Country Comparison > Net migration rate

RankCountryNet migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)
1Qatar40.62
2Zimbabwe23.77
3British Virgin Islands18.56
4Turks and Caicos Islands17.27
5United Arab Emirates16.82
6Singapore15.62
7Cayman Islands15.37
8Bahrain14.74
9Anguilla12.97
10Aruba9.29
11San Marino8.96
12Luxembourg8.15
13Isle of Man7.41
14Djibouti6.02
15Australia5.93
16Canada5.65
17Spain5.02
18Botswana4.75
19Jersey4.7
20Italy4.67
21New Caledonia4.18
22Liechtenstein3.98
23Hong Kong3.9
24United States3.62
25Macau3.46
26Portugal2.9
27United Kingdom2.59
28Guernsey2.59
29Nepal2.58
30Brunei2.55
31Denmark2.36
32Greece2.32
33Antigua and Barbuda2.29
34New Zealand2.26
35Bermuda2.04
36Netherlands2.02
37Malta2
38Israel1.94
39Austria1.79
40Ireland1.69
41Norway1.69
42Sweden1.65
43Croatia1.51
44Hungary1.37
45Switzerland1.27
46Saint Kitts and Nevis1.24
47Belgium1.22
48France1.1
49Monaco1.02
50Seychelles1.02
51Rwanda1
52Czech Republic0.97
53Suriname0.96
54Costa Rica0.86
55Germany0.71
56Palau0.71
57Finland0.62
58Angola0.55
59Iceland0.53
60Turkey0.5
61Kazakhstan0.43
62Slovenia0.39
63Belarus0.38
64Chile0.35
65Slovakia0.29
66Russia0.29
67Namibia0.15
68Taiwan0.03
69Togo0
70Thailand0
71West Bank0
72Venezuela0
73East Timor0
74Burkina Faso0
75Saint Helena0
76Guinea-Bissau0
77Papua New Guinea0
78Serbia0
79Swaziland0
80Yemen0
81Mauritius0
82Niger0
83Vanuatu0
84Liberia0
85Libya0
86Madagascar0
87Mongolia0
88Montserrat0
89Malawi0
90Guinea0
91Gaza Strip0
92Guam0
93Cote d'Ivoire0
94Iraq0
95Japan0
96Korea, South0
97Kuwait0
98Cameroon0
99Central African Republic0
100Equatorial Guinea0
101Eritrea0
102Faroe Islands0
103Benin0
104Belize0
105Bosnia and Herzegovina0
106Bhutan0
107Andorra0
108Azerbaijan0
109Bahamas, The0
110Argentina0
111Ethiopia-0.01
112Uganda-0.02
113Korea, North-0.04
114India-0.05
115Ukraine-0.08
116Paraguay-0.08
117Brazil-0.09
118Iran-0.11
119Burundi-0.18
120Egypt-0.2
121Nigeria-0.22
122Kenya-0.23
123Romania-0.26
124Algeria-0.27
125Tanzania-0.29
126Barbados-0.3
127Burma-0.3
128Cambodia-0.33
129China-0.33
130Vietnam-0.34
131Congo, Republic of the-0.35
132Malaysia-0.37
133Panama-0.38
134Ecuador-0.39
135Congo, Democratic Republic of the-0.47
136Oman-0.47
137Poland-0.47
138Macedonia-0.48
139Ghana-0.56
140Saudi Arabia-0.64
141Colombia-0.66
142Cape Verde-0.66
143Lithuania-0.73
144Zambia-0.76
145Puerto Rico-0.82
146Bolivia-0.84
147Mauritania-0.89
148French Polynesia-0.94
149Bangladesh-1.04
150Indonesia-1.08
151Laos-1.14
152Tajikistan-1.21
153Honduras-1.22
154Philippines-1.27
155Uruguay-1.45
156Tunisia-1.78
157Senegal-1.82
158Solomon Islands-1.86
159Turkmenistan-1.9
160Sri Lanka-1.95
161Dominican Republic-1.98
162Pakistan-2
163Guatemala-2.08
164Mozambique-2.13
165Gabon-2.16
166Latvia-2.34
167Gambia, The-2.46
168Afghanistan-2.51
169Uzbekistan-2.65
170Comoros-2.68
171Bulgaria-2.84
172Kiribati-2.85
173Peru-3.03
174Mexico-3.11
175Gibraltar-3.31
176Albania-3.33
177Estonia-3.33
178Armenia-3.35
179Nicaragua-3.4
180Grenada-3.45
181Saint Lucia-3.54
182Cuba-3.59
183Morocco-3.67
184Chad-3.74
185Sierra Leone-3.86
186Georgia-3.96
187Sudan-4.52
188Virgin Islands-4.8
189Mali-5.08
190Marshall Islands-5.1
191Jamaica-5.17
192Dominica-5.42
193Wallis and Futuna-5.57
194Greenland-5.98
195South Africa-6.22
196American Samoa-6.46
197Trinidad and Tobago-6.76
198Haiti-6.9
199Tuvalu-6.97
200Fiji-7.11
201Kyrgyzstan-8.1
202Lesotho-8.15
203El Salvador-8.78
204Saint Pierre and Miquelon-8.92
205Sao Tome and Principe-9.14
206Moldova-10.02
207Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-10.47
208Samoa-10.81
209Somalia-11.62
210Lebanon-12.08
211Maldives-12.64
212Guyana-12.78
213Nauru-15.04
214Tonga-17.9
215Micronesia, Federated States of-20.97
216Syria-27.82
217Jordan-33.42
218Northern Mariana Islands-41.32

Definition: This entry includes the figure for the difference between the number of persons entering and leaving a country during the year per 1,000 persons (based on midyear population). An excess of persons entering the country is referred to as net immigration (e.g., 3.56 migrants/1,000 population); an excess of persons leaving the country as net emigration (e.g., -9.26 migrants/1,000 population). The net migration rate indicates the contribution of migration to the overall level of population change. High levels of migration can cause problems such as increasing unemployment and potential ethnic strife (if people are coming in) or a reduction in the labor force, perhaps in certain key sectors (if people are leaving).

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

See also: Net migration rate map

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