Rankings

Death rates and infant mortality Change

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Highest death rates

Number of deaths per 1,000 population 2015-20

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Bulgaria
    Result
    15.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Latvia
    Result
    15.1
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Ukraine
    Result
    14.9
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Lithuania
    Result
    14.3
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    13.6
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    13.5
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Georgia
    Result
    13.1
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Hungary
    Result
    13.0
  9. Rank
    Country
    Romania
    Result
    13.0
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Central African Rep.
    Result
    12.9
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Croatia
    Result
    12.8
  12. Rank
    Country
    Serbia
    Result
    12.8
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Chad
    Result
    12.6
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Sierra Leone
    Result
    12.5
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Lesotho
    Result
    12.4
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Estonia
    Result
    12.2
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Nigeria
    Result
    12.0
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Ivory Coast
    Result
    11.8
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Moldova
    Result
    11.7
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    11.3
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Bosnia & Herz.
    Result
    11.2
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Somalia
    Result
    11.0
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Barbados
    Result
    10.9 a
  24. Rank
    Country
    Greece
    Result
    10.9
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    10.8
  26. Rank
    Country
    Portugal
    Result
    10.8
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    10.7
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    10.6
  29. Rank
    Country
    South Sudan
    Result
    10.6
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Poland
    Result
    10.5
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Burundi
    Result
    10.4
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Guinea-Bissau
    Result
    10.2
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Slovakia
    Result
    10.1
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Equatorial Guinea
    Result
    10.0
  35. Rank
    Country
    Montenegro
    Result
    10.0
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Macedonia
    Result
    9.9
  37. Rank
    Country
    Slovenia
    Result
    9.9
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Belgium
    Result
    9.8
  39. Rank
    Country
    Finland
    Result
    9.8
  40. Rank
    Country
    Mali
    Result
    9.8
  41. Rank
    Country
    Monaco
    Result
    9.8 a
  42. Rank
    Country
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Result
    9.8
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Armenia
    Result
    9.7
  44. Rank
    Country
    Austria
    Result
    9.7
  45. Rank
    Country
    Cameroon
    Result
    9.7
  46. Rank
    Country
    Mozambique
    Result
    9.7
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Congo-Kinshasa
    Result
    9.6
  48. Rank
    Country
    Denmark
    Result
    9.6
  49. Rank
    49
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    9.5
  50. Rank
    50
    Country
    Niger
    Result
    9.4
  51. Rank
    Country
    Uruguay
    Result
    9.4
  52. Rank
    52
    Country
    Swaziland
    Result
    9.3
  53. Rank
    53
    Country
    Channel Islands
    Result
    9.1
  54. Rank
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    9.1
  55. Rank
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    9.1
  56. Rank
    56
    Country
    Benin
    Result
    9.0
  57. Rank
    Country
    France
    Result
    9.0
  58. Rank
    Country
    North Korea
    Result
    9.0
  59. Rank
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    9.0
  60. Rank
    60
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    8.9
  61. Rank
    Country
    Malta
    Result
    8.9
  62. Rank
    62
    Country
    Guinea
    Result
    8.8
  63. Rank
    63
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    8.7
  64. Rank
    64
    Country
    Bermuda
    Result
    8.6
  65. Rank
    Country
    Martinique
    Result
    8.6
  66. Rank
    Country
    Togo
    Result
    8.6
  67. Rank
    Country
    Virgin Islands (US)
    Result
    8.6
  68. Rank
    68
    Country
    Haiti
    Result
    8.5
  69. Rank
    Country
    Uganda
    Result
    8.5
  70. Rank
    70
    Country
    Angola
    Result
    8.4
  71. Rank
    Country
    United States
    Result
    8.4
  72. Rank
    72
    Country
    Burkina Faso
    Result
    8.3
  73. Rank
    Country
    Guyana
    Result
    8.3
  74. Rank
    Country
    Mauritius
    Result
    8.3
  75. Rank
    75
    Country
    Myanmar
    Result
    8.2
  76. Rank
    76
    Country
    Cuba
    Result
    8.1
  77. Rank
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    8.1
  78. Rank
    78
    Country
    Puerto Rico
    Result
    8.0
  79. Rank
    Country
    Switzerland
    Result
    8.0
  80. Rank
    80
    Country
    Gambia, The
    Result
    7.9
  81. Rank
    Country
    Ghana
    Result
    7.9
  82. Rank
    Country
    Norway
    Result
    7.9
  83. Rank
    83
    Country
    Mauritania
    Result
    7.8
  84. Rank
    Country
    Zimbabwe
    Result
    7.8
  85. Rank
    85
    Country
    Albania
    Result
    7.7
  86. Rank
    86
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    7.6
  87. Rank
    Country
    Liberia
    Result
    7.6
  88. Rank
    Country
    Zambia
    Result
    7.6
  89. Rank
    89
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    7.5
  90. Rank
    Country
    China
    Result
    7.5
  91. Rank
    91
    Country
    Gabon
    Result
    7.4
  92. Rank
    Country
    India
    Result
    7.4
  93. Rank
    Country
    Liechtenstein
    Result
    7.4 a
  94. Rank
    Country
    Suriname
    Result
    7.4
  95. Rank
    Country
    Taiwan
    Result
    7.4
  96. Rank
    96
    Country
    Andorra
    Result
    7.3 a
  97. Rank
    Country
    Bolivia
    Result
    7.3
  98. Rank
    Country
    Fiji
    Result
    7.3
  99. Rank
    Country
    Luxembourg
    Result
    7.3
  100. Rank
    Country
    Sudan
    Result
    7.3

Index key & notes

Notes

Both death and, in particular, infant mortality rates can be underestimated in certain countries where not all deaths are officially recorded.

Sources: UN; CIA

a 2017 estimates