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South Africa - Life expectancy at birth, total (years)

58.29 (years) in 2020

Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a newborn infant would live if prevailing patterns of mortality at the time of its birth were to stay the same throughout its life. Source : Sources : United Nations Population Division and ADB Statistics Department.

Date Value Change, %
2020 58.29 0.36 %
2019 58.08 0.24 %
2018 57.94 0.16 %
2017 57.85 0.12 %
2016 57.78 0.22 %
2015 57.66 0.47 %
2014 57.39 0.80 %
2013 56.94 1.15 %
2012 56.28 1.47 %
2011 55.47 1.69 %
2010 54.55 1.75 %
2009 53.61