World death rate 1960-2020 (crude, per 1,000 people)

The death rate measures the number of people to have died during the year, in a particular place, per 1,000 people. The death rate is also referred to as the crude death rate or mortality rate,

The rate of natural increase is calculated by subtracting the death rate from the birth rate. This is also called the rate of natural population change.

Since 1960, the world death rate has declined by 37%. It has dropped from 16.4 per 1,000 people in 1960, to 10.5 people per 1,000 people in 2020. This decrease is likely due to better living standards and advances in medicine.

World Death Rate (2024)

Total World Deaths (2024)

Data Source: United Nations - World Population Prospects

 

The below table shows the death rate for the countries and territories in the world and the year in which those figures are taken from. 

 

Total World Male Deaths (2024)

Total World Female Deaths (2024)

Crude Death rate/Total Deaths by Country (2024)

Country Deaths (2024) Crude death rate (2024) Male deaths (2024) Female deaths (2024)
India 936,833 655.76 1,844.35 2,184.35
China 107,057 75.09 178.61 227.20
United States of America 29,124 85.66 189.46 211.78
Indonesia 208,865 752.57 1,878.18 2,138.72
Pakistan 15,893 66.09 17.95 22.57
Nigeria 274,786 1,227.79 1,965.80 2,035.41
Brazil 146,535 677.08 181.81 222.24
Bangladesh 91,931 531.53 177.28 229.40
Russian Federation 173,871 1,203.73 201.59 1,984.31
Mexico 864,261 6,728.07 1,781.75 2,279.19
Ethiopia 773,204 6,110.98 1,736.80 2,357.21
Japan 157,486 1,277.31 197.85 202.19
Philippines 659,081 5,616.99 1,874.06 2,144.08
Egypt 680,946 6,041.20 1,847.90 2,179.39
Congo 90,987 889.74 186.29 215.89
Viet Nam 681,157 6,890.19 1,770.35 2,298.11
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 448,129 502.54 1,724.38 2,380.51
Türkiye 445,281 518.88 1,809.09 2,235.95
Germany 947,408 1,137.42 2,021.82 1,978.64
Thailand 548,045 763.28 1,737.26 2,356.38
United Kingdom 617,021 910.91 2,010.78 1,989.33
United Republic of Tanzania 380,195 563.77 1,849.40 2,177.30
France 611,378 944.12 2,026.62 1,974.07
South Africa 652,181 1,079.51 2,006.45 1,993.59
Italy 63,431 107.75 2,086.89 192.01
Kenya 402,377 730.26 1,854.82 21,698.50
Myanmar 480,797 8,809.36 1,820.73 2,218.44
Colombia 287,479 551.94 1,804.77 2,242.58
Republic of Korea 35,492 68.54 183.34 219.99
Uganda 268,122 551.89 1,868.99 2,150.74
Sudan 312,356 6,492.67 1,787.95 2,269.12
Spain 434,759 914.90 1,974.70 2,025.95
Argentina 342,195 747.58 1,929.75 2,075.56
Algeria 19,817 43.45 186.73 215.29
Iraq 193,126 424.41 19,060.99 2,103.63
Afghanistan 268,054 634.60 17,429.87 2,345.92
Poland 416,348 1,014.84 19,450.97 2,058.10
Canada 302,395 779.74 1,947.00 2,055.96
Morocco 220,336 5,822.83 1,791.15 2,263.97
Saudi Arabia 103,805 2,809.57 1,558.49 2,790.61
Ukraine 618,465 1,683.15 20,215.24 1,978.93
Angola 269,133 733.65 1,838.15 2,193.10
Uzbekistan 211,731 602.13 1,847.23 21,803.21
Yemen 223,914 649.97 1,723.64 2,381.91
Peru 196,934 573.27 1,825.41 2,211.52
Malaysia 189,309 551.78 1,728.17 2,373.30
Ghana 25,041 733.87 184.99 217.66
Mozambique 249,373 735.67 1,858.68 2,164.58
Nepal 204,545 662.03 1,886.20 2,128.42
Madagascar 191,881 632.73 1,793.20 2,260.72
Ivory Coast 241,082 8,349.74 18,536.21 2,171.48
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 210,481 729.86 1,737.69 2,355.59
Cameroon 222,073 775.20 1,894.84 2,117.54
Niger 204,441 751.54 190,000.93 2,111.10
Australia 180,623 683.17 1,925.68 2,080.29
Dem. People's Republic of Korea 248,321 949.21 2,074.04 1,931.06
China, Taiwan Province of China 18,209 76.11 1,748.51 2,335.98
Mali 202,137 867.78 1,895.54 2,116.64
Burkina Faso 1,921 8.26 19.25 20.81
Syrian Arab Republic 115,683 4,980.54 1,685.97 2,457.78
Sri Lanka 162,146 740.61 1,801.36 2,247.88
Malawi 138,236 660.41 1,840.35 2,189.98
Zambia 129,554 629.83 1,830.25 2,204.46
Romania 285,508 1,435.23 1,984.31 2,015.94
Chile 125,966 641.71 1,916.65 2,090.93
Kazakhstan 183,014 933.43 1,974.32 2,026.35
Chad 21,494 117.59 187.83 213.85
Ecuador 89,138 490.03 1,826.49 2,209.94
Somalia 187,927 1,035.79 1,860.68 2,161.89
Guatemala 110,509 6,108.17 18,104.36 2,233.90
Senegal 88,621 498.90 1,860.96 2,161,487.80
Netherlands 158,788 901.27 2,018.00 1,982.30
Cambodia 103,666 611.79 1,928.56 2,076.89
Zimbabwe 129,293 775.82 1,965.48 2,035.73
Guinea 135,342 953.74 1,979.38 2,021.06
Rwanda 81,501 578.24 1,931.62 2,073.34
Benin 124,328 906.66 1,894.44 211,802.39
Burundi 94,503 713.84 1,883.88 2,131.37
Tunisia 74,918 601.35 1,732.17 2,365.81
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 823 6.64 18.24 22.13
Haiti 94,205 803.47 1,810.76 22,334.04
Belgium 110,911 949.08 2,045.01 1,956.93
Jordan 42,813 377.64 1,711.08 2,406.31
Dominican Republic 69,341 6,118.50 1,743.81 2,344.42
Cuba 11,164 99.73 187.27 214.58
South Sudan 114,111 1,029.07 1,958.89 2,042.88
Sweden 91,557 862.76 2,009.42 1,990.67
Honduras 46,075 434.92 1,767.63 2,302.71
Czechia 1,121 10.68 19.85 20.15
Azerbaijan 68,264 655.58 1,871.73 2,147.14
Greece 119,187 1,152.53 1,803.10 2,245.17
Papua New Guinea 66,827 646.93 1,638.96 2,565.04
Portugal 113,264 1,105.27 2,044.96 1,956.98
Hungary 127,747 1,257.82 2,059.54 19,438.07
Tajikistan 47,579 469.06 17,608.81 23,141.54
United Arab Emirates 16,075 16.89 1,464.69 315,196.08
Belarus 125,412 132.04 1,975.49 2,025.13
Israel 47,374 51.64 1,995.79 2,004.23
Togo 73,701 814.03 19,559.71 2,046.06
Austria 85,257 95.16 20,260.69 1,974.59
Switzerland 7,061 8.03 205.70 194.61
Sierra Leone 76,363 86.86 1,928.75 2,076.72
Lao People's Democratic Republic 46,924 61.47 1,821.87 2,216.74
China, Hong Kong SAR 55,349 73.88 1,804.72 2,242.58
Serbia 119,335 166.92 20,479.66 1,954.23
Nicaragua 33,031 46.88 1,787.68 2,269.55
Libya 37,607 54.59 1,701.60 2,425.32
Paraguay 38,306 55.83 1,779.27 2,283.11
Kyrgyzstan 38,083 56.54 1,699.30 2,430.00
Bulgaria 13,583 20.31 1,998.68 200.14
Turkmenistan 43,133 661.95 1,782.58 2,277.83
El Salvador 4,451 6.99 1,836.98 2,194.77
Democratic Republic of the Congo 44,069 72.16 1,890.97 2,122.27
Singapore 3,106 5.16 1,767.79 2,302.45
Denmark 56,275 95.21 1,949.12 2,053.61
Slovakia 54,916 947.61 1,943.72 2,059.63
Central African Republic 60,096 104.65 1,854.70 2,170.00
Finland 5,664 10.21 200.01 199.99
Norway 4,238 7.74 199.63 200.37
Liberia 44,244 81.66 1,943.60 20,597.77
State of Palestine 19,472 36.25 1,810.68 2,233.54
Lebanon 41,966 78.38 19,767.31 2,023.82
New Zealand 34,699 663.70 19,298.67 2,075.42
Costa Rica 28,739 55.14 1,805.78 2,241.03
Ireland 3,351 6.63 193.89 206.51
Mauritania 32,978 67.81 1,860.96 2,161.50
Oman 9,352 20.14 1,643.30 2,554.49
Panama 23,483 52.56 1,777.00 2,286.79
Kuwait 11,781 27.33 13,730.77 3,680.41
Croatia 53,395 133.20 2,076.98 1,928.52
Eritrea 24,214 645.90 19,036.16 2,106.48
Georgia 52,103 139.75 1,961.04 2,040.53
Mongolia 18,915 54.87 1,638.23 25,664.86
Moldova 47,888 139.37 1,860.81 2,161.69
Uruguay 33,866 98.93 20,110.45 1,989.08
Puerto Rico 36,641 112.39 1,797.71 22,534.44
Bosnia and Herzegovina 46,099 143.57 1,966.85 2,034.29
Albania 29,244 103.25 1,729.08 2,371.39
Jamaica 2,169 7.68 186.42 215.71
Armenia 26,125 94.04 20,267.65 1,973.93
Gambia 18,377 66.27 1,889.86 2,123.77
Lithuania 38,659 142.21 2,125.52 1,888.48
Qatar 2,978 10.96 1,376.79 3,653.99
Botswana 18,506 69.17 1,872.32 2,146.37
Namibia 26,638 102.29 1,859.42 2,163.58
Gabon 17,175 70.49 1,758.83 23,178.14
Lesotho 29,397 126.15 1,886.36 2,128.21
Guinea-Bissau 17,777 82.65 191,150.54 2,097.09
Slovenia 20,964 98.90 2,030.02 1,970.86
North Macedonia 24,722 118.53 1,920.01 2,086.95
Latvia 286 1.56 22.04 18.31
Equatorial Guinea 14,186 82.73 1,785.30 22,733.97
Kosovo (under UNSC res. 1244) 9,688 58.24 18,958.90 2,116.21
Trinidad and Tobago 12,662 82.49 1,807.05 2,239.08
Bahrain 3,305 22.25 1,642.64 2,558.05
Timor-Leste 8,797 646.55 1,852.39 2,173.17
Estonia 15,616 118.06 2,176.14 18,502.37
Mauritius 11,671 89.74 1,817.35 2,223.47
Cyprus 8,861 70.32 1,936.41 2,068.39
Eswatini 13,219 109.17 1,773.41 2,292.97
Djibouti 9,728 85.60 1,831.33 2,202.90
Reunion 5,635 5.74 1,833.12 2,199.45
Fiji 7,772 8.30 1,873.67 2,144.59
Comoros 6,637 7.79 1,817.36 2,222.71
Guyana 6,133 7.54 1,776.14 22,884.33
Bhutan 4,968 6.31 1,764.20 2,308.55
Solomon Islands 3,599 4.86 1,784.33 2,274.97
Macau 3,038 43.14 1,789.16 22,671.64
Luxembourg 4,624 7.06 1,951.88 2,050.55
Montenegro 663 1.06 194.20 206.16
Suriname 4,481 7.19 1,791.68 22,631.31
Cabo Verde 2,808 4.69 1,867.02 2,153.37
Western Sahara 372 0.63 164.24 255.67
Malta 3,978 7.43 1,918.96 2,087.09
Maldives 1,477 2.83 16,977.01 2,433.28
Brunei Darussalam 2,544 5.62 1,744.86 2,342.54
Bahamas 3,061 7.42 1,809.10 22,343.07
Belize 1,987 4.84 1,647.60 2,544.17
Guadeloupe 3,286 8.30 19,443.79 2,060.19
Iceland 2,536 6.76 1,940.32 2,063.47
Martinique 3,421 93.22 19,774.57 20,242.60
Mayotte 787 2.34 1,632.78 2,588.82
Vanuatu 174 0.52 170.42 242.00
French Guiana 124 0.40 169.40 244.09
French Polynesia 1,165 3.77 1,693.31 2,442.35
New Caledonia 1,572 5.37 1,706.84 2,414.75
Barbados 2,595 9.20 20,116.28 1,986.98
Sao Tome and Principe 1,351 5.83 1,766.01 2,301.53
Samoa 123 0.55 176.98 229.91
Curacao 1,808 9.41 1,879.42 2,139.64
Saint Lucia 1,441 7.99 1,761.61 2,313.00
Guam 1,151 6.66 1,733.43 2,363.45
Kiribati 827 6.19 1,997.58 1,997.58
Grenada 1,002 7.94 1,845.30 2,183.01
Micronesia (Fed. States of) 72 0.62 169.01 244.90
Jersey 922 8.25 1,916.84 2,090.70
Tonga 742 6.88 1,818.63 2,221.56
Seychelles 762 70.78 1,674.73 2,482.08
Aruba 1,004 9.45 1,912.38 2,096.03
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1,278 12.32 1,745.90 2,344.95
United States Virgin Islands 132 13.37 168.15 246.73
Antigua and Barbuda 583 6.18 1,949.83 2,052.82
Isle of Man 865 102.11 1,939.46 2,064.44
Andorra 511 6.38 1,805.65 2,241.23
Dominica 593 81.19 17,441.18 2,343.87
Cayman Islands 462 66.66 1,736.84 2,357.14
Bermuda 596 9.30 19,225.81 2,083.92
Guernsey 484 7.62 1,943.78 2,050.85
Greenland 518 9.14 15,696.97 2,755.32
Faroe Islands 612 114.89 1,906.54 2,103.09
Northern Mariana Islands 317 6.37 1,642.49 2,556.45
Saint Kitts and Nevis 479 10.03 1,754.58 2,325.24
Turks and Caicos Islands 377 8.18 1,778.30 2,284.85
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) 313 7.08 1,613.40 26,083.33
American Samoa 316 7.20 1,775.28 2,289.86
Marshall Islands 337 8.02 1,746.11 2,340.28
Liechtenstein 262 6.62 1,955.22 2,046.88
Monaco 676 18.62 1,970.85 2,030.03
San Marino 323 9.60 2,097.40 1,911.24
Gibraltar 282 8.63 2,000.00 2,000.00
Saint Martin (French part) 167 5.21 1,686.87 2,455.88
British Virgin Islands 21 0.67 172.13 235.96
Caribbean Netherlands 246 9.06 1,673.47 2,484.85
Palau 245 13.57 1,689.66 245,000.00
Cook Islands 146 8.57 1,697.67 24,333.33
Anguilla 105 660.38 1,615.38 26,250.00
Nauru 85 66.51 17,000.00 2,428.57
Wallis and Futuna Islands 79 6.87 1,926.83 2,078.95
Tuvalu 115 10.09 1,666.67 2,446.81
Saint Barthelemy 63 5.73 1,800.00 2,250.00
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 7 11.99 189.19 212.12
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 96 18.07 1,627.12 2,594.59
Montserrat 5 1.14 1,666.67 2,500.00
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 27 7.12 1,800.00 2,250.00
Niue 27 13.95 2,250.00 1,928.57
Tokelau 14 7.40 2,333.33 2,000.00
Vatican City 1 1.93 200.00 200.00