Nigeria 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 Nigeria life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Nigeria in 2020 is 54.81 years, a 0.58% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Nigeria in 2019 was 54.49 years, a 0.58% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Nigeria in 2018 was 54.18 years, a 0.83% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Nigeria in 2017 was 53.73 years, a 0.84% 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
Sri Lanka 77.06
Tunisia 76.79
Morocco 76.77
Vietnam 75.47
Honduras 75.34
Nicaragua 74.58
Georgia 73.81
Micronesia 73.52
El Salvador 73.42
Cabo Verde 73.05
Solomon Islands 73.01
Bangladesh 72.72
Ukraine 72.09
Egypt 72.06
Moldova 71.93
Bhutan 71.88
Indonesia 71.77
Uzbekistan 71.73
Bolivia 71.59
Philippines 71.28
Vanuatu 70.55
Sao Tome and Principe 70.43
Mongolia 69.94
Cambodia 69.88
India 69.73
Timor-Leste 69.56
Kiribati 68.46
Pakistan 67.33
Myanmar 67.17
Djibouti 67.07
Kenya 66.70
Sudan 65.41
Mauritania 64.99
Papua New Guinea 64.58
Ghana 64.17
Zambia 63.84
Angola 61.21
Eswatini 60.01
Cameroon 59.39
Nigeria 54.81
Lesotho 54.37
Nigeria - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 54.81 0.580%
2019 54.49 0.580%
2018 54.18 0.830%
2017 53.73 0.840%
2016 53.29 0.840%
2015 52.84 0.850%
2014 52.40 0.860%
2013 51.95 0.850%
2012 51.51 0.860%
2011 51.07 0.860%
2010 50.64 0.870%
2009 50.20 0.880%
2008 49.76 1.150%
2007 49.20 1.160%
2006 48.63 1.170%
2005 48.07 1.190%
2004 47.50 1.200%
2003 46.94 0.400%
2002 46.75 0.400%
2001 46.56 0.410%
2000 46.38 0.410%
1999 46.19 0.410%
1998 46.00 0.060%
1997 45.97 0.060%
1996 45.95 0.060%
1995 45.92 0.060%
1994 45.90 0.060%
1993 45.87 -0.030%
1992 45.89 -0.030%
1991 45.90 -0.030%
1990 45.92 -0.030%
1989 45.93 -0.030%
1988 45.95 -0.030%
1987 45.96 -0.030%
1986 45.98 -0.030%
1985 45.99 -0.030%
1984 46.01 -0.030%
1983 46.02 0.760%
1982 45.67 0.760%
1981 45.33 0.770%
1980 44.98 0.780%
1979 44.64 0.780%
1978 44.29 1.030%
1977 43.84 1.040%
1976 43.39 1.050%
1975 42.93 1.060%
1974 42.48 1.080%
1973 42.03 0.990%
1972 41.62 1.000%
1971 41.21 1.010%
1970 40.79 1.020%
1969 40.38 1.030%
1968 39.97 0.930%
1967 39.60 0.940%
1966 39.23 0.950%
1965 38.87 0.960%
1964 38.50 0.970%
1963 38.13 1.240%
1962 37.66 1.250%
1961 37.20 1.270%
1960 36.73 1.280%
1959 36.27 1.300%
1958 35.80 1.120%
1957 35.40 1.140%
1956 35.00 1.150%
1955 34.61 1.160%
1954 34.21 1.180%
1953 33.81 1.190%
1952 33.41 1.210%
1951 33.01 1.220%
1950 32.62 0.000%