Divorce Rates by Country 2020

Hover overClick on a tile for details.
Population

< 0.5

> 0.5

> 1

> 1.5

> 2

> 2.5

> 3

> 3.5

> 4

> 4.5

> 5

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 2020

Loading...

Divorce Rates by Country 2020

Country Number of Divorces per 1,000 Population Population 2020
Russia4.7145,934,462
Guam4.2168,775
Moldova3.74,033,963
Belarus3.49,449,323
Latvia3.11,886,198
Ukraine3.143,733,762
Lithuania32,722,289
Kazakhstan318,776,707
Cuba2.911,326,616
Georgia2.73,989,167
Puerto Rico2.62,860,853
Costa Rica2.65,094,118
Denmark2.65,792,202
Estonia2.51,326,535
Finland2.55,540,720
United States2.5331,002,651
Liechtenstein2.438,128
Sweden2.410,099,265
Czech Republic2.410,708,981
Macau2.3649,335
Cyprus2.31,207,359
Iran2.383,992,949
Dominican Republic2.210,847,910
Portugal2.110,196,709
Jordan2.110,203,134
Spain2.146,754,778
South Korea2.151,269,185
Egypt2.1102,334,404
Luxembourg2625,978
Belgium211,589,623
Barbados1.6287,375
Mauritius1.61,271,768
Romania1.619,237,691
Italy1.660,461,826
Turkey1.684,339,067
Kyrgyzstan1.56,524,195
Bulgaria1.56,948,445
Brunei1.4437,479
Mongolia1.33,278,290
Serbia1.38,737,371
Azerbaijan1.310,139,177
Slovenia1.22,078,938
Jamaica1.22,961,167
Armenia1.22,963,243
Suriname1.1586,632
Montenegro1.1628,066
Panama1.14,314,767
Mexico1.1128,932,753
Martinique1375,265
Macedonia12,083,374
Tajikistan19,537,645
Greece110,423,054
Uzbekistan133,469,203
French Guiana0.8298,682
Malta0.8441,543
Ireland0.64,937,786
Peru0.532,971,854
Qatar0.42,881,053
Guatemala0.417,915,568