Afghanistan Life Expectancy 1950-2021

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Afghanistan life expectancy from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Afghanistan in 2021 is 65.29 years, a 0.52% increase from 2020.
  • The life expectancy for Afghanistan in 2020 was 64.96 years, a 0.52% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Afghanistan in 2019 was 64.62 years, a 0.53% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Afghanistan in 2018 was 64.28 years, a 0.61% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Life Expectancy
Country Name 2021 Life Expectancy
Tajikistan 71.36
Nepal 71.17
Rwanda 69.38
Senegal 68.31
Madagascar 67.52
Ethiopia 67.07
Eritrea 66.78
Yemen 66.28
Tanzania 65.77
Afghanistan 65.29
Malawi 64.74
Comoros 64.61
Liberia 64.44
Haiti 64.40
Uganda 63.73
Niger 62.89
Gambia 62.57
Benin 62.22
Burkina Faso 62.16
Burundi 62.03
Guinea 62.00
Zimbabwe 61.63
Togo 61.49
Mozambique 61.30
Mali 59.81
Guinea-Bissau 58.76
South Sudan 58.21
Somalia 57.78
Sierra Leone 55.18
Chad 54.62
Central African Republic 53.68
Afghanistan - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2021 65.29 0.520%
2020 64.96 0.520%
2019 64.62 0.530%
2018 64.28 0.610%
2017 63.89 0.620%
2016 63.50 0.620%
2015 63.10 0.630%
2014 62.71 0.630%
2013 62.32 0.870%
2012 61.78 0.880%
2011 61.24 0.890%
2010 60.71 0.890%
2009 60.17 0.900%
2008 59.63 0.890%
2007 59.10 0.900%
2006 58.58 0.910%
2005 58.05 0.910%
2004 57.53 0.920%
2003 57.00 0.820%
2002 56.53 0.830%
2001 56.07 0.840%
2000 55.60 0.850%
1999 55.14 0.850%
1998 54.67 1.000%
1997 54.13 1.010%
1996 53.59 1.020%
1995 53.04 1.030%
1994 52.50 1.040%
1993 51.96 1.330%
1992 51.28 1.340%
1991 50.60 1.360%
1990 49.92 1.380%
1989 49.24 1.400%
1988 48.56 1.500%
1987 47.84 1.520%
1986 47.12 1.550%
1985 46.41 1.570%
1984 45.69 1.600%
1983 44.97 1.510%
1982 44.30 1.530%
1981 43.63 1.550%
1980 42.97 1.580%
1979 42.30 1.600%
1978 41.63 1.410%
1977 41.05 1.430%
1976 40.47 1.450%
1975 39.90 1.470%
1974 39.32 1.490%
1973 38.74 1.360%
1972 38.22 1.370%
1971 37.70 1.390%
1970 37.19 1.410%
1969 36.67 1.430%
1968 36.15 1.350%
1967 35.67 1.370%
1966 35.19 1.390%
1965 34.70 1.410%
1964 34.22 1.430%
1963 33.74 1.570%
1962 33.22 1.600%
1961 32.70 1.620%
1960 32.17 1.650%
1959 31.65 1.680%
1958 31.13 1.650%
1957 30.63 1.670%
1956 30.12 1.700%
1955 29.62 1.730%
1954 29.11 1.760%
1953 28.61 1.790%
1952 28.11 1.830%
1951 27.60 1.860%
1950 27.10 0.000%