* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Infant deaths per 1000 live births, 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 187 countries was 20 deaths per 1000 live births. The highest value was in Sierra Leone: 78 deaths per 1000 live births and the lowest value was in Monaco: 1 deaths per 1000 live births. The indicator is available from 1960 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: deaths per 1000 live births; Source: UNICEF
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Infant mortality, 2021 Global rank Available data
Sierra Leone 78 1 1960 - 2021
C.A. Republic 75 2 1961 - 2021
Nigeria 71 3 1964 - 2021
Somalia 71 4 1984 - 2021
Chad 66 5 1972 - 2021
Guinea 64 6 1960 - 2021
DR Congo 62 7 1969 - 2021
Mali 62 8 1963 - 2021
Niger 60 9 1967 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 57 10 1982 - 2021
Lesotho 57 11 1960 - 2021
Liberia 57 12 1960 - 2021
Ivory Coast 56 13 1960 - 2021
Benin 55 14 1960 - 2021
Pakistan 53 15 1960 - 2021
Burkina Faso 52 16 1960 - 2021
Mozambique 51 17 1964 - 2021
G.-Bissau 50 18 1985 - 2021
Angola 47 19 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 47 20 1960 - 2021
Yemen 47 21 1963 - 2021
Djibouti 46 22 1976 - 2021
Haiti 45 23 1960 - 2021
Madagascar 45 24 1968 - 2021
Afghanistan 43 25 1963 - 2021
Togo 43 26 1960 - 2021
Swaziland 42 27 1960 - 2021
Zambia 40 28 1960 - 2021
Comoros 39 29 1970 - 2021
Sudan 39 30 1960 - 2021
Burundi 38 31 1964 - 2021
Kiribati 38 32 1960 - 2021
Turkmenistan 36 33 1977 - 2021
Zimbabwe 36 34 1960 - 2021
Burma 34 35 1968 - 2021
Ethiopia 34 36 1966 - 2021
Gambia 34 37 1960 - 2021
Laos 34 38 1978 - 2021
Papua N.G. 34 39 1960 - 2021
Tanzania 34 40 1960 - 2021
Ghana 33 41 1960 - 2021
Dominica 32 42 1960 - 2021
Mauritania 32 43 1960 - 2021
R. of Congo 32 44 1960 - 2021
Malawi 31 45 1966 - 2021
Uganda 31 46 1960 - 2021
Rwanda 30 47 1960 - 2021
Eritrea 29 48 1974 - 2021
Gabon 29 49 1969 - 2021
Namibia 29 50 1967 - 2021
Senegal 29 51 1960 - 2021
Botswana 28 52 1960 - 2021
Kenya 28 53 1960 - 2021
Tajikistan 28 54 1972 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 27 55 1960 - 2021
India 26 56 1960 - 2021
South Africa 26 57 1974 - 2021
Bangladesh 23 58 1960 - 2021
Bhutan 23 59 1968 - 2021
Fiji 23 60 1960 - 2021
Guyana 23 61 1960 - 2021
Nepal 23 62 1960 - 2021
Saint Lucia 22 63 1960 - 2021
Cambodia 21 64 1975 - 2021
Iraq 21 65 1960 - 2021
Micronesia 21 66 1960 - 2021
Philippines 21 67 1960 - 2021
Venezuela 21 68 1960 - 2021
Bolivia 20 69 1960 - 2021
Guatemala 20 70 1960 - 2021
Vanuatu 20 71 1960 - 2021
Algeria 19 72 1960 - 2021
Indonesia 19 73 1960 - 2021
Syria 18 74 1960 - 2021
Tuvalu 18 75 1960 - 2021
Azerbaijan 17 76 1982 - 2021
Egypt 16 77 1960 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 16 78 1975 - 2021
Paraguay 16 79 1960 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 16 80 1960 - 2021
Vietnam 16 81 1964 - 2021
Mauritius 15 82 1960 - 2021
Morocco 15 83 1960 - 2021
Palau 15 84 1985 - 2021
Suriname 15 85 1983 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 15 86 1960 - 2021
Grenada 14 87 1960 - 2021
Honduras 14 88 1960 - 2021
Samoa 14 89 1960 - 2021
Tunisia 14 90 1962 - 2021
Brazil 13 91 1960 - 2021
Jordan 13 92 1960 - 2021
Mongolia 13 93 1978 - 2021
Palestine 13 94 1975 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 13 95 1960 - 2021
Uzbekistan 13 96 1979 - 2021
Cape Verde 12 97 1960 - 2021
Moldova 12 98 1971 - 2021
Panama 12 99 1960 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 12 100 1965 - 2021
Seychelles 12 101 1960 - 2021
Bahamas 11 102 1968 - 2021
Barbados 11 103 1960 - 2021
Colombia 11 104 1960 - 2021
Ecuador 11 105 1960 - 2021
El Salvador 11 106 1960 - 2021
Iran 11 107 1971 - 2021
Jamaica 11 108 1960 - 2021
Mexico 11 109 1960 - 2021
Nicaragua 11 110 1960 - 2021
Peru 11 111 1960 - 2021
Armenia 10 112 1976 - 2021
Belize 10 113 1967 - 2021
Brunei 10 114 1960 - 2021
North Korea 10 115 1985 - 2021
Tonga 10 116 1963 - 2021
Kazakhstan 9 117 1971 - 2021
Libya 9 118 1960 - 2021
Oman 9 119 1963 - 2021
Albania 8 120 1978 - 2021
Georgia 8 121 1975 - 2021
Kuwait 8 122 1960 - 2021
Turkey 8 123 1960 - 2021
Lebanon 7 124 1960 - 2021
Malaysia 7 125 1960 - 2021
Thailand 7 126 1960 - 2021
Ukraine 7 127 1971 - 2021
Argentina 6 128 1969 - 2021
Bahrain 6 129 1960 - 2021
Chile 6 130 1960 - 2021
Costa Rica 6 131 1960 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 6 132 1972 - 2021
Sri Lanka 6 133 1960 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 5 134 1960 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 5 135 1984 - 2021
Bulgaria 5 136 1960 - 2021
China 5 137 1969 - 2021
Maldives 5 138 1965 - 2021
Malta 5 139 1960 - 2021
North Macedonia 5 140 1981 - 2021
Qatar 5 141 1969 - 2021
Romania 5 142 1960 - 2021
Serbia 5 143 1984 - 2021
Slovakia 5 144 1981 - 2021
UA Emirates 5 145 1960 - 2021
Uruguay 5 146 1960 - 2021
USA 5 147 1960 - 2021
Canada 4 148 1960 - 2021
Croatia 4 149 1981 - 2021
Netherlands 4 150 1960 - 2021
New Zealand 4 151 1960 - 2021
Poland 4 152 1960 - 2021
Russia 4 153 1970 - 2021
UK 4 154 1960 - 2021
Andorra 3 155 1985 - 2021
Australia 3 156 1960 - 2021
Austria 3 157 1960 - 2021
Belgium 3 158 1960 - 2021
Denmark 3 159 1960 - 2021
France 3 160 1960 - 2021
Germany 3 161 1968 - 2021
Greece 3 162 1960 - 2021
Hungary 3 163 1960 - 2021
Ireland 3 164 1960 - 2021
Israel 3 165 1960 - 2021
Latvia 3 166 1979 - 2021
Lithuania 3 167 1967 - 2021
Portugal 3 168 1960 - 2021
South Korea 3 169 1960 - 2021
Spain 3 170 1960 - 2021
Switzerland 3 171 1960 - 2021
Belarus 2 172 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 2 173 1971 - 2021
Czechia 2 174 1981 - 2021
Estonia 2 175 1980 - 2021
Finland 2 176 1960 - 2021
Iceland 2 177 1960 - 2021
Italy 2 178 1960 - 2021
Japan 2 179 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg 2 180 1960 - 2021
Montenegro 2 181 1984 - 2021
Norway 2 182 1960 - 2021
San Marino 2 183 1985 - 2021
Singapore 2 184 1960 - 2021
Slovenia 2 185 1981 - 2021
Sweden 2 186 1960 - 2021
Monaco 1 187 1985 - 2021



Definition: Infant mortality rate is the number of infants dying before reaching one year of age, per 1,000 live births in a given year.

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