Life Expectancy by Country in 1956

In 1956, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway was the country with the highest average life expectancy of 73.4865 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland with a life expectancy of 72.79 years of age, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden with 72.6594 years of age. The country with the lowest average human lifespan was ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali with 29.3708 years of age.

The geographic region with the highest life expectancy was Northern America with an average of 69.64 years. Closely followed by Europe with an average life expectancy of 66.94 years, and Oceania with 63.57 years of average life expectancy.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Northern Europe had the highest average life expectancy of 70.39 years. Closely followed by Australia/New Zealand with an average life expectancy of 70.16 years, and Western Europe with 68.88 years of average life expectancy.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that High-income countries has the highest average life expectancy of 66.57 years. While the lowest average life expectancy is recorded by Low-income countries with a average life expectancy of only 39.05 years of age.

Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1956

Rank Country Life Expectancy (Age)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway 73.4865
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland 72.79
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 72.6594
4 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands 72.5254
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey 72.3041
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark 72.0424
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco 71.3322
8 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand 70.7228
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom 70.4009
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey 70.3481
11 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด Faroe Islands 70.344
12 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 70.1989
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia 70.0382
14 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 69.9717
15 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America 69.6301
16 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino 69.6003
17 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia 69.3801
18 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 69.3688
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra 69.3102
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland 68.957
21 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium 68.8386
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel 68.7437
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany 68.573
24 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France 68.4643
25 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia 68.4559
26 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 68.3715
27 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 67.9857
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria 67.6811
29 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy 67.6396
30 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Holy See 67.3065
31 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Saint Helena 67.1999
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece 67.1963
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar 67.1921
34 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg 67.0556
35 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russian Federation 66.9738
36 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay 66.9303
37 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Rico 66.8472
38 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain 66.7516
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซ Saint Martin (French part) 66.4967
40 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania 66.4401
41 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine 66.277
42 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ Bermuda 66.1796
43 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary 66.0004
44 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 65.554
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan 65.534
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta 65.4295
47 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus 65.3825
48 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria 65.247
49 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle of Man 64.8565
50 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 64.4136
51 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ Curaรงao 64.3253
52 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland 64.0672
53 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ China, Hong Kong SAR 63.5913
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง Lebanon 63.3767
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina 63.3747
56 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ United States Virgin Islands 63.2035
57 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia 62.9273
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด China, Macao SAR 62.8582
59 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania 62.8247
60 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธ American Samoa 62.6438
61 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba 62.4202
62 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia 62.4069
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro 62.2559
64 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia 61.9777
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ Aruba 61.9673
66 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas 61.8379
67 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒ Saint Pierre and Miquelon 61.6984
68 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus 61.2051
69 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal 61.169
70 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados 61.0503
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica 60.9513
72 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore 60.6735
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ต Northern Mariana Islands 60.5745
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia 60.5626
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 60.2669
76 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ China, Taiwan Province of China 60.0474
77 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago 59.9012
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia 59.6807
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and Barbuda 59.4789
80 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay 59.1949
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Republic of Moldova 59.0887
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ Martinique 58.9025
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ Guam 58.8778
84 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑ Saint Barthรฉlemy 58.2817
85 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica 58.135
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Anguilla 58.1332
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada 57.9912
88 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท Nauru 57.9245
89 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บ Niue 57.8039
90 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ French Polynesia 57.5449
91 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama 57.4912
92 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka 57.3705
93 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan 57.3416
94 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐ Tokelau 57.3121
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein 57.2746
96 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Viet Nam 57.086
97 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines 57.0737
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis 56.7683
99 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ British Virgin Islands 56.7239
100 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina 56.712
101 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman Islands 56.6712
102 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด Tonga 56.6208
103 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar 56.3253
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต Guadeloupe 56.2618
105 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan 56.216
106 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile 55.6476
107 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana 55.5385
108 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 55.4019
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan 54.7373
110 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท Suriname 54.3295
111 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji 54.2916
112 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize 54.217
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan 53.9704
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius 53.8999
115 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunei Darussalam 53.8891
116 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช Rรฉunion 53.8704
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia 53.7088
118 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ Palau 53.5623
119 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 53.5061
120 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia 53.4892
121 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Micronesia (Fed. States of) 53.4306
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait 53.0451
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธ Montserrat 52.992
124 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ New Caledonia 52.8925
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Islands 52.8503
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Greenland 52.8318
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia 52.6915
128 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ Turks and Caicos Islands 52.6428
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia 52.6387
130 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ Tajikistan 52.3824
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ French Guiana 52.0015
132 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ Samoa 51.8584
133 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ Seychelles 51.8389
134 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 51.8045
135 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ Turkmenistan 51.7388
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe 51.6998
137 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico 51.406
138 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต Dem. People's Republic of Korea 51.3734
139 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador 51.1487
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Republic of Korea 50.7838
141 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil 50.7065
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Dominica 50.5513
143 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น Mayotte 50.4327
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania 49.5758
145 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Syrian Arab Republic 49.391
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa 49.347
147 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Tรผrkiye 49.1843
148 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cabo Verde 49.0002
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho 48.7961
150 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan 48.5578
151 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru 48.2522
152 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana 48.2174
153 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Jordan 47.9757
154 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic 47.8805
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq 47.878
156 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand 47.7805
157 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China 47.7271
158 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ Vanuatu 47.5851
159 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Zambia 47.3717
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ State of Palestine 47.2689
161 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Cook Islands 47.2355
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Kiribati 46.4067
163 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana 45.9022
164 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El Salvador 45.8283
165 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ Wallis and Futuna Islands 45.6895
166 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras 45.2903
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates 45.1694
168 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia 44.9208
169 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Eswatini 44.6425
170 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Congo 44.5601
171 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda 44.4336
172 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Nicaragua 44.1902
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya 44.1165
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon 43.8947
175 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia 43.8663
176 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia 43.7964
177 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India 43.7619
178 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Papua New Guinea 43.0896
179 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain 42.7662
180 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia 42.6172
181 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh 42.4179
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ United Republic of Tanzania 42.335
183 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda 42.3138
184 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt 42.3034
185 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala 42.2581
186 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป Tuvalu 42.2204
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Djibouti 42.1195
188 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ Burundi 42.0588
189 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 42.0397
190 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti 41.9597
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania 41.9381
192 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon Islands 41.8743
193 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo 41.7956
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Madagascar 41.6282
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran (Islamic Republic of) 41.6196
196 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pakistan 41.393
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar 41.3671
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia 41.3345
199 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco 41.272
200 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia 41.0739
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia 40.77
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial Guinea 40.7325
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria 40.3448
204 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Lao People's Democratic Republic 40.2923
205 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Democratic Republic of the Congo 39.9781
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mozambique 39.6264
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal 39.0381
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท Liberia 38.7536
209 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon 38.3466
210 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia 38.3401
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Comoros 38.2809
212 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sao Tome and Principe 38.0787
213 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต Nepal 38.0509
214 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic 37.5837
215 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad 37.4516
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola 37.2748
217 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป Maldives 37.1309
218 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญ Western Sahara 37.0481
219 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin 36.8254
220 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria 36.7394
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-Bissau 36.6649
222 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช Niger 36.2953
223 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea 35.9673
224 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cรดte d'Ivoire 35.4235
225 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท Eritrea 35.4192
226 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya 35.1222
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso 34.6704
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi 34.2171
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Gambia 33.0488
230 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan 32.5252
231 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman 32.3694
232 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemen 32.2743
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone 32.1832
234 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น Bhutan 31.8232
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ Timor-Leste 30.8284
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Afghanistan 30.4078
237 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali 29.3708

Regions with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1956

Rank Region Life Expectancy (Age)
1 Northern America 69.6395
2 Europe 66.9404
3 Oceania 63.568
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 52.3391
5 Asia 46.8386
6 Africa 40.1704

Sub-regions with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1956

Rank Sub-region Life Expectancy (Age)
1 Northern Europe 70.3947
2 Australia/New Zealand 70.1609
3 Western Europe 68.8767
4 Eastern Europe 65.8963
5 Southern Europe 64.9871
6 Central Asia 55.5942
7 Caribbean 55.1161
8 Polynesia 54.2781
9 Micronesia 54.0278
10 South America 52.7764
11 Central America 49.9264
12 Eastern Asia 49.4911
13 Southern Africa 49.0285
14 Western Asia 48.2659
15 South-Eastern Asia 47.7626
16 Melanesia 44.6044
17 Southern Asia 43.1683
18 Northern Africa 42.2416
19 Eastern Africa 41.0246
20 Middle Africa 39.0598
21 Western Africa 36.793

Income Groups with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1956

Rank Income Group Life Expectancy (Age)
1 High-income countries 66.5681
2 No income group available 55.307
3 Upper-middle-income countries 50.372
4 Middle-income countries 47.3652
5 Lower-middle-income countries 44.3525
6 Low-income countries 39.0472