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World Life Expectancy Chart

This chart provides the 2000 and 1998 average life expectancies for both sexes in each country of the world. The data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base. The top and bottom three countries are highlighted.

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Country 2000 L.E. 1998 L.E.
Afghanistan 45.9 46.8
Albania 71.6 68.6
Algeria 69.7 68.9
Andorra 83.5 83.5
Angola 38.3 47.9
Antigua and Barbuda 70.5 71.2
Argentina 75.1 74.1
Armenia 66.4 66.7
Australia 79.8 79.9
Austria 77.7 77.3
Azerbaijan 62.9 63.3
The Bahamas 71.1 74.0
Bahrain 73.0 75.0
Bangladesh 60.2 56.7
Barbados 73.0 74.8
Belarus 68.0 68.3
Belgium 77.8 77.4
Belize 70.9 69.0
Benin 50.2 53.6
Bhutan 52.4 52.3
Bolivia 63.7 60.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 71.5 63.0
Botswana 39.3 40.1
Brazil 62.9 64.4
Brunei 73.6 71.7
Bulgaria 70.9 72.0
Burkina Faso 46.7 46.1
Burundi 46.2 45.6
Cambodia 56.5 48.0
Cameroon 54.8 51.4
Canada 79.4 79.2
Cape Verde 68.9 70.5
Central African Republic 44.0 46.8
Chad 50.5 48.2
Chile 75.7 75.2
China 71.4 69.6
Colombia 70.3 70.1
Comoros 60.0 60.4
Congo, Republic of the 47.4 47.1
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 48.8 49.3
Costa Rica 75.8 75.9
Cote d'Ivoire 45.2 46.2
Croatia 73.7 73.8
Cuba 76.2 75.6
Cyprus 76.7 76.8
Czech Republic 74.5 74.1
Denmark 76.5 76.3
Djibouti 50.8 51.1
Dominica 73.4 77.8
Dominican Republic 73.2 69.7
Ecuador 71.1 71.8
Egypt 63.3 62.1
El Salvador 69.7 69.7
Equatorial Guinea 53.6 53.9
Eritrea 55.8 55.3
Estonia 69.5 68.5
Ethiopia 45.2 40.9
Fiji 67.9 66.3
Finland 77.4 77.2
France 78.8 78.5
Gabon 50.1 56.5
The Gambia 53.2 53.9
Georgia 64.5 64.8
Germany 77.4 77.0
Ghana 57.4 56.8
Greece 78.4 78.3
Grenada 64.5 71.4
Guatemala 66.2 66.0
Guinea 45.6 46.0
Guinea-Bissau 49.0 49.1
Guyana 64.0 62.8
Haiti 49.2 51.4
Honduras 69.9 65.0
Hungary 71.4 70.8
Iceland 79.4 78.8
India 62.5 62.9
Indonesia 68.0 62.5
Iran 69.7 68.3
Iraq 66.5 66.5
Ireland 76.8 76.2
Israel 78.6 78.4
Italy 79.0 78.4
Jamaica 75.2 75.4
Japan 80.7 80.0
Jordan 77.4 72.8
Kazakhstan 63.2 63.6
Kenya 48.0 47.6
Kiribati 59.8 62.6
Korea, North 70.7 51.3
Korea, South 74.4 74.0
Kuwait 74.5 76.8
Kyrgyz Republic 63.4 63.8
Laos 53.1 53.7
Latvia 68.4 67.1
Lebanon 71.3 70.6
Lesotho 50.8 54.0
Liberia 51.0 59.5
Libya 75.5 65.4
Liechtenstein 78.8 78.0
Lithuania 69.1 68.8
Luxembourg 77.1 77.5
Macedonia 73.8 72.8
Madagascar 55.0 52.9
Malawi 37.6 36.6
Malaysia 70.8 70.4
Maldives 62.2 67.6
Mali 46.7 47.0
Malta 77.9 77.6
Marshall Islands 65.5 64.5
Mauritania 50.8 50.0
Mauritius 71.0 70.9
Mexico 71.5 71.6
Federated States of Micronesia 68.6 68.3
Moldova 64.5 64.3
Monaco 78.8 78.4
Mongolia 67.3 61.5
Morocco 69.1 68.5
Mozambique 37.5 45.4
Myanmar (Burma) 54.9 54.5
Namibia 42.5 41.5
Nauru 60.8 66.7
Nepal 57.8 57.8
Netherlands 78.3 78.0
New Zealand 77.8 77.6
Nicaragua 68.7 66.6
Niger 41.3 41.5
Nigeria 51.6 53.6
Norway 78.7 78.2
Oman 71.8 71.0
Pakistan 61.1 59.1
Palau 68.6 67.5
Panama 75.5 74.5
Papua New Guinea 63.1 58.1
Paraguay 73.7 72.2
Peru 70.0 70.0
Philippines 67.5 66.4
Poland 73.2 72.8
Portugal 75.8 75.7
Qatar 72.4 73.9
Romania 69.9 70.5
Russia 67.2 65.0
Rwanda 39.3 41.9
Saint Kitts and Nevis 70.7 67.6
Saint Lucia 72.3 71.6
Samoa 69.2 69.5
San Marino 81.1 81.4
Sao Tome and Principe 65.3 64.3
Saudi Arabia 67.8 70.0
Senegal 62.2 57.4
Serbia 72.4 n/a
Seychelles 70.4 70.8
Sierra Leone 45.3 48.6
Singapore 80.1 78.5
Slovakia 73.7 73.2
Slovenia 74.9 75.2
Solomon Islands 71.3 71.8
Somalia 46.2 46.2
South Africa 51.1 55.5
Spain 78.8 77.6
Sri Lanka 71.8 72.6
Sudan 56.6 56.0
Suriname 71.4 70.6
Swaziland 40.4 38.5
Sweden 79.6 79.2
Switzerland 79.6 78.9
Syria 68.5 67.8
Taiwan 76.4 76.8
Tajikistan 64.1 64.5
Tanzania 52.3 46.4
Thailand 68.6 69.0
Togo 54.7 58.8
Tonga 67.9 69.5
Trinidad and Tobago 68.0 70.5
Tunisia 73.7 73.1
Turkey 71.0 72.8
Turkmenistan 60.9 61.3
Tuvalu 66.3 63.9
Uganda 42.9 42.6
Ukraine 66.0 65.8
United Arab Emirates 74.1 74.9
United Kingdom 77.7 77.2
United States 77.1 76.1
Uruguay 75.2 75.5
Uzbekistan 63.7 64.1
Vanuatu 60.6 61.0
Venezuela 73.1 72.7
Vietnam 69.3 67.7
Yemen 59.8 59.5
Zambia 37.2 37.1
Zimbabwe 37.8 39.2

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