Life expectancy for females reached 62.1 years in 2019 in Zambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.577 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, life expectancy for females in Zambia reached an all time high of 65.0 years in 2017 and an all time low of 43.6 years in 1955. When compared to Zambia's main peers, life expectancy for females in Angola amounted to 54.5 years, 63.9 years in Tanzania, 62.5 years in Zimbabwe and 63.7 years in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2019.
Zambia has been ranked 151st within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of life expectancy for females, 9 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.