Country Comparison > Death rate > TOP 100

RankCountryDeath rate (deaths/1,000 population)
1South Sudan19.3
2Lesotho15.1
3Lithuania14.8
4Bulgaria14.5
5Latvia14.5
6Ukraine14.3
7Serbia13.6
8Russia13.4
9Afghanistan13.2
10Belarus13.2
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
26Chad10.5
27Czech Republic10.5
28Italy10.5
29Poland10.5
30Montenegro10.4
31Isle of Man10.2
32Saint Pierre and Miquelon10.2
33Sierra Leone10.2
34Finland10.1
35Bosnia and Herzegovina10.1
36Monaco10.1
37Japan9.9
38Slovakia9.9
39Slovenia9.9
40Uganda9.9
41Zimbabwe9.9
42Belgium9.7
43Austria9.7
44Macedonia9.6
45Mali9.6
46Nigeria9.6
47Botswana9.5
48Armenia9.5
49France9.4
50Cameroon9.4
51Congo, Democratic Republic of the9.4
52Sweden9.4
53United Kingdom9.4
54Uruguay9.4
55Denmark9.3
56Korea, North9.3
57South Africa9.3
58Congo, Republic of the9.2
59Spain9.2
60Guernsey9
61Angola9
62Netherlands9
63Cuba8.9
64Guinea8.9
65Puerto Rico8.9
66Trinidad and Tobago8.9
67Greenland8.8
68Faroe Islands8.8
69Canada8.8
70San Marino8.8
71Bermuda8.7
72Burkina Faso8.7
73Cook Islands8.6
74Burundi8.6
75Barbados8.6
76Aruba8.5
77Gibraltar8.5
78Guinea-Bissau8.5
79Cote d'Ivoire8.4
80Switzerland8.4
81Tuvalu8.4
82Grenada8.2
83Kazakhstan8.2
84Palau8.2
85United States8.2
86Thailand8.1
87Virgin Islands8.1
88China8
89Norway8
90Saint Helena8
91Dominica7.9
92Malta7.9
93Senegal7.9
94Western Sahara7.9
95Jersey7.8
96Mauritania7.8
97Saint Lucia7.8
98Benin7.7
99Malawi7.7
100Namibia7.7

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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