China 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 China life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for China in 2020 is 76.96 years, a 0.22% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for China in 2019 was 76.79 years, a 0.22% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for China in 2018 was 76.62 years, a 0.39% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for China in 2017 was 76.32 years, a 0.39% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Life Expectancy
Country Name 2020 Life Expectancy
Costa Rica 80.38
Maldives 79.04
Lebanon 79.00
Cuba 78.89
Albania 78.61
Turkey 77.77
Colombia 77.36
Thailand 77.19
Ecuador 77.10
China 76.96
Algeria 76.95
Montenegro 76.95
Peru 76.82
Iran 76.74
Malaysia 76.22
Romania 76.10
Serbia 76.05
Brazil 75.96
North Macedonia 75.86
Mexico 75.15
Armenia 75.14
Bulgaria 75.11
Mauritius 75.06
Belarus 74.77
Belize 74.66
Jordan 74.60
Jamaica 74.55
Guatemala 74.38
Paraguay 74.28
Dominican Republic 74.15
Kazakhstan 73.49
Samoa 73.37
Azerbaijan 73.02
Libya 73.00
Russia 72.57
Grenada 72.47
Venezuela 72.21
Suriname 71.75
Tonga 70.97
Iraq 70.65
Guyana 69.93
Botswana 69.40
Turkmenistan 68.24
Fiji 67.53
Gabon 66.45
South Africa 64.12
Namibia 63.76
Equatorial Guinea 58.88
China - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 76.96 0.220%
2019 76.79 0.220%
2018 76.62 0.390%
2017 76.32 0.390%
2016 76.03 0.390%
2015 75.73 0.390%
2014 75.44 0.390%
2013 75.14 0.390%
2012 74.85 0.390%
2011 74.56 0.390%
2010 74.26 0.390%
2009 73.97 0.400%
2008 73.68 0.390%
2007 73.40 0.390%
2006 73.11 0.390%
2005 72.83 0.390%
2004 72.54 0.390%
2003 72.26 0.470%
2002 71.92 0.470%
2001 71.59 0.470%
2000 71.25 0.470%
1999 70.92 0.480%
1998 70.58 0.340%
1997 70.34 0.350%
1996 70.10 0.350%
1995 69.85 0.350%
1994 69.61 0.350%
1993 69.37 0.130%
1992 69.28 0.130%
1991 69.19 0.130%
1990 69.10 0.130%
1989 69.01 0.130%
1988 68.92 0.340%
1987 68.69 0.340%
1986 68.45 0.340%
1985 68.22 0.340%
1984 67.98 0.350%
1983 67.75 0.670%
1982 67.30 0.670%
1981 66.85 0.670%
1980 66.41 0.680%
1979 65.96 0.680%
1978 65.51 1.190%
1977 64.74 1.200%
1976 63.97 1.220%
1975 63.21 1.230%
1974 62.44 1.250%
1973 61.67 2.050%
1972 60.43 2.090%
1971 59.19 2.140%
1970 57.95 2.190%
1969 56.71 2.240%
1968 55.47 4.100%
1967 53.29 4.270%
1966 51.10 4.460%
1965 48.92 4.670%
1964 46.73 4.900%
1963 44.55 0.040%
1962 44.53 0.040%
1961 44.52 0.040%
1960 44.50 0.040%
1959 44.49 0.040%
1958 44.47 0.290%
1957 44.34 0.290%
1956 44.21 0.290%
1955 44.09 0.290%
1954 43.96 0.290%
1953 43.83 0.290%
1952 43.70 0.290%
1951 43.57 0.290%
1950 43.45 0.000%