World Life Expectancy 1950-2019

Chart and table of World life expectancy from 1950 to 2019. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for World in 2019 is 72.46 years, a 0.24% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for World in 2018 was 72.28 years, a 0.39% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for World in 2017 was 72.00 years, a 0.39% increase from 2016.
  • The life expectancy for World in 2016 was 71.72 years, a 0.39% increase from 2015.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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Country Name 2019 Life Expectancy
World - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2019 72.46 0.240%
2018 72.28 0.390%
2017 72.00 0.390%
2016 71.72 0.390%
2015 71.44 0.390%
2014 71.16 0.400%
2013 70.88 0.560%
2012 70.49 0.560%
2011 70.10 0.560%
2010 69.70 0.570%
2009 69.31 0.570%
2008 68.92 0.550%
2007 68.55 0.550%
2006 68.17 0.550%
2005 67.80 0.550%
2004 67.42 0.560%
2003 67.05 0.430%
2002 66.77 0.430%
2001 66.48 0.430%
2000 66.20 0.430%
1999 65.91 0.430%
1998 65.63 0.330%
1997 65.42 0.330%
1996 65.20 0.330%
1995 64.99 0.330%
1994 64.77 0.330%
1993 64.56 0.260%
1992 64.39 0.260%
1991 64.22 0.270%
1990 64.05 0.270%
1989 63.88 0.270%
1988 63.71 0.520%
1987 63.38 0.520%
1986 63.05 0.520%
1985 62.73 0.530%
1984 62.40 0.530%
1983 62.07 0.580%
1982 61.71 0.590%
1981 61.35 0.590%
1980 60.99 0.590%
1979 60.63 0.600%
1978 60.27 0.730%
1977 59.83 0.730%
1976 59.40 0.740%
1975 58.96 0.740%
1974 58.53 0.750%
1973 58.09 0.920%
1972 57.56 0.930%
1971 57.03 0.940%
1970 56.49 0.950%
1969 55.96 0.960%
1968 55.43 1.560%
1967 54.58 1.580%
1966 53.73 1.610%
1965 52.88 1.630%
1964 52.03 1.660%
1963 51.18 0.710%
1962 50.82 0.720%
1961 50.46 0.720%
1960 50.09 0.730%
1959 49.73 0.730%
1958 49.37 0.990%
1957 48.89 1.000%
1956 48.41 1.010%
1955 47.92 1.020%
1954 47.44 1.030%
1953 46.96 1.040%
1952 46.48 1.050%
1951 46.00 1.060%
1950 45.51 0.000%