๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Life Expectancy in High-income countries

81.97 years
Average Life Expectancy (both sexes)
79.45 years
Average Life Expectancy Males
84.49 years
Average Life Expectancy Females

The current average life expectancy for High-income countries in 2024 is 81.9687 years of age. A 0.24% increase from 2023, when the average life expectancy was 81.7708 years, from birth to death. In the future, High-income countries's average life expectancy is projected to increase to 91.2159 years of age, by the year 2100. A total increase of the average life expectancy for people living in High-income countries by 11.28% 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 High-income countries (1950-2024)

Between 1950 to 2024 the average life expectancy of people living in High-income countries has increased from 61.5421 to 81.9687 years. That is an 33.19% increase that allow people of the country to live an extra 20.4266 years of life, on average.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
1950 61.5421 58.1797 65.0254
1951 62.5624 59.5127 65.6873
1952 64.3204 61.7356 66.9236
1953 64.9871 62.4774 67.5053
1954 65.9261 63.4592 68.387
1955 66.3525 63.8324 68.869
1956 66.5681 64.0102 69.1276
1957 66.6088 63.9924 69.2324
1958 67.5345 64.8768 70.1856
1959 67.6806 64.968 70.3918
1960 68.0259 65.2471 70.81
1961 68.4508 65.6311 71.2689
1962 68.4047 65.5586 71.2569
1963 68.6483 65.7265 71.581
1964 69.2273 66.2348 72.2219
1965 69.3364 66.3174 72.3624
1966 69.6036 66.5259 72.6859
1967 69.8865 66.7636 73.0107
1968 69.813 66.6613 72.9749
1969 69.865 66.6484 73.1001
1970 70.231 67.0053 73.4608
1971 70.5412 67.2838 73.8001
1972 70.8229 67.5223 74.1244
1973 70.9945 67.685 74.3035
1974 71.3969 68.0772 74.7046
1975 71.6482 68.2993 74.9847
1976 71.9129 68.5526 75.2569
1977 72.3223 68.9031 75.7181
1978 72.5076 69.0624 75.9328
1979 72.8797 69.4143 76.3157
1980 72.8925 69.4353 76.3258
1981 73.3301 69.8868 76.7352
1982 73.6572 70.2348 77.0288
1983 73.7137 70.3004 77.084
1984 74.0913 70.6604 77.4716
1985 74.1483 70.7319 77.5214
1986 74.4238 71.0091 77.7894
1987 74.7184 71.2991 78.083
1988 74.8671 71.4534 78.2311
1989 75.0863 71.659 78.4687
1990 75.2892 71.8482 78.6924
1991 75.4748 72.0214 78.8969
1992 75.7703 72.3173 79.1914
1993 75.8256 72.4176 79.2082
1994 76.1382 72.7281 79.5187
1995 76.2362 72.8509 79.5971
1996 76.5579 73.2447 79.8324
1997 76.9059 73.654 80.1052
1998 77.1132 73.8968 80.2761
1999 77.2578 74.0958 80.3665
2000 77.6258 74.4986 80.687
2001 77.9016 74.8019 80.9314
2002 78.0455 74.9846 81.0397
2003 78.1265 75.1131 81.0789
2004 78.5874 75.5666 81.5354
2005 78.6936 75.7001 81.6227
2006 79.0584 76.0833 81.963
2007 79.2614 76.3117 82.1456
2008 79.4636 76.5602 82.3047
2009 79.764 76.8878 82.5748
2010 79.9826 77.1461 82.7571
2011 80.1548 77.3728 82.8739
2012 80.284 77.5526 82.9605
2013 80.4795 77.7726 83.1353
2014 80.7093 78.0151 83.3541
2015 80.6011 77.9451 83.2263
2016 80.8003 78.1274 83.4481
2017 80.842 78.1937 83.4766
2018 80.9854 78.3317 83.6331
2019 81.2152 78.5761 83.85
2020 80.3735 77.6367 83.1672
2021 80.2685 77.5091 83.0926
2022 80.9413 78.3009 83.6095
2023 81.7708 79.2304 84.3077
2024 81.9687 79.448 84.4865

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 High-income countries, calculated from birth.

Future Life Expectancy in High-income countries (2024-2100)

High-income countries'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 91.2159 years of age. An 11.28% increase from today's standard.

Year Life Expectancy (Age) Life Expectancy Male Life Expectancy Female
2024 81.9687 79.448 84.4865
2025 82.1115 79.6138 84.6083
2026 82.2548 79.7781 84.7327
2027 82.4006 79.9455 84.8588
2028 82.5419 80.1057 84.9835
2029 82.6841 80.2727 85.1023
2030 82.8212 80.4281 85.2237
2031 82.9623 80.5906 85.345
2032 83.0989 80.7468 85.4641
2033 83.2341 80.9004 85.5831
2034 83.3731 81.0566 85.7068
2035 83.504 81.2085 85.8183
2036 83.6396 81.3643 85.9355
2037 83.7739 81.5165 86.0536
2038 83.9067 81.6667 86.171
2039 84.0407 81.818 86.2897
2040 84.1735 81.9697 86.4051
2041 84.3056 82.1175 86.5234
2042 84.4367 82.2638 86.6413
2043 84.5633 82.405 86.7556
2044 84.6954 82.5508 86.8759
2045 84.8195 82.6911 86.9856
2046 84.9453 82.8327 87.0971
2047 85.0695 82.9679 87.2125
2048 85.1941 83.1069 87.3244
2049 85.3197 83.2431 87.4412
2050 85.4382 83.3704 87.5528
2051 85.56 83.5025 87.6659
2052 85.678 83.6321 87.7733
2053 85.801 83.7636 87.8891
2054 85.9175 83.8906 87.9961
2055 86.0323 84.012 88.1055
2056 86.1505 84.1405 88.2138
2057 86.2711 84.2657 88.331
2058 86.3827 84.3874 88.4326
2059 86.5018 84.5123 88.5465
2060 86.6192 84.6362 88.658
2061 86.7329 84.7587 88.7628
2062 86.8478 84.8827 88.8685
2063 86.9666 85.0083 88.9806
2064 87.085 85.1341 89.0913
2065 87.2042 85.2621 89.2012
2066 87.3206 85.3853 89.3107
2067 87.4359 85.507 89.4196
2068 87.558 85.634 89.5366
2069 87.6768 85.7605 89.6474
2070 87.7928 85.8858 89.7536
2071 87.9121 86.0104 89.8675
2072 88.0292 86.1352 89.9768
2073 88.1454 86.2543 90.0906
2074 88.2615 86.3774 90.1994
2075 88.3756 86.4947 90.3106
2076 88.4949 86.6215 90.4219
2077 88.6109 86.7422 90.5333
2078 88.7292 86.8629 90.6496
2079 88.8404 86.9771 90.758
2080 88.9574 87.0982 90.8707
2081 89.0743 87.2162 90.9867
2082 89.1877 87.3363 91.0927
2083 89.3007 87.4471 91.2087
2084 89.4156 87.5661 91.319
2085 89.5303 87.6819 91.4324
2086 89.6446 87.7948 91.5485
2087 89.759 87.9133 91.6577
2088 89.8731 88.0283 91.7707
2089 89.9875 88.1435 91.8838
2090 90.0959 88.2502 91.9939
2091 90.2127 88.3688 92.1079
2092 90.325 88.4847 92.2154
2093 90.4374 88.5957 92.329
2094 90.5513 88.7079 92.4441
2095 90.661 88.8192 92.5515
2096 90.7733 88.9347 92.6598
2097 90.8853 89.0489 92.7687
2098 90.9946 89.1626 92.8727
2099 91.1047 89.2721 92.9834
2100 91.2159 89.3849 93.0926

Factors that Affect Life Expectancy

Just like any other region or country, High-income countries'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 High-income countries

Causes of Negative Life Expectancy in High-income countries

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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