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Life expectancy increases in South Africa

In 2016 the life expectancy in South Africa increased to 62.77 years.

That year, the life expectancy for women was 66.38 years and for men 59.23 years.

South Africa’s position improvened with respect to the 192 countries we publish life expectancy, dropping from the 166th in 2015 to 163th in 2016.

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 2015, when it was 61.98 years, which is the same of what happens compared to 2006, when it was 52.61 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
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