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Death rate, per 1000 people, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 192 countries was 7.83 deaths per 1000 people.The highest value was in Bulgaria: 18 deaths per 1000 people and the lowest value was in Qatar: 1.29 deaths per 1000 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: deaths per 1000 people; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Death rate, 2020 Global rank Available data
Bulgaria 18 1 1960 - 2020
Serbia 16.9 2 1991 - 2020
Ukraine 15.9 3 1960 - 2020
Lithuania 15.6 4 1960 - 2020
Romania 15.4 5 1960 - 2020
Latvia 15.2 6 1960 - 2020
Russia 14.6 7 1960 - 2020
Hungary 14.5 8 1960 - 2020
Croatia 14.1 9 1960 - 2020
Lesotho 13.69 10 1960 - 2020
Belarus 13 11 1960 - 2020
Georgia 12.75 12 1960 - 2020
Italy 12.6 13 1960 - 2020
Poland 12.6 14 1960 - 2020
North Macedonia 12.4 15 1960 - 2020
Greece 12.2 16 1960 - 2020
Czechia 12.1 17 1960 - 2020
Portugal 12 18 1960 - 2020
Estonia 11.9 19 1960 - 2020
Germany 11.9 20 1960 - 2020
Moldova 11.78 21 1960 - 2020
C.A. Republic 11.72 22 1960 - 2020
Chad 11.72 23 1960 - 2020
Montenegro 11.7 24 1960 - 2020
Nigeria 11.42 25 1960 - 2020
Slovenia 11.4 26 1960 - 2020
Sierra Leone 11.3 27 1960 - 2020
Euro area 11.14 28 1960 - 2020
Japan 11.1 29 1960 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 11.05 30 1960 - 2020
Belgium 11 31 1960 - 2020
Slovakia 10.8 32 1960 - 2020
Somalia 10.5 33 1960 - 2020
Spain 10.4 34 1960 - 2020
UK 10.4 35 1960 - 2020
Austria 10.3 36 1960 - 2020
USA 10.3 37 1960 - 2020
Finland 10 38 1960 - 2020
France 9.9 39 1960 - 2020
San Marino 9.9 40 2004 - 2020
Armenia 9.8 41 1960 - 2020
Ivory Coast 9.71 42 1960 - 2020
Netherlands 9.7 43 1960 - 2020
Puerto Rico 9.6 44 1960 - 2020
Grenada 9.59 45 1960 - 2020
Sweden 9.5 46 1960 - 2020
Uruguay 9.48 47 1960 - 2020
Denmark 9.4 48 1960 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 9.38 49 1960 - 2020
South Africa 9.38 50 1960 - 2020
Aruba 9.36 51 1960 - 2020
North Korea 9.31 52 1960 - 2020
G.-Bissau 9.27 53 1960 - 2020
Mali 9.16 54 1960 - 2020
Barbados 9.13 55 1960 - 2020
DR Congo 9.12 56 1960 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 8.91 57 1960 - 2020
Cameroon 8.88 58 1960 - 2020
Swaziland 8.88 59 1960 - 2020
Bermuda 8.8 60 1960 - 2020
Switzerland 8.8 61 1960 - 2020
Mauritius 8.7 62 1960 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 8.64 63 1960 - 2020
Kazakhstan 8.6 64 1960 - 2020
Benin 8.57 65 1960 - 2020
Haiti 8.38 66 1960 - 2020
Fiji 8.33 67 1960 - 2020
Albania 8.26 68 1960 - 2020
Burma 8.25 69 1960 - 2020
Liechtenstein 8.2 70 1960 - 2020
Togo 8.2 71 1960 - 2020
Canada 8.1 72 1960 - 2020
Guinea 8.03 73 1960 - 2020
Mozambique 7.95 74 1960 - 2020
Thailand 7.92 75 1960 - 2020
Malta 7.9 76 1960 - 2020
Niger 7.82 77 1960 - 2020
Angola 7.8 78 1960 - 2020
Namibia 7.73 79 1960 - 2020
Burkina Faso 7.71 80 1960 - 2020
Zimbabwe 7.69 81 1960 - 2020
Guyana 7.65 82 1960 - 2020
Burundi 7.61 83 1960 - 2020
Jamaica 7.61 84 1960 - 2020
Argentina 7.6 85 1960 - 2020
Palau 7.6 86 1990 - 2020
Gambia 7.55 87 1960 - 2020
Azerbaijan 7.5 88 1960 - 2020
Norway 7.5 89 1960 - 2020
Suriname 7.45 90 1960 - 2020
Saint Lucia 7.33 91 1960 - 2020
India 7.3 92 1960 - 2020
Luxembourg 7.3 93 1960 - 2020
Papua N.G. 7.3 94 1960 - 2020
Liberia 7.26 95 1960 - 2020
Venezuela 7.22 96 1960 - 2020
Cyprus 7.18 97 1960 - 2020
Ghana 7.14 98 1960 - 2020
El Salvador 7.1 99 1960 - 2020
China 7.07 100 1960 - 2020
Comoros 7.06 101 1960 - 2020
Sudan 7.05 102 1960 - 2020
Tonga 7.05 103 1960 - 2020
Turkmenistan 7.04 104 1960 - 2020
Mauritania 7.03 105 1960 - 2020
Faroe Isl. 7 106 1970 - 2020
Bahamas 6.93 107 1960 - 2020
Djibouti 6.92 108 1960 - 2020
Eritrea 6.87 109 1960 - 2020
Sri Lanka 6.85 110 1960 - 2020
Pakistan 6.84 111 1960 - 2020
Hong Kong 6.8 112 1960 - 2020
Seychelles 6.8 113 1971 - 2020
Bolivia 6.76 114 1960 - 2020
Micronesia 6.68 115 1960 - 2020
Brazil 6.61 116 1960 - 2020
Gabon 6.6 117 1960 - 2020
Indonesia 6.57 118 1960 - 2020
R. of Congo 6.55 119 1960 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 6.48 120 1960 - 2020
Vietnam 6.44 121 1960 - 2020
New Zealand 6.41 122 1960 - 2020
Ireland 6.4 123 1960 - 2020
Chile 6.35 124 1960 - 2020
Mongolia 6.35 125 1960 - 2020
Laos 6.32 126 1960 - 2020
Australia 6.3 127 1960 - 2020
Iceland 6.3 128 1960 - 2020
Ethiopia 6.29 129 1960 - 2020
Nepal 6.29 130 1960 - 2020
Bhutan 6.26 131 1960 - 2020
Malawi 6.26 132 1960 - 2020
Tunisia 6.26 133 1960 - 2020
Kiribati 6.25 134 1960 - 2020
Uganda 6.24 135 1960 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 6.23 136 1960 - 2020
Zambia 6.22 137 1960 - 2020
Afghanistan 6.16 138 1960 - 2020
Mexico 6.15 139 1960 - 2020
Tanzania 6.12 140 1960 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 6.1 141 1960 - 2020
Cambodia 6 142 1960 - 2020
Philippines 5.98 143 1960 - 2020
Yemen 5.98 144 1960 - 2020
N. Caledonia 5.92 145 1960 - 2020
South Korea 5.9 146 1960 - 2020
Madagascar 5.82 147 1960 - 2020
Egypt 5.75 148 1960 - 2020
Botswana 5.72 149 1960 - 2020
Colombia 5.71 150 1960 - 2020
Peru 5.66 151 1960 - 2020
Paraguay 5.59 152 1960 - 2020
Cape Verde 5.54 153 1960 - 2020
Bangladesh 5.52 154 1960 - 2020
Senegal 5.48 155 1960 - 2020
Turkey 5.48 156 1960 - 2020
Kenya 5.34 157 1960 - 2020
Israel 5.3 158 1960 - 2020
Malaysia 5.25 159 1960 - 2020
Costa Rica 5.23 160 1960 - 2020
Singapore 5.2 161 1960 - 2020
Samoa 5.19 162 1960 - 2020
Ecuador 5.14 163 1960 - 2020
Panama 5.14 164 1960 - 2020
Vanuatu 5.13 165 1960 - 2020
Libya 5.12 166 1960 - 2020
Uzbekistan 5.1 167 1960 - 2020
Nicaragua 5.09 168 1960 - 2020
Morocco 5.06 169 1960 - 2020
Rwanda 5.05 170 1960 - 2020
Iran 4.84 171 1960 - 2020
Syria 4.83 172 1960 - 2020
Belize 4.8 173 1960 - 2020
Algeria 4.72 174 1960 - 2020
Guatemala 4.71 175 1960 - 2020
Iraq 4.71 176 1960 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 4.71 177 1960 - 2020
Tajikistan 4.69 178 1960 - 2020
Brunei 4.66 179 1960 - 2020
Lebanon 4.57 180 1960 - 2020
Honduras 4.47 181 1960 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 4.22 182 1960 - 2020
Macao 4.1 183 1960 - 2020
Jordan 3.92 184 1960 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 3.55 185 1960 - 2020
Palestine 3.45 186 1990 - 2020
Kuwait 2.92 187 1960 - 2020
Maldives 2.73 188 1960 - 2020
Bahrain 2.44 189 1960 - 2020
Oman 2.42 190 1960 - 2020
UA Emirates 1.58 191 1960 - 2020
Qatar 1.29 192 1960 - 2020


Definition: Crude death rate indicates the number of deaths occurring during the year, per 1,000 population estimated at midyear. Subtracting the crude death rate from the crude birth rate provides the rate of natural increase, which is equal to the rate of population change in the absence of migration.
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16.90
15.90
15.60
15.40
15.20
14.60
14.50
14.10
13.69
13.00
12.75
12.60
12.60
12.40
12.20
12.10
12.00
11.90
11.90
11.78
11.72
11.72
11.70
11.42
11.40
11.30
11.14
11.10
11.05
11.00
10.80
10.50
10.40
10.40
10.30
10.30
10.00
9.90
9.90
9.80
9.71
9.70
9.60
9.59
9.50
9.48
9.40
9.38
9.38
9.36
9.31
9.27
9.16
9.13
9.12
8.91
8.88
8.88
8.80
8.80
8.70
8.64
8.60
8.57
8.38
8.33
8.26
8.25
8.20
8.20
8.10
8.03
7.95
7.92
7.90
7.82
7.80
7.73
7.71
7.69
7.65
7.61
7.61
7.60
7.60
7.55
7.50
7.50
7.45
7.33
7.30
7.30
7.30
7.26
7.22
7.18
7.14
7.10
7.07
7.06
7.05
7.05
7.04
7.03
7.00
6.93
6.92
6.87
6.85
6.84
6.80
6.80
6.76
6.68
6.61
6.60
6.57
6.55
6.48
6.44
6.41
6.40
6.35
6.35
6.32
6.30
6.30
6.29
6.29
6.26
6.26
6.26
6.25
6.24
6.23
6.22
6.16
6.15
6.12
6.10
6.00
5.98
5.98
5.92
5.90
5.82
5.75
5.72
5.71
5.66
5.59
5.54
5.52
5.48
5.48
5.34
5.30
5.25
5.23
5.20
5.19
5.14
5.14
5.13
5.12
5.10
5.09
5.06
5.05
4.84
4.83
4.80
4.72
4.71
4.71
4.71
4.69
4.66
4.57
4.47
4.22
4.10
3.92
3.55
3.45
2.92
2.73
2.44
2.42
1.58
1.29
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13.5
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