(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF TRIP TRIVIA)
There’s nothing more romantic than the sight of two people wedding in holy matrimony. Between the pretty clothes, the cover band, and the open bar, there’s a lot to enjoy. But the flip side of a harmonious wedding is a cantankerous divorce.
Does the U.S. have the highest divorce rate in the world? The most reliable data with international divorce rates is from 2016 (actual rates can be found here). But even then, every nation has its own reporting criteria, which can create inconsistencies. But let’s take a look at contributing factors on a national level and explore why divorce happens.
The countries with the highest divorce rates, measured as number of divorces per 1,000 people, as of 2016 are:
- Russia (4.7) *Latest available Russian data is from 2013.
- Aruba (3.5)
- Belarus (3.4)
- United States (3.2)
- Latvia (3.1)
- Lithuania (3.1)
- Denmark (3.0)
- Kazakhstan (2.9)
- Cuba (2.8)
- Costa Rico (2.7)
Notable mentions: Guam (4.0) and Puerto Rico (3.2), which are U.S. territories.