Rankings

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Lowest life expectancy

Years 2020-25 forecast

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    54.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    54.9
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Central African Rep.
    Result
    55.9
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    56.3
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Lesotho
    Result
    56.6
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    56.7
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    58.9
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    59.8
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    59.9
  10. Rank
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    59.9
  11. Rank
    Country
    Swaziland
    Result
    59.9
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    60.0
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    60.9
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    61.1
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    61.3
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    61.8
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    61.9
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    62.2
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    62.4
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Benin
    Result
    62.5
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    62.6
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    62.8
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    62.9
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    63.3
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    63.7
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    64.0
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    64.2
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Ghana
    Result
    64.5
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Haiti
    Result
    64.9
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    65.0
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Liberia
    Result
    65.6
  32. Rank
    Country
    Malawi
    Result
    65.6
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    65.8
  34. Rank
    Country
    Afghanistan
    Result
    65.8
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Yemen
    Result
    66.2
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Namibia
    Result
    66.3
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Papua New Guinea
    Result
    66.5
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Congo-Brazzaville
    Result
    67.2
  39. Rank
    39
    Country
    Pakistan
    Result
    67.4
  40. Rank
    Country
    Guyana
    Result
    67.4
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Myanmar
    Result
    67.5
  42. Rank
    42
    Country
    Eritrea
    Result
    67.8
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Ethiopia
    Result
    68.0
  44. Rank
    44
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    68.1
  45. Rank
    Country
    Tanzania
    Result
    68.1
  46. Rank
    46
    Country
    Madagascar
    Result
    68.2
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Kenya
    Result
    68.5
  48. Rank
    48
    Country
    Turkmenistan
    Result
    68.6
  49. Rank
    49
    Country
    Laos
    Result
    68.8
  50. Rank
    Country
    Rwanda
    Result
    68.8

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Sources: UN World Population Prospects; CIA World Factbook