The life expectancy is shown separately for males, and for females, as well as a combined figure. Several non- sovereign entities and territories are also included in this list. The figures reflect the quality of healthcare in the countries listed as well as other factors including ongoing wars, obesity, and
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infections. From the beginning of the current century there is a tendency to also estimate Healthy life expectancy (HALE) — the average number of years that a person can expect to live in "full health". Comparing life expectancies across countries can be problematic. For example, due to poor reporting in some countries and various local standards in collecting statistics. This is especially true for Healthy life expectancy, the definition of which criteria may change over time, even within a country.

List by the World Health Organization (2020)

According to data published in December 2020.

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List by the CIA (2017)

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published the following life expectancy data in its World Factbook.

List by the OECD (2016)

List by the United Nations, for 2010–2015

In July 2015, the Population Division of the
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(UN DESA), released ''World Population Prospects, The 2015 Revision''. The following table shows the life expectancy at birth for the period 2010 to 2015.

List from the GBD 2010 study

The Global Burden of Disease 2010 study published updated figures in 2012, including recalculations of life expectancies which differ substantially in places from the UN estimates for 2010 (reasons for this are discussed in the freely available appendix to the paper, pages 25–27, currently not available). Although no estimate is given for the sexes combined, for the first time life expectancy estimates have included uncertainty intervals.

See also

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* List of U.S. states and territories by life expectancy * List of federal subjects of Russia by life expectancy * List of European regions by life expectancy *
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External links

Global Agewatch
has the latest internationally comparable statistics on life expectancy from 195 countries.
Life expectancy trends interactive graph

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