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Life expectancy at birth


In 2016, life expectancy in Benin was 60.9 years. In the ranking by life expectancy including 187 countries, Benin has the 134th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Angola and the Botswana. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with life expectancy of 82.5 years in 2016, Benin has 26.17 % percent lower life expectancy.

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What is life expectancy?

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.