Ireland 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 Ireland life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Ireland in 2020 is 82.35 years, a 0.18% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Ireland in 2019 was 82.20 years, a 0.19% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Ireland in 2018 was 82.05 years, a 0.35% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Ireland in 2017 was 81.76 years, a 0.35% 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
Hong Kong 84.89
Japan 84.67
Macao 84.30
Switzerland 83.84
Singapore 83.66
Spain 83.61
Italy 83.57
Australia 83.50
Channel Islands 83.14
Iceland 83.07
South Korea 83.06
Israel 83.04
Sweden 82.87
France 82.73
Malta 82.60
Canada 82.52
Norway 82.48
New Zealand 82.36
Ireland 82.35
Netherlands 82.35
Luxembourg 82.31
Greece 82.31
Portugal 82.11
Finland 81.98
Belgium 81.70
Austria 81.63
Germany 81.41
United Kingdom 81.40
Slovenia 81.39
Cyprus 81.05
Denmark 80.97
Taiwan 80.53
Qatar 80.30
Chile 80.27
Puerto Rico 80.19
Guam 80.16
Barbados 79.27
Curacao 78.94
United States 78.93
Poland 78.78
Estonia 78.75
Panama 78.58
Croatia 78.56
UAE 78.03
Uruguay 77.99
Oman 77.95
French Polynesia 77.72
New Caledonia 77.63
Bahrain 77.35
Antigua and Barbuda 77.08
Hungary 76.90
Argentina 76.74
Aruba 76.36
Lithuania 75.95
Kuwait 75.54
Latvia 75.32
Saudi Arabia 75.22
Bahamas 73.95
Trinidad and Tobago 73.55
Seychelles 73.47
Ireland - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 82.35 0.180%
2019 82.20 0.190%
2018 82.05 0.350%
2017 81.76 0.350%
2016 81.47 0.350%
2015 81.19 0.360%
2014 80.90 0.360%
2013 80.61 0.230%
2012 80.42 0.230%
2011 80.24 0.230%
2010 80.05 0.230%
2009 79.87 0.230%
2008 79.68 0.460%
2007 79.31 0.470%
2006 78.94 0.470%
2005 78.58 0.470%
2004 78.21 0.470%
2003 77.84 0.460%
2002 77.48 0.470%
2001 77.12 0.470%
2000 76.76 0.470%
1999 76.40 0.470%
1998 76.04 0.180%
1997 75.90 0.180%
1996 75.76 0.180%
1995 75.63 0.180%
1994 75.49 0.180%
1993 75.35 0.300%
1992 75.12 0.300%
1991 74.90 0.300%
1990 74.67 0.300%
1989 74.45 0.300%
1988 74.22 0.280%
1987 74.01 0.280%
1986 73.80 0.280%
1985 73.60 0.280%
1984 73.39 0.280%
1983 73.18 0.320%
1982 72.94 0.320%
1981 72.71 0.330%
1980 72.47 0.330%
1979 72.24 0.330%
1978 72.00 0.220%
1977 71.84 0.220%
1976 71.69 0.220%
1975 71.53 0.220%
1974 71.38 0.220%
1973 71.22 0.130%
1972 71.13 0.130%
1971 71.03 0.130%
1970 70.94 0.130%
1969 70.84 0.130%
1968 70.75 0.180%
1967 70.62 0.180%
1966 70.50 0.180%
1965 70.37 0.180%
1964 70.25 0.180%
1963 70.12 0.280%
1962 69.92 0.280%
1961 69.73 0.280%
1960 69.53 0.280%
1959 69.34 0.280%
1958 69.14 0.660%
1957 68.69 0.660%
1956 68.24 0.670%
1955 67.78 0.670%
1954 67.33 0.680%
1953 66.88 0.680%
1952 66.43 0.690%
1951 65.98 0.690%
1950 65.52 0.000%