Average Life Expectancy

The average life expectancy is one of the most searched over the internet. Everyone wants to live long. On this article we are going to look at the average life expectancy or Average lifespan of a human being.

What is the Average Life Expectancy?

Life expectancy is the average number of years a person born in a given country or region is expected to live.

The life expectancy for male is different from those of female.

A study that has been carried out pertaining to the Average Life Expectancy between different countries shows that the lifespan varies from country to country or from one geographical location to another. The average life expectancy globally stands at 67.2 years. This tends to change from time to time.

How long will I live?

This is a question that most people ask. How long will I live? Everyone in the world wants to live long. That’s why you always find people searching for ways they can live long. Whether you are searching for gender-specific information or geographical information of the average life expectancy this article will make every effort to explain.

Life Expectancy Chart

Below is a life expectancy chart

Country Years
United States 78-80
Canada 80+
Australia 80+
China 70-77
United Kingdom 80+
India 68-73
Africa
(Combined)
40-70
South America
(Combined)
65-73
Russia 65-68

Life Span by Gender

The life expectancy by gender varies greatly. The gap between male and female has reduced over the years. Currently the gap between male and female is about 5.9 years.

List by the World Health Organization (2015)

Country Female life
expectancy
Male life
expectancy
 Japan 86.8 80.5
  Switzerland 85.3 81.3
 Singapore 86.1 80.0
 Australia 84.8 80.9
 Spain 85.5 80.1
 Iceland 84.1 81.2
 Italy 84.8 80.5
 Israel 84.3 80.6
 Sweden 84.0 80.7
 France 85.4 79.4
 South Korea 85.5 78.8
 Canada 84.1 80.2
 Luxembourg 84.0 79.8
 Netherlands 83.6 80.0
 Norway 83.7 79.8
 Malta 83.7 79.7
 New Zealand 83.3 80.0
 Austria 83.9 79.0
 Ireland 83.4 79.4
 United Kingdom 83.0 79.4
 Belgium 83.5 78.6
 Finland 83.8 78.3
 Portugal 83.9 78.2
 Germany 83.4 78.7
 Greece 83.6 78.3
 Slovenia 83.7 77.9
 Denmark 82.5 78.6
 Cyprus 82.7 78.3
 Chile 83.4 77.4
 Costa Rica 82.2 77.1
 United States 81.6 76.9
 Cuba 81.4 76.9
 Czech Republic 81.7 75.9
 Maldives 80.2 76.9
 Qatar 80.0 77.4
 Croatia 81.2 74.7
 Albania 80.7 75.1
 Panama 81.1 74.7
 Brunei 79.2 76.3
 Estonia 82.0 72.7
 Poland 81.3 73.6
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 79.7 75.0
 United Arab Emirates 78.6 76.4
 Uruguay 80.4 73.3
 Bahrain 77.9 76.2
 Mexico 79.5 73.9
 Slovakia 80.2 72.9
 Oman 79.2 75.0
 Antigua and Barbuda 78.6 74.1
 Argentina 79.9 72.7
 Jamaica 78.6 73.9
 Ecuador 79.0 73.5
 China 77.6 74.6
 Montenegro 78.1 74.1
 Bahamas 79.1 72.9
 Vietnam 80.7 71.3
 Hungary 79.1 72.3
 Turkey 78.9 72.6
 Macedonia 77.8 73.5
 Algeria 77.5 73.8
 Serbia 78.4 72.9
 Iran 76.6 74.5
 Peru 78.0 73.1
 Barbados 77.9 73.1
 Tunisia 77.8 73.0
 Saint Lucia 77.9 72.6
 Malaysia 77.3 72.7
 Romania 78.8 71.4
 Brazil 78.7 71.4
 Lebanon 76.5 73.5
 Thailand 78.0 71.9
 Sri Lanka 78.3 71.6
 Armenia 77.7 71.6
 Nicaragua 77.9 71.5
 Colombia 78.4 71.2
 Kuwait 76.0 73.7
 Honduras 77.0 72.3
 Mauritius 77.8 71.4
 Latvia 79.2 69.6
 Saudi Arabia 76.0 73.2
 Bulgaria 78.0 71.1
 Georgia 78.3 70.3
 Morocco 75.4 73.3
 Jordan 75.9 72.5
 Venezuela 78.5 70.0
 Paraguay 76.0 72.2
 Samoa 77.5 70.9
 Dominican Republic 77.1 70.9
 Grenada 76.1 71.2
 Lithuania 79.1 68.1
 Tonga 76.4 70.6
 El Salvador 77.9 68.8
 Cape Verde 75.0 71.3
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 75.2 71.3
 Seychelles 78.0 69.1
 Libya 75.6 70.1
 Azerbaijan 75.8 69.6
 Belarus 78.0 66.5
 Moldova 76.2 67.9
 Vanuatu 74.0 70.1
 Guatemala 75.2 68.5
 Bangladesh 73.1 70.6
 Suriname 74.7 68.6
 Ukraine 76.1 66.3
 Trinidad and Tobago 74.8 67.9
 Kyrgyzstan 75.1 67.2
 Egypt 73.2 68.8
 Bolivia 73.3 68.2
 DPR Korea 74.0 67.0
 Russian Federation 76.3 64.7
 Kazakhstan 74.7 65.7
 Belize 73.1 67.5
 Fiji 73.1 67.0
 Bhutan 70.1 69.5
 Tajikistan 73.6 66.6
 Micronesia 70.6 68.1
 Uzbekistan 72.7 66.1
 Solomon Islands 70.8 67.9
   Nepal 70.8 67.7
 Indonesia 71.2 67.1
 Iraq 71.8 66.2
 Mongolia 73.2 64.7
 Cambodia 70.7 66.6
 Philippines 72.0 65.3
 India 69.9 66.9
 Timor-Leste 70.1 66.6
 Sao Tome and Principe 69.4 65.6
 Senegal 68.6 64.6
 Myanmar 68.5 64.6
 Pakistan 67.5 65.5
 Kiribati 68.8 63.7
 Turkmenistan 70.5 62.2
 Guyana 68.5 63.9
 Rwanda 71.1 60.9
 Gabon 67.2 64.7
 Namibia 68.3 63.1
 Yemen 67.2 64.3
 Laos 67.2 64.1
 Botswana 68.1 63.3
 Madagascar 67.0 63.9
 Ethiopia 66.8 62.8
 Congo 66.3 63.2
 Eritrea 67.0 62.4
 Syria 69.9 59.9
 Sudan 65.9 62.4
 Comoros 65.2 61.9
 Djibouti 65.3 61.8
 Haiti 65.5 61.5
 Kenya 65.8 61.1
 Mauritania 64.6 61.6
 Papua New Guinea 65.4 60.6
 South Africa 66.2 59.3
 Ghana 63.9 61.0
 Uganda 64.3 60.3
 Niger 62.8 60.9
 Tanzania 63.8 59.9
 Zambia 64.7 59.0
 Liberia 62.9 59.8
 Gambia 62.5 59.8
 Zimbabwe 62.3 59.0
 Afghanistan 61.9 59.3
 Benin 61.1 58.8
 Burkina Faso 60.5 59.1
 Togo 61.1 58.6
 DR Congo 61.5 58.3
 Burundi 61.6 57.7
 Guinea 59.8 58.2
 Guinea-Bissau 60.5 57.2
 Swaziland 61.1 56.6
 Malawi 59.9 56.7
 Mali 58.3 58.2
 Equatorial Guinea 60.0 56.6
 Mozambique 59.4 55.7
 South Sudan 58.6 56.1
 Cameroon 58.6 55.9
 Somalia 56.6 53.5
 Nigeria 55.6 53.4
 Lesotho 55.4 51.7
 Cote d’Ivoire 54.4 52.3
 Chad 54.5 51.7
 Central African Republic 54.1 50.9
 Angola 54.0 50.9
 Sierra Leone 50.8 49.3