The average life expectancy of Bangladeshi citizens is now 71 years and six months, while the figure is 71 years and four months for the rest of the world.
In 2015, the average was 70 years and nine months.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal revealed the information, referring to a survey of the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), at a press briefing in Dhaka on Tuesday.
He said the average life expectancy of men is less than of women.
For men, the figure was 70 years and three months in 2016 and 69 years and four months in 2015.
The figure for women was 72 years and nine months in 2016 and 72 years in 2015.
The average life expectancy of Bangladeshis was 69 years in 2011.
However, after 2012, the figure gradually increased, from 70 years and 5 months in 2013 to 70 years and 8 months in 2014.
Bangladesh’s average life expectancy had surpassed the world average, the planning minister added.