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|Centuries:||20th century – 21st century – 22nd century|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s – 2010s – 2020s 2030s 2040s|
|Years:||2015 2016 2017 – 2018 – 2019 2020 2021|
|Ab urbe condita||2771|
|British Regnal year||66 Eliz. 2 – 67 Eliz. 2|
— to —戊戌年十一月廿五日
|- Vikram Samvat||2074–2075|
|- Shaka Samvat||1940–1941|
|- Kali Yuga||5119–5120|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||1018–1019|
|Japanese calendar||Heisei 30
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 107
|Thai solar calendar||2561|
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2018 (MMXVIII) will be a common year starting on a Monday in the Gregorian calendar. It is the 2018th year of Common Era (also called Anno Domini), the 18th of the 3rd millennium and the 21st century and the 9th of the 2010s.
Predicted and scheduled events 
- April 4 to April 15 – 2018 Commonwealth Games scheduled to be hosted in Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia.
- July 27 – Mars will make its closest approach to Earth since 2003. It will not be as close as the 2003 opposition.
Date unknown 
- The US missile defense complex in Poland will be operational.
- The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is likely to be launched no earlier than 2018. It is intended as a successor to the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which was launched in 1990.
- The London Convention, which prevents sea dumping, expires.
- Researchers and investors in space elevator technology hope to start funding the construction of the first elevator by 2031.
- Aurora Programme Aerocapture and soft landing technology demonstrator for Mars.
- The Helium Centennial Time Columns Monument is expected to be opened 50 years after the time capsule was locked in 1968.
- Expected completion of the Copenhagen City Circle Line
- The Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaii will be completed.
- Launch of the Mars sample return mission.
- NASA's Solar Probe Plus will orbit the Sun.
- Estimated completion date for the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia which is expected to become the tallest building in the world and the first to reach 1 kilometer in height.
- Israel will begin to release classified information held in its state archives from the first two decades of its existence.
In fiction 
Computer and video games 
- Krazy Ivan (1996)
- Trauma Center: Under the Knife (2005)
- Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations (starts in 2018 and ends in early 2019) (2007)
- Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)
Television series 
- The storyline for the science fiction television series seaQuest DSV begins in 2018.
- The second season of Code Geass takes place in 2018.
- Boyle, A: "Cosmic Log" MSNBC, 10 October 2006
- Waugh, Rob. "The new space race: China and India to create world's biggest telescope". Daily Mail (London).