Where People Live the Longest?

Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) (years), 2018 or latest
Society | May 17, 2019
$2.99
Excel Sheet

Based on a comparison of 176 countries in 2018, Hong Kong ranked the highest in life expectancy for both sexes with 84.0 years followed by Japan and Switzerland. On the other end of the scale was Sierra Leone with 46.2 years, Swaziland with 48.8 years and Botswana with 49.0 years.

Average life expectancy for both sexes reached 71.0 years in 2018 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.198 % more than in the previous year and 2.01 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average life expectancy for both sexes reached an all time high of 75.5 years in 2050 and an all time low of 46.9 years in 1955. The average annual growth amounted to 0.502 % since 1955.

Data for more countries are available at Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) indicator page.

Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Australia years 82.1 82.3 82.4 82.4 82.5
Canada years 81.7 81.8 81.9 82.3 82.5
France years 82.2 82.7 82.3 82.5 82.5
Hong Kong years 83.8 84.0 84.3 84.2 84.7
Iceland years 82.1 82.9 82.5 82.2 82.2
Israel years 82.1 82.2 82.1 82.4 82.6
Italy years 82.7 83.1 82.5 83.2 83.2
Japan years 83.3 83.6 83.8 84.0 84.1
Liechtenstein years 82.3 82.1 82.7 82.3 82.3 ... ...
Norway years 81.8 82.1 82.3 82.4 82.5
Singapore years 82.2 82.5 82.7 82.8 82.9
South Korea years 81.3 81.7 82.0 82.3 82.6
Spain years 83.1 83.2 82.8 83.3 83.3
Sweden years 82.0 82.3 82.2 82.3 82.3
Switzerland years 82.8 83.2 82.9 83.6 83.6