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South Africa - Life expectancy at birth

57.2
(years)
in 2014

Life expectancy of South Africa increased from 51.6 years in 2005 to 57.2 years in 2014 growing at an average annual rate of 1.16 %.

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.

Date Value Change, %
2014 57.2 0.79 %
2013 56.7 1.14 %
2012 56.1 1.45 %
2011 55.3 1.66 %
2010 54.4 1.73 %
2009 53.5 1.58 %
2008 52.6 1.23 %
2007 52.0 0.74 %
2006 51.6 0.11 %
2005 51.6 -0.61 %
2004 51.9 -1.24 %
2003 52.5