Ethiopia 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 Ethiopia life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Ethiopia in 2020 is 66.71 years, a 0.55% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Ethiopia in 2019 was 66.34 years, a 0.56% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Ethiopia in 2018 was 65.97 years, a 0.69% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Ethiopia in 2017 was 65.52 years, a 0.7% 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
Tajikistan 71.17
Nepal 70.88
Rwanda 69.06
Senegal 68.03
Madagascar 67.18
Ethiopia 66.71
Eritrea 66.44
Yemen 66.19
Tanzania 65.46
Afghanistan 64.96
Comoros 64.40
Malawi 64.31
Liberia 64.16
Haiti 64.11
Uganda 63.41
Niger 62.53
Gambia 62.23
Benin 61.92
Burkina Faso 61.74
Burundi 61.70
Guinea 61.68
Zimbabwe 61.36
Togo 61.17
Mozambique 60.88
Mali 59.44
Guinea-Bissau 58.44
South Sudan 57.95
Somalia 57.50
Sierra Leone 54.81
Chad 54.35
Central African Republic 53.35
Ethiopia - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 66.71 0.550%
2019 66.34 0.560%
2018 65.97 0.690%
2017 65.52 0.700%
2016 65.06 0.700%
2015 64.61 0.710%
2014 64.15 0.710%
2013 63.70 1.470%
2012 62.78 1.490%
2011 61.85 1.520%
2010 60.93 1.540%
2009 60.00 1.560%
2008 59.08 1.890%
2007 57.99 1.920%
2006 56.89 1.960%
2005 55.80 2.000%
2004 54.70 2.040%
2003 53.61 1.100%
2002 53.03 1.110%
2001 52.45 1.120%
2000 51.86 1.130%
1999 51.28 1.150%
1998 50.70 1.050%
1997 50.17 1.060%
1996 49.65 1.070%
1995 49.12 1.080%
1994 48.60 1.090%
1993 48.07 0.810%
1992 47.69 0.810%
1991 47.30 0.820%
1990 46.92 0.830%
1989 46.53 0.830%
1988 46.15 1.150%
1987 45.62 1.170%
1986 45.10 1.180%
1985 44.57 1.190%
1984 44.05 1.210%
1983 43.52 -0.340%
1982 43.67 -0.340%
1981 43.82 -0.340%
1980 43.96 -0.340%
1979 44.11 -0.330%
1978 44.26 0.340%
1977 44.11 0.340%
1976 43.96 0.340%
1975 43.82 0.340%
1974 43.67 0.340%
1973 43.52 0.640%
1972 43.24 0.640%
1971 42.97 0.650%
1970 42.69 0.650%
1969 42.42 0.650%
1968 42.14 0.990%
1967 41.73 1.000%
1966 41.32 1.010%
1965 40.90 1.020%
1964 40.49 1.030%
1963 40.08 1.730%
1962 39.40 1.760%
1961 38.72 1.790%
1960 38.03 1.830%
1959 37.35 1.860%
1958 36.67 1.430%
1957 36.15 1.450%
1956 35.63 1.480%
1955 35.12 1.500%
1954 34.60 1.520%
1953 34.08 1.540%
1952 33.56 1.570%
1951 33.04 1.590%
1950 32.53 0.000%