Life expectancy 

Updated: 24.10.2014 - Next update: 23.10.2015
   
 
 
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Average life expectancy at birth was 77.8 years for boys and 83.8 years for girls in 2013

For the whole country, the life expectancy of boys was 77.8 years in 2013 and correspondingly 83.8 years for girls. Compared with 2012, the life expectancy of boys grew by 0.3 years and that of girls by 0.4 years. The difference between genders in the life expectancy has decreased somewhat, as over the past 30 years boys' life expectancy has increased by 7.7 years and that of girls by 5.5 years. The difference between genders in the life expectancy was last this small in the 1930's. The difference between genders was largest in the life expectancy in the late 1970s when it was nine years.


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.