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Life expectancy at 80.96 years at birth and at 19.61 years at the age of 65
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Life expectancy at 80.96 years at birth and at 19.61 years at the age of 65 - 2020 - 2022
31 May 2023


In 2020-2022, life expectancy at birth was estimated at 80.96 years, 78.05 years for males and 83.52 years for females, following an increase of 0.01 years for males and a decrease of 0.01 years for females from the previous triennium, still as a result of the increase in the number of deaths in the context of the COVID-19 disease pandemic.

Within a decade, there was a gain of 1.18 years of life for the total population, 1.38 years for males and 0.92 years for females. This increase in female life expectancy at birth resulted mainly from a reduction in mortality among those aged 60 years and over. For males, these gains continued to be mainly due to the decrease of mortality below 60 years.

Life expectancy at age 65, in 2020-2022, was estimated at 19.61 years for the total population. Men aged 65 years could expect to live 17.76 years, and women aged 65, 20.98 years, which corresponded to a slight decrease (0.01 years) for men and no change in life expectancy at age 65 of women compared to 2019-2021. In the last ten years, life expectancy at age 65 has increased 9.7 months for men and 8.5 months for women.

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