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Expectancy

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Population

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GDP per capita

Total

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World 67.07 6,928,198,253 $74,540 $10,759 82% 87% 77%
Monaco 89.79 30,539 $1 $31,969 99% 99% 99%
Macau 84.41 573,003 $18 $32,234 91% 95% 88%
San Marino 83.01 31,817 $1 $35,736 96% 97% 95%
Andorra 82.43 84,825 $3 $38,904 100% 100% 100%
Japan 82.25 126,475,664 $4,310 $34,078 99% 99% 99%
Jordan 82.25 6,508,271 $35 $5,306 90% 95% 85%
Guernsey 82.16 65,068 $3 $42,141 no data no data no data
Singapore 82.14 4,740,737 $292 $61,573 93% 97% 89%
Hong Kong 82.04 7,122,508 $326 $45,742 94% 97% 90%
Australia 81.81 21,766,711 $882 $40,539 99% 99% 99%
Italy 81.77 61,016,804 $1,774 $29,074 98% 99% 98%
Canada 81.38 34,030,589 $1,330 $39,082 99% 99% 99%
Jersey 81.38 94,161 $5 $54,163 no data no data no data
France 81.19 65,312,249 $2,145 $32,842 99% 99% 99%
Spain 81.17 46,754,784 $1,369 $29,280 98% 99% 97%
Sweden 81.07 9,088,728 $355 $39,026 99% 99% 99%
Switzerland 81.07 7,639,961 $325 $42,474 99% 99% 99%
Israel 80.96 7,473,052 $219 $29,359 97% 99% 96%
Iceland 80.90 311,058 $12 $37,999 99% 99% 99%

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Anguilla 80.87 15,094 $0 $11,621 95% 95% 95%
Bermuda 80.71 68,679 $5 $65,522 98% 98% 98%
Cayman Islands 80.68 51,384 $2 $43,788 98% 98% 98%
Isle of Man 80.64 84,655 $3 $32,119 no data no data no data
New Zealand 80.59 4,290,347 $118 $27,457 99% 99% 99%
Liechtenstein 80.31 35,236 $5 $142,695 100% 100% 100%
Norway 80.20 4,691,849 $255 $54,414 100% 100% 100%
Ireland 80.19 4,670,976 $172 $36,887 99% 99% 99%
Germany 80.07 81,471,834 $2,940 $36,086 99% 99% 99%
United Kingdom 80.05 62,698,362 $2,173 $34,658 99% 99% 99%

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Greece 79.92 10,760,136 $318 $29,563 96% 98% 94%
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 79.87 5,888 $0 $8,203 99% 99% 99%
Austria 79.78 8,217,280 $332 $40,403 98% 98% 98%
Faroe Islands 79.72 49,267 $2 $32,273 99% 99% 99%
Malta 79.72 408,333 $10 $25,494 93% 92% 94%
Netherlands 79.68 16,847,007 $677 $40,179 99% 99% 99%
Luxembourg 79.61 503,302 $41 $81,641 100% 100% 100%
Belgium 79.51 10,431,477 $394 $37,799 99% 99% 99%
Virgin Islands 79.33 109,666 $2 $14,380 93% 93% 93%
Finland 79.27 5,259,250 $186 $35,366 100% 100% 100%

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Turks and Caicos Islands 79.11 44,819 $0 $4,819 98% 99% 98%
Korea, South 79.05 48,754,657 $1,459 $29,925 98% 99% 97%
Wallis and Futuna 78.98 15,398 $0 $3,897 50% 50% 50%
Puerto Rico 78.92 3,989,133 $65 $16,254 94% 94% 94%
European Union 78.82 492,387,344 $14,820 $30,098 no data no data no data
Bosnia and Herzegovina 78.81 4,622,163 $30 $6,562 97% 99% 94%
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha 78.76 7,700 $0 $2,338 97% 97% 98%
Gibraltar 78.68 28,956 $1 $44,032 85% 85% 85%
Denmark 78.63 5,529,888 $202 $36,475 99% 99% 99%
Portugal 78.54 10,760,305 $247 $22,955 95% 96% 91%

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United States 78.37 313,232,044 $14,660 $46,802 99% 99% 99%
Guam 78.34 183,286 $3 $13,640 99% 99% 99%
Taiwan 78.32 23,071,779 $822 $35,619 96% 96% 96%
Bahrain 78.15 1,214,705 $30 $24,459 87% 89% 84%
Cyprus 77.82 1,120,489 $23 $20,696 98% 99% 96%
Panama 77.79 3,460,462 $44 $12,819 92% 93% 91%
Costa Rica 77.72 4,576,562 $51 $11,181 95% 95% 95%
Chile 77.70 16,888,760 $258 $15,271 96% 96% 96%
Cuba 77.70 11,087,330 $114 $10,291 100% 100% 100%
Libya 77.65 6,597,960 $91 $13,727 83% 92% 72%

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British Virgin Islands 77.63 25,383 no data no data 98% 98% 98%
Albania 77.41 2,994,667 $24 $7,967 99% 99% 98%
Dominican Republic 77.31 9,956,648 $87 $8,763 87% 87% 87%
Slovenia 77.30 2,000,092 $57 $28,289 100% 100% 100%
Czech Republic 77.19 10,190,213 $261 $25,642 99% 99% 99%
Georgia 77.12 4,585,874 $22 $4,893 100% 100% 100%
French Polynesia 77.10 294,935 $5 $15,997 98% 98% 98%
Kuwait 77.09 2,595,628 $137 $52,588 93% 94% 91%
Northern Mariana Islands 77.08 46,050 $1 $19,544 97% 97% 96%
Argentina 76.95 41,769,726 $596 $14,269 97% 97% 97%

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Saint Lucia 76.84 161,557 $2 $11,129 90% 90% 91%
New Caledonia 76.75 256,275 $3 $12,323 96% 97% 96%
United Arab Emirates 76.51 5,148,664 $247 $47,935 78% 76% 82%
Mexico 76.47 113,724,226 $2 $13,779 86% 87% 85%
Curacao 76.25 142,180 $3 $19,961 no data no data no data
Uruguay 76.21 3,308,535 $48 $14,505 98% 98% 98%
Paracel Islands 76.19 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Paraguay 76.19 6,459,058 $33 $5,157 94% 95% 93%
Brunei 76.17 401,890 $20 $50,710 93% 95% 90%
Poland 76.05 38,441,588 $721 $18,764 100% 100% 100%

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Djibouti 75.98 757,074 $2 $2,780 68% 78% 58%
Dominica 75.98 72,969 $1 $10,388 94% 94% 94%
Morocco 75.90 31,968,361 $151 $4,736 52% 6537% 40%
Slovakia 75.83 5,477,038 $120 $21,946 100% 100% 100%
Croatia 75.79 4,483,804 $78 $17,416 98% 99% 97%
Sri Lanka 75.75 21,283,913 $107 $5,004 91% 92% 89%
Ecuador 75.73 15,007,343 $115 $7,663 91% 92% 90%
Aruba 75.72 106,113 $2 $21,279 97% 98% 97%
Qatar 75.70 848,016 $151 $177,591 89% 89% 89%
Antigua and Barbuda 75.48 87,884 $1 $16,215 86% 86% 86%

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Lithuania 75.34 3,535,547 $57 $16,006 100% 100% 100%
Tonga 75.16 105,916 $1 $7,091 99% 99% 99%
Macedonia 75.14 2,077,328 $20 $9,628 96% 98% 94%
Lebanon 75.01 4,143,101 $59 $14,330 87% 93% 82%
Tunisia 75.01 10,629,186 $100 $9,408 74% 83% 65%
West Bank 75.01 2,568,555 $13 $4,979 92% 97% 88%
Hungary 74.79 9,976,062 $188 $18,805 99% 100% 99%
Cook Islands 74.70 11,124 $0 $16,469 95% 95% 95%
Syria 74.69 22,517,750 $107 $4,770 80% 86% 74%
China 74.68 1,336,718,015 $10,090 $7,548 92% 96% 89%

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Saint Kitts and Nevis 74.60 50,314 $1 $13,595 98% 98% 98%
Colombia 74.55 44,725,543 $435 $9,735 90% 90% 91%
Algeria 74.50 34,994,937 $251 $7,175 70% 80% 60%
Mauritius 74.48 1,303,717 $18 $13,853 84% 89% 81%
Maldives 74.45 394,999 $3 $6,922 94% 93% 95%
Barbados 74.34 286,705 $6 $21,719 100% 100% 100%
Serbia 74.32 7,310,555 $80 $10,957 96% 99% 94%
Oman 74.22 3,027,959 $76 $25,047 81% 87% 74%
Suriname 74.22 491,989 $5 $9,575 90% 92% 87%
American Samoa 74.21 67,242 $1 $8,556 97% 98% 97%

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Solomon Islands 74.18 571,890 $2 $2,845 no data no data no data
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 74.15 103,869 $1 $10,292 96% 96% 96%
Saudi Arabia 74.11 26,131,703 $622 $23,803 79% 85% 71%
Romania 73.98 21,904,551 $254 $11,605 97% 98% 99%
Venezuela 73.93 27,635,743 $345 $12,491 93% 93% 93%
Gaza Strip 73.92 1,657,155 no data no data 92% 97% 88%
Malaysia 73.79 28,728,607 $414 $14,425 89% 92% 85%
Bulgaria 73.59 7,093,635 $97 $13,643 98% 99% 98%
Seychelles 73.52 89,188 $2 $23,019 92% 91% 92%
Jamaica 73.45 2,868,380 $24 $8,269 88% 84% 92%

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El Salvador 73.44 6,071,774 $44 $7,176 81% 83% 80%
Estonia 73.33 1,282,963 $25 $19,245 100% 100% 100%
Armenia 73.23 2,967,975 $17 $5,681 99% 100% 99%
Montserrat 73.16 5,140 $0 $5,642 97% 97% 97%
Grenada 73.04 108,419 $1 $10,127 100% 100% 100%
Latvia 72.68 2,204,708 $33 $14,746 100% 100% 100%
Egypt 72.66 82,079,636 $498 $6,065 71% 83% 59%
Brazil 72.53 203,429,773 $1 $10,677 89% 88% 89%
Uzbekistan 72.51 28,128,600 $86 $3,052 99% 100% 99%
Turkey 72.50 78,785,548 $961 $12,191 87% 95% 80%

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Peru 72.47 29,248,943 $276 $9,426 93% 96% 89%
Samoa 72.40 193,161 $1 $5,462 100% 100% 100%
Vietnam 72.18 90,549,390 $277 $3,055 94% 96% 92%
Nicaragua 71.90 5,666,301 $18 $3,125 68% 67% 68%
Palau 71.78 20,956 $0 $7,826 92% 93% 90%
Marshall Islands 71.76 67,182 $0 $1,987 94% 94% 94%
Philippines 71.66 101,833,938 $351 $3,451 93% 93% 93%
Micronesia 71.52 106,836 $0 $2,229 89% 91% 88%
Moldova 71.37 4,314,377 $11 $2,547 99% 100% 99%
Trinidad and Tobago 71.37 1,227,505 $26 $21,263 99% 99% 98%

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Indonesia 71.33 245,613,043 $1,030 $4,194 90% 94% 87%
Fiji 71.31 883,125 $4 $4,381 94% 96% 92%
Belarus 71.20 9,577,552 $131 $13,699 100% 100% 99%
Bahamas 71.18 313,312 $9 $28,473 96% 95% 97%
Greenland 70.96 57,670 $2 $34,489 100% 100% 100%
Guatemala 70.88 13,824,463 $70 $5,074 69% 75% 63%
Cape Verde 70.70 516,100 $2 $3,697 77% 86% 69%
Honduras 70.61 8,143,564 $34 $4,130 80% 80% 80%
Iraq 70.55 30,399,572 $113 $3,730 74% 84% 64%
Iran 70.06 77,891,220 $819 $10,511 77% 84% 70%

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Kyrgyzstan 70.04 5,587,443 $12 $2,151 99% 99% 98%
Bangladesh 69.75 158,570,535 $259 $1,631 48% 54% 41%
Korea, North 68.89 24,457,492 $40 $1,635 99% 99% 99%
Ukraine 68.58 45,134,707 $305 $6,762 99% 100% 99%
Turkmenistan 68.52 4,997,503 $37 $7,384 99% 99% 98%
Kazakhstan 68.51 15,522,373 $196 $12,653 100% 100% 99%
Mongolia 68.31 3,133,318 $11 $3,517 98% 98% 98%
Russia 68.29 138,739,892 $2,223 $16,023 99% 100% 99%
Belize 68.23 321,115 $3 $8,256 77% 77% 77%
Thailand 67.95 66,720,153 $587 $8,796 93% 95% 91%

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Burma 67.88 53,999,804 $76 $1,416 90% 94% 86%
Bolivia 67.57 10,118,683 $48 $4,732 87% 93% 81%
Azerbaijan 67.36 8,372,373 $91 $10,844 99% 100% 98%
Bhutan 67.30 708,427 $4 $5,470 47% 60% 34%
Guyana 67.08 744,768 $5 $7,222 92% 92% 92%
India 66.80 1,189,172,906 $4,060 $3,414 61% 73% 48%
Papua New Guinea 66.24 6,187,591 $15 $2,416 57% 63% 51%
Nepal 66.16 29,391,883 $36 $1,218 49% 63% 35%
Tajikistan 66.03 7,627,200 $15 $1,933 100% 100% 99%
Pakistan 65.99 187,342,721 $465 $2,482 50% 63% 36%

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Nauru 65.35 9,322 $0 $6,436 no data no data no data
Tuvalu 64.75 10,544 $0 $3,414 no data no data no data
Vanuatu 64.70 224,564 $1 $5,063 74% 74% 74%
Kiribati 64.39 100,743 $1 $6,134 no data no data no data
Comoros 64.20 794,683 $1 $1,007 57% 64% 49%
Yemen 63.74 24,133,492 $63 $2,627 50% 71% 30%
Madagascar 63.63 21,926,221 $19 $885 69% 76% 63%
The Gambia 63.51 1,797,860 $3 $1,943 40% 48% 33%
Sao Tome and Principe 63.11 179,506 $0 $1,733 85% 92% 78%
Timor-Leste 62.71 1,177,834 $3 $2,590 59% 59% 59%

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Togo 62.71 6,771,993 $6 $882 61% 75% 47%
Cambodia 62.67 14,701,717 $30 $2,053 74% 85% 64%
Eritrea 62.52 5,939,484 $4 $610 59% 70% 48%
Laos 62.39 6,477,211 $16 $2,422 73% 83% 63%
Equatorial Guinea 62.37 668,225 $24 $35,647 87% 93% 81%
Haiti 62.17 9,719,932 $11 $1,181 53% 55% 51%
Dhekelia 61.14 15,700 no data no data no data no data no data
Mauritania 61.14 3,281,634 $7 $2,028 51% 60% 43%
Western Sahara 61.13 507,160 $1 $1,775 no data no data no data
Ghana 61.00 24,791,073 $62 $2,500 58% 66% 50%

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Benin 59.84 9,325,032 $14 $1,500 35% 48% 23%
Senegal 59.78 12,643,799 $24 $1,889 39% 51% 29%
Kenya 59.48 41,070,934 $66 $1,608 85% 91% 80%
Burundi 58.78 10,216,190 $3 $333 59% 67% 52%
Guinea 58.11 10,601,009 $11 $1,020 30% 43% 18%
Botswana 58.05 2,065,398 $28 $13,794 81% 80% 82%
Rwanda 58.02 11,370,425 $12 $1,069 70% 76% 65%
Liberia 57.00 3,786,764 $2 $447 58% 73% 42%
Cote d'Ivoire 56.78 21,504,162 $37 $1,722 49% 61% 39%
Ethiopia 56.19 90,873,739 $86 $948 43% 50% 35%

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Sierra Leone 56.13 5,363,669 $5 $880 35% 47% 24%
Sudan 55.42 45,047,502 $100 $2,220 61% 72% 51%
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 55.33 71,712,867 $23 $322 67% 81% 54%
Congo, Republic of the 54.91 4,243,929 $17 $4,032 84% 90% 78%
Cameroon 54.39 19,711,291 $44 $2,249 68% 77% 60%
Burkina Faso 53.70 16,751,455 $20 $1,193 22% 29% 15%
Niger 53.40 16,468,886 $11 $671 29% 43% 15%
Uganda 53.24 34,612,250 $42 $1,218 67% 77% 58%
Tanzania 52.85 42,746,620 $58 $1,367 69% 78% 62%
Mali 52.61 14,159,904 $17 $1,184 47% 54% 39%

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Gabon 52.49 1,576,665 $22 $14,258 63% 74% 53%
Namibia 52.49 2,147,585 $15 $6,798 85% 87% 84%
Zambia 52.36 13,881,336 $20 $1,444 81% 87% 75%
Mozambique 51.78 22,948,858 $22 $950 48% 64% 33%
Malawi 51.70 15,879,252 $13 $817 63% 76% 50%
Lesotho 51.63 1,924,886 $3 $1,716 85% 75% 95%
Somalia 50.40 9,925,640 $6 $594 38% 50% 26%
Central African Republic 50.07 4,950,027 $3 $696 49% 65% 34%
Zimbabwe 49.64 12,084,304 $5 $452 91% 94% 87%
South Africa 49.33 49,004,031 $524 $10,693 86% 87% 86%

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Guinea-Bissau 48.70 1,596,677 $2 $1,117 42% 58% 27%
Swaziland 48.66 1,370,424 $6 $4,427 82% 83% 81%
Chad 48.33 10,758,945 $17 $1,614 26% 41% 13%
Nigeria 47.56 155,215,573 $378 $2,435 68% 76% 61%
Afghanistan 45.02 29,835,392 $27 $917 28% 43% 13%
Angola 38.76 13,338,541 $107 $8,044 67% 83% 54%
Akrotiri no data 15,700 no data no data no data no data no data
Antarctica no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Ashmore and Cartier Islands no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Bouvet Island no data 0 $2,172 no data no data no data no data

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British Indian Ocean Territory no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Christmas Island no data 1,402 no data no data no data no data no data
Clipperton Island no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Cocos (Keeling) Islands no data 596 no data no data no data no data no data
Coral Sea Islands no data 0 $0 no data no data no data no data
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) no data 3,140 $0 $33,471 no data no data no data
Heard Island and McDonald Islands no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Holy See (Vatican City) no data 832 no data no data 100% 100% 100%
Jan Mayen no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Kosovo no data 1,825,632 $12 $6,557 92% 97% 88%

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Montenegro no data 661,807 $7 $10,160 no data no data no data
Navassa Island no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Niue no data 1,311 $0 $7,635 95% 95% 95%
Norfolk Island no data 2,169 no data no data no data no data no data
Pitcairn Islands no data 48 no data no data no data no data no data
Saint Barthelemy no data 7,367 no data no data no data no data no data
Saint Martin no data 30,615 no data no data no data no data no data
Sint Maarten no data 37,429 $1 $21,232 no data no data no data
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
South Sudan no data 8,260,490 no data no data 27% 40% 16%

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Spratly Islands no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Svalbard no data 2,019 no data no data no data no data no data
Tokelau no data 1,384 $0 $1,084 no data no data no data
Wake Island no data 0 no data no data no data no data no data
Source:  CIA World Factbook, accessed July 15, 2011
Nation or region can refer to a wide variety of dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, uninhabited islands, and other entities in addition to the traditional countries or independent states.
Population is the number of people living in a nation or area.
Gross Domestic Product is the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year.
Gross Domestic Product per capita is the Gross Domestic Product divided by the population.
Literacy Rate is an estimate of the number of people in a nation or region who are able to read.  Each nation defines literacy by their own standard and sets the minimum age for literacy.
Life Expectancy is the number of years a person living in a nation or region can expect to live.

 

   
 

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