In 2016, life expectancy at birth in Belgium was 83.7 years for women and 78.8 years for men. For the whole population, it stood at 81.3 years. The rise in life expectancy at birth compared to 2015 for both sexes amounts to 0.4 year.
Life expectancy at birth is higher in Flanders (82.2 years) than in Brussels (81.2 years) and in Wallonia (79.6 years). For both sexes combined, the increase is the sharpest in Flanders, with a rise of 143 days (+0.39 year). However, women in Wallonia register the largest increase, i.e. 221 days (+0.60 year).