Malawi 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 Malawi life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Malawi in 2020 is 64.31 years, a 0.69% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Malawi in 2019 was 63.87 years, a 0.69% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Malawi in 2018 was 63.43 years, a 1.24% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Malawi in 2017 was 62.66 years, a 1.25% 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
Malawi - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 64.31 0.690%
2019 63.87 0.690%
2018 63.43 1.240%
2017 62.66 1.250%
2016 61.88 1.270%
2015 61.11 1.280%
2014 60.33 1.300%
2013 59.56 2.850%
2012 57.91 2.930%
2011 56.26 3.020%
2010 54.61 3.120%
2009 52.96 3.220%
2008 51.31 2.270%
2007 50.17 2.330%
2006 49.03 2.380%
2005 47.89 2.440%
2004 46.75 2.500%
2003 45.61 0.030%
2002 45.60 0.030%
2001 45.59 0.030%
2000 45.57 0.030%
1999 45.56 0.030%
1998 45.55 -0.260%
1997 45.67 -0.260%
1996 45.79 -0.260%
1995 45.90 -0.260%
1994 46.02 -0.260%
1993 46.14 0.130%
1992 46.08 0.130%
1991 46.02 0.130%
1990 45.97 0.130%
1989 45.91 0.130%
1988 45.85 0.320%
1987 45.70 0.320%
1986 45.56 0.320%
1985 45.41 0.320%
1984 45.27 0.320%
1983 45.12 0.840%
1982 44.75 0.840%
1981 44.37 0.850%
1980 44.00 0.860%
1979 43.62 0.860%
1978 43.25 1.020%
1977 42.81 1.030%
1976 42.38 1.040%
1975 41.94 1.050%
1974 41.51 1.060%
1973 41.07 1.220%
1972 40.57 1.240%
1971 40.08 1.250%
1970 39.58 1.270%
1969 39.09 1.290%
1968 38.59 0.630%
1967 38.35 0.640%
1966 38.11 0.640%
1965 37.86 0.640%
1964 37.62 0.650%
1963 37.38 0.750%
1962 37.10 0.750%
1961 36.82 0.760%
1960 36.55 0.770%
1959 36.27 0.770%
1958 35.99 0.640%
1957 35.76 0.640%
1956 35.53 0.650%
1955 35.31 0.650%
1954 35.08 0.650%
1953 34.85 0.660%
1952 34.62 0.660%
1951 34.39 0.670%
1950 34.17 0.000%