Human life expectancy refers to the average number of years that a group of people can expect to live if it is born in a given year and if the mortality rate remains constant in the future. This is Wikipedia’s definition. This ranking takes into account 2015 figures published in 2016.
Figures in the world
In the world ranking of countries with the highest life expectancy, Japan leads with 83.7 years for both sexes. It is followed by Switzerland with 83.4 years and Singapore with 83.1 years.
In terms of gender, men live as long as 81.3 years in Switzerland, while women live the longest in the world at 86.8 years old in Japan.
The first African country to appear in this ranking is Algeria. The country ranks 60 th in the world rankings. In addition, it is the 81 st country where women live the longest and the 50 th for men. After Algeria, Tunisia is that positions to 65 th place worldwide.
For both sexes, it is in Seychelles that women live the longest with 78 years. Then, it is in Algeria that men live the longest with 73.8 years.
|Rank for Africa||Country||World (two sexes)||Hope two sexes||Female rank||Hope women||Men’s rank||Hope men|
|9.||Sao Tome and Principe||127th||67.5||130th||69.4||124th||65.6|