Life expectancy 

Updated: 28.10.2016 - Next update: 27.10.2017

In 2016, the average life expectancy at birth was 78.4 years for boys and 84.1 years for girls. Men’s average life expectancy decreased by 0.1 years and women’s remained unchanged from 2015. Men’s average life expectancy has grown steadily since the 1980s, though there was a similar minor drop in 1995 from the year before. Life expectancy at birth indicates the number of years a person aged 0 would live provided the rate of mortality remains unchanged.

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.