Africa Life Expectancy 1950-2020

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Africa life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Africa in 2020 is 63.24 years, a 0.46% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Africa in 2019 was 62.95 years, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Africa in 2018 was 62.66 years, a 0.78% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Africa in 2017 was 62.18 years, a 0.78% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2020 Life Expectancy
Africa - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 63.24 0.460%
2019 62.95 0.460%
2018 62.66 0.780%
2017 62.18 0.780%
2016 61.70 0.790%
2015 61.21 0.790%
2014 60.73 0.800%
2013 60.25 1.170%
2012 59.56 1.180%
2011 58.86 1.190%
2010 58.17 1.210%
2009 57.47 1.220%
2008 56.78 1.160%
2007 56.13 1.170%
2006 55.48 1.190%
2005 54.83 1.200%
2004 54.18 1.210%
2003 53.53 0.450%
2002 53.29 0.450%
2001 53.05 0.450%
2000 52.81 0.460%
1999 52.57 0.460%
1998 52.33 0.150%
1997 52.25 0.150%
1996 52.17 0.150%
1995 52.09 0.150%
1994 52.01 0.150%
1993 51.93 -0.060%
1992 51.96 -0.060%
1991 51.99 -0.060%
1990 52.03 -0.060%
1989 52.06 -0.060%
1988 52.09 0.520%
1987 51.82 0.520%
1986 51.55 0.530%
1985 51.28 0.530%
1984 51.01 0.530%
1983 50.74 0.760%
1982 50.36 0.770%
1981 49.97 0.770%
1980 49.59 0.780%
1979 49.20 0.790%
1978 48.82 0.910%
1977 48.38 0.920%
1976 47.94 0.930%
1975 47.49 0.940%
1974 47.05 0.950%
1973 46.61 0.900%
1972 46.19 0.910%
1971 45.78 0.920%
1970 45.36 0.930%
1969 44.95 0.930%
1968 44.53 0.940%
1967 44.11 0.950%
1966 43.70 0.960%
1965 43.28 0.970%
1964 42.87 0.980%
1963 42.45 1.150%
1962 41.97 1.160%
1961 41.49 1.180%
1960 41.00 1.190%
1959 40.52 1.200%
1958 40.04 1.290%
1957 39.53 1.310%
1956 39.02 1.320%
1955 38.51 1.340%
1954 38.00 1.360%
1953 37.49 1.380%
1952 36.98 1.400%
1951 36.47 1.420%
1950 35.96 0.000%