Lowest Life Expectancy, 2013

The countries with the lowest life expectancy (in years).

1. Chad 49.07
2. South Africa 49.48
3. Guinea-Bissau 49.50
4. Swaziland 50.01
5. Afghanistan 50.11
6. Central African Republic 50.90
7. Somalia 51.19
8. Zambia 51.51
9. Namibia 52.03
10. Gabon 52.15

NOTE: Country rankings of the type presented below cannot pretend to be definitive; instead they aspire only to provide the reader with an approximation of the high and low ends on a particular scale. Country data vary enormously depending on the sources, and the absence of reliable data on some countries requires their omission, which further skews the results. Only countries for which statistics were available in sources 1 and 2 figure in these lists. Sources: 1. The World Factbook, 2013. 2. U.S. Census Bureau, International Database.

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