Death Rate By Country 2019

The death rate, also known as mortality rate, is the measure of the number of deaths in a particular population during a particular period of time. Typically, it is calculated as the number of deaths per one thousand people per year.

Mortality rates vary greatly between countries, and the causes for high or mortality rates depend on specific factors in each country.

Diseases such as HIV/AIDs, malaria, Hepatitis B, and Tuberculosis plague South Africa, while lack of medical supplies and food are problematic in Zimbabwe. In general, high mortality rates can be the result of several things, such as communicable diseases, shortage of healthcare, malnutrition, cardiovascular diseases, violence, cancers, and accidents.

Countries with high mortality rates and relatively low fertility rates face the risk of population decline.

Bulgaria has the highest mortality rate in the world of 15.433 deaths per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, the causes of death in Bulgaria are the same as those in other European countries, including noncommunicable diseases (diseases of the circulatory, digestive, or respiratory systems) and cancers.

The ten countries with the highest mortality rates in the world are:

  1. Bulgaria (15.433)
  2. Ukraine (15.192)
  3. Latvia (14.669)
  4. Lesotho (14.144)
  5. Lithuania (13.737)
  6. Serbia (13.194)
  7. Croatia (13.17)
  8. Romania (13.099)
  9. Georgia (12.816)
  10. Russia (12.785)

Countries with low mortality rates have improved access to health, well-informed citizens, overall better nutrition, higher standards of living, and advancements in medicine.

Qatar has the lowest mortality rate in the world of 1.244 deaths per 1,000 people. This low mortality rate can be attributed to Qatar’s improved health care system, renowned for its technologically advanced facilities and some of the best patient care in the world.

The ten countries with the lowest mortality rates in the world are:

  1. Qatar (1.244)
  2. United Arab Emirates (1.519)
  3. Bahrain (2.416)
  4. Oman (2.446)
  5. Mayotte (2.71)
  6. Kuwait (2.787)
  7. Maldives (2.821)
  8. French Guiana (2.956)
  9. Palestine (3.462)
  10. Saudi Arabia (3.513)

Below is a table of each country’s death rate per 1,000 people.

Country Population 2019 Death Rate
Bulgaria7,000,11915.433
Ukraine43,993,63815.192
Latvia1,906,74314.669
Lesotho2,125,26814.144
Lithuania2,759,62713.737
Serbia8,772,23513.194
Croatia4,130,30413.17
Romania19,364,55713.099
Georgia3,996,76512.816
Russia145,872,25612.785
Hungary9,684,67912.613
Belarus9,452,41112.557
Central African Republic4,745,18512.178
Chad15,946,87612.045
Nigeria200,963,59911.771
Estonia1,325,64811.727
Sierra Leone7,813,21511.698
Moldova4,043,26311.697
Germany83,517,04511.275
Greece10,473,45510.924
Bosnia And Herzegovina3,301,00010.8
Somalia15,442,90510.778
Montenegro627,98710.729
Portugal10,226,18710.702
Japan126,860,30110.646
Czech Republic10,689,20910.571
Italy60,550,07510.566
South Sudan11,062,11310.43
Poland37,887,76810.201
Slovenia2,078,65410.044
Ivory Coast25,716,54410.003
Slovakia5,457,0139.968
Austria8,955,1029.896
Armenia2,957,7319.862
Finland5,532,1569.795
Belgium11,539,3289.789
Denmark5,771,8769.783
Mali19,658,0319.586
Guinea Bissau1,920,9229.557
Grenada112,0039.547
Puerto Rico2,933,4089.54
South Africa58,558,2709.494
Uruguay3,461,7349.47
Dr Congo86,790,5679.415
United Kingdom67,530,1729.398
France65,129,7289.317
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,5899.281
Equatorial Guinea1,355,9869.235
Martinique375,5549.2
Cameroon25,876,3809.191
Sweden10,036,3799.165
North Korea25,666,1619.159
Aruba106,3149.135
Spain46,736,7769.115
Cuba11,333,4839.064
Barbados287,0259.042
Netherlands17,097,1308.812
Benin11,801,1518.809
United States329,064,9178.782
United States Virgin Islands104,5788.702
Haiti11,263,0778.51
Mauritius1,269,6688.462
Trinidad And Tobago1,394,9738.459
Togo8,082,3668.426
Mozambique30,366,0368.42
Malta440,3728.385
Guinea12,771,2468.369
Guadeloupe400,0568.31
Myanmar54,045,4208.24
Fiji889,9538.229
Niger23,310,7158.199
Angola31,825,2958.155
Burkina Faso20,321,3788.066
Namibia2,494,5308.063
Switzerland8,591,3658.051
Albania2,880,9177.997
Zimbabwe14,645,4687.983
Norway5,378,8577.979
Burundi11,530,5807.888
Seychelles97,7397.853
Gambia2,347,7067.817
Canada37,411,0477.758
Thailand69,625,5827.746
Taiwan23,773,8767.631
Argentina44,780,6777.612
Jamaica2,948,2797.588
Guyana782,7667.52
Liberia4,937,3747.494
Papua New Guinea8,776,1097.408
Suriname581,3727.377
Ghana30,417,8567.284
India1,366,417,7547.273
China1,433,783,6867.261
Saint Lucia182,7907.229
Comoros850,8867.198
Mauritania4,525,6967.186
Kazakhstan18,551,4277.172
Sudan42,813,2387.171
Tonga104,4947.128
Luxembourg615,7297.125
Eritrea3,497,1177.108
Cyprus1,198,5757.075
Djibouti973,5607.068
Turkmenistan5,942,0897.06
El Salvador6,453,5537.057
New Zealand4,783,0637.033
Venezuela28,515,8297.029
Pakistan216,565,3186.934
Gabon2,172,5796.822
Bahamas389,4826.817
Azerbaijan10,047,7186.808
Bolivia11,513,1006.789
Iceland339,0316.736
Sri Lanka21,323,7336.717
Hong Kong7,436,1546.716
Republic Of The Congo5,380,5086.701
Micronesia113,8156.626
Australia25,203,1986.622
Malawi18,628,7476.61
Ethiopia112,078,7306.529
Uganda44,269,5946.527
Indonesia270,625,5686.51
Brazil211,049,5276.503
Zambia17,861,0306.476
Laos7,169,4556.431
Antigua And Barbuda97,1186.409
Afghanistan38,041,7546.393
Tanzania58,005,4636.387
Nepal28,608,7106.358
Vietnam96,462,1066.354
Mongolia3,225,1676.351
Kiribati117,6066.32
Tunisia11,694,7196.267
Bhutan763,0926.265
Reunion888,9276.256
Chile18,952,0386.215
Dominican Republic10,738,9586.177
Ireland4,882,4956.139
South Korea51,225,3086.111
Mexico127,575,5296.039
Cambodia16,486,5426.019
Madagascar26,969,3076.017
Kyrgyzstan6,415,8506.011
Yemen29,161,9225.991
Philippines108,116,6155.9
Botswana2,303,6975.825
Egypt100,388,0735.808
New Caledonia282,7505.807
Uzbekistan32,981,7165.794
French Polynesia279,2875.7
Senegal16,296,3645.691
Cape Verde549,9355.611
Colombia50,339,4435.606
Bangladesh163,046,1615.545
Peru32,510,4535.539
Paraguay7,044,6365.527
Kenya52,573,9735.483
Turkey83,429,6155.444
Israel8,519,3775.328
Guam167,2945.249
Samoa197,0975.236
Vanuatu299,8825.236
Rwanda12,626,9505.235
Syria17,070,1355.232
Malaysia31,949,7775.139
Costa Rica5,047,5615.122
Ecuador17,373,6625.121
Libya6,777,4525.1
Panama4,246,4395.098
Nicaragua6,545,5025.077
Morocco36,471,7695.072
Western Sahara582,4634.936
Iran82,913,9064.866
Tajikistan9,321,0184.836
Sao Tome And Principe215,0564.819
Iraq39,309,7834.773
Belize390,3534.744
Guatemala17,581,4724.741
Algeria43,053,0544.723
Singapore5,804,3374.6
Brunei433,2854.513
Honduras9,746,1174.453
Lebanon6,855,7134.419
Solomon Islands669,8234.255
Macau640,4454.002
Jordan10,101,6943.887
Saudi Arabia34,268,5283.513
Palestine4,981,4203.462
French Guiana290,8322.956
Maldives530,9532.821
Kuwait4,207,0832.787
Mayotte266,1502.71
Oman4,974,9862.446
Bahrain1,641,1722.416
United Arab Emirates9,770,5291.519
Qatar2,832,0671.244