Costa Rica Life Expectancy 1950-2020

NOTE: All data from 2020 and beyond are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of Costa Rica life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Costa Rica in 2020 is 80.38 years, a 0.23% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Costa Rica in 2019 was 80.19 years, a 0.24% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Costa Rica in 2018 was 80.00 years, a 0.21% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Costa Rica in 2017 was 79.83 years, a 0.21% 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
Costa Rica - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 80.38 0.230%
2019 80.19 0.240%
2018 80.00 0.210%
2017 79.83 0.210%
2016 79.66 0.210%
2015 79.50 0.210%
2014 79.33 0.210%
2013 79.16 0.190%
2012 79.01 0.190%
2011 78.86 0.190%
2010 78.72 0.190%
2009 78.57 0.190%
2008 78.42 0.160%
2007 78.30 0.160%
2006 78.18 0.160%
2005 78.05 0.160%
2004 77.93 0.160%
2003 77.81 0.200%
2002 77.66 0.200%
2001 77.50 0.200%
2000 77.35 0.200%
1999 77.19 0.200%
1998 77.04 0.250%
1997 76.85 0.250%
1996 76.66 0.250%
1995 76.46 0.250%
1994 76.27 0.250%
1993 76.08 0.260%
1992 75.89 0.260%
1991 75.69 0.260%
1990 75.50 0.260%
1989 75.30 0.260%
1988 75.11 0.440%
1987 74.78 0.450%
1986 74.45 0.450%
1985 74.11 0.450%
1984 73.78 0.450%
1983 73.45 0.800%
1982 72.86 0.810%
1981 72.28 0.820%
1980 71.69 0.820%
1979 71.11 0.830%
1978 70.52 0.960%
1977 69.85 0.970%
1976 69.18 0.970%
1975 68.52 0.980%
1974 67.85 0.990%
1973 67.18 0.770%
1972 66.67 0.780%
1971 66.15 0.780%
1970 65.64 0.790%
1969 65.12 0.800%
1968 64.61 0.820%
1967 64.09 0.820%
1966 63.56 0.830%
1965 63.04 0.840%
1964 62.51 0.850%
1963 61.99 1.060%
1962 61.34 1.070%
1961 60.69 1.080%
1960 60.05 1.090%
1959 59.40 1.100%
1958 58.75 0.950%
1957 58.20 0.950%
1956 57.65 0.960%
1955 57.10 0.970%
1954 56.55 0.980%
1953 56.00 0.990%
1952 55.45 1.000%
1951 54.90 1.010%
1950 54.35 0.000%