World health report

Global life expectancy reaches new heights but 21 million face premature death this year, warns WHO

Trends in life expectancy

By the year 2025, 26 countries will have a life expectancy at birth of above 80 years. It will be highest in Iceland, Italy, Japan and Sweden (82 years) followed by Australia, Canada, France, Greece, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain and Switzerland (81 years).

It will be 80 years in Austria, Belgium, Barbados, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Other examples for 2025 include China (75 years) the Russian Federation (72 years) and India (71 years). The countries with the lowest life expectancies in 2025 will be Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Mozambique, Niger and Somalia (60 years); Mali and Uganda (59 years); Gambia and Guinea (58 years); Afghanistan, Malawi and Rwanda (57 years); Guinea Bissau (56 years) and Sierra Leone (51 years).