Country Comparison > Death rate

RankCountryDeath rate (deaths/1,000 population)
1South Sudan19.3
2Lesotho15.1
3Lithuania14.8
4Latvia14.5
5Bulgaria14.5
6Ukraine14.3
7Serbia13.6
8Russia13.4
9Belarus13.2
10Afghanistan13.2
11Central African Republic12.9
12Hungary12.8
13Somalia12.8
14Estonia12.7
15Moldova12.6
16Croatia12.4
17Romania12
18Zambia12
19Germany11.8
20Niger11.5
21Greece11.4
22Mozambique11.4
23Georgia10.9
24Swaziland10.7
25Portugal10.6
26Poland10.5
27Italy10.5
28Czech Republic10.5
29Chad10.5
30Montenegro10.4
31Isle of Man10.2
32Saint Pierre and Miquelon10.2
33Sierra Leone10.2
34Monaco10.1
35Finland10.1
36Bosnia and Herzegovina10.1
37Slovakia9.9
38Japan9.9
39Slovenia9.9
40Uganda9.9
41Zimbabwe9.9
42Belgium9.7
43Austria9.7
44Macedonia9.6
45Mali9.6
46Nigeria9.6
47Botswana9.5
48Armenia9.5
49Congo, Democratic Republic of the9.4
50Cameroon9.4
51France9.4
52United Kingdom9.4
53Uruguay9.4
54Sweden9.4
55South Africa9.3
56Korea, North9.3
57Denmark9.3
58Congo, Republic of the9.2
59Spain9.2
60Netherlands9
61Angola9
62Guernsey9
63Guinea8.9
64Cuba8.9
65Puerto Rico8.9
66Trinidad and Tobago8.9
67San Marino8.8
68Canada8.8
69Faroe Islands8.8
70Greenland8.8
71Bermuda8.7
72Burkina Faso8.7
73Barbados8.6
74Burundi8.6
75Cook Islands8.6
76Aruba8.5
77Gibraltar8.5
78Guinea-Bissau8.5
79Tuvalu8.4
80Switzerland8.4
81Cote d'Ivoire8.4
82Grenada8.2
83Kazakhstan8.2
84United States8.2
85Palau8.2
86Thailand8.1
87Virgin Islands8.1
88Saint Helena8
89Norway8
90China8
91Dominica7.9
92Malta7.9
93Senegal7.9
94Western Sahara7.9
95Saint Lucia7.8
96Mauritania7.8
97Jersey7.8
98Malawi7.7
99Benin7.7
100Namibia7.7
101Taiwan7.6
102New Zealand7.6
103Equatorial Guinea7.6
104Liechtenstein7.6
105Jamaica7.6
106Hong Kong7.6
107Ethiopia7.5
108Haiti7.5
109Djibouti7.5
110Argentina7.5
111Tanzania7.5
112Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7.4
113Andorra7.4
114Cambodia7.4
115Guyana7.4
116Liberia7.4
117Luxembourg7.3
118Laos7.3
119India7.3
120Australia7.3
121Burma7.3
122Bahamas, The7.3
123Saint Kitts and Nevis7.2
124Comoros7.1
125Eritrea7.1
126Mauritius7.1
127Kiribati7
128Azerbaijan7
129Seychelles7
130Albania6.9
131Gambia, The6.9
132Ghana6.8
133Togo6.8
134Sao Tome and Principe6.7
135Sudan6.7
136Kenya6.7
137Brazil6.7
138Ireland6.6
139Papua New Guinea6.6
140Iceland6.5
141Indonesia6.5
142Kyrgyzstan6.4
143Madagascar6.4
144Dominican Republic6.4
145Bhutan6.4
146Tunisia6.4
147Rwanda6.3
148Pakistan6.3
149Bolivia6.3
150Sri Lanka6.3
151Chile6.3
152Korea, South6.3
153Mongolia6.3
154Montserrat6.2
155Gabon6.2
156Fiji6.2
157Peru6.1
158Suriname6.1
159Philippines6.1
160Turkmenistan6.1
161Turkey6
162Cape Verde6
163Guam6
164Cayman Islands5.9
165American Samoa5.9
166Tajikistan5.9
167Nauru5.9
168Vietnam5.9
169Yemen5.9
170East Timor5.8
171Antigua and Barbuda5.8
172El Salvador5.8
173New Caledonia5.7
174Nepal5.6
175Wallis and Futuna5.5
176Colombia5.5
177Bangladesh5.4
178Mexico5.4
179Samoa5.4
180Uzbekistan5.4
181Venezuela5.3
182Honduras5.3
183Iran5.3
184French Polynesia5.3
185Israel5.2
186Malaysia5.2
187British Virgin Islands5.2
188Nicaragua5.2
189Lebanon5.1
190Ecuador5.1
191Guatemala5
192Panama5
193Tonga4.9
194Morocco4.9
195Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)4.9
196Northern Mariana Islands4.9
197Costa Rica4.8
198Paraguay4.8
199Anguilla4.7
200Macau4.6
201Egypt4.5
202Algeria4.3
203Belize4.2
204Micronesia, Federated States of4.2
205Marshall Islands4.2
206Vanuatu4
207Syria4
208Maldives4
209Iraq3.8
210Solomon Islands3.8
211Brunei3.7
212Libya3.7
213Singapore3.5
214West Bank3.5
215Jordan3.4
216Oman3.3
217Turks and Caicos Islands3.3
218Saudi Arabia3.3
219Gaza Strip3
220Bahrain2.8
221Kuwait2.3
222United Arab Emirates1.7
223Qatar1.6

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, 2019

See also: Death rate map

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