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Best and Worst Countries for Life Expectancy

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Updated February 20, 2007

Top Ten Countries with Highest Life Expectancy:

  1. Andorra (in France): 83.51
  2. Macau (near China): 82.19
  3. San Marino (in Italy): 81.71
  4. Singapore: 81.81
  5. Hong Kong: 81.59
  6. Japan: 81.25
  7. Sweden: 80.51
  8. Switzerland: 80.51
  9. Australia: 80.50
  10. Guernsey (in the English Channel): 80.42

Worst Ten Countries by Life Expectancy:

  1. Swaziland: 32.63
  2. Botswana: 33.74
  3. Lesotho: 34.40
  4. Zimbabwe: 39.29
  5. Liberia: 39.65
  6. Mozambique: 39.82
  7. Zambia: 40.03
  8. Sierra Leone: 40.22
  9. Malawi: 41.70
  10. South Africa: 42.73
  11. Djibouti: 43.17

Other Countries of Interest:

  1. Canada: 80.22
  2. Italy: 79.81
  3. France: 79.73
  4. Germany: 78.80
  5. United Kingdom: 78.54
  6. United States: 77.85
  7. Mexico: 75.41
  8. China: 72.58
  9. Iraq: 69.08
  10. Russia: 67.08
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