In the Mass Effect series, we learn that humans can now somehow live up to the age of 150, while special cases like Miranda can live even longer.

Asari can live up to a century and Salarians can only live for up to 40 human years.

But what about Krogans, Turians, Quarians and the other species mentioned?

  • The "Frog people" are called Drell. Though it's the Salarians that live around 40 years. Might be the case for both races though, not sure about the Drell. – Izzo Jun 1 '15 at 14:11
  • edited. i really don't care about the drell and/or hanar tho – ken Jun 1 '15 at 14:13
  • There's also the Volus, Protheans and the Elcor. Though I can imagine you don't really care about those either (Protheans are pretty interesting). – Izzo Jun 1 '15 at 14:15
  • I thought asari lived a millenium? Perhaps I'm mistaken as I haven't played in a while. – sirdank Jun 1 '15 at 14:24
  • I made some edits to clarify your question - however I've left the Asari lifespan as 'a century' as I can't recall if they do live up to a millennium as @sirdank mentioned. If so, please correct. – Alex Jun 1 '15 at 14:44

Since you don't seem to care about all of the alien races I am just going to answer for the ones you mentioned in your question.

Sources are multiple discussions on forums, my own experience, and various wikis.


The Mass Effect universe isn't very clear about how old Krogan can get. Almost all of them die while doing what they're good at (Mercenary work, fighting).

Okeer is probably the oldest Krogan you meet in the game. He has fought in the Krogan rebellion, which happened a long time before the events in Mass Effect. It is even said Wrex has fought there, meaning Wrex would be around 1000 years old. Wrex calls Okeer old, which means that Wrex with 1000 years old probably isn't considered old for Krogan standards. A fair age to guess for Okeer would be around 1800 years old. Even though Wrex called him old, it's not clear if he actually is nearing the end of his lifespan.

It's pretty safe to assume Krogan can live for thousands of years if they don't die by unnatural causes. They really are tough.

Turians and Quarians

Both the Turians and Quarians aren't very special compared to humans. Especially the Quarians aren't that different from humans (As mentioned by Tali).

While also here it doesn't seem like there is a confirmed max age, it's safe to assume they will live for around 150 years, just like humans. Quarians don't always reach this age though, because they are very vulnerable to infections. It's why they wear the suit after all.


Just something I came across during my search. Apperantly Vorcha only live up to 20 years.


Asari can live Alot longer then a Century some live over a thousand years. Liara is over a hundred and is still considered a child of sorts. Krogans can live up to 1,500 in some cases. Turians can reach 200 While now a fair amount of humans reach upwards of 150 Quarians can reach 100-120 Salarians die around 40 Vorcha die about twenty years of age. It is rare for Drell to even make 30 let alone 50 I'm not yet sure about Batarians, Volus, Hanar and Elcor.

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