Country Comparison > Death rate

RankCountryDeath rate (deaths/1,000 population)
1South Africa17.23
2Russia16.03
3Ukraine15.76
4Lesotho15.18
5Chad15.16
6Guinea-Bissau15.01
7Central African Republic14.71
8Afghanistan14.59
9Somalia14.55
10Bulgaria14.32
11Swaziland14.21
12Mali13.94
13Serbia13.81
14Niger13.76
15Belarus13.73
16Estonia13.6
17Latvia13.6
18Nigeria13.48
19Namibia13.09
20Gabon13.07
21Malawi12.84
22Mozambique12.79
23Hungary12.7
24Moldova12.62
25Burkina Faso12.47
26Zambia12.42
27Zimbabwe12.38
28Angola12.06
29Botswana12
30Croatia11.99
31Tanzania11.92
32Romania11.84
33Cameroon11.66
34Uganda11.54
35Sierra Leone11.49
36Lithuania11.4
37Congo, Republic of the11.25
38Germany11.04
39Slovenia11
40Czech Republic10.94
41Portugal10.86
42Congo, Democratic Republic of the10.8
43Greece10.8
44Ethiopia10.79
45Belgium10.63
46Liberia10.36
47Finland10.33
48Poland10.24
49Austria10.23
50Sweden10.21
51Denmark10.19
52Guinea10.19
53Georgia10.05
54Cote d'Ivoire9.96
55Isle of Man9.95
56Italy9.93
57Slovakia9.64
58Rwanda9.64
59Uruguay9.55
60Burundi9.36
61United Kingdom9.33
62Norway9.22
63Japan9.15
64Tuvalu9.13
65Korea, North9.12
66Senegal9.05
67Montenegro9.03
68Macedonia8.95
69Saint Pierre and Miquelon8.92
70Bosnia and Herzegovina8.91
71Spain8.88
72France8.85
73Equatorial Guinea8.81
74Switzerland8.8
75Western Sahara8.8
76Benin8.79
77Malta8.72
78Faroe Islands8.67
79Mauritania8.66
80Ghana8.57
81Guernsey8.52
82Monaco8.52
83Kazakhstan8.52
84Luxembourg8.5
85Armenia8.49
86Barbados8.39
87United States8.39
88Netherlands8.39
89Trinidad and Tobago8.35
90Sudan8.33
91Gibraltar8.27
92Greenland8.22
93Comoros8.19
94Burma8.1
95Haiti8.1
96Canada8.09
97Puerto Rico8.09
98Djibouti8.08
99San Marino8.06
100Dominica8.03
101Curacao8
102Laos7.99
103Grenada7.98
104Cambodia7.97
105Sao Tome and Principe7.93
106Aruba7.92
107Eritrea7.92
108Palau7.89
109Togo7.78
110Bermuda7.74
111Cook Islands7.61
112Madagascar7.61
113Jersey7.56
114Cuba7.52
115Gambia, The7.5
116India7.43
117Vanuatu7.39
118Virgin Islands7.39
119Thailand7.38
120Argentina7.36
121Kiribati7.31
122Kenya7.26
123Hong Kong7.23
124New Zealand7.2
125Guyana7.18
126China7.17
127Azerbaijan7.13
128Taiwan7.12
129Saint Lucia7.1
130Saint Kitts and Nevis7.08
131Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7.02
132Iceland7.02
133Bhutan6.99
134Saint Helena6.99
135Australia6.94
136Kyrgyzstan6.93
137Bahamas, The6.91
138Seychelles6.9
139Yemen6.82
140Pakistan6.8
141Liechtenstein6.78
142Montserrat6.78
143Bolivia6.76
144Nepal6.75
145Mauritius6.73
146Lebanon6.63
147Jamaica6.59
148Papua New Guinea6.56
149Andorra6.52
150Tajikistan6.49
151Brazil6.38
152Ireland6.38
153Korea, South6.38
154Indonesia6.28
155Cape Verde6.28
156Albania6.25
157Turkmenistan6.21
158Suriname6.17
159Turkey6.1
160Mongolia6.01
161Nauru5.97
162Sri Lanka5.96
163Peru5.95
164Vietnam5.95
165Iran5.94
166Fiji5.93
167Belize5.91
168Tunisia5.87
169East Timor5.86
170Chile5.79
171Antigua and Barbuda5.72
172Bangladesh5.71
173El Salvador5.63
174Israel5.5
175New Caledonia5.34
176Samoa5.34
177Uzbekistan5.29
178Colombia5.29
179Venezuela5.2
180Cayman Islands5.19
181Honduras5.05
182Nicaragua5.04
183Ecuador5.01
184Philippines4.98
185Malaysia4.95
186Guatemala4.92
187Mexico4.9
188Tonga4.88
189British Virgin Islands4.82
190Egypt4.8
191Wallis and Futuna4.79
192Guam4.78
193Morocco4.76
194French Polynesia4.76
195Iraq4.73
196Algeria4.72
197Panama4.69
198Paraguay4.59
199Anguilla4.41
200Dominican Republic4.41
201Costa Rica4.38
202Micronesia, Federated States of4.31
203Marshall Islands4.31
204American Samoa4.11
205Solomon Islands3.91
206Macau3.85
207Maldives3.76
208Syria3.67
209West Bank3.56
210Oman3.42
211Libya3.41
212Singapore3.41
213Brunei3.39
214Northern Mariana Islands3.39
215Saudi Arabia3.32
216Gaza Strip3.22
217Sint Maarten3
218Turks and Caicos Islands3
219Jordan2.74
220Bahrain2.63
221Kuwait2.13
222United Arab Emirates2.04
223Qatar1.55

Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Death rate map

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