Life expectancy in Asia in 2018

Average life expectancy* in Asia for those born in 2018, by gender and region (in years)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Life expectancy in Asia in 2018 The statistic shows the average life expectancy* in Asia for those born in 2018, by gender and region. In East Asia, the average life expectancy was 76 years for males and 79 years for females in 2018.
Life expectancy

Life expectancy is, in the statistical sense, the number of years to be lived. It is the most commonly measure to describe population health. The life expectancy is an average and a person may die several years before or several years after their expected survival.

Economic circumstances also affect life expectancy. Life expectancy in the wealthiest countries is longer than in the poorest areas. With a life expectancy of 84.1 years, Hong Kong leads the ranking of the 20 countries with the highest life expectancy as of 2015. The country with the lowest life expectancy in 2015 is Swaziland. People from Swaziland born in 2015 can expect to live 48.9 years on average.

The gender differences in life expectancy are significant. Women tend to live several years longer than men. The average life expectancy worldwide of those born in 2015 shows that women had an average life expectancy of 73.8 years at birth, while men were expect to live 67 years.

According to the World Health Statistic (WHO), the average life expectancy worldwide also depends on the income of the household people live in. In 2013, a child born in a high income household had an average life expectancy of 79 years at birth, whereas a child born in a low income household was expected to live 62 years at birth.
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Average life expectancy* in Asia for those born in 2018, by gender and region (in years)

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