Median Age by Country in 2022

In the year 2022, the world had a median age of 30.24 years.

The country with the highest median age was ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See where the median is 57.53 years. Closely followed by ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco with a median age of 54.46 years, and ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena with 52.29.

The country with the lowest median age for the year was ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger where the median is 14.49 years. Followed by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic with a median age of 14.71, and ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad with 15.06 years.

The geographic region with the highest median age was Europe with a median of 41.90 years. Closely followed by Northern America with a median age of 38.15 years, and Oceania with 32.43 years of median age.

When devided into sub-subregions we can see that Southern Europe had the highest median age of 45.11 years. Closely followed by Western Europe with a median age of 43.07 years, and Eastern Europe with 40.25 years of median age.

If we devide the global population into income groups we can see that High-income countries has the highest median age of 40.90 years. While the lowest median age is recorded by Low-income countries with a median age of only 17.69.

Countries with the Highest Median Age in 2022

Rank Country Median Age (Years)
1 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆHoly See 57.5312
2 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จMonaco 54.4598
3 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ญSaint Helena 52.2943
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ตJapan 48.7449
5 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นItaly 47.2653
6 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฝSint Maarten (Dutch part) 47.1391
7 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒSan Marino 46.7646
8 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ถMartinique 46.6145
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒIsle of Man 45.421
10 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐChina, Hong Kong SAR 45.3801
11 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡นPortugal 45.3694
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒBermuda 45.3189
13 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ทGreece 45.1012
14 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ชGermany 44.8482
15 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌBulgaria 44.6851
16 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธSpain 44.322
17 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ทPuerto Rico 44.3079
18 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฒSaint Pierre and Miquelon 43.9854
19 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ทCroatia 43.951
20 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ทRepublic of Korea 43.9282
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎLiechtenstein 43.8956
22 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡นLithuania 43.8283
23 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ปLatvia 43.758
24 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎSlovenia 43.5361
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ธMontserrat 43.4037
26 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธSerbia 43.014
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustria 42.9347
28 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉAndorra 42.9263
29 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟCzechia 42.899
30 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆUkraine 42.8534
31 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฎUnited States Virgin Islands 42.804
32 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎFinland 42.5611
33 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌSingapore 42.3152
34 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บHungary 42.2639
35 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ตGuadeloupe 42.2346
36 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญSwitzerland 42.0936
37 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฆBosnia and Herzegovina 42.045
38 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผChina, Taiwan Province of China 41.9099
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฎGibraltar 41.9047
40 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑNetherlands 41.8288
41 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance 41.7954
42 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ชEstonia 41.6302
43 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ดRomania 41.515
44 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ผAruba 41.4676
45 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐDenmark 41.2913
46 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บCuba 41.2186
47 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ชBelgium 41.0417
48 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พBelarus 40.4262
49 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆCanada 40.3812
50 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑPoland 40.2915
51 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐSlovakia 40.0585
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ชJersey 39.9244
53 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฐFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 39.9129
54 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡งUnited Kingdom 39.8468
55 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญThailand 39.7405
56 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ถBonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 39.5763
57 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ดNorway 39.5754
58 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชSweden 39.5572
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡นMalta 39.2926
60 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡งBarbados 39.2067
61 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌGuernsey 39.1303
62 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผKuwait 39.1288
63 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฑSaint Barthรฉlemy 39.0804
64 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บLuxembourg 38.994
65 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บRussian Federation 38.9512
66 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ซSaint Martin (French part) 38.8481
67 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฌBritish Virgin Islands 38.7573
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ตNorthern Mariana Islands 38.7093
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐNorth Macedonia 38.5445
70 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณChina 38.4667
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ชMontenegro 38.4367
72 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พCyprus 38.0711
73 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ดChina, Macao SAR 38.0493
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชIreland 37.9529
75 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธUnited States of America 37.889
76 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ดFaroe Islands 37.7198
77 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡จTurks and Caicos Islands 37.7102
78 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡พCayman Islands 37.6937
79 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฑAlbania 37.5806
80 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฎAnguilla 37.334
81 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บAustralia 37.2382
82 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บMauritius 37.1417
83 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟNew Zealand 36.6992
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ชGeorgia 36.4617
85 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ซWallis and Futuna Islands 36.2699
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธIceland 36.1535
87 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ผCuraรงao 36.0629
88 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡นTrinidad and Tobago 35.9451
89 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บNiue 35.9361
90 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ตDem. People's Republic of Korea 35.8759
91 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ผPalau 35.785
92 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡พUruguay 35.4486
93 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑChile 35.2457
94 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉRepublic of Moldova 35.1557
95 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฌAntigua and Barbuda 35.089
96 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒArmenia 34.7612
97 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ณSaint Kitts and Nevis 34.4357
98 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑGreenland 34.1709
99 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ชRรฉunion 34.0397
100 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆQatar 33.6074
101 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡จNew Caledonia 33.5825
102 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡จSaint Lucia 33.5012
103 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Polynesia 33.4542
104 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ชUnited Arab Emirates 33.3439
105 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ทCosta Rica 33.3359
106 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญBahrain 33.3019
107 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฐCook Islands 33.2669
108 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ทBrazil 33.2087
109 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡จSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 33.0837
110 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จSeychelles 32.7979
111 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธBahamas 32.7911
112 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐSri Lanka 32.727
113 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ทIran (Islamic Republic of) 32.4471
114 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณViet Nam 32.398
115 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei Darussalam 32.295
116 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณTunisia 32.0259
117 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒDominica 31.9467
118 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟAzerbaijan 31.9253
119 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ทArgentina 31.5665
120 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ทTรผrkiye 31.3232
121 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ปMaldives 31.3068
122 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒJamaica 31.2957
123 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ญWestern Sahara 31.2718
124 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉGrenada 31.2258
125 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ดColombia 31.171
126 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐKosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 31.0207
127 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พMalaysia 30.3284
128 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆSaudi Arabia 30.2203
129 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡บGuam 29.9397
130 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉIndonesia 29.6337
131 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan 29.5377
132 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝMexico 29.3867
133 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒMyanmar 29.3055
134 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑIsrael 29.0905
135 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฆPanama 29.0813
136 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆMorocco 28.984
137 ๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒOman 28.914
138 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡นBhutan 28.7737
139 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡งLebanon 28.5161
140 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ชPeru 28.446
141 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ธAmerican Samoa 28.2539
142 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ชVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 28.2287
143 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ทSuriname 28.0497
144 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฟAlgeria 28.0155
145 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จEcuador 27.9257
146 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณIndia 27.9028
147 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ดDominican Republic 27.426
148 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆSouth Africa 27.3515
149 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏFiji 26.9773
150 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ปCabo Verde 26.961
151 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณMongolia 26.8712
152 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญCambodia 26.8049
153 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟUzbekistan 26.7958
154 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ปEl Salvador 26.6832
155 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฉBangladesh 26.666
156 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฐTokelau 26.6621
157 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡พLibya 26.5079
158 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒTurkmenistan 26.081
159 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡พParaguay 25.8983
160 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡พGuyana 25.7127
161 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฟBelize 25.5571
162 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ญMarshall Islands 25.4722
163 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ปTuvalu 25.0318
164 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฎNicaragua 24.8934
165 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญPhilippines 24.7337
166 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ดBolivia (Plurinational State of) 24.134
167 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆLao People's Democratic Republic 24.0839
168 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌEgypt 24.064
169 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ตNepal 24.037
170 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฏDjibouti 23.9805
171 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌKyrgyzstan 23.8185
172 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซFrench Guiana 23.8071
173 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ณHonduras 23.7777
174 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ดJordan 23.7162
175 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฒMicronesia (Fed. States of) 23.6801
176 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผBotswana 23.6383
177 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡นHaiti 23.2466
178 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡นGuatemala 22.4178
179 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธLesotho 22.19
180 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฎKiribati 22.0339
181 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌPapua New Guinea 21.9727
182 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ดTonga 21.7145
183 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฆGabon 21.6659
184 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟEswatini 21.6189
185 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏTajikistan 21.6115
186 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พSyrian Arab Republic 21.5695
187 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆNamibia 21.3983
188 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ถEquatorial Guinea 20.8209
189 ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ‡ธSamoa 20.6389
190 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฑTimor-Leste 20.5737
191 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญGhana 20.5237
192 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐPakistan 20.3813
193 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru 20.271
194 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฒComoros 20.2612
195 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ถIraq 20.0129
196 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บVanuatu 19.5434
197 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ธState of Palestine 19.4001
198 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ชKenya 19.3816
199 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡งSolomon Islands 19.3731
200 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ผRwanda 19.1923
201 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฌMadagascar 19.1254
202 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฑSierra Leone 19.0465
203 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡ชYemen 18.8385
204 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌTogo 18.7787
205 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡นEthiopia 18.6471
206 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡นSao Tome and Principe 18.5527
207 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉSudan 18.48
208 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ผGuinea-Bissau 18.4444
209 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ทEritrea 18.4127
210 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฌCongo 18.2622
211 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผZimbabwe 18.2356
212 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ทLiberia 18.1107
213 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ณSenegal 17.8995
214 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ณGuinea 17.849
215 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎCรดte d'Ivoire 17.752
216 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ทMauritania 17.7131
217 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฒCameroon 17.5513
218 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฏBenin 17.5273
219 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌNigeria 17.1166
220 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฒZambia 17.0874
221 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฒGambia 16.9858
222 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ผMalawi 16.9834
223 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟUnited Republic of Tanzania 16.9028
224 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฟMozambique 16.9027
225 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซAfghanistan 16.8702
226 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซBurkina Faso 16.7241
227 ๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿ‡นMayotte 16.6069
228 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ธSouth Sudan 16.4052
229 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ดAngola 16.238
230 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌUganda 16.1219
231 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฎBurundi 15.766
232 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฉDemocratic Republic of the Congo 15.5557
233 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ดSomalia 15.226
234 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฑMali 15.1654
235 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฉChad 15.0585
236 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ซCentral African Republic 14.7052
237 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ชNiger 14.4858

Regions with the Highest Median Age in 2022

Rank Region Median Age (years)
1 Europe 41.9048
2 Northern America 38.1524
3 Oceania 32.4327
4 Asia 31.5598
5 Latin America and the Caribbean 30.6037
6 Africa 18.7345

Sub-regions with the Highest Median Age in 2022

Rank Sub-region Median Age (years)
1 Southern Europe 45.1112
2 Western Europe 43.069
3 Eastern Europe 40.2478
4 Northern Europe 40.0813
5 Eastern Asia 39.3885
6 Australia/New Zealand 37.1556
7 South America 31.6136
8 Caribbean 31.301
9 South-Eastern Asia 30.1021
10 Central America 28.0184
11 Polynesia 27.2626
12 Western Asia 26.8702
13 Southern Asia 26.7939
14 Southern Africa 26.7133
15 Central Asia 26.3813
16 Micronesia 26.2578
17 Northern Africa 24.6554
18 Melanesia 22.2968
19 Eastern Africa 17.7878
20 Western Africa 17.2756
21 Middle Africa 16.0584

Income Groups with the Highest Median Age in 2022

Rank Income Group Median Age (years)
1 High-income countries 40.9033
2 Upper-middle-income countries 35.563
3 Middle-income countries 30.0166
4 No income group available 28.3429
5 Lower-middle-income countries 25.8122
6 Low-income countries 17.6887

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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