The average life expectancy for men and women in India is 68.3 years, according to the World Bank. This is slightly higher than the global average of 66.9 years, and is expected to continue to increase in the coming years. The average life expectancy for men is slightly higher than that for women, at 69.1 years compared to 67.6 years. The life expectancy for both genders is higher in urban areas than in rural areas, with the difference more pronounced in women than in men. The availability of health services and access to clean water, sanitation and education are key factors influencing life expectancy in India.