Life expectancy for females reached 83.8 years in 2017 in European Union, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.016 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, life expectancy for females in European Union reached an all time high of 83.8 years in 2017 and an all time low of 72.0 years in 1960. When compared to European Union's main peers, life expectancy for females in China amounted to 78.0 years, 87.3 years in Japan, 77.4 years in Russia and 81.1 years in USA in 2017.
European Union has been ranked 27th within the group of 178 countries we follow in terms of life expectancy for females, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life.