failed states Compared by Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population

DEFINITION: The average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future. Life expectancy at birth is also a measure of overall quality of life in a country and summarizes the mortality at all ages. It can also be thought of as indicating the potential return on investment in human capital and is necessary for the calculation of various actuarial measures.


1 Iraq 70.55 years 2011
2 Pakistan 65.99 years 2011
3 Yemen 63.74 years 2011
4 Haiti 62.17 years 2011
5 Guinea 58.11 years 2011
6 Cote d'Ivoire 56.78 years 2011
7 Sudan 55.42 years 2011
8 Democratic Republic of the Congo 55.33 years 2011
9 Somalia 50.4 years 2011
10 Central African Republic 50.07 years 2011
11 Zimbabwe 49.64 years 2011
12 Guinea-Bissau 48.7 years 2011
13 Chad 48.33 years 2011
14 Nigeria 47.56 years 2011
15 Afghanistan 45.02 years 2011


failed states Compared by Health > Life expectancy at birth > Total population


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