Divorce Rates By Country 2021

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Many couples choose to express their love by tying the knot. Unfortunately, not all marriages last forever, and divorce 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 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. For example, if 100,000 people live in a nation, and there are 500 divorces per year, working out this equation shows five divorces per 1,000 residents.

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

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 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, two countries 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. In the U.S., Nevada has the highest divorce rate of any state at 14%.

On the other side of the coin, there are nations with 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 Africa 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 2021

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Divorce Rates By Country 2021

Country Number of Divorces per 1,000 Population 2021 Population
Russia4.7145,912,025
Guam4.2170,179
Moldova3.74,024,019
Belarus3.49,442,862
Ukraine3.143,466,819
Latvia3.11,866,942
Kazakhstan318,994,962
Lithuania32,689,862
Cuba2.911,317,505
Georgia2.73,979,765
Denmark2.65,813,298
Costa Rica2.65,139,052
Puerto Rico2.62,828,255
United States2.5332,915,073
Finland2.55,548,360
Estonia2.51,325,185
Czech Republic2.410,724,555
Sweden2.410,160,169
Liechtenstein2.438,250
Iran2.385,028,759
Cyprus2.31,215,584
Macau2.3658,394
Dominican Republic2.210,953,703
Egypt2.1104,258,327
South Korea2.151,305,186
Spain2.146,745,216
Jordan2.110,269,021
Portugal2.110,167,925
Belgium211,632,326
Luxembourg2634,814
Turkey1.685,042,738
Italy1.660,367,477
Romania1.619,127,774
Mauritius1.61,273,433
Barbados1.6287,711
Bulgaria1.56,896,663
Kyrgyzstan1.56,628,356
Brunei1.4441,532
Azerbaijan1.310,223,342
Serbia1.38,697,550
Mongolia1.33,329,289
Jamaica1.22,973,463
Armenia1.22,968,127
Slovenia1.22,078,724
Mexico1.1130,262,216
Panama1.14,381,579
Montenegro1.1628,053
Suriname1.1591,800
Uzbekistan133,935,763
Greece110,370,744
Tajikistan19,749,627
Martinique1374,745
Malta0.8442,784
French Guiana0.8306,448
Ireland0.64,982,907
Peru0.533,359,418
Guatemala0.418,249,860
Qatar0.42,930,528

Divorce Rates By Country 2021