How Many Years Does A Woman Have?
The interactive chart below shows average “survival curves” for females from 2005-2010. You can see that in Japan about 78% of female newborns survive up to age 80, whereas about 7% of female newborns survive up to that age in Sierra Leone.
For the same period, life expectancy at birth for females was 86 years in Japan and 47 years in Sierra Leone. Looking at survival curves shows the distribution of mortality by age whereas life expectancy just offers a snapshot for a population.
Interested in other countries? You can select or type the names of countries in the box below the chart to see the corresponding survival curves. Read more about life expectancy on the World Bank Data Blog and get the source code for the visualization and data on GitHub.