Lifespan of different buildign types

Hi every one,

I was wondering if anyone comes across any statistical data in the literature about the average lifespan of different building types (retail, residential, commercial, etc)?

Thank you in advance!


The most commonly cited source that I have seen comes from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (1925 - 1997).

Kapur et al 2008 also summarizes the BEA data nicely in Table 1:

There’s a good bit of research out there from the Industrial Ecology perspective. Global values were summarized by Deetman et al. 2020 (See Table S.1. in the supplementary information)

Hope that helps!


Sound great- thanks really for your help!

All the best,