Top 10 Countries with Highest Divorce Rate

Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Countries with Highest Divorce Rate in the world 2016-2017. Most of the current world problems are caused by anxiety, anger and frustration, this leads to that world being at war, from the family level up to the political leadership level. In a family setting for instance, it leads to two previously loving partners choosing separate paths in relation to their love life as divorce is seen as the ultimate and final solution to their marital problems. Significant difference and low level of tolerance causes emotional wreck between the two. Due to liberation of culture and religion, many countries in the world currently socially and legally accept divorce, in such countries, the divorce rate is quite high.

List of the world’s Top 10 Countries with Highest Divorce Rate 2016-2017



Due to the media, many people believe that USA has the highest divorce rates, well it is tenth on this list according to reports of Census Bureau. In USA, a divorce happens in every 1 in 6 seconds. This has led to the USA having a divorce rate of 53%. In USA people tend to wait longer in order to get married or enter into marriage and then in the end they get divorced. Some the states in USA that have low divorce rates include New Jersey and Massachusetts. Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nevada have the highest divorce rates in USA.


france, Top 10 Countries with Highest Divorce Rate 2016

if you thought that France being the land of love will not feature on this list then you were mistaking as it features on this list. Despite it having the Eiffel Tower which allude to romance and couples, it is ninth of this list. In France, it is accepted and liberal to divorce due to the country being very open to divorce. This is major reason why many marriages in France never last. The country has a 55% divorce rate as per statistics revealed recently.


cuba, Top 10 Countries with Highest Divorce Rate 2017

Cuba is a 3rd world country but it has very high divorce rates that all the countries found in Latin America. Due to this Cuba has constantly been subjected to criticism. the major reasons that cause Cuba to have such high divorce rates is due to terrible housing systems and high levels of poverty. Due to the large population, there has been strain on the countries resources hence leading to the high divorce rates in Cuba. Its divorce rate stands at 56%. Cuba has enacted laws to curb this high divorce rate.


estonia, Top 10 Countries with Highest Divorce Rate 2018

In Estonia, there is always 6 divorce happening out of any ten marriages that occur. This has led to the divorce rate in Estonia being at a 58% rate. Estonia is a former state of the Soviet Union where divorce has remained legalized since it left the Soviet Union. This has led to divorce being socially accepted.



This is another country that many people believe is on this list. It is located among 3 countries Germany, France and Belgium. Even though it is one of the smallest countries in Europe in terms of population, it has a very high divorce rate of 60%. For the parties to divorce they must have been married for over 2 years and also they must be 21 years and above. The people who divorce more in the country are between the ages 40 and 49 years.



Due to Spain moving away from it religious and cultural heritage, Spain finds itself on this list. Divorce is Spain is widely accepted. This has led to even to new legislations that help to improvise divorce like the two parties mutually accepting to go on separate ways. This law has been named Divorcio director. The high divorce rate in Spain is also perpetuated by the financial crisis in the country.



Czech Republic is found in Europe; it has one of the highest divorce rates in the world. Out of 11% of the men and 13% of the women are divorced. In Czech Republic, the marriages are only dissolved under amicable terms between the 2 partners. The country has a divorce rate of 66%.



One of the things that Hungary is most famous for if of its high divorce rates. The institution of marriage in Hungary has been slowly deteriorating in Hungary. In Hungary, the court gives permission to both partners the right to the consensus mutually. The percentage of women who are currently divorced in Hungary is 12.4% and the percentage of men is 10%.



Portugal has made to number two on the list of the countries with the highest divorce rates in the world. It is the neighbor of Spain and it seems to be setting the pace for Spain in terms of the number of divorce rates it experiences. Portugal as a country has deviated from its Catholic religious teachings due to the number of divorces it has in a year. It has a 68% divorce rate.



The emblem of European modernity is Belgium. Despite it having a rich history concerning the marriage institutions in Belgium, marriages never seem to last in Belgium. Most marriages in Belgium end up divorced. The number of marriages that sign up for divorce currently stands at 32 thousand. This has led to the country having a divorce rate of 71%, the highest in the world.

So, this is the list of the world’s Top 10 Countries with Highest Divorce Rate in 2016-2017. Most of the countries in this list used to be countries that treasured marriages as it seen that marriages were scared institutions but currently due to modernity and liberalization, none of those notions are obeyed.