๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Life Expectancy in Asia

75.20 years
Average Life Expectancy (both sexes)
72.72 years
Average Life Expectancy Males
77.80 years
Average Life Expectancy Females

The current average life expectancy for Asia in 2024 is 75.2035 years of age. A 0.32% increase from 2023, when the average life expectancy was 74.9666 years, from birth to death. In the future, Asia's average life expectancy is projected to increase to 85.5351 years of age, by the year 2100. A total increase of the average life expectancy for people living in Asia by 13.74% from today's standard. This positive trend can be attributed to technological advancements, a better standard of living, and an icrease in healthcare availability.

Historic Life Expectancy in Asia (1950-2024)

Between 1950 to 2024 the average life expectancy of people living in Asia has increased from 42.024 to 75.2035 years. That is an 78.95% increase that allow people of the country to live an extra 33.1795 years of life, on average.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
1950 42.024 40.6373 43.5831
1951 42.9956 41.7915 44.3249
1952 44.2682 43.2719 45.3466
1953 44.8774 43.9628 45.8571
1954 45.7662 44.8756 46.7133
1955 46.3308 45.3863 47.3402
1956 46.8386 45.8798 47.8621
1957 47.3332 46.3618 48.3701
1958 47.8445 46.8226 48.9369
1959 44.3113 43.3249 45.3744
1960 41.7051 40.7853 42.6993
1961 45.3368 44.3491 46.3938
1962 49.631 48.5472 50.7816
1963 50.2813 49.1721 51.4568
1964 50.9491 49.8181 52.1448
1965 50.5795 49.2921 51.959
1966 51.4792 50.3126 52.7101
1967 52.1418 50.9789 53.3645
1968 53.0428 51.8617 54.2823
1969 53.6282 52.4538 54.8573
1970 53.9314 52.7815 55.13
1971 53.3624 51.717 55.1421
1972 55.2811 54.0914 56.5139
1973 55.9197 54.7063 57.1758
1974 56.4214 55.1642 57.7268
1975 56.6852 55.3115 58.1243
1976 57.2105 55.9124 58.5604
1977 58.0184 56.6716 59.4228
1978 58.5302 57.1012 60.0298
1979 59.1162 57.6263 60.6858
1980 59.6039 58.0431 61.256
1981 60.1084 58.4633 61.8571
1982 60.6145 58.9076 62.4334
1983 61.0726 59.324 62.9381
1984 61.5409 59.7812 63.4157
1985 61.9822 60.2057 63.8736
1986 62.4858 60.6888 64.3978
1987 62.938 61.1237 64.8679
1988 63.2672 61.4105 65.2456
1989 63.7009 61.8621 65.6538
1990 64.0389 62.2095 65.9775
1991 64.2294 62.4816 66.0676
1992 64.7535 62.9683 66.6325
1993 65.1086 63.296 67.0188
1994 65.4131 63.6456 67.2669
1995 65.6966 63.9148 67.5672
1996 65.9998 64.2438 67.8384
1997 66.4141 64.619 68.296
1998 66.8629 64.9965 68.8258
1999 67.2127 65.3846 69.1279
2000 67.6292 65.7408 69.6147
2001 68.1255 66.0966 70.2756
2002 68.5285 66.4847 70.693
2003 68.9269 66.8121 71.1748
2004 69.1634 67.0336 71.4272
2005 69.615 67.4229 71.9519
2006 70.0502 67.7985 72.4539
2007 70.3458 68.0539 72.7976
2008 70.5111 68.2299 72.9483
2009 70.9919 68.6586 73.4862
2010 71.3472 69.0068 73.8454
2011 71.6749 69.3251 74.18
2012 72.0416 69.6549 74.586
2013 72.3901 69.9825 74.9535
2014 72.7841 70.4111 75.298
2015 73.1205 70.7622 75.611
2016 73.4446 71.0667 75.955
2017 73.681 71.2205 76.2926
2018 73.9909 71.5716 76.543
2019 74.1876 71.7649 76.7423
2020 73.7415 71.2565 76.3985
2021 72.5321 70.1122 75.1437
2022 73.1802 70.7634 75.756
2023 74.9666 72.4935 77.5551
2024 75.2035 72.7215 77.8003

How is life expectancy calculated?

Life expectancy represent the average number of years of life remaining in a group of people. The numbers above represent life expectancy of the population in Asia, calculated from birth.

Future Life Expectancy in Asia (2024-2100)

Asia's average life expectancy is projected to increase in the future. By the year 2100, the country will have reached an average life expectancy of 85.5351 years of age. An 13.74% increase from today's standard.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
2024 75.2035 72.7215 77.8003
2025 75.3939 72.9057 77.9969
2026 75.5856 73.0923 78.1937
2027 75.7757 73.2781 78.3883
2028 75.9594 73.4561 78.578
2029 76.1424 73.637 78.763
2030 76.3273 73.8206 78.9489
2031 76.5076 73.9998 79.1302
2032 76.6846 74.1789 79.3048
2033 76.8596 74.3597 79.4728
2034 77.0305 74.5339 79.6403
2035 77.1996 74.7095 79.8021
2036 77.3679 74.8845 79.9629
2037 77.5368 75.0614 80.1235
2038 77.704 75.239 80.2794
2039 77.8669 75.4134 80.43
2040 78.0286 75.5853 80.5812
2041 78.1927 75.7612 80.7327
2042 78.3508 75.9324 80.8771
2043 78.5041 76.0971 81.0193
2044 78.6569 76.2628 81.1592
2045 78.8102 76.4317 81.2965
2046 78.9606 76.5926 81.4369
2047 79.1011 76.7463 81.5646
2048 79.2418 76.8996 81.6931
2049 79.3827 77.0506 81.8248
2050 79.518 77.1947 81.9525
2051 79.6513 77.3389 82.0759
2052 79.7852 77.4833 82.2
2053 79.9175 77.6245 82.3247
2054 80.0495 77.7667 82.4475
2055 80.1786 77.9055 82.5679
2056 80.3024 78.0401 82.6818
2057 80.4319 78.1823 82.7991
2058 80.5595 78.3193 82.9183
2059 80.6848 78.4593 83.029
2060 80.8098 78.5974 83.1411
2061 80.9338 78.7314 83.2558
2062 81.0593 78.8751 83.3625
2063 81.1859 79.0141 83.477
2064 81.3084 79.1516 83.5843
2065 81.4339 79.2929 83.6936
2066 81.5572 79.4329 83.7996
2067 81.6798 79.5683 83.9095
2068 81.8006 79.7037 84.0154
2069 81.9227 79.8429 84.1194
2070 82.0429 79.9755 84.2273
2071 82.1662 80.1136 84.335
2072 82.2848 80.2507 84.4337
2073 82.4045 80.388 84.5346
2074 82.5228 80.52 84.6387
2075 82.642 80.6554 84.7406
2076 82.7597 80.7914 84.8384
2077 82.8806 80.9269 84.9438
2078 82.9954 81.056 85.0435
2079 83.1108 81.1868 85.1421
2080 83.2272 81.3176 85.243
2081 83.3401 81.445 85.3402
2082 83.4583 81.5785 85.4414
2083 83.5775 81.7123 85.5444
2084 83.6931 81.842 85.6444
2085 83.8091 81.9708 85.7462
2086 83.9278 82.1018 85.851
2087 84.0445 82.2302 85.9548
2088 84.1591 82.3531 86.0599
2089 84.2776 82.4853 86.1628
2090 84.3939 82.6123 86.2667
2091 84.5091 82.7352 86.3733
2092 84.6251 82.8646 86.4737
2093 84.7423 82.9906 86.5809
2094 84.8579 83.1174 86.6834
2095 84.9749 83.2459 86.7868
2096 85.0892 83.3686 86.8916
2097 85.1989 83.486 86.9921
2098 85.3121 83.6086 87.0943
2099 85.4255 83.7306 87.1975
2100 85.5351 83.8495 87.2961

Factors that Affect Life Expectancy

Just like any other region or country, Asia's life expectancy is influenced by a variety of factors, that include both individual and population-level factors. Broadly speaking, life expectancy is most affected by fertility rate, deaths, immigration and emigration. Some of the individual and population-level factors listed below can get you a better insight into its causes and affects of life expectancy.

Healthcare and Medical Advances

Access to quality healthcare, advancements in medical technology, and improvements in disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment play a significant role in increasing life expectancy. This includes vaccinations, antibiotics, surgical procedures, and the management of chronic conditions can greatly increase life expectancy of a country or region.

Socioeconomic Status

Income, education, and occupation are strongly correlated with life expectancy. Higher socioeconomic status typically provides individuals with better access to healthcare, healthier living conditions, and improved overall well-being, contributing to longer life expectancy of a country or region.

Environmental Factors

Environmental conditions can impact life expectancy. Access to clean air, water, and sanitation, as well as exposure to environmental pollutants and hazardous substances, can affect health outcomes and life expectancy.

Social Support and Relationships

Strong social connections, supportive relationships, and community engagement has also been linked to improved health outcomes and increased life expectancy. Social isolation and loneliness, on the other hand, can have negative effects on health and decrease life expectancy.

Access to and Quiality of Education

Education is associated with better health outcomes and increased life expectancy. It promotes healthier behaviors, improves health literacy, and provides individuals with opportunities for better employment and income.

Public Health Measures

Effective public health measures, such as disease surveillance, prevention programs, and health education campaigns, can have a significant impact on life expectancy by reducing the incidence and impact of infectious diseases, promoting healthy behaviors, and improving overall population health.

Immigration and Emigration

Life expectancy of a region or country is also affected by immigration of emigration. If healthier people immigrate or emigrate from a country, the life expectancy numbers of those two regions will be influenced by the movement of said people.

Causes of Positive Life Expectancy in Asia

Causes of Negative Life Expectancy in Asia

Data Information

Data found on this page is based on the medium fertility variant of the United Nations Revision of World Population Prospects 2022.

Data Sources

The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)

UN Revision of World Population Prospects 2022

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