New Zealand Life Expectancy 1950-2021

NOTE: All 2020 and later data are UN projections and DO NOT include any impacts of the COVID-19 virus.
Chart and table of New Zealand life expectancy from 1950 to 2021. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for New Zealand in 2021 is 82.50 years, a 0.18% increase from 2020.
  • The life expectancy for New Zealand in 2020 was 82.36 years, a 0.18% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for New Zealand in 2019 was 82.21 years, a 0.18% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for New Zealand in 2018 was 82.06 years, a 0.18% increase from 2017.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Similar Countries Ranked by Life Expectancy
Country Name 2021 Life Expectancy
Hong Kong 85.03
Japan 84.79
Macao 84.42
Switzerland 83.97
Singapore 83.80
Spain 83.74
Italy 83.71
Australia 83.64
Channel Islands 83.30
Iceland 83.22
South Korea 83.21
Israel 83.19
Sweden 83.03
France 82.86
Malta 82.75
Canada 82.66
Norway 82.64
Ireland 82.51
New Zealand 82.50
Netherlands 82.49
Greece 82.47
Luxembourg 82.47
Portugal 82.29
Finland 82.14
Belgium 81.86
Austria 81.77
Germany 81.57
Slovenia 81.54
United Kingdom 81.52
Cyprus 81.21
Denmark 81.11
Taiwan 80.70
Qatar 80.45
Chile 80.43
Puerto Rico 80.35
Guam 80.35
Barbados 79.39
Curacao 79.10
United States 78.99
Poland 78.95
Estonia 78.89
Panama 78.76
Croatia 78.71
UAE 78.18
Oman 78.16
Uruguay 78.13
French Polynesia 77.89
New Caledonia 77.81
Bahrain 77.48
Antigua and Barbuda 77.21
Hungary 77.04
Argentina 76.88
Aruba 76.50
Lithuania 76.11
Kuwait 75.64
Latvia 75.46
Saudi Arabia 75.37
Bahamas 74.06
Trinidad and Tobago 73.67
Seychelles 73.56
New Zealand - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2021 82.50 0.180%
2020 82.36 0.180%
2019 82.21 0.180%
2018 82.06 0.180%
2017 81.91 0.180%
2016 81.76 0.180%
2015 81.62 0.180%
2014 81.47 0.180%
2013 81.32 0.250%
2012 81.12 0.250%
2011 80.92 0.250%
2010 80.72 0.250%
2009 80.52 0.250%
2008 80.32 0.310%
2007 80.07 0.310%
2006 79.82 0.310%
2005 79.57 0.320%
2004 79.32 0.320%
2003 79.07 0.380%
2002 78.77 0.380%
2001 78.47 0.380%
2000 78.17 0.390%
1999 77.87 0.390%
1998 77.57 0.320%
1997 77.33 0.320%
1996 77.08 0.320%
1995 76.84 0.320%
1994 76.59 0.320%
1993 76.35 0.500%
1992 75.97 0.500%
1991 75.59 0.510%
1990 75.21 0.510%
1989 74.83 0.510%
1988 74.45 0.180%
1987 74.31 0.180%
1986 74.18 0.180%
1985 74.04 0.180%
1984 73.91 0.180%
1983 73.77 0.310%
1982 73.54 0.310%
1981 73.31 0.310%
1980 73.09 0.310%
1979 72.86 0.310%
1978 72.63 0.230%
1977 72.46 0.240%
1976 72.29 0.240%
1975 72.12 0.240%
1974 71.95 0.240%
1973 71.78 0.140%
1972 71.68 0.140%
1971 71.58 0.140%
1970 71.47 0.140%
1969 71.37 0.140%
1968 71.27 0.030%
1967 71.25 0.030%
1966 71.23 0.030%
1965 71.22 0.030%
1964 71.20 0.030%
1963 71.18 0.140%
1962 71.08 0.140%
1961 70.98 0.140%
1960 70.89 0.140%
1959 70.79 0.140%
1958 70.69 0.260%
1957 70.51 0.260%
1956 70.32 0.260%
1955 70.14 0.260%
1954 69.95 0.260%
1953 69.77 0.260%
1952 69.59 0.270%
1951 69.40 0.270%
1950 69.22 0.000%