* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Death rate, per 1000 people, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 194 countries was 8.76 deaths per 1000 people. The highest value was in Bulgaria: 21.7 deaths per 1000 people and the lowest value was in Qatar: 1.31 deaths per 1000 people. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. 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, 2021 Global rank Available data
Bulgaria 21.7 1 1960 - 2021
Serbia 20 2 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 18.5 3 1960 - 2021
Latvia 18.4 4 1960 - 2021
Romania 17.5 5 1960 - 2021
Lithuania 17 6 1960 - 2021
Russia 16.7 7 1960 - 2021
Belarus 16.54 8 1960 - 2021
Moldova 16.36 9 1960 - 2021
Croatia 16.2 10 1960 - 2021
Hungary 16.1 11 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 15.71 12 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 15.5 13 1960 - 2021
Georgia 15.17 14 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 14.8 15 1960 - 2021
Lesotho 14.19 16 1960 - 2021
Estonia 14 17 1960 - 2021
Poland 13.8 18 1960 - 2021
Greece 13.5 19 1960 - 2021
Slovakia 13.5 20 1960 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 13.43 21 1960 - 2021
Czechia 13.3 22 1960 - 2021
Nigeria 13.08 23 1960 - 2021
Armenia 13.01 24 1960 - 2021
Chad 12.5 25 1960 - 2021
Germany 12.3 26 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 12.16 27 1960 - 2021
Portugal 12.1 28 1960 - 2021
Italy 12 29 1960 - 2021
Japan 11.7 30 1960 - 2021
Somalia 11.6 31 1960 - 2021
Gibraltar 11.55 32 1960 - 2021
South Africa 11.43 33 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 11.39 34 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 11.36 35 1960 - 2021
Albania 11.32 36 1960 - 2021
Bermuda 11.3 37 1960 - 2021
Aruba 11.23 38 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 11 39 1960 - 2021
Namibia 10.71 40 1960 - 2021
Mauritius 10.5 41 1960 - 2021
Finland 10.4 42 1960 - 2021
USA 10.4 43 1960 - 2021
Austria 10.3 44 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 10.3 45 1960 - 2021
Palau 10.2 46 1990 - 2021
Tuvalu 10.16 47 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 10.06 48 1960 - 2021
Guinea 9.99 49 1960 - 2021
Guyana 9.99 50 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 9.94 51 1960 - 2021
Denmark 9.8 52 1960 - 2021
Netherlands 9.8 53 1960 - 2021
Burma 9.77 54 1960 - 2021
Belgium 9.7 55 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 9.7 56 1960 - 2021
France 9.7 57 1960 - 2021
UK 9.7 58 1960 - 2021
Kazakhstan 9.61 59 1960 - 2021
Spain 9.5 60 1960 - 2021
Botswana 9.46 61 1960 - 2021
India 9.45 62 1960 - 2021
Benin 9.43 63 1960 - 2021
Mexico 9.41 64 1960 - 2021
North Korea 9.31 65 1960 - 2021
Seychelles 9.3 66 1971 - 2021
Mali 9.27 67 1960 - 2021
Djibouti 9.15 68 1960 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 9.13 69 1960 - 2021
Sierra Leone 9.11 70 1960 - 2021
San Marino 9.1 71 2004 - 2021
Zimbabwe 9.06 72 1960 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 9.04 73 1960 - 2021
Barbados 9.01 74 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 9 75 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 8.99 76 1960 - 2021
Dominica 8.99 77 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 8.96 78 1960 - 2021
Argentina 8.95 79 1960 - 2021
Fiji 8.86 80 1960 - 2021
Liberia 8.84 81 1960 - 2021
Jamaica 8.8 82 1960 - 2021
Sweden 8.8 83 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 8.79 84 1960 - 2021
Comoros 8.72 85 1960 - 2021
G.-Bissau 8.72 86 1960 - 2021
Haiti 8.68 87 1960 - 2021
Suriname 8.67 88 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 8.66 89 1960 - 2021
Puerto Rico 8.6 90 1960 - 2021
Cameroon 8.58 91 1960 - 2021
Brazil 8.33 92 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 8.27 93 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 8.2 94 1960 - 2021
Togo 8.17 95 1960 - 2021
Grenada 8.15 96 1960 - 2021
Niger 8.14 97 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 8.12 98 1960 - 2021
Faroe Isl. 8.1 99 1970 - 2021
Kenya 8.06 100 1960 - 2021
Angola 8.01 101 1960 - 2021
Malta 8 102 1960 - 2021
Peru 7.99 103 1960 - 2021
Thailand 7.92 104 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 7.88 105 1960 - 2021
Canada 7.8 106 1960 - 2021
Norway 7.8 107 1960 - 2021
Nepal 7.78 108 1960 - 2021
Colombia 7.74 109 1960 - 2021
Paraguay 7.64 110 1960 - 2021
Ghana 7.63 111 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 7.6 112 1960 - 2021
Gambia 7.54 113 1960 - 2021
Burundi 7.47 114 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 7.44 115 1960 - 2021
Chile 7.43 116 1960 - 2021
Sri Lanka 7.36 117 1960 - 2021
Afghanistan 7.34 118 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 7.32 119 1960 - 2021
Philippines 7.31 120 1960 - 2021
Cyprus 7.26 121 1960 - 2021
Gabon 7.26 122 1960 - 2021
N. Caledonia 7.2 123 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 7.19 124 1960 - 2021
China 7.18 125 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 7.17 126 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 7.1 127 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 7.06 128 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 7 129 1960 - 2021
Malawi 6.98 130 1960 - 2021
Tonga 6.97 131 1960 - 2021
Zambia 6.97 132 1960 - 2021
Hong Kong 6.9 133 1960 - 2021
Liechtenstein 6.9 134 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 6.84 135 1960 - 2021
Yemen 6.84 136 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 6.83 137 1960 - 2021
Sudan 6.8 138 1960 - 2021
Ethiopia 6.78 139 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 6.73 140 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 6.72 141 1960 - 2021
Australia 6.7 142 1960 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 6.68 143 1960 - 2021
Papua N.G. 6.68 144 1960 - 2021
Laos 6.61 145 1960 - 2021
Ireland 6.6 146 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 6.59 147 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 6.5 148 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 6.48 149 1960 - 2021
Iran 6.44 150 1960 - 2021
Turkey 6.4 151 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 6.39 152 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 6.36 153 1960 - 2021
Belize 6.35 154 1960 - 2021
Egypt 6.33 155 1960 - 2021
Iceland 6.3 156 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 6.28 157 1960 - 2021
Kiribati 6.24 158 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 6.22 159 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 6.21 160 1960 - 2021
South Korea 6.2 161 1960 - 2021
Morocco 6.17 162 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 6.13 163 1960 - 2021
Panama 6.07 164 1960 - 2021
Cape Verde 6.03 165 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 6.03 166 1960 - 2021
Libya 6.02 167 1960 - 2021
Senegal 5.92 168 1960 - 2021
Uganda 5.88 169 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 5.8 170 1960 - 2021
Singapore 5.8 171 1960 - 2021
Bangladesh 5.68 172 1960 - 2021
Honduras 5.61 173 1960 - 2021
Israel 5.4 174 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 5.39 175 1960 - 2021
Samoa 5.34 176 1960 - 2021
Brunei 5.21 177 1960 - 2021
Syria 5.12 178 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 5.03 179 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 5 180 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 4.86 181 1960 - 2021
Iraq 4.75 182 1960 - 2021
Algeria 4.55 183 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 4.55 184 1960 - 2021
Macao 4.11 185 1960 - 2021
Jordan 3.87 186 1960 - 2021
Palestine 3.82 187 1990 - 2021
Oman 3.8 188 1960 - 2021
Maldives 3.02 189 1960 - 2021
Kuwait 2.91 190 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 2.86 191 1960 - 2021
Bahrain 2.48 192 1960 - 2021
UA Emirates 1.87 193 1960 - 2021
Qatar 1.31 194 1960 - 2021



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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