Life expectancy 

Updated: 28.10.2016 - Next update: 28.4.2017
   
 
 
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Average life expectancy at birth was 78.5 years for boys and 84.1 years for girls in 2015

According to Statistics Finland, life expectancy at birth was 78.5 years for boys and 84.1 years for girls last year. Compared with 2014, the life expectancy of boys grew by 0.4 years and that of girls by 0.3 years. Life expectancy is an age-standardised indicator that describes the level of mortality observed during the calculation period.


Source:
Statistics Finland, Deaths


Description of indicator

Life expectancy means the number of years that a person of a given age would live provided that the rate of mortality remains unchanged.