Life expectancy at birth
East Africans are, on average, living longer. In 2011 the region’s average life expectancy was 55 years, up from 51 in 2005. Tanzanians had the highest life expectancy in 2011, similar in 2005, at 58 followed by Kenya. In 2011 Burundi crossed the 50-year mark after being the only East African country with a life expectancy that was below 50 years in 2005.