Countries With the Shortest and Longest Life Expectancy for Men

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by Robert Wenzel Economic Policy Journal

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Switzerland is the winner, again. Data from the World Bank: Country name 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Guinea-Bissau 45 46 46 46 47 Central African Republic 44 45 45 46 47 Congo, Dem. Rep. 46 46 46 47 47 Sierra Leone 45 46 46 47 47 Chad 47 47 48 48 48 Zambia 46 47 47 48 49 Lesotho 46 47 47 48 49 Burundi 47 48 48 49 49 Swaziland 47 48 48 49 49 Mozambique 47 48 48 49 49 Angola 48 48 49 49 50 Somalia 49 49 49 49 50 Equatorial Guinea 49 49 49 50 50 Mali 49 49 49 50 50 Cameroon 49 49 50 50 51 Nigeria 49 50 50 51 51 Zimbabwe 47 48 49 51 52 Guinea 51 51 52 52 53 Uganda 51 52 52 53 53 Botswana 53 53 54 54 54 Malawi 51 52 53 53 54 Rwanda 53 53 53 54 54 Benin 53 53 53 54 54 Niger 52 53 53 54 54 Cote d’Ivoire 52 52 53 54 54 Burkina Faso 53 53 54 54 54 Togo 54 54 55 55 56 Liberia 53 54 55 55 56 Kenya 53 54 55 55 56 Congo, Rep. 55 55 55 56 56 Djibouti 55 55 56 56 56 Mauritania 56 56 56 57 57 Tanzania 54 55 56 57 57 Gambia, The 56 56 57 57 57 Ethiopia 55 56 57 57 58 Senegal 57 57 58 58 58 Eritrea 57 58 58 59 59 Sudan 59 59 59 59 60 Papua New Guinea 59 60 60 60 61 Haiti 60 60 60 61 61 Turkmenistan 61 61 61 61 61 Timor-Leste 60 60 61 61 62 Cambodia 60 60 61 61 62 Gabon 60 60 61 61 62 Namibia 60 60 61 62 62 Sao Tome and Principe 62 63 63 63 63 Ghana 61 62 62 63 63 Myanmar 62 62 63 63 63 India 63 63 63 64 64 Yemen, Rep. 62 63 63 64 64 Bolivia 63 64 64 64 64 Tajikistan 63 63 64 64 64 Mongolia 63 64 64 64 65 Madagascar 64 64 65 65 65 Bhutan 64 64 65 65 65 Philippines 65 65 65 65 66 Korea, Dem. Rep. 65 65 65 65 66 Moldova 64 65 65 65 66 Lao PDR 64 65 65 66 66 Solomon Islands 65 65 66 66 66 Trinidad and Tobago 66 66 66 66 67 Fiji 66 66 66 66 67 Guyana 65 66 66 66 67 El Salvador 66 67 67 67 67 Suriname 66 67 67 67 67 Guatemala 67 67 67 67 68 Indonesia 66 67 67 67 68 Nepal 66 67 67 68 68 Micronesia, Fed. Sts. 67 68 68 68 68 Bangladesh 67 68 68 68 68 Vanuatu 68 68 69 69 69 Tonga 69 69 69 69 69 Samoa 68 69 69 69 70 Morocco 69 69 69 70 70 Colombia 69 69 70 70 70 Brazil 69 69 69 70 70 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 69 70 70 70 70 Cape Verde 69 70 70 70 70 Paraguay 70 70 70 70 70 Lebanon 70 70 70 70 70 Dominican Republic 70 70 70 70 71 Armenia 70 70 70 71 71 Thailand 70 70 70 71 71 Honduras 70 70 70 71 71 Oman 71 71 71 71 71 Nicaragua 70 70 70 71 71 Egypt, Arab Rep. 70 71 71 71 71 Peru 70 71 71 71 71 Algeria 71 71 71 71 72 Turkey 71 71 71 71 72 Malaysia 71 71 72 72 72 Argentina 71 72 72 72 72 Montenegro 72 72 72 72 72 Bahamas, The 71 72 72 72 72 Libya 72 72 72 72 72 Ecuador 72 72 72 73 73 Aruba 72 72 72 73 73 Macedonia, FYR 72 72 72 73 73 French Polynesia 72 72 72 73 73 Bosnia and Herzegovina 72 73 73 73 73 Panama 73 73 73 73 74 Barbados 73 73 73 73 74 Guam 73 73 74 74 74 Albania 73 74 74 74 74 Grenada 74 74 74 74 74 Bahrain 74 74 74 74 75 Maldives 74 75 75 75 76 Brunei Darussalam 75 75 76 76 76 United Arab Emirates 75 75 76 76 76 Chile 76 76 76 76 76 Costa Rica 76 77 77 77 77 Cuba 76 77 77 77 77 Cyprus 77 77 77 77 77 Qatar 78 78 78 78 79 Macao SAR, China 78 78 78 78 79 Kyrgyz Republic 64 65 65 65 Faeroe Islands 77 77 St. Kitts and Nevis Greece 77 78 78 78 Finland 76 76 77 77 Kiribati Switzerland 79 80 80 80 Slovak Republic 71 71 71 72 Kuwait 73 74 74 74 Estonia 67 69 70 71 Seychelles 69 68 68 68 Malta 77 77 78 79 South Africa 50 50 51 51 Marshall Islands Belarus 65 65 65 65 Kazakhstan 61 62 64 64 Iran, Islamic Rep. 70 70 71 71 Mauritius 69 69 69 69 Turks and Caicos Islands Mexico 74 74 74 74 Uzbekistan 64 64 65 65 Jordan 72 72 72 72 Afghanistan 47 47 48 48 Japan 79 79 80 80 Singapore 78 78 79 79 Monaco Bermuda 76 76 76 77 Dominica Spain 78 78 79 79 Jamaica 69 70 70 70 St. Martin (French part) Denmark 76 76 77 77 Georgia 69 70 70 70 Czech Republic 74 74 74 74 Iraq 64 64 64 65 Luxembourg 78 78 78 78 Australia 79 79 79 80 Curacao Iceland 79 80 80 80 Lithuania 65 66 68 68 Antigua and Barbuda Netherlands 78 78 79 79 United States 75 76 76 76 New Caledonia 72 72 72 73 Venezuela, RB 71 71 71 71 New Zealand 78 78 79 79 Saudi Arabia 72 72 73 73 Italy 79 79 79 79 Serbia 71 71 71 71 Croatia 72 72 73 74 Ireland 77 77 78 78 Liechtenstein Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Northern Mariana Islands Slovenia 75 75 76 76 Norway 78 78 79 79 Belize 74 74 74 74 Israel 79 79 80 80 South Sudan 62 Pakistan 64 64 64 64 Sri Lanka 71 71 72 72 Palau St. Lucia 71 72 72 72 Germany 77 77 77 78 Belgium 77 77 77 77 Comoros 58 59 59 59 Latvia 66 67 68 69 China 71 71 71 72 Sweden 79 79 79 80 Isle of Man Syrian Arab Republic 74 74 74 74 France 77 78 78 78 Azerbaijan 67 67 67 68 Poland 71 71 72 72 Austria 77 78 77 78 Portugal 75 76 76 76 Greenland 66 66 Puerto Rico 74 75 75 75 Tunisia 72 72 73 73 Virgin Islands (U.S.) 76 76 76 76 Hungary 69 70 70 71 American Samoa Tuvalu Korea, Rep. 76 77 77 77 Ukraine 63 63 64 65 Cayman Islands United Kingdom 77 78 78 79 Canada 79 79 78 79 Uruguay 72 72 73 73 San Marino 80 80 80 80 Andorra Bulgaria 69 70 70 70 Vietnam 72 72 73 73 Romania 69 69 70 70 West Bank and Gaza 71 71 71 71 Kosovo 67 67 68 68 Hong Kong SAR, China 79 79 80 80 Russian Federation 61 62 63 63

 

Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.

2012 Economic Policy Journal

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