Countries with the Lowest Average Life Expectancy

Ordered list of the 50 countries with the lowest life expectancy at birth; characterization of each of the top ten countries…

List of countries with the lowest average life expectancy

Over the last few decades, average life expectancy at birth has increased dramatically, exceeding 80 years in many countries. However, many countries still maintain very low longevity indicators, especially in the case of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Top Ten countries with the lowest average life expectancy

10th – Chad

In Chad, the average life expectancy does not exceed 57.2 years, which makes this African country the tenth country in the world where the population has the lowest longevity.

Chad

9th – Swaziland

With an average lifespan of just 56.3 years, Swaziland is the ninth country in the world with the lowest average life expectancy at birth.

8th – Niger

Niger is yet another African country with low longevity. In this country, the average life expectancy at birth is, as in Swaziland, only 56.3 years.

7th – Uganda

The seventh position of the countries with the lowest average life expectancy at birth is occupied by Uganda, a country where the average life expectancy is only 56.3 years.

6th – Mozambique

Mozambique is also in the top ten countries with the lowest life expectancy at birth; in this Portuguese-speaking country, the average lifespan is only 54.1 years.

5th – Central African Republic

In the Central African Republic, a country martyred by war for several decades, the average life expectancy at birth does not exceed 53.3 years.

4th – Somalia

In Somalia, the average life expectancy does not go beyond 53.2 years, which makes this African country the fourth country in the world where the population has the lowest longevity.

3rd – Zambia

With an average life expectancy at birth of only 53.0, Zambia leads the podium of countries where the population is less likely to live.

2nd – Lesotho

The second position of the countries with the lowest life expectancy at birth is occupied by Lesotho. In this small southern African country, the average lifespan is only 53.0 years.

1st – Afghanistan

The list of countries with the lowest life expectancy at birth is led by Afghanistan, the only non-African country in the top ten. In Afghanistan the average lifespan is only 52.1 years.

Ordered list of the 50 countries with the highest life expectancy

Rank Country Expect Avg Life
1 Afghanistan 52.10
2 Lesotho 53.00
3 Zambia 53.00
4 Somalia 53.20
5 Central African Republic 53.30
6 Mozambique 54.10
7 Uganda 56.30
8 Niger 56.30
9 Swaziland 57.20
10 Chad 57.50
11 Democratic Rep. of Congo 58.10
12 Sierra Leone 59.00
13 Nigeria 59.30
14 Cameroon 59.40
15 Costa do Marfim 60.10
16 Congo Republic 60.30
17 Angola 60.60
18 Mali 60.80
19 Zimbabwe 61.10
20 Guinea Bissau 61.40
21 Burundi 61.40
22 Burkina Faso 61.80
23 guinea 62.10
24 Malawi 62.20
25 Senegal 62.50
26 Benin 62.70
27 Ethiopia 63.00
28 Tanzania 63.10
29 Botswana 63.80
30 Western Sahara 63.80
31 Mauritania 63.80
32 Liberia 63.80
33 Djibouti 64.00
34 South Africa 64.10
35 Namibia 64.40
36 Rwanda 64.50
37 Kenya 64.60
38 Haiti 64.60
39 comoros 64.90
40 Laos 65.00
41 Equatorial Guinea 65.00
42 Cambodia 65.20
43 Gambia 65.40
44 eritrea 65.60
45 Sao Tome and Principe 65.70
46 Togo 65.80
47 Sudan 65.80
48 Yemen 66.20
49 Madagascar 66.60
50 Kiribati 66.90

Countries in the World

There were 195 countries in the world. It’s essential to note that geopolitical changes may have occurred since then, so it’s recommended to verify the current number for the most accurate information.

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