Country Comparison > Death rate

RankCountryDeath rate (deaths/1,000 population)
1Lesotho15.39
2Lithuania14.99
3Bulgaria14.61
4Latvia14.6
5Ukraine14.03
6Serbia13.48
7Russia13.4
8Belarus13.05
9Estonia12.94
10Hungary12.9
11Croatia12.75
12Afghanistan12.7
13Moldova12.58
14Somalia12.36
15Central African Republic12.33
16Germany12.1
17Romania12.01
18Greece11.95
19Zambia11.59
20South Sudan11.35
21Mozambique10.95
22Georgia10.95
23Saint Pierre and Miquelon10.85
24Portugal10.81
25Monaco10.76
26Italy10.68
27Czech Republic10.68
28Poland10.64
29Montenegro10.36
30Isle of Man10.35
31Finland10.29
32Slovenia10.25
33Bosnia and Herzegovina10.23
34Japan10.19
35Niger10.19
36Swaziland10.12
37Slovakia10.05
38Chad9.97
39Austria9.82
40Belgium9.78
41Sierra Leone9.77
42Macedonia9.62
43France9.57
44Armenia9.52
45Puerto Rico9.5
46United Kingdom9.47
47Denmark9.45
48Sweden9.39
49Korea, North9.38
50Uruguay9.32
51Zimbabwe9.29
52South Africa9.29
53Spain9.28
54Netherlands9.21
55Botswana9.21
56Guernsey9.2
57Cuba9.14
58Trinidad and Tobago9.1
59Nigeria9.09
60Bermuda9.09
61San Marino9.03
62Greenland9.01
63Mali9.01
64Cook Islands8.98
65Faroe Islands8.83
66Barbados8.79
67Congo, Republic of the8.74
68Saint Barthelemy8.71
69Aruba8.7
70Gibraltar8.62
71Virgin Islands8.54
72Switzerland8.5
73Angola8.49
74Guinea8.44
75Benin8.42
76Congo, Democratic Republic of the8.37
77United States8.31
78Thailand8.31
79Palau8.3
80Grenada8.29
81Saint Helena8.27
82Malta8.26
83China8.23
84Tuvalu8.2
85Kazakhstan8.19
86Burkina Faso8.15
87Cameroon8.13
88Norway8.06
89Saint Lucia8.05
90Dominica7.96
91Jersey7.94
92Cote d'Ivoire7.92
93Canada7.91
94Guinea-Bissau7.88
95Hong Kong7.87
96Taiwan7.86
97Liechtenstein7.84
98Andorra7.68
99Western Sahara7.68
100Senegal7.61
101Saint Vincent and the Grenadines7.57
102Venezuela7.53
103Mauritania7.53
104Jamaica7.52
105Guyana7.48
106Argentina7.43
107Bahamas, The7.42
108Haiti7.35
109Namibia7.32
110Mauritius7.31
111Luxembourg7.31
112Djibouti7.31
113Equatorial Guinea7.3
114Saint Kitts and Nevis7.26
115Cambodia7.25
116India7.25
117Burma7.24
118Malawi7.21
119Laos7.18
120Tanzania7.13
121Albania7.12
122Seychelles7.05
123Azerbaijan7.04
124Kosovo6.99
125Cyprus6.98
126Liberia6.95
127New Zealand6.93
128Kiribati6.92
129Eritrea6.89
130Comoros6.88
131Brazil6.86
132Australia6.85
133Korea, South6.79
134Ireland6.75
135Gambia, The6.72
136Papua New Guinea6.67
137Iceland6.62
138Indonesia6.59
139Ghana6.58
140Morocco6.55
141Togo6.52
142Chile6.46
143Sri Lanka6.45
144Sudan6.45
145Tunisia6.39
146Fiji6.33
147Dominican Republic6.32
148Mongolia6.31
149Sao Tome and Principe6.31
150Bhutan6.29
151Kyrgyzstan6.28
152Bolivia6.25
153Burundi6.21
154Madagascar6.17
155Suriname6.16
156Peru6.15
157Pakistan6.15
158Turkey6.13
159Cayman Islands6.13
160Rwanda6.07
161Turkmenistan6.06
162Philippines6.04
163Nauru6.03
164Guam5.98
165Vietnam5.97
166Montserrat5.96
167El Salvador5.93
168Ethiopia5.92
169Cape Verde5.9
170American Samoa5.89
171Gabon5.86
172New Caledonia5.86
173Antigua and Barbuda5.82
174Tajikistan5.77
175Wallis and Futuna5.74
176East Timor5.69
177Nepal5.65
178Yemen5.64
179Colombia5.64
180French Polynesia5.52
181Bangladesh5.48
182Lebanon5.44
183Mexico5.43
184Uzbekistan5.43
185British Virgin Islands5.38
186Samoa5.38
187Uganda5.33
188Iran5.3
189Northern Mariana Islands5.27
190Israel5.25
191Malaysia5.25
192Ecuador5.2
193Nicaragua5.2
194Kenya5.18
195Panama5.08
196Macau4.93
197Guatemala4.92
198Costa Rica4.92
199Tonga4.92
200Paraguay4.91
201Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)4.9
202Anguilla4.81
203Honduras4.67
204Saint Martin4.61
205Syria4.5
206Egypt4.42
207Algeria4.35
208Micronesia, Federated States of4.25
209Marshall Islands4.25
210Maldives4.13
211Belize4.05
212Vanuatu3.98
213Iraq3.94
214Solomon Islands3.84
215Brunei3.82
216Singapore3.56
217Libya3.47
218Jordan3.44
219West Bank3.43
220Saudi Arabia3.41
221Turks and Caicos Islands3.38
222Oman3.28
223Gaza Strip2.95
224Bahrain2.84
225Kuwait2.31
226United Arab Emirates2
227Qatar1.58

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, 2020

See also: Death rate map

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