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
Life expectancy at birth(years)
 
Afghanistan total population: 44.64 years
male: 44.47 years
female: 44.81 years (2009 est.)
 
Albania total population: 77.96 years
male: 75.28 years
female: 80.89 years (2009 est.)
 
Algeria total population: 74.02 years
male: 72.35 years
female: 75.77 years (2009 est.)
 
American Samoa total population: 73.72 years
male: 70.8 years
female: 76.82 years (2009 est.)
 
Andorra total population: 82.51 years
male: 80.33 years
female: 84.84 years (2009 est.)
 
Angola total population: 38.2 years
male: 37.24 years
female: 39.22 years (2009 est.)
 
Anguilla total population: 80.65 years
male: 78.11 years
female: 83.26 years (2009 est.)
 
Antigua and Barbuda total population: 74.76 years
male: 72.81 years
female: 76.81 years (2009 est.)
 
Argentina total population: 76.56 years
male: 73.32 years
female: 79.97 years (2009 est.)
 
Armenia total population: 72.68 years
male: 69.06 years
female: 76.81 years (2009 est.)
 
Aruba total population: 75.28 years
male: 72.25 years
female: 78.38 years (2009 est.)
 
Australia total population: 81.63 years
male: 79.25 years
female: 84.14 years (2009 est.)
 
Austria total population: 79.5 years
male: 76.6 years
female: 82.56 years (2009 est.)
 
Azerbaijan total population: 66.66 years
male: 62.53 years
female: 71.34 years (2009 est.)
 
Bahamas, The total population: 65.78 years
male: 62.63 years
female: 68.98 years (2009 est.)
 
Bahrain total population: 75.16 years
male: 72.64 years
female: 77.76 years (2009 est.)
 
Bangladesh total population: 60.25 years
male: 57.57 years
female: 63.03 years (2009 est.)
 
Barbados total population: 73.94 years
male: 71.65 years
female: 76.26 years (2009 est.)
 
Belarus total population: 70.63 years
male: 64.95 years
female: 76.67 years (2009 est.)
 
Belgium total population: 79.22 years
male: 76.06 years
female: 82.53 years (2009 est.)
 
Belize total population: 68.2 years
male: 66.44 years
female: 70.05 years (2009 est.)
 
Benin total population: 59 years
male: 57.83 years
female: 60.23 years (2009 est.)
 
Bermuda total population: 80.43 years
male: 77.2 years
female: 83.72 years (2009 est.)
 
Bhutan total population: 66.13 years
male: 65.33 years
female: 66.97 years (2009 est.)
 
Bolivia total population: 66.89 years
male: 64.2 years
female: 69.72 years (2009 est.)
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina total population: 78.5 years
male: 74.92 years
female: 82.34 years (2009 est.)
 
Botswana total population: 61.85 years
male: 61.72 years
female: 61.99 years (2009 est.)
 
Brazil total population: 71.99 years
male: 68.43 years
female: 75.73 years (2009 est.)
 
British Virgin Islands total population: 77.26 years
male: 76.03 years
female: 78.55 years (2009 est.)
 
Brunei total population: 75.74 years
male: 73.52 years
female: 78.07 years (2009 est.)
 
Bulgaria total population: 73.09 years
male: 69.48 years
female: 76.91 years (2009 est.)
 
Burkina Faso total population: 52.95 years
male: 51.04 years
female: 54.91 years (2009 est.)
 
Burma total population: 63.39 years
male: 61.17 years
female: 65.74 years (2009 est.)
 
Burundi total population: 52.09 years
male: 51.2 years
female: 53.01 years (2009 est.)
 
Cambodia total population: 62.1 years
male: 60.03 years
female: 64.27 years (2009 est.)
 
Cameroon total population: 53.69 years
male: 52.89 years
female: 54.52 years (2009 est.)
 
Canada total population: 81.23 years
male: 78.69 years
female: 83.91 years (2009 est.)
 
Cape Verde total population: 71.61 years
male: 68.27 years
female: 75.05 years (2009 est.)
 
Cayman Islands total population: 80.44 years
male: 77.8 years
female: 83.14 years (2009 est.)
 
Central African Republic total population: 44.47 years
male: 44.4 years
female: 44.54 years (2009 est.)
 
Chad total population: 47.7 years
male: 46.67 years
female: 48.77 years (2009 est.)
 
Chile total population: 77.34 years
male: 74.07 years
female: 80.77 years (2009 est.)
 
China total population: 73.47 years
male: 71.61 years
female: 75.52 years (2009 est.)
 
Christmas Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Cocos (Keeling) Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Colombia total population: 72.81 years
male: 68.98 years
female: 76.76 years (2009 est.)
 
Comoros total population: 63.47 years
male: 61.07 years
female: 65.94 years (2009 est.)
 
Congo, Democratic Republic of the total population: 54.36 years
male: 52.58 years
female: 56.2 years (2009 est.)
 
Congo, Republic of the total population: 54.15 years
male: 52.9 years
female: 55.43 years (2009 est.)
 
Cook Islands total population: 74.22 years
male: 71.46 years
female: 77.13 years (2009 est.)
 
Costa Rica total population: 77.58 years
male: 74.96 years
female: 80.34 years (2009 est.)
 
Cote d'Ivoire total population: 55.45 years
male: 54.64 years
female: 56.28 years (2009 est.)
 
Croatia total population: 75.35 years
male: 71.72 years
female: 79.18 years (2009 est.)
 
Cuba total population: 77.45 years
male: 75.19 years
female: 79.85 years (2009 est.)
 
Cyprus total population: 78.33 years
male: 75.91 years
female: 80.86 years (2009 est.)
 
Czech Republic total population: 76.81 years
male: 73.54 years
female: 80.28 years (2009 est.)
 
Denmark total population: 78.3 years
male: 75.96 years
female: 80.78 years (2009 est.)
 
Djibouti total population: 43.37 years
male: 41.89 years
female: 44.89 years (2009 est.)
 
Dominica total population: 75.55 years
male: 72.61 years
female: 78.64 years (2009 est.)
 
Dominican Republic total population: 73.7 years
male: 71.88 years
female: 75.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Ecuador total population: 75.3 years
male: 72.37 years
female: 78.37 years (2009 est.)
 
Egypt total population: 72.12 years
male: 69.56 years
female: 74.81 years (2009 est.)
 
El Salvador total population: 72.33 years
male: 68.72 years
female: 76.11 years (2009 est.)
 
Equatorial Guinea total population: 61.61 years
male: 60.71 years
female: 62.54 years (2009 est.)
 
Eritrea total population: 61.78 years
male: 59.71 years
female: 63.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Estonia total population: 72.82 years
male: 67.45 years
female: 78.53 years (2009 est.)
 
Ethiopia total population: 55.41 years
male: 52.92 years
female: 57.97 years (2009 est.)
 
European Union total population: 78.67 years
male: 75.54 years
female: 81.97 years (2009 est.)
 
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Faroe Islands total population: 79.44 years
male: 77 years
female: 82.05 years (2009 est.)
 
Fiji total population: 70.73 years
male: 68.18 years
female: 73.41 years (2009 est.)
 
Finland total population: 78.97 years
male: 75.48 years
female: 82.61 years (2009 est.)
 
France total population: 80.98 years
male: 77.79 years
female: 84.33 years (2009 est.)
 
French Polynesia total population: 76.71 years
male: 74.26 years
female: 79.29 years (2009 est.)
 
Gabon total population: 53.11 years
male: 52.19 years
female: 54.05 years (2009 est.)
 
Gambia, The total population: 55.35 years
male: 53.43 years
female: 57.34 years (2009 est.)
 
Gaza Strip total population: 73.42 years
male: 71.82 years
female: 75.12 years (2009 est.)
 
Georgia total population: 76.72 years
male: 73.41 years
female: 80.45 years (2009 est.)
 
Germany total population: 79.26 years
male: 76.26 years
female: 82.42 years (2009 est.)
 
Ghana total population: 59.85 years
male: 58.98 years
female: 60.75 years (2009 est.)
 
Gibraltar total population: 80.19 years
male: 77.3 years
female: 83.22 years (2009 est.)
 
Greece total population: 79.66 years
male: 77.11 years
female: 82.37 years (2009 est.)
 
Greenland total population: 70.07 years
male: 67.44 years
female: 72.85 years (2009 est.)
 
Grenada total population: 65.95 years
male: 64.06 years
female: 67.85 years (2009 est.)
 
Guam total population: 78.01 years
male: 74.97 years
female: 81.23 years (2009 est.)
 
Guatemala total population: 70.29 years
male: 68.49 years
female: 72.19 years (2009 est.)
 
Guernsey total population: 80.77 years
male: 77.76 years
female: 83.88 years (2009 est.)
 
Guinea total population: 57.09 years
male: 55.63 years
female: 58.6 years (2009 est.)
 
Guinea-Bissau total population: 47.9 years
male: 46.07 years
female: 49.79 years (2009 est.)
 
Guyana total population: 66.68 years
male: 64.09 years
female: 69.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Haiti total population: 60.78 years
male: 59.13 years
female: 62.48 years (2009 est.)
 
Honduras total population: 69.4 years
male: 67.86 years
female: 71.02 years (2009 est.)
 
Hong Kong total population: 81.86 years
male: 79.16 years
female: 84.79 years (2009 est.)
 
Hungary total population: 73.44 years
male: 69.27 years
female: 77.87 years (2009 est.)
 
Iceland total population: 80.67 years
male: 78.53 years
female: 82.9 years (2009 est.)
 
India total population: 69.89 years
male: 67.46 years
female: 72.61 years (2009 est.)
 
Indonesia total population: 70.76 years
male: 68.26 years
female: 73.38 years (2009 est.)
 
Iran total population: 71.14 years
male: 69.65 years
female: 72.72 years (2009 est.)
 
Iraq total population: 69.94 years
male: 68.6 years
female: 71.34 years (2009 est.)
 
Ireland total population: 78.24 years
male: 75.6 years
female: 81.06 years (2009 est.)
 
Isle of Man total population: 78.82 years
male: 75.86 years
female: 81.93 years (2009 est.)
 
Israel total population: 80.73 years
male: 78.62 years
female: 82.95 years (2009 est.)
 
Italy total population: 80.2 years
male: 77.26 years
female: 83.33 years (2009 est.)
 
Jamaica total population: 73.53 years
male: 71.83 years
female: 75.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Japan total population: 82.12 years
male: 78.8 years
female: 85.62 years (2009 est.)
 
Jersey total population: 79.75 years
male: 77.23 years
female: 82.46 years (2009 est.)
 
Jordan total population: 78.87 years
male: 76.34 years
female: 81.56 years (2009 est.)
 
Kazakhstan total population: 67.87 years
male: 62.58 years
female: 73.47 years (2009 est.)
 
Kenya total population: 57.86 years
male: 57.49 years
female: 58.24 years (2009 est.)
 
Kiribati total population: 63.22 years
male: 60.14 years
female: 66.45 years (2009 est.)
 
Korea, North total population: 63.81 years
male: 61.23 years
female: 66.53 years (2009 est.)
 
Korea, South total population: 78.72 years
male: 75.45 years
female: 82.22 years (2009 est.)
 
Kuwait total population: 77.71 years
male: 76.51 years
female: 78.95 years (2009 est.)
 
Kyrgyzstan total population: 69.43 years
male: 65.43 years
female: 73.64 years (2009 est.)
 
Laos total population: 56.68 years
male: 54.56 years
female: 58.9 years (2009 est.)
 
Latvia total population: 72.15 years
male: 66.98 years
female: 77.59 years (2009 est.)
 
Lebanon total population: 73.66 years
male: 71.15 years
female: 76.31 years (2009 est.)
 
Lesotho total population: 40.38 years
male: 41.18 years
female: 39.54 years (2009 est.)
 
Liberia total population: 41.84 years
male: 40.71 years
female: 43 years (2009 est.)
 
Libya total population: 77.26 years
male: 74.98 years
female: 79.65 years (2009 est.)
 
Liechtenstein total population: 80.06 years
male: 76.59 years
female: 83.53 years (2009 est.)
 
Lithuania total population: 74.9 years
male: 69.98 years
female: 80.1 years (2009 est.)
 
Luxembourg total population: 79.33 years
male: 76.07 years
female: 82.81 years (2009 est.)
 
Macau total population: 84.36 years
male: 81.39 years
female: 87.47 years (2009 est.)
 
Macedonia total population: 74.68 years
male: 72.18 years
female: 77.38 years (2009 est.)
 
Madagascar total population: 62.89 years
male: 60.93 years
female: 64.91 years (2009 est.)
 
Malawi total population: 43.82 years
male: 44.07 years
female: 43.57 years (2009 est.)
 
Malaysia total population: 73.29 years
male: 70.56 years
female: 76.21 years (2009 est.)
 
Maldives total population: 73.97 years
male: 71.78 years
female: 76.28 years (2009 est.)
 
Mali total population: 50.35 years
male: 48.38 years
female: 52.38 years (2009 est.)
 
Malta total population: 79.44 years
male: 77.21 years
female: 81.8 years (2009 est.)
 
Marshall Islands total population: 71.19 years
male: 69.15 years
female: 73.34 years (2009 est.)
 
Mauritania total population: 60.37 years
male: 58.22 years
female: 62.59 years (2009 est.)
 
Mauritius total population: 74 years
male: 70.53 years
female: 77.65 years (2009 est.)
 
Mayotte total population: 62.91 years
male: 60.65 years
female: 65.24 years (2009 est.)
 
Mexico total population: 76.06 years
male: 73.25 years
female: 79 years (2009 est.)
 
Micronesia, Federated States of total population: 70.94 years
male: 69.06 years
female: 72.93 years (2009 est.)
 
Moldova total population: 70.8 years
male: 67.1 years
female: 74.71 years (2009 est.)
 
Monaco total population: 80.09 years
male: 76.3 years
female: 84.09 years (2009 est.)
 
Mongolia total population: 67.65 years
male: 65.23 years
female: 70.19 years (2009 est.)
 
Montserrat total population: 72.76 years
male: 74.74 years
female: 70.68 years (2009 est.)
 
Morocco total population: 71.8 years
male: 69.42 years
female: 74.3 years (2009 est.)
 
Mozambique total population: 41.18 years
male: 41.83 years
female: 40.53 years (2009 est.)
 
Namibia total population: 51.24 years
male: 51.61 years
female: 50.86 years (2009 est.)
 
Nauru total population: 64.2 years
male: 60.58 years
female: 68.01 years (2009 est.)
 
Nepal total population: 65.46 years
male: 64.3 years
female: 66.67 years (2009 est.)
 
Netherlands total population: 79.4 years
male: 76.8 years
female: 82.14 years (2009 est.)
 
Netherlands Antilles total population: 76.65 years
male: 74.33 years
female: 79.09 years (2009 est.)
 
New Caledonia total population: 74.98 years
male: 71.99 years
female: 78.12 years (2009 est.)
 
New Zealand total population: 80.36 years
male: 78.43 years
female: 82.39 years (2009 est.)
 
Nicaragua total population: 71.5 years
male: 69.35 years
female: 73.75 years (2009 est.)
 
Niger total population: 52.6 years
male: 51.39 years
female: 53.85 years (2009 est.)
 
Nigeria total population: 46.94 years
male: 46.16 years
female: 47.76 years (2009 est.)
 
Niue total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Norfolk Island total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Northern Mariana Islands total population: 76.7 years
male: 74.08 years
female: 79.47 years (2009 est.)
 
Norway total population: 79.95 years
male: 77.29 years
female: 82.74 years (2009 est.)
 
Oman total population: 74.16 years
male: 71.87 years
female: 76.55 years (2009 est.)
 
Pakistan total population: 64.49 years
male: 63.4 years
female: 65.64 years (2009 est.)
 
Palau total population: 71.22 years
male: 68.08 years
female: 74.54 years (2009 est.)
 
Panama total population: 77.25 years
male: 74.47 years
female: 80.16 years (2009 est.)
 
Papua New Guinea total population: 66.34 years
male: 64.08 years
female: 68.72 years (2009 est.)
 
Paraguay total population: 75.77 years
male: 73.19 years
female: 78.49 years (2009 est.)
 
Peru total population: 70.74 years
male: 68.88 years
female: 72.69 years (2009 est.)
 
Philippines total population: 71.09 years
male: 68.17 years
female: 74.15 years (2009 est.)
 
Pitcairn Islands total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Poland total population: 75.63 years
male: 71.65 years
female: 79.85 years (2009 est.)
 
Portugal total population: 78.21 years
male: 74.95 years
female: 81.69 years (2009 est.)
 
Puerto Rico total population: 78.53 years
male: 74.85 years
female: 82.39 years (2009 est.)
 
Qatar total population: 75.35 years
male: 73.66 years
female: 77.14 years (2009 est.)
 
Romania total population: 72.45 years
male: 68.95 years
female: 76.16 years (2009 est.)
 
Russia total population: 66.03 years
male: 59.33 years
female: 73.14 years (2009 est.)
 
Rwanda total population: 50.52 years
male: 49.25 years
female: 51.83 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Helena total population: 78.44 years
male: 75.52 years
female: 81.5 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Kitts and Nevis total population: 73.2 years
male: 70.33 years
female: 76.25 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Lucia total population: 76.45 years
male: 73.78 years
female: 79.27 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Pierre and Miquelon total population: 79.07 years
male: 76.69 years
female: 81.57 years (2009 est.)
 
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines total population: 73.65 years
male: 71.82 years
female: 75.54 years (2009 est.)
 
Samoa total population: 71.86 years
male: 69.03 years
female: 74.84 years (2009 est.)
 
San Marino total population: 81.97 years
male: 78.53 years
female: 85.72 years (2009 est.)
 
Sao Tome and Principe total population: 68.32 years
male: 66.65 years
female: 70.04 years (2009 est.)
 
Saudi Arabia total population: 76.3 years
male: 74.23 years
female: 78.48 years (2009 est.)
 
Senegal total population: 59 years
male: 57.12 years
female: 60.93 years (2009 est.)
 
Serbia total population: 73.9 years
male: 71.09 years
female: 76.89 years (2009 est.)
 
Seychelles total population: 73.02 years
male: 68.33 years
female: 77.85 years (2009 est.)
 
Sierra Leone total population: 41.24 years
male: 38.92 years
female: 43.64 years (2009 est.)
 
Singapore total population: 81.98 years
male: 79.37 years
female: 84.78 years (2009 est.)
 
Slovakia total population: 75.4 years
male: 71.47 years
female: 79.53 years (2009 est.)
 
Slovenia total population: 76.92 years
male: 73.25 years
female: 80.84 years (2009 est.)
 
Solomon Islands total population: 73.69 years
male: 71.14 years
female: 76.37 years (2009 est.)
 
Somalia total population: 49.63 years
male: 47.78 years
female: 51.53 years (2009 est.)
 
South Africa total population: 48.98 years
male: 49.81 years
female: 48.13 years (2009 est.)
 
Spain total population: 80.05 years
male: 76.74 years
female: 83.57 years (2009 est.)
 
Sri Lanka total population: 75.14 years
male: 73.08 years
female: 77.28 years (2009 est.)
 
Sudan total population: 51.42 years
male: 50.49 years
female: 52.4 years (2009 est.)
 
Suriname total population: 73.73 years
male: 71 years
female: 76.65 years (2009 est.)
 
Svalbard total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Swaziland total population: 31.88 years
male: 31.62 years
female: 32.15 years (2009 est.)
 
Sweden total population: 80.86 years
male: 78.59 years
female: 83.26 years (2009 est.)
 
Switzerland total population: 80.85 years
male: 78.03 years
female: 83.83 years (2009 est.)
 
Syria total population: 71.19 years
male: 69.8 years
female: 72.68 years (2009 est.)
 
Taiwan total population: 77.96 years
male: 75.12 years
female: 81.05 years (2009 est.)
 
Tajikistan total population: 65.33 years
male: 62.29 years
female: 68.52 years (2009 est.)
 
Tanzania total population: 52.01 years
male: 50.56 years
female: 53.51 years (2009 est.)
 
Thailand total population: 73.1 years
male: 70.77 years
female: 75.55 years (2009 est.)
 
Timor-Leste total population: 67.27 years
male: 64.92 years
female: 69.75 years (2009 est.)
 
Togo total population: 58.69 years
male: 56.56 years
female: 60.88 years (2009 est.)
 
Tokelau total population: NA
male: NA
female: NA
 
Tonga total population: 70.73 years
male: 68.18 years
female: 73.41 years (2009 est.)
 
Trinidad and Tobago total population: 70.86 years
male: 67.98 years
female: 73.82 years (2009 est.)
 
Tunisia total population: 75.78 years
male: 73.98 years
female: 77.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Turkey total population: 71.96 years
male: 70.12 years
female: 73.89 years (2009 est.)
 
Turkmenistan total population: 67.87 years
male: 64.94 years
female: 70.95 years (2009 est.)
 
Turks and Caicos Islands total population: 75.42 years
male: 73.12 years
female: 77.83 years (2009 est.)
 
Tuvalu total population: 69.29 years
male: 66.99 years
female: 71.7 years (2009 est.)
 
Uganda total population: 52.72 years
male: 51.66 years
female: 53.81 years (2009 est.)
 
Ukraine total population: 68.25 years
male: 62.37 years
female: 74.5 years (2009 est.)
 
United Arab Emirates total population: 76.11 years
male: 73.56 years
female: 78.78 years (2009 est.)
 
United Kingdom total population: 79.01 years
male: 76.52 years
female: 81.63 years (2009 est.)
 
United States total population: 78.11 years
male: 75.65 years
female: 80.69 years (2009 est.)
 
Uruguay total population: 76.35 years
male: 73.1 years
female: 79.72 years (2009 est.)
 
Uzbekistan total population: 71.96 years
male: 68.95 years
female: 75.15 years (2009 est.)
 
Vanuatu total population: 63.98 years
male: 62.37 years
female: 65.66 years (2009 est.)
 
Venezuela total population: 73.61 years
male: 70.54 years
female: 76.83 years (2009 est.)
 
Vietnam total population: 71.58 years
male: 68.78 years
female: 74.57 years (2009 est.)
 
Virgin Islands total population: 79.05 years
male: 76.02 years
female: 82.26 years (2009 est.)
 
Wallis and Futuna total population: 78.2 years
male: 75.22 years
female: 81.32 years (2009 est.)
 
West Bank total population: 74.54 years
male: 72.54 years
female: 76.65 years (2009 est.)
 
Western Sahara total population: 54.32 years
male: 52 years
female: 56.73 years (2009 est.)
 
World total population: 66.57 years
male: 64.52 years
female: 68.76 years (2009 est.)
 
Yemen total population: 63.27 years
male: 61.3 years
female: 65.33 years (2009 est.)
 
Zambia total population: 38.63 years
male: 38.53 years
female: 38.73 years (2009 est.)
 
Zimbabwe total population: 45.77 years
male: 46.36 years
female: 45.16 years (2009 est.)

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Source:
 
• Note: Information for the US and US dependencies was complied from material in the public domain and does not represent Solidary Foundation estimates.

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