South Sudan 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 South Sudan life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for South Sudan in 2020 is 57.95 years, a 0.46% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for South Sudan in 2019 was 57.68 years, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for South Sudan in 2018 was 57.42 years, a 0.48% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for South Sudan in 2017 was 57.15 years, a 0.48% 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
South Sudan - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 57.95 0.460%
2019 57.68 0.460%
2018 57.42 0.480%
2017 57.15 0.480%
2016 56.88 0.480%
2015 56.60 0.480%
2014 56.33 0.490%
2013 56.06 1.000%
2012 55.50 1.010%
2011 54.95 1.020%
2010 54.39 1.030%
2009 53.84 1.040%
2008 53.28 1.170%
2007 52.66 1.190%
2006 52.04 1.200%
2005 51.43 1.220%
2004 50.81 1.230%
2003 50.19 0.810%
2002 49.79 0.820%
2001 49.38 0.820%
2000 48.98 0.830%
1999 48.57 0.840%
1998 48.17 1.200%
1997 47.60 1.210%
1996 47.03 1.230%
1995 46.46 1.240%
1994 45.89 1.260%
1993 45.32 1.570%
1992 44.62 1.600%
1991 43.92 1.620%
1990 43.21 1.650%
1989 42.51 1.680%
1988 41.81 1.140%
1987 41.34 1.150%
1986 40.87 1.170%
1985 40.39 1.180%
1984 39.92 1.200%
1983 39.45 0.390%
1982 39.30 0.390%
1981 39.14 0.390%
1980 38.99 0.400%
1979 38.83 0.400%
1978 38.68 1.030%
1977 38.28 1.050%
1976 37.89 1.060%
1975 37.49 1.070%
1974 37.10 1.080%
1973 36.70 1.000%
1972 36.34 1.010%
1971 35.97 1.020%
1970 35.61 1.030%
1969 35.24 1.040%
1968 34.88 1.250%
1967 34.45 1.260%
1966 34.02 1.280%
1965 33.59 1.300%
1964 33.16 1.310%
1963 32.73 1.320%
1962 32.30 1.340%
1961 31.87 1.360%
1960 31.45 1.380%
1959 31.02 1.400%
1958 30.59 1.770%
1957 30.06 1.800%
1956 29.53 1.830%
1955 28.99 1.870%
1954 28.46 1.900%
1953 27.93 1.940%
1952 27.40 1.980%
1951 26.87 2.020%
1950 26.33 0.000%