Divorce Rates By Country 2020

Many couples choose to express their love by tying the knot. Unfortunately, not all marriages last forever, and divorce is something that occurs in nations all around the world.

We’re going to take an in-depth look at divorce rates by country, breaking down the countries with the highest rates, as well as the nations with the lowest rates.

Determining divorce rates is typically performed by using census data. There are several different ways to use this data. For example, you can calculate the crude divorce rate. This simply looks at the number of divorced couples per year divided by the total population. This number is then multiplied by 1,000 and is expressed as a number per 1,000 people. So, for example, if there are 100,000 people living in a nation, and there are 500 divorces per year, working out this equation would show that there are 5 divorces per 1,000 residents.

There are other ways to calculate divorce rates, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll be comparing the crude divorce rate of different nations around the world.

Looking at the crude divorce rate shows that Russia has the highest rate of divorce. According to United Nations data from 2011, Russia’s divorce rate is 4.8 divorces per every 1,000 residents. Belarus trails only slightly behind with 4.1 divorces per every 1,000 residents.

When it comes to the nation with the third highest divorce rate, there are two countries that are tied, each of which falls significantly behind Russia and Belarus. Gibraltar and the United States each have a divorce rate of 3.2 divorces per every 1,000 residents.

On the other side of the coin, there are nations with very low divorce rates. The country with the lowest, based on UN data, is Sri Lanka with a divorce rate of 0.15 divorces per 1,000 residents. Vietnam has the next lowest rate at 0.4 divorces per every 1,000 residents. South African and Bosnia and Herzegovina are tied for the third lowest rate of divorce at 0.6 divorces per 1,000 residents.

Divorce Rates By Country 2020

Country Number of Divorces per 1,000 Population Population 2020
Guatemala0.417,915,568
Qatar0.42,881,053
Peru0.532,971,854
Ireland0.64,937,786
French Guiana0.8298,682
Malta0.8441,543
Greece110,423,054
Martinique1375,265
Tajikistan19,537,645
Uzbekistan133,469,203
Mexico1.1128,932,753
Montenegro1.1628,066
Panama1.14,314,767
Suriname1.1586,632
Jamaica1.22,961,167
Armenia1.22,963,243
Slovenia1.22,078,938
Azerbaijan1.310,139,177
Mongolia1.33,278,290
Serbia1.38,737,371
Brunei1.4437,479
Bulgaria1.56,948,445
Kyrgyzstan1.56,524,195
Italy1.660,461,826
Mauritius1.61,271,768
Barbados1.6287,375
Romania1.619,237,691
Turkey1.684,339,067
Luxembourg2625,978
Belgium211,589,623
Jordan2.110,203,134
South Korea2.151,269,185
Portugal2.110,196,709
Spain2.146,754,778
Egypt2.1102,334,404
Dominican Republic2.210,847,910
Cyprus2.31,207,359
Iran2.383,992,949
Macau2.3649,335
Czech Republic2.410,708,981
Liechtenstein2.438,128
Sweden2.410,099,265
Estonia2.51,326,535
Finland2.55,540,720
United States2.5331,002,651
Costa Rica2.65,094,118
Denmark2.65,792,202
Puerto Rico2.62,860,853
Georgia2.73,989,167
Cuba2.911,326,616
Kazakhstan318,776,707
Lithuania32,722,289
Latvia3.11,886,198
Ukraine3.143,733,762
Belarus3.49,449,323
Moldova3.74,033,963
Guam4.2168,775
Russia4.7145,934,462