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Life expectancy improves in South Africa

In 2017 the life expectancy in South Africa increased to 63.4 years.

That year, the life expectancy for women was 66.98 years and for men 59.87 years.

South Africa’s position improvened with respect to the 192 countries we publish life expectancy, dropping from the 163th in 2016 to 162th in 2017.

If we look at the change in life expectancy in South Africa over the past several years, we find that it is higher than in 2016, when it was 62.77 years, which is the same of what happens compared to 2007, when it was 53.01 years.

In this page we show you the progression of the life expectancy in South Africa. You can see the life expectancy in other countries in life expectancy and see all the information about South Africa in South African economy.

South Africa - Life expectancy at birth
DateLife expectancy - WomenLife expectancy - MenLife expectancy
201766.9859.8763.40
201666.3859.2362.77
201565.5858.4661.98
201464.5657.5360.99
201363.3056.4659.83
201261.8855.3258.55
201160.3754.1457.20
201058.8753.0155.89
200957.5052.0054.70
200856.3751.1753.72
200755.5650.5653.01
200655.1250.2152.61
200555.1050.1552.57
200455.4950.3952.88
200356.2250.8953.48
200257.1951.5754.30
200158.3352.4055.27
200059.5753.3256.34
199960.8354.2957.45
199862.0755.2658.55
199763.2356.1959.58
199664.2357.0160.49
199565.0457.6961.23
199465.6258.1861.76
199365.9858.5062.09
199266.1558.6562.25
199166.1558.6562.24
199065.9758.4862.06
198965.6358.1861.73
198865.1657.7761.29
198764.6157.3060.77
198664.0256.7960.22
198563.4256.2959.67
198462.8755.8259.15
198362.3855.3958.69
198261.9755.0158.29
198161.6354.7057.96
198061.3854.4657.70
197961.2154.2957.53
197861.0854.1757.40
197760.9654.0857.29
197660.8254.0157.19
197560.6453.9557.08
197460.3853.8856.92
197360.0353.8056.73
197259.6153.7056.49
197159.1153.5756.19
197058.5653.3955.85
196957.9953.1755.48
196857.4352.9055.09
196756.9252.6054.69
196656.4552.2654.30
196556.0551.9153.93
196455.7151.5453.57
196355.4051.1853.23
196255.0950.8252.89
196154.7950.4652.56
196054.4650.1052.22
South Africa - Life expectancy at birth
South Africa - Life expectancy at birth