Death rate: 5.02 deaths/1,000 population (July 2009 est.)
|Year||Death rate||Rank||Percent Change||Date of Information|
|2004||5.06||192||-1.17 %||2004 est.|
|2005||5.06||192||0.00 %||2005 est.|
|2006||5.05||192||-0.20 %||2006 est.|
|2007||5.05||189||0.00 %||2007 est.|
|2008||5.02||188||-0.59 %||2008 est.|
|2009||5.02||188||0.00 %||July 2009 est.|
|2010||5.02||185||0.00 %||July 2009 est.|
Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of deaths during a year per 1,000 population at midyear; also known as crude death rate. The death rate, while only a rough indicator of the mortality situation in a country, accurately indicates the current mortality impact on population growth. This indicator is significantly affected by age distribution, and most countries will eventually show a rise in the overall death rate, in spite of continued decline in mortality at all ages, as declining fertility results in an aging population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 19, 2010
Well, 5.02/1,000 is less than 0.5%. However, 0.5% includes those die of old age. I can't find data on Mortality Rate for people die during their working life..... we can safely assume it is less than 0.5%, right?
So, the problem of "die too young" (probably define as pre-mature death during working life) is safely said to be less than 1% and the problem of "lack of money for retirement" should be a problem of 99% of us. Therefore, retirement planning should be your key concern.