Life Expectancy by Country in 1959

In 1959, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway was the country with the highest average life expectancy of 73.5507 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden with a life expectancy of 73.3706 years of age, and ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands with 73.1865 years of age. The country with the lowest average human lifespan was ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan with 28.3998 years of age.

The geographic region with the highest life expectancy was Northern America with an average of 69.94 years. Closely followed by Europe with an average life expectancy of 68.14 years, and Oceania with 64.54 years of average life expectancy.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Northern Europe had the highest average life expectancy of 70.94 years. Closely followed by Australia/New Zealand with an average life expectancy of 70.50 years, and Western Europe with 69.95 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 67.68 years. While the lowest average life expectancy is recorded by Low-income countries with a average life expectancy of only 40.10 years of age.

Countries with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1959

Rank Country Life Expectancy (Age)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway 73.5507
2 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 73.3706
3 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands 73.1865
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland 72.6359
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Guernsey 72.4684
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark 72.2252
7 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco 72.1302
8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ด Faroe Islands 72.0292
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ช Jersey 71.5553
10 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 71.4532
11 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra 71.2312
12 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom 70.826
13 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand 70.7752
14 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 70.6153
15 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia 70.4457
16 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium 70.3132
17 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France 70.1671
18 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino 70.0591
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia 69.9392
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel 69.9216
21 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czechia 69.8955
22 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States of America 69.8889
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania 69.5737
24 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland 69.4239
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany 69.3264
26 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy 69.3067
27 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Holy See 69.2408
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece 69.2102
29 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 69.0097
30 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia 68.9547
31 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine 68.9229
32 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Gibraltar 68.8014
33 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 68.7952
34 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain 68.6918
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg 68.5413
36 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Rico 68.5077
37 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria 68.3921
38 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus 68.2608
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซ Saint Martin (French part) 67.6625
40 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญ Saint Helena 67.6324
41 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พ Uruguay 67.6103
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan 67.429
43 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russian Federation 67.4276
44 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถ Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 67.4144
45 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary 67.3255
46 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta 67.1133
47 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ Bermuda 66.8907
48 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria 66.6554
49 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 66.0921
50 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland 65.5651
51 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Isle of Man 65.4759
52 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผ Curaรงao 65.4696
53 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ China, Hong Kong SAR 65.3151
54 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia 64.9647
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง Lebanon 64.6134
56 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia 64.5403
57 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ด China, Macao SAR 64.4991
58 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro 64.0273
59 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ง Barbados 63.9234
60 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore 63.8721
61 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia 63.8428
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina 63.8402
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผ Aruba 63.7429
64 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba 63.7239
65 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธ American Samoa 63.6117
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica 63.5504
67 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎ United States Virgin Islands 63.4054
68 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus 63.1455
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein 63.1179
70 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal 62.9201
71 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas 62.599
72 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania 62.5098
73 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒ Saint Pierre and Miquelon 62.3077
74 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ China, Taiwan Province of China 62.0519
75 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ต Northern Mariana Islands 61.6033
76 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡น Trinidad and Tobago 61.4098
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia 61.2971
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 61.1869
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Antigua and Barbuda 60.9333
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia 60.9091
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Republic of Moldova 60.5915
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บ Guam 60.3725
83 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พ Paraguay 60.0749
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถ Martinique 60.0716
85 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆ Bosnia and Herzegovina 60.0395
86 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑ Saint Barthรฉlemy 59.9457
87 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Anguilla 59.8696
88 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆ Panama 59.8694
89 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada 59.7836
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ต Guadeloupe 59.7764
91 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Sri Lanka 59.7112
92 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ท Costa Rica 59.4737
93 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌ British Virgin Islands 59.4511
94 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บ Niue 59.3427
95 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซ French Polynesia 59.2754
96 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Viet Nam 58.9832
97 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines 58.7832
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Greenland 58.7067
99 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ท Nauru 58.4856
100 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐ Tokelau 58.3471
101 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar 58.1688
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan 58.1512
103 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พ Cayman Islands 57.992
104 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ด Tonga 57.8425
105 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 57.6517
106 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พ Guyana 57.52
107 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟ Belize 57.2731
108 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan 57.2675
109 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Dominica 57.1361
110 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji 56.9363
111 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia 56.4451
112 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ท Suriname 56.4399
113 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile 56.0064
114 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia 55.9696
115 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunei Darussalam 55.8328
116 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait 55.7443
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia 55.5903
118 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Micronesia (Fed. States of) 55.5399
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan 55.5124
120 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธ Montserrat 55.2493
121 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 55.0537
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จ Saint Lucia 55.0328
123 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ French Guiana 54.932
124 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จ Turks and Caicos Islands 54.8907
125 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan 54.8583
126 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จ New Caledonia 54.7777
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius 54.5867
128 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณ Saint Kitts and Nevis 54.3452
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico 54.1806
130 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธ Samoa 54.0026
131 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ช Rรฉunion 53.8584
132 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผ Palau 53.7776
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Republic of Korea 53.581
134 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡น Mayotte 53.5644
135 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ต Dem. People's Republic of Korea 53.5207
136 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ Seychelles 53.3295
137 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ Tajikistan 53.2864
138 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 53.2572
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญ Marshall Islands 53.2125
140 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albania 53.1985
141 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ Turkmenistan 52.9676
142 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe 52.8408
143 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador 52.8172
144 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Syrian Arab Republic 52.605
145 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil 52.1854
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa 52.0747
147 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Cook Islands 52.0023
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Jordan 51.529
149 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถ Iraq 51.0296
150 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ Lesotho 50.1372
151 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Tรผrkiye 50.029
152 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru 49.9146
153 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana 49.8395
154 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand 49.7348
155 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic 49.6814
156 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ป Cabo Verde 49.5253
157 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ Vanuatu 49.1063
158 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Zambia 48.6542
159 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain 48.5541
160 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธ State of Palestine 48.5267
161 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates 47.8945
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya 47.7686
163 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณ Honduras 47.542
164 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Kiribati 47.4085
165 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ป El Salvador 47.3887
166 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Congo 47.1194
167 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia 46.9377
168 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ง Solomon Islands 46.9065
169 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana 46.8719
170 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ Wallis and Futuna Islands 46.8556
171 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผ Rwanda 46.6181
172 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Sudan 46.2628
173 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Gabon 45.9008
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia 45.8581
175 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Nicaragua 45.8461
176 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Eswatini 45.5874
177 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ป Tuvalu 45.3542
178 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia 45.3435
179 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Papua New Guinea 45.077
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡น Guatemala 44.9992
181 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India 44.8893
182 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda 44.6826
183 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt 44.6301
184 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉ Bangladesh 44.5948
185 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ Pakistan 44.111
186 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia 43.9801
187 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ท Mauritania 43.883
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran (Islamic Republic of) 43.4063
189 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Myanmar 43.3291
190 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด Somalia 43.246
191 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia 43.1972
192 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น Haiti 43.1213
193 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Djibouti 42.9761
194 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ด Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 42.8719
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco 42.8065
196 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ United Republic of Tanzania 42.7983
197 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Madagascar 42.7946
198 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎ Burundi 42.779
199 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ Togo 42.4463
200 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia 41.7864
201 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡น Sao Tome and Principe 41.5675
202 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถ Equatorial Guinea 41.4771
203 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Mozambique 40.8521
204 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Democratic Republic of the Congo 40.6402
205 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Algeria 40.5489
206 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Lao People's Democratic Republic 40.4489
207 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia 39.8634
208 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Cameroon 39.8431
209 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณ Senegal 39.7393
210 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China 39.696
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Comoros 39.3395
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พ Libya 38.7479
213 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซ Central African Republic 38.7407
214 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ต Nepal 38.4059
215 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ท Liberia 38.3942
216 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญ Western Sahara 38.2122
217 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉ Chad 38.1901
218 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป Maldives 38.1259
219 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ด Angola 37.9711
220 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏ Benin 37.8642
221 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cรดte d'Ivoire 37.4358
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผ Guinea-Bissau 37.2683
223 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria 37.2385
224 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ท Eritrea 36.9372
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณ Guinea 36.3585
226 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ช Niger 36.3463
227 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso 35.6121
228 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผ Malawi 35.0208
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Gambia 34.5888
230 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman 34.0671
231 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Sierra Leone 33.4911
232 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ช Yemen 33.1897
233 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น Bhutan 33.0205
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Afghanistan 32.0386
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑ Timor-Leste 31.6984
236 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Mali 29.6533
237 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธ South Sudan 28.3998

Regions with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1959

Rank Region Life Expectancy (Age)
1 Northern America 69.9396
2 Europe 68.1442
3 Oceania 64.5362
4 Latin America and the Caribbean 54.073
5 Asia 44.3113
6 Africa 41.2823

Sub-regions with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1959

Rank Sub-region Life Expectancy (Age)
1 Northern Europe 70.944
2 Australia/New Zealand 70.4981
3 Western Europe 69.9465
4 Southern Europe 66.9866
5 Eastern Europe 66.9816
6 Caribbean 56.6133
7 Central Asia 56.5312
8 Polynesia 56.2401
9 Micronesia 55.2605
10 South America 54.2326
11 Central America 52.5306
12 Southern Africa 51.6003
13 Western Asia 49.8139
14 South-Eastern Asia 49.8136
15 Melanesia 46.9931
16 Southern Asia 44.5553
17 Northern Africa 43.5358
18 Eastern Asia 42.5247
19 Eastern Africa 42.2718
20 Middle Africa 39.9595
21 Western Africa 37.4751

Income Groups with the Highest Life Expectancy in 1959

Rank Income Group Life Expectancy (Age)
1 High-income countries 67.6806
2 No income group available 57.5345
3 Lower-middle-income countries 45.8773
4 Middle-income countries 45.4627
5 Upper-middle-income countries 45.3681
6 Low-income countries 40.0969