Life expectancy (c) World Bank

How long will I live?

This map contains data by the world bank on how long people manage to stay alive in their countries.

If you live in Sierra Leone, you’re expected to have the world’s lowest life expectancy and die at the age of 45; people also die young in Botswana (47 years), Lesotho, Swaziland and the Central African Republic (each 49 years). Generally, most African countries are at the lower end of the spectrum; whereas European countries are on top: People in France, Switzerland, Iceland and Italy reach the age of 83 in average; people also stay alive for so long in Japan and Hong Kong.

Generally, life expectancy is higher among women than among men. And you can also improve your chances of beating your fellow citizens by living a healthy life style. Also, keep in mind that this map shows life expectancy at birth – so, if you live in a country with a high child death rate, chances are good that you might beat the numbers.

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