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Death rate

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.

Country Comparison Ranking

  • Afghanistan

    12.57 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Albania

    7.27 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Algeria

    4.32 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • American Samoa

    6 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Andorra

    7.86 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Angola

    8.24 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Anguilla

    4.62 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Antigua and Barbuda

    5.63 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Argentina

    7.36 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Armenia

    9.48 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Aruba

    8.54 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Australia

    6.78 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Austria

    9.85 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Azerbaijan

    6.93 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bahamas, The

    6.34 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bahrain

    2.81 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bangladesh

    5.44 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Barbados

    7.9 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Belarus

    12.96 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Belgium

    9.71 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Belize

    3.99 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Benin

    8.21 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bermuda

    9.03 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bhutan

    6.28 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bolivia

    6.26 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    10.25 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Botswana

    9.12 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Brazil

    6.8 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • British Virgin Islands

    5.3 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Brunei

    3.75 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Bulgaria

    14.52 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Burkina Faso

    7.92 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Burma

    7.14 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Burundi

    6.07 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cabo Verde

    5.84 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cambodia

    7.15 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cameroon

    7.93 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Canada

    8.08 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cayman Islands

    5.89 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Central African Republic

    12.01 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Chad

    9.7 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Chile

    6.47 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • China

    8.26 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands

    8.89 deaths/1,000 population NA (2021 est.)

  • Colombia

    5.53 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Comoros

    6.61 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the

    8.15 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Congo, Republic of the

    8.55 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cook Islands

    8.89 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Costa Rica

    4.86 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cote d'Ivoire

    7.75 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Croatia

    12.78 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cuba

    9.22 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Curacao

    8.65 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Cyprus

    6.9 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Czechia

    10.72 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Denmark

    9.5 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Djibouti

    7.17 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Dominica

    8.14 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Dominican Republic

    6.29 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ecuador

    5.15 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Egypt

    4.36 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • El Salvador

    5.91 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Equatorial Guinea

    7.16 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Eritrea

    6.79 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Estonia

    13.06 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Eswatini

    9.9 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ethiopia

    5.8 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • European Union

    10.7 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

    4.9 deaths/1,000 population (2012 est.)

  • Faroe Islands

    8.68 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Fiji

    6.31 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Finland

    10.33 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • France

    9.58 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • French Polynesia

    5.51 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gabon

    5.76 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gambia, The

    6.66 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gaza Strip

    2.94 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Georgia

    10.84 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Germany

    12.22 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ghana

    6.3 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Gibraltar

    8.81 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Greece

    12.05 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Greenland

    8.88 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Grenada

    8.29 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guam

    5.99 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guatemala

    4.94 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guernsey

    9.19 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guinea

    8.28 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guinea-Bissau

    7.69 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Guyana

    6.87 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Haiti

    7.29 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Honduras

    4.67 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Hong Kong

    7.92 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Hungary

    12.88 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Iceland

    6.56 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • India

    7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Indonesia

    6.74 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Iran

    5.14 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Iraq

    3.92 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ireland

    6.72 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Isle of Man

    10.19 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Israel

    5.06 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Italy

    10.7 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Jamaica

    7.42 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Japan

    11.44 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Jersey

    7.76 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Jordan

    3.44 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kazakhstan

    8.14 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kenya

    5.09 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kiribati

    6.94 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Korea, North

    9.39 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Korea, South

    6.96 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kosovo

    6.91 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kuwait

    2.23 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Kyrgyzstan

    6.18 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Laos

    7.12 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Latvia

    14.63 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Lebanon

    5.57 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Lesotho

    11.41 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Liberia

    6.78 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Libya

    3.46 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Liechtenstein

    7.89 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Lithuania

    15.05 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Luxembourg

    7.26 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Macau

    4.64 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Madagascar

    6.09 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Malawi

    4.66 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Malaysia

    5.66 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Maldives

    4.12 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mali

    8.77 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Malta

    8.37 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Marshall Islands

    4.25 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mauritania

    7.54 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mauritius

    7.23 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mexico

    5.41 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Micronesia, Federated States of

    4.18 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Moldova

    12.46 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Monaco

    10.47 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Mongolia

    6.28 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Montenegro

    10.37 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Montserrat

    5.94 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Morocco

    6.53 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

    note: does not include data from the former Western Sahara

  • Mozambique

    10.59 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Namibia

    7.07 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nauru

    6.24 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nepal

    5.57 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Netherlands

    9.22 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • New Caledonia

    5.84 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • New Zealand

    6.91 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nicaragua

    5.16 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Niger

    10.09 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Nigeria

    8.89 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • North Macedonia

    9.65 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Northern Mariana Islands

    5.28 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Norway

    8.01 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Oman

    3.25 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Pakistan

    6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Palau

    8.19 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Panama

    5.01 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Papua New Guinea

    5.97 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Paraguay

    4.84 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Peru

    6.09 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Philippines

    5.99 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Poland

    10.68 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Portugal

    10.9 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Puerto Rico

    9.53 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Qatar

    1.42 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Romania

    11.99 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Russia

    13.4 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Rwanda

    5.95 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Barthelemy

    8.85 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha

    7.96 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis

    7.24 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Lucia

    7.96 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Martin

    4.56 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon

    11.09 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

    7.42 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Samoa

    5.36 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • San Marino

    8.85 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sao Tome and Principe

    6.33 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Saudi Arabia

    3.39 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Senegal

    7.55 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Serbia

    13.49 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Seychelles

    6.83 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sierra Leone

    9.7 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Singapore

    3.93 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sint Maarten

    5.9 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Slovakia

    10.08 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Slovenia

    10.34 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Solomon Islands

    3.97 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Somalia

    11.82 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • South Africa

    9.27 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • South Sudan

    9.84 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Spain

    9.78 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sri Lanka

    6.45 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sudan

    6.41 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Suriname

    6.1 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Sweden

    9.39 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Switzerland

    8.44 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Syria

    4.36 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Taiwan

    7.8 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tajikistan

    5.78 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tanzania

    5.17 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Thailand

    7.66 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Timor-Leste

    5.67 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Togo

    5.39 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tonga

    4.95 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    8.68 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tunisia

    6.35 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Turkey

    6.02 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Turkmenistan

    5.95 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Turks and Caicos Islands

    3.46 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Tuvalu

    8.04 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Uganda

    5.17 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Ukraine

    13.9 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • United Arab Emirates

    1.51 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • United Kingdom

    9.41 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • United States

    8.35 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Uruguay

    9.24 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Uzbekistan

    5.4 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Vanuatu

    3.97 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Venezuela

    7.13 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Vietnam

    5.78 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Virgin Islands

    8.58 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Wallis and Futuna

    5.74 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • West Bank

    3.43 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • World

    7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2020 est.)

    note: this rate results in about 108 worldwide deaths per minute or 1.8 deaths every second

  • Yemen

    5.69 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Zambia

    6.24 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)

  • Zimbabwe

    9.02 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)