europe
BELBelgium81.392779.022483.69304.67Europe
FRAFrance82.461479.442285.3695.92Europe
DEUGermany81.103078.673183.55314.88Europe
LUXLuxembourg82.002279.841984.15224.31Europe
NLDNetherlands82.061980.321583.77263.45Europe
CHESwitzerland83.56481.60285.4173.81Europe
CANCanada82.221780.161884.25204.09North America
USAUnited States of America78.814776.304981.34505.04North America
World72.28 69.9274.72 4.80