Country Comparison > Death rate

RankCountryDeath rate (deaths/1,000 population)
1South Africa17.49
2Ukraine15.72
3Lesotho14.91
4Chad14.56
5Guinea-Bissau14.54
6Bulgaria14.3
7Afghanistan14.12
8Central African Republic14.11
9Somalia13.91
10Russia13.83
11Swaziland13.75
12Serbia13.71
13Estonia13.69
14Latvia13.6
15Namibia13.6
16Belarus13.51
17Botswana13.32
18Mali13.22
19Nigeria13.16
20Gabon13.13
21Zambia12.92
22Niger12.73
23Hungary12.72
24Moldova12.6
25Mozambique12.34
26Croatia12.13
27Burkina Faso11.96
28Romania11.88
29Angola11.67
30Lithuania11.55
31Germany11.29
32Slovenia11.25
33Sierra Leone11.03
34Greece11
35Portugal10.97
36Uganda10.97
37Georgia10.77
38Belgium10.76
39Zimbabwe10.62
40Finland10.51
41Cameroon10.4
42Austria10.38
43Poland10.37
44Congo, Democratic Republic of the10.3
45Czech Republic10.29
46Denmark10.23
47Congo, Republic of the10.17
48Italy10.1
49Isle of Man10.03
50Liberia9.9
51Slovakia9.7
52Guinea9.69
53Cote d'Ivoire9.67
54Bosnia and Herzegovina9.64
55Burundi9.54
56Uruguay9.48
57Sweden9.45
58Japan9.38
59United Kingdom9.34
60Montenegro9.3
61Armenia9.3
62Saint Pierre and Miquelon9.27
63Rwanda9.18
64Korea, North9.18
65France9.06
66Macedonia9.04
67Monaco9.01
68Spain9
69Malta8.96
70Tuvalu8.9
71Malawi8.74
72Faroe Islands8.71
73Guernsey8.69
74Senegal8.65
75Netherlands8.57
76Luxembourg8.53
77Ethiopia8.52
78Puerto Rico8.51
79Western Sahara8.49
80Trinidad and Tobago8.48
81South Sudan8.42
82Barbados8.41
83Benin8.39
84Equatorial Guinea8.39
85Greenland8.38
86Mauritania8.35
87Gibraltar8.33
88Kazakhstan8.31
89Canada8.31
90San Marino8.31
91Virgin Islands8.24
92Tanzania8.2
93Norway8.19
94United States8.15
95Switzerland8.1
96Aruba8.09
97Bermuda8.06
98Grenada8.04
99Burma8.01
100Curacao8
101Dominica7.94
102Palau7.93
103Haiti7.91
104Sudan7.87
105Djibouti7.84
106Cook Islands7.8
107Cambodia7.78
108Comoros7.76
109Laos7.74
110Thailand7.72
111Eritrea7.65
112Cuba7.64
113Jersey7.63
114Sao Tome and Principe7.45
115China7.44
116Togo7.43
117Ghana7.37
118India7.35
119Argentina7.34
120Saint Helena7.33
121Saint Lucia7.32
122New Zealand7.3
123Guyana7.3
124Gambia, The7.26
125Kiribati7.18
126Iceland7.13
127Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7.12
128Azerbaijan7.09
129Saint Kitts and Nevis7.08
130Australia7.07
131Liechtenstein7.02
132Kenya7
133Bahamas, The7
134Taiwan6.97
135Madagascar6.95
136Hong Kong6.93
137Seychelles6.9
138Mauritius6.85
139Andorra6.82
140Bhutan6.78
141Kyrgyzstan6.74
142Jamaica6.67
143Korea, South6.63
144Nepal6.62
145Bolivia6.59
146Pakistan6.58
147Brazil6.54
148Papua New Guinea6.53
149Montserrat6.52
150Syria6.51
151Albania6.47
152Ireland6.45
153Yemen6.45
154Mongolia6.38
155Indonesia6.34
156Tajikistan6.28
157East Timor6.18
158Cape Verde6.17
159Turkmenistan6.16
160Suriname6.13
161Turkey6.12
162Sri Lanka6.06
163Fiji6
164Peru5.99
165Belize5.95
166Iran5.94
167Tunisia5.94
168Vietnam5.93
169Chile5.93
170Nauru5.9
171Antigua and Barbuda5.7
172El Salvador5.67
173Bangladesh5.64
174Israel5.54
175New Caledonia5.45
176Cayman Islands5.41
177Colombia5.36
178Samoa5.32
179Uzbekistan5.29
180Venezuela5.27
181Mexico5.24
182Honduras5.13
183Nicaragua5.07
184Guam5.04
185Ecuador5.04
186Malaysia5
187Lebanon4.95
188Wallis and Futuna4.95
189British Virgin Islands4.93
190French Polynesia4.93
191Philippines4.92
192Tonga4.86
193Guatemala4.82
194Morocco4.79
195Egypt4.77
196Panama4.77
197American Samoa4.68
198Paraguay4.64
199Iraq4.57
200Anguilla4.54
201Sint Maarten4.51
202Dominican Republic4.5
203Costa Rica4.49
204Algeria4.31
205Micronesia, Federated States of4.25
206Marshall Islands4.24
207Vanuatu4.14
208Macau4.1
209Solomon Islands3.86
210Maldives3.84
211Jordan3.8
212Northern Mariana Islands3.61
213Libya3.57
214West Bank3.51
215Brunei3.47
216Singapore3.42
217Oman3.38
218Saudi Arabia3.32
219Gaza Strip3.09
220Turks and Caicos Islands3.08
221Bahrain2.67
222Kuwait2.16
223United Arab Emirates1.99
224Qatar1.53

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, 2014

See also: Death rate map

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