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Life Expectancy at Birth (Both Sexes) rose 0.313% to 65.6 years in Rwanda in 2021

Life Expectancy at Birth (Both Sexes) (years), 2021
Society | Rwanda | April 1, 2022
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Life expectancy for both sexes rose 0.313% to 65.6 years in Rwanda in 2021, according to the National Statistical Office.

Historically, life expectancy for both sexes in Rwanda reached an all time high of 69.0 years in 2019 and an all time low of 26.2 years in 1993. When compared to Rwanda's main peers, life expectancy for both sexes in Burundi amounted to 55.5 years, 62.7 years in Tanzania, 60.4 years in Uganda and 51.0 years in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2021.

Rwanda has been ranked 127th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of life expectancy for both sexes, 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Life Expectancy at Birth (Both Sexes) Unit 2030 2031 2032 2033 2034 2035 2036 2037 2038 2039 2040 2041 2042 2043 2044 2045 2046 2047 2048 2049 2050
Angola years 61.7 62.0 62.4 62.7 63.1
Burundi years 64.9 65.3 65.7 66.2 66.6
Central African Republic years 63.8 64.3 64.7 65.2 65.7
Congo years 67.5 67.8 68.1 68.4 68.7
Dem. Republic of the Congo years 57.7 58.0 58.3 58.6 58.9
Kenya years 69.1 69.4 69.7 70.0 70.3
Mozambique years 63.4 63.9 64.4 64.8 65.3
Rwanda years 72.6 72.9 73.1 73.3 73.5
South Sudan years 65.7 66.0 66.3 66.7 67.0
Tanzania years 70.0 70.3 70.6 70.9 71.2
Uganda years 68.4 68.7 69.1 69.4 69.7
Zambia years 68.2 68.5 68.7 68.9 69.2