Country Comparison > Net migration rate

RankCountryNet migration rate (migrant(s)/1,000 population)
1Lebanon83.82
2Qatar27.35
3Zimbabwe21.78
4British Virgin Islands17.69
5Jordan17.22
6Libya16.01
7Cayman Islands14.71
8Singapore14.55
9Bahrain13.6
10United Arab Emirates13.58
11Anguilla12.43
12Turks and Caicos Islands12.23
13South Sudan11.94
14Aruba9.04
15San Marino8.31
16Luxembourg7.97
17Norway7.96
18Spain7.24
19Isle of Man6.84
20Sint Maarten6.63
21Djibouti6.06
22Australia5.74
23Canada5.66
24Sweden5.46
25Switzerland5.43
26Liechtenstein4.72
27Botswana4.62
28Italy4.29
29Jersey4.08
30New Caledonia4.06
31Nepal3.71
32Macau3.4
33Ireland3.31
34Monaco2.85
35Portugal2.74
36Yemen2.61
37United Kingdom2.56
38Brunei2.47
39United States2.45
40Guernsey2.4
41Greece2.32
42Denmark2.25
43Antigua and Barbuda2.23
44New Zealand2.23
45Czech Republic2.15
46Malta1.99
47Netherlands1.97
48Bermuda1.92
49Austria1.76
50Hong Kong1.69
51Russia1.69
52Israel1.68
53Croatia1.43
54Hungary1.34
55Curacao1.27
56Belgium1.22
57Saint Kitts and Nevis1.22
58France1.09
59Germany1.06
60Seychelles1
61Rwanda0.9
62Taiwan0.9
63Costa Rica0.84
64Belarus0.78
65Palau0.66
66Finland0.62
67Suriname0.57
68Iceland0.52
69Angola0.47
70Turkey0.46
71Kazakhstan0.42
72Slovenia0.37
73Chile0.35
74Malawi0.25
75Namibia0.05
76Slovakia0.01
77Madagascar0
78Liberia0
79Korea, South0
80Montserrat0
81Mauritius0
82Cote d'Ivoire0
83Iraq0
84Japan0
85Gaza Strip0
86Guinea0
87Central African Republic0
88Faroe Islands0
89Equatorial Guinea0
90Eritrea0
91Andorra0
92Azerbaijan0
93Bahamas, The0
94Argentina0
95Benin0
96Belize0
97Burundi0
98Bhutan0
99West Bank0
100Venezuela0
101Swaziland0
102Saint Helena0
103Serbia0
104Guinea-Bissau0
105Papua New Guinea0
106Burkina Faso0
107Togo0
108Thailand0
109Bangladesh-0.02
110Korea, North-0.04
111India-0.05
112Ukraine-0.06
113Paraguay-0.08
114Iran-0.08
115Ecuador-0.13
116Cameroon-0.15
117Brazil-0.15
118Egypt-0.19
119Kenya-0.22
120Nigeria-0.22
121Ethiopia-0.23
122Romania-0.24
123Barbados-0.3
124Burma-0.3
125Cambodia-0.32
126China-0.32
127Panama-0.32
128Vietnam-0.32
129Congo, Democratic Republic of the-0.33
130Malaysia-0.34
131Bosnia and Herzegovina-0.38
132Oman-0.45
133Poland-0.47
134Macedonia-0.48
135Tanzania-0.57
136Niger-0.58
137Saudi Arabia-0.59
138Cape Verde-0.64
139Colombia-0.65
140Bolivia-0.69
141Zambia-0.72
142Lithuania-0.73
143Uganda-0.76
144Mauritania-0.85
145Mongolia-0.85
146French Polynesia-0.87
147Algeria-0.93
148Uruguay-1.08
149Laos-1.1
150Kuwait-1.11
151Tajikistan-1.17
152Indonesia-1.18
153Honduras-1.18
154Philippines-1.23
155Vanuatu-1.5
156Sri Lanka-1.54
157Mexico-1.64
158Senegal-1.66
159Pakistan-1.69
160Tunisia-1.74
161Solomon Islands-1.78
162Afghanistan-1.83
163Turkmenistan-1.86
164Dominican Republic-1.93
165Guatemala-2
166Mozambique-2.02
167Gabon-2.07
168Ghana-2.13
169Gambia, The-2.23
170Mali-2.33
171Latvia-2.37
172Uzbekistan-2.46
173Comoros-2.58
174Peru-2.69
175Kiribati-2.86
176Bulgaria-2.89
177Sierra Leone-3.12
178Nicaragua-3.13
179Saint Lucia-3.13
180Grenada-3.24
181Georgia-3.25
182Gibraltar-3.29
183Albania-3.31
184Estonia-3.37
185Morocco-3.46
186Chad-3.54
187Cuba-3.64
188East Timor-3.87
189Northern Mariana Islands-4.02
190Haiti-4.12
191Sudan-4.36
192Jamaica-4.83
193Marshall Islands-4.92
194Wallis and Futuna-5.27
195Dominica-5.39
196Armenia-5.88
197Greenland-5.98
198Kyrgyzstan-6.16
199South Africa-6.27
200Trinidad and Tobago-6.42
201Tuvalu-6.86
202Fiji-6.86
203Congo, Republic of the-7.02
204Guam-7.61
205Lesotho-7.62
206Virgin Islands-7.84
207El Salvador-8.44
208Saint Pierre and Miquelon-8.57
209Sao Tome and Principe-8.79
210Puerto Rico-8.93
211Somalia-9.51
212Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-9.6
213Guyana-9.67
214Moldova-9.8
215Samoa-10.12
216Maldives-12.67
217Nauru-14.12
218Tonga-17.85
219Micronesia, Federated States of-20.93
220American Samoa-21.64
221Syria-113.51

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, 2014

See also: Net migration rate map

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