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Average Life Span Expectancy Chart - How Long Will I Live

  • Published: 2009-03-19 (Rev. 2017-02-21) - Contact: Ian Langtree at Disabled World
  • Synopsis: How long will I live for is a chart and picture graph of male and female life span expectant averages by country and average age to death.

Definition: Life Expectancy (Longevity)

Life Expectancy, or longevity, is defined as the expected number of years of life remaining at a given age denoted by ex, which means the average number of subsequent years of life for someone now aged x, according to a particular mortality experience. In modern times, life expectancy has substantially changed on a yearly basis and cannot be used accurately for long-term predictions. The word "longevity" is sometimes used as a synonym for "life expectancy" in demography - however, the term "longevity" is sometimes meant to refer only to especially long lived members of a population, whereas "life expectancy" is always defined statistically as the average number of years remaining at a given age.

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"The oldest confirmed recorded age for any human ever born is 122 years of age..."

Life expectancy is the average number of years of life remaining at a given age. It is the average expected lifespan of an individual. Today humans have an average life span of 31.99 years in Swaziland and 82 years in Japan. Our chart shows statistics for the average age you will live based on various world countries.

How long will I live for?

This is a question everyone asks at some stage in their life - How long will I live? When will I die? Life expectancy statistics is based on the average number of years of life remaining at a given age. Life span is the average expected years to live of an individual from birth. Our life statistics chart shows how long males and females can expect to live for in various world countries. (Age in years from birth to death)

Today humans have an average life span of 31.99 years in Swaziland and 82 years in Japan. The oldest confirmed recorded age for any human ever born is 122 years of age, though some people are reported to have lived longer there are no records to confirm these claims.

There are, of course, great variations in life expectancy statistics worldwide, mostly caused by differences in public health, medical care and diet from country to country. Climate also has an effect on what age you will live to, and the way data is collected can also be an important influence.

There are also variations between various groups within single countries. For instance significant differences occur in life span expectancy between males and females in France and many other developed countries, with women tending to outlive men by five years and over. These gender differences have been steadily decreasing in recent years, with statistics showing male life expectancy improving at a faster rate than that of females.

Poverty, in particular, tends to have a very substantial effect on life span expectancy. An example being the United Kingdom life expectancy in many of the wealthiest areas is currently on average ten years longer than the poorer areas and today the gap appears to be increasing as life span expectancy for the more wealthy continues to increase while in poorer regions of the U.K. there has been little increase.

Interestingly persons with serious mental illness tend to die, on average, 25 years earlier than the general public, with three out of five mentally ill dying from mainly preventable physical diseases such as Heart/Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Dyslipidaemia, Respiratory ailments, Pneumonia, and Influenza.

You may also be interested in our Calculator Showing Age in Days Weeks Months Since Birth (Opens new window)

Below is a list of countries by life expectancy at birth, the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year. (Length of Life)

RankCountry/territoryLife expectancy at birth (Yrs)
OverallMaleFemale

World average 67.2 65.0 69.5
1 Japan 82.6 79.0 86.1
2 Hong Kong 82.2 79.4 85.1
3 Iceland 81.8 80.2 83.3
4 Switzerland 81.7 79.0 84.2
5 Australia 81.2 78.9 83.6
6 Spain 80.9 77.7 84.2
7 Sweden 80.9 78.7 83.0
8 Israel 80.7 78.5 82.8
9 Macau 80.7 78.5 82.8
10 France (metropolitan) 80.7 77.1 84.1
11 Canada 80.7 78.3 82.9
12 Italy 80.5 77.5 83.5
13 New Zealand 80.2 78.2 82.2
14 Norway 80.2 77.8 82.5
15 Singapore 80.0 78.0 81.9
16 Austria 79.8 76.9 82.6
17 Netherlands 79.8 77.5 81.9
18 Martinique 79.5 76.5 82.3
19 Greece 79.5 77.1 81.9
20 Belgium 79.4 76.5 82.3
21 Malta 79.4 77.3 81.3
22 United Kingdom 79.4 77.2 81.6
23 Germany 79.4 76.5 82.1
24 Virgin Islands 79.4 75.5 83.3
25 Finland 79.3 76.1 82.4
26 Guadeloupe 79.2 76.0 82.2
27 Channel Islands Jersey Guernsey 79.0 76.6 81.5
28 Cyprus 79.0 76.5 81.6
29 Ireland 78.9 76.5 81.3
30 Costa Rica 78.8 76.5 81.2
31 Puerto Rico 78.7 74.7 82.7
32 Luxembourg 78.7 75.7 81.6
33 United Arab Emirates 78.7 77.2 81.5
34 South Korea 78.6 75.0 82.2
35 Chile 78.6 75.5 81.5
36 Denmark 78.3 76.0 80.6
37 Cuba 78.3 76.2 80.4
38 United States 78.2 75.6 80.8
39 Portugal 78.1 75.0 81.2
40 Slovenia 77.9 74.1 81.5
41 Kuwait 77.6 76.0 79.9
42 Barbados 77.3 74.4 79.8
43 Brunei 77.1 75.0 79.7
44 Czech Republic 76.5 73.4 79.5
45 Reunion 76.4 72.3 80.5
46 Albania 76.4 73.4 79.7
47 Uruguay 76.4 72.8 79.9
48 Mexico 76.2 73.7 78.6
49 Belize 76.1 73.3 79.2
50 New Caledonia 76.1 72.8 79.7
51 French Guiana 75.9 72.5 79.9
52 Croatia 75.7 72.3 79.2
53 Oman 75.6 74.2 77.5
54 Bahrain 75.6 74.3 77.5
55 Qatar 75.6 75.2 76.4
56 Poland 75.6 71.3 79.8
57 Panama 75.5 73.0 78.2
58 Guam 75.5 73.3 77.9
59 Argentina 75.3 71.6 79.1
60 Netherlands Antilles 75.1 71.3 78.8
61 Ecuador 75.0 72.1 78.0
62 Bosnia and Herzegovina 74.9 72.2 77.4
63 Slovakia 74.7 70.7 78.5
64 Montenegro 74.5 72.4 76.8
65 Vietnam 74.2 72.3 76.2
66 Malaysia 74.2 72.0 76.7
67 Netherlands - Antilles
74.2 71.3 77.1
68 Republic of Macedonia 74.2 71.8 76.6
69 Syria 74.1 72.3 76.1
70 French Polynesia 74.1 71.7 76.8
71 Serbia 74.0 71.7 76.3
72 Libya 74.0 71.7 76.9
73 Tunisia (10% above world average) 73.9 71.9 76.0
74 Venezuela 73.7 70.9 76.8
75 Saint Lucia 73.7 71.8 75.6
76 Bahamas 73.5 70.6 76.3
77 Palestinian territories 73.4 71.8 75.0
78 Hungary 73.3 69.2 77.4
79 Tonga 73.3 72.3 74.3
80 Bulgaria 73.0 69.5 76.7
81 Lithuania 73.0 67.5 78.3
82 People's Republic of China 73.0 71.3 74.8
83 Nicaragua 72.9 69.9 76.0
84 Colombia 72.9 69.2 76.6
85 Mauritius 72.8 69.5 76.2
86 Saudi Arabia 72.8 70.9 75.3
87 Latvia 72.7 67.3 77.7
88 Jamaica 72.6 70.0 75.2
89 Jordan 72.5 70.8 74.5
90 Romania 72.5 69.0 76.1
91 Sri Lanka 72.4 68.8 76.2
92 Brazil 72.4 68.8 76.1
93 Algeria 72.3 70.9 73.7
94 Dominican Republic 72.2 69.3 75.5
95 Lebanon 72.0 69.9 74.2
96 Armenia 72.0 68.4 75.1
97 El Salvador 71.9 68.8 74.9
98 Turkey 71.8 69.4 74.3
99 Paraguay 71.8 69.7 73.9
100 Philippines 71.7 69.5 73.9
101 Cape Verde 71.7 68.3 74.5
102 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 71.6 69.5 73.8
103 Samoa 71.5 68.5 74.8
104 Peru 71.4 68.9 74.0
105 Estonia 71.4 65.9 76.8
106 Egypt 71.3 69.1 73.6
107 Morocco 71.2 69.0 73.4
108 Georgia (country) 71.0 67.1 74.8
109 Iran 71.0 69.4 72.6
110 Indonesia 70.7 68.7 72.7
111 Thailand 70.6 66.5 75.0
112 Guatemala 70.3 66.7 73.8
113 Suriname 70.2 67.0 73.6
114 Honduras 70.2 66.9 73.7
115 Vanuatu 70.0 68.3 72.1
116 Trinidad and Tobago 69.8 67.8 71.8
117 Belarus 69.0 63.1 75.2
118 Moldova 68.9 65.1 72.5
119 Fiji 68.8 66.6 71.1
120 Grenada 68.7 67.0 70.3
121 Federated States of Micronesia 68.5 67.7 69.3
122 Maldives 68.5 67.6 69.5
123 Ukraine 67.9 62.1 73.8
124 Azerbaijan 67.5 63.8 71.2
125 North Korea 67.3 65.1 69.3
126 Uzbekistan (world average) 67.2 64.0 70.4
127 Kazakhstan 67.0 61.6 72.4
128 Guyana 66.8 64.2 69.9
129 Mongolia 66.8 63.9 69.9
130 Tajikistan 66.7 64.1 69.4
131 Western Sahara 65.9 64.3 68.1
132 Kyrgyzstan 65.9 62.0 69.9
133 Bhutan 65.6 64.0 67.5
134 Bolivia 65.6 63.4 67.7
135 Sao Tome and Principe 65.5 63.6 67.4
136 Pakistan 65.5 65.2 65.8
137 Russia 65.5 59.0 72.6
138 Comoros 65.2 63.0 67.4
139 India 64.7 63.2 66.4
140 Laos 64.4 63.0 65.8
141 Mauritania 64.2 62.4 66.0
142 Bangladesh 64.1 63.2 65.0
143 Nepal 63.8 63.2 64.2
144 Solomon Islands 63.6 62.7 64.5
145 Turkmenistan 63.2 59.0 67.5
146 Senegal 63.1 61.0 65.1
147 Yemen 62.7 61.1 64.3
148 Myanmar 62.1 59.0 65.3
149 Haiti 60.9 59.1 62.8
150 East Timor (10% below world average) 60.8 60.0 61.7
151 Ghana 60.0 59.6 60.5
152 Cambodia 59.7 57.3 61.9
153 Iraq 59.5 57.8 61.5
154 Gambia 59.4 58.6 60.3
155 Madagascar 59.4 57.7 61.3
156 Sudan 58.6 57.1 60.1
157 Togo 58.4 56.7 60.1
158 Eritrea 58.0 55.6 60.3
159 Papua New Guinea 57.2 54.6 60.4
160 Niger 56.9 57.8 56.0
161 Gabon 56.7 56.4 57.1
162 Benin 56.7 55.6 57.8
163 Guinea 56.0 54.4 57.6
164 Republic of the Congo 55.3 54.0 56.6
165 Djibouti 54.8 53.6 56.0
166 Mali 54.5 52.1 56.6
167 Kenya (20% below world average) 54.1 53.0 55.2
168 Ethiopia 52.9 51.7 54.3
169 Namibia 52.9 52.5 53.1
170 Tanzania 52.5 51.4 53.6
171 Burkina Faso 52.3 50.7 53.8
172 Equatorial Guinea 51.6 50.4 52.8
173 Uganda 51.5 50.8 52.2
174 Botswana 50.7 50.5 50.7
175 Chad 50.6 49.3 52.0
176 Cameroon 50.4 50.0 50.8
177 Burundi 49.6 48.1 51.0
178 South Africa 49.3 48.8 49.7
179 Cote d'Ivoire 48.3 47.5 49.3
180 Malawi 48.3 48.1 48.4
181 Somalia 48.2 46.9 49.4
182 Nigeria (30% below world average) 46.9 46.4 47.3
183 Democratic Republic of the Congo 46.5 45.2 47.7
184 Guinea-Bissau 46.4 44.9 47.9
185 Rwanda 46.2 44.6 47.8
186 Liberia 45.7 44.8 46.6
187 Central African Republic 44.7 43.3 46.1
188 Afghanistan 43.8 43.9 43.8
189 Zimbabwe 43.5 44.1 42.6
190 Angola 42.7 41.2 44.3
191 Lesotho 42.6 42.9 42.3
192 Sierra Leone 42.6 41.0 44.1
193 Zambia 42.4 42.1 42.5
194 Mozambique 42.1 41.7 42.4
195 Swaziland (40% below world average) 39.6 39.8 39.4

As can be seen by the chart there is still a large difference in statistics between average length of life in third world countries than in many Western countries today.

View further information on Longevity and Life Span Expectancy

Facts: Longevity

Statistics: Life Expectancy

According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, Andorra currently has the world's longest life expectancy of 83.5 years.

Statistically the average life expectancy of all people in the world is currently 66.26 years (64.3 years for males and 68.35 years for females).

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