Sierra Leone 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 Sierra Leone life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Sierra Leone in 2020 is 54.81 years, a 0.68% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Sierra Leone in 2019 was 54.44 years, a 0.68% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Sierra Leone in 2018 was 54.07 years, a 0.99% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Sierra Leone in 2017 was 53.54 years, a 1% 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
Sierra Leone - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 54.81 0.680%
2019 54.44 0.680%
2018 54.07 0.990%
2017 53.54 1.000%
2016 53.01 1.010%
2015 52.48 1.020%
2014 51.95 1.030%
2013 51.42 1.750%
2012 50.53 1.780%
2011 49.65 1.820%
2010 48.76 1.850%
2009 47.88 1.890%
2008 46.99 2.160%
2007 46.00 2.200%
2006 45.01 2.250%
2005 44.01 2.310%
2004 43.02 2.360%
2003 42.03 2.150%
2002 41.15 2.200%
2001 40.26 2.240%
2000 39.38 2.300%
1999 38.49 2.350%
1998 37.61 0.030%
1997 37.60 0.030%
1996 37.59 0.030%
1995 37.58 0.030%
1994 37.57 0.030%
1993 37.56 -1.140%
1992 37.99 -1.120%
1991 38.42 -1.110%
1990 38.86 -1.100%
1989 39.29 -1.090%
1988 39.72 -0.410%
1987 39.88 -0.410%
1986 40.05 -0.410%
1985 40.21 -0.410%
1984 40.38 -0.400%
1983 40.54 0.570%
1982 40.31 0.570%
1981 40.08 0.570%
1980 39.86 0.580%
1979 39.63 0.580%
1978 39.40 1.070%
1977 38.98 1.080%
1976 38.57 1.090%
1975 38.15 1.100%
1974 37.74 1.110%
1973 37.32 1.350%
1972 36.82 1.370%
1971 36.32 1.390%
1970 35.83 1.410%
1969 35.33 1.430%
1968 34.83 1.370%
1967 34.36 1.390%
1966 33.89 1.410%
1965 33.41 1.430%
1964 32.94 1.450%
1963 32.47 1.080%
1962 32.12 1.100%
1961 31.77 1.110%
1960 31.43 1.120%
1959 31.08 1.130%
1958 30.73 1.280%
1957 30.34 1.300%
1956 29.95 1.310%
1955 29.57 1.330%
1954 29.18 1.350%
1953 28.79 1.370%
1952 28.40 1.390%
1951 28.01 1.400%
1950 27.63 0.000%