Zambia 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 Zambia life expectancy from 1950 to 2020. United Nations projections are also included through the year 2100.
  • The current life expectancy for Zambia in 2020 is 63.84 years, a 0.45% increase from 2019.
  • The life expectancy for Zambia in 2019 was 63.55 years, a 0.46% increase from 2018.
  • The life expectancy for Zambia in 2018 was 63.26 years, a 1.27% increase from 2017.
  • The life expectancy for Zambia in 2017 was 62.47 years, a 1.29% increase from 2016.
Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

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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
Zambia - Historical Life Expectancy Data
Year Life Expectancy Growth Rate
2020 63.84 0.450%
2019 63.55 0.460%
2018 63.26 1.270%
2017 62.47 1.290%
2016 61.67 1.300%
2015 60.88 1.320%
2014 60.08 1.340%
2013 59.29 2.610%
2012 57.78 2.680%
2011 56.27 2.750%
2010 54.77 2.830%
2009 53.26 2.910%
2008 51.75 2.270%
2007 50.60 2.320%
2006 49.45 2.380%
2005 48.31 2.430%
2004 47.16 2.500%
2003 46.01 1.170%
2002 45.48 1.180%
2001 44.95 1.190%
2000 44.42 1.210%
1999 43.89 1.220%
1998 43.36 -1.360%
1997 43.96 -1.350%
1996 44.56 -1.330%
1995 45.16 -1.310%
1994 45.76 -1.290%
1993 46.36 -2.310%
1992 47.46 -2.260%
1991 48.55 -2.210%
1990 49.65 -2.160%
1989 50.74 -2.110%
1988 51.84 -0.340%
1987 52.02 -0.340%
1986 52.20 -0.340%
1985 52.37 -0.340%
1984 52.55 -0.340%
1983 52.73 0.090%
1982 52.68 0.090%
1981 52.64 0.090%
1980 52.59 0.090%
1979 52.55 0.090%
1978 52.50 0.500%
1977 52.24 0.500%
1976 51.98 0.510%
1975 51.71 0.510%
1974 51.45 0.510%
1973 51.19 0.860%
1972 50.76 0.860%
1971 50.32 0.870%
1970 49.89 0.880%
1969 49.45 0.890%
1968 49.02 0.550%
1967 48.75 0.550%
1966 48.48 0.560%
1965 48.22 0.560%
1964 47.95 0.560%
1963 47.68 0.910%
1962 47.25 0.910%
1961 46.82 0.920%
1960 46.40 0.930%
1959 45.97 0.940%
1958 45.54 1.020%
1957 45.08 1.030%
1956 44.62 1.040%
1955 44.16 1.050%
1954 43.70 1.060%
1953 43.24 1.080%
1952 42.78 1.090%
1951 42.32 1.100%
1950 41.86 0.000%