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Top Ten Countries By Highest Life Expectancy


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. The following world map shows the top countries with highest life expectancy rate.
World Top Ten Countries by Highest Life Expectancy Map
Description : The map shows the top ten countries in the World which have highest life expectancy at birth. Disclaimer



Top Ten Countries By Highest Life Expectancy

RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years 2015)
1Hong Kong, China (SAR)84.2
2Japan83.7
3Italy83.3
4Singapore83.2
5Switzerland83.1
6Spain82.8
7Iceland82.7
8Israel82.6
9Australia82.5
10France82.4

  Other Countries By High Life Expectancy  
RankCountryLife expectancy at birth (years 2015)
11Sweden82.3
12Canada82.2
13Korea (Republic of)82.1
14New Zealand82.0
15Chile82.0
16Luxembourg81.9
17Norway81.7
18Netherlands81.7
19Austria81.6
20Andorra81.5
21Portugal81.2
22Germany81.1
23Greece81.1
24Ireland81.1
25Finland81.0
26Belgium81.0
27United Kingdom80.8
28Malta80.7
29Slovenia80.6
30Denmark80.4
31Cyprus80.3
32Liechtenstein80.2
33Costa Rica79.6
34Cuba79.6
35Lebanon79.5
36United States79.2
37Brunei Darussalam79.0
38Czech Republic78.8
39Qatar78.3
40Albania78.0
41Dominica77.9
42Panama77.8
43Poland77.6
44Croatia77.5
45Uruguay77.4
46United Arab Emirates77.1
47Estonia77.0
48Mexico77.0
49Oman77.0
50Maldives77.0
51Bahrain76.7
52Bosnia and Herzegovina76.6
53Argentina76.5
54Slovakia76.4
55Montenegro76.4
56Antigua and Barbuda76.2
57Ecuador76.1
58China76.0
59Viet Nam75.9
60Jamaica75.8
61Barbados75.8
62Iran (Islamic Republic of)75.6
63Bahamas75.6
64The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia75.5
65Turkey75.5
66Hungary75.3
67Nicaragua75.2
68Saint Lucia75.2
69Serbia75.0
70Sri Lanka75.0
71Algeria75.0
72Georgia75.0
73Tunisia75.0
74Malaysia74.9
75Armenia74.9
76Romania74.8
77Peru74.8
78Brazil74.7
79Thailand74.6
80Mauritius74.6
81Kuwait74.5
82Saudi Arabia74.4
83Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)74.4
84Latvia74.3
85Bulgaria74.3
86Morocco74.3
87Colombia74.2
88Jordan74.2
89Saint Kitts and Nevis74.0
90Samoa73.7
91Dominican Republic73.7
92Grenada73.6
93Cabo Verde73.5
94Lithuania73.5
95Honduras73.3
96Seychelles73.3
97El Salvador73.3
98Palestine, State of73.1
99Saint Vincent and the Grenadines73.0
100Paraguay73.0
101Tonga73.0
102Palau72.9
103Vanuatu72.1
104Guatemala72.1
105Bangladesh72.0
106Libya71.8
107Moldova (Republic of)71.7
108Belarus71.5
109Egypt71.3
110Suriname71.3
111Ukraine71.1
112Azerbaijan70.9
113Kyrgyzstan70.8
114Trinidad and Tobago70.5
115Russian Federation70.3
116Fiji70.2
117Belize70.1
118Nepal70.0
119Bhutan69.9
120Mongolia69.8
121Syrian Arab Republic69.7
122Iraq69.6
123Kazakhstan69.6
124Tajikistan69.6
125Uzbekistan69.4
126Micronesia (Federated States of)69.3
127Indonesia69.1
128Cambodia68.8
129Bolivia (Plurinational State of)68.7
130Timor-Leste68.5
131Philippines68.3
132India68.3
133Solomon Islands68.1
134Senegal66.9
135Lao People's Democratic Republic66.6
136Sao Tome and Principe66.6
137Guyana66.5
138Pakistan66.4
139Kiribati66.2
140Myanmar66.1
141Turkmenistan65.7
142Madagascar65.5
143Tanzania (United Republic of)65.5
144Namibia65.1
145Gabon64.9
146Rwanda64.7
147Ethiopia64.6
148Botswana64.5
149Eritrea64.2
150Yemen64.1
151Malawi63.9
152Sudan63.7
153Comoros63.6
154Mauritania63.2
155Haiti63.1
156Congo62.9
157Papua New Guinea62.8
158Djibouti62.3
159Kenya62.2
160Niger61.9
161Ghana61.5
162Liberia61.2
163Zambia60.8
164Afghanistan60.7
165Gambia60.5
166Togo60.2
167Benin59.8
168Guinea59.2
169Uganda59.2
170Zimbabwe59.2
171Congo (Democratic Republic of the)59.1
172Burkina Faso59.0
173Mali58.5
174Equatorial Guinea57.9
175South Africa57.7
176Burundi57.1
177South Sudan56.1
178Cameroon56.0
179Guinea-Bissau55.5
180Mozambique55.5
181Nigeria53.1
182Angola52.7
183Chad51.9
184Côte d'Ivoire51.9
185Central African Republic51.5
186Sierra Leone51.3
187Lesotho50.1
188Swaziland48.9
Source : http://hdr.undp.org/

Implications of high life expectancy :
  • Age-related chronic illness increases
  • Need for specialized health care workers increases
  • Need for long-term care increases
  • Rise in health care costs

Last Updated on: March 30, 2017

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