Life expectancy 

Updated: 14.4.2016 - Next update: 28.10.2016
Average life expectancy at birth was 78.5 years for boys and 84.1 years for girls in 2015. The average life expectancy at birth grew by 0.3 years for men and by 0.2 years for women. Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a person aged 0 would live provided the rate of mortality remains unchanged. The increased life expectancy at birth proves that despite the growing number of aged persons and the ageing of the population, mortality has decreased.

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.