Life expectancy for females reached 71.1 years in 2019 in Ghana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.8 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, life expectancy for females in Ghana reached an all time high of 73.2 years in 2018 and an all time low of 42.4 years in 1955. When compared to Ghana's main peers, life expectancy for females in Benin amounted to 61.2 years, 62.4 years in Ivory Coast and 58.3 years in Togo in 2019.
Ghana has been ranked 118th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of life expectancy for females, 28 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.