Top 10 Countries In The World With A Shortage Of Men

by Kim Boateng Last updated on April 9th, 2018,


Top 10 Countries In The World With A Shortage Of Men. Many of these countries may feature picturesque views and pretty girls, but gender imbalance makes these beauties anxious to find a husband. The sax ratio, or gender ratio, is a demographic term referring to the ratio of males to females in a population. It is an expression of the number of males for every 100 females. The ideal ratio is somewhere from 105 to 107:100, which means 105 to 107 men for every 100 women. This ideal ratio was first documented in 1710 and several other studies have confirmed those figures.

Where men are more than females, problems such as homicide and violence may arise. Where women are more than men, a disparity in income earned between the two saxes is likely to affect the economy of a nation. A large number of unmarried women worsen the gender imbalance due to decreased births. The number of men is slightly more than the number of women in the world. However, they are countries where women outnumber men.

If you are a single man, you may want to try your luck by visiting these countries; you just might come back with a beautiful wife. Let’s have a look at the top 10 countries with a shortage of men.

10. Kazakhstan


Ratio of men to women: 0.92:1

 9. Moldova


Ratio of men to women: 0.91:1

 8. Monaco



Ratio of men to women: 0.91:1

 7. Hungary


Ratio of men to women: 0.91:1

6.  Russia


In Russia, there are more newborn boys than girls each year, and men continue to outnumber women until age 31. But from age 32 onward, there are more women than men, with the gap widening every year.

Russian’s overall population is in decline with males even more so, including a drop in life expectancy for men. Women have a higher life expectancy of 76 years that of a man’s 65 years.

Much of the gender discrepancy can be explained by history. The demographics of the former Soviet republics have been greatly influenced by their 20th-century history. According to the very first census conducted in Russia, there were 98.9 men for every 100 women in 1897. It almost matches today’s gender ratio in the United States. (98.3 men for 100 women).
Today, ratio of men to women: 0.88:1

5.  Lithuania


Ratio of men to women: 0.88:1

4.  Belarus


Ratio of men to women: 0.88:1

3.  Ukraine


Since it was a Soviet Union nation, Ukraine’s gender disparity is traced back to World War two. Life expectancy for either gender is 64 years. However, men live to an average of 62 years while the female are 74 years. Many men in Ukraine are affected by mental, and health problems and this, coupled with high levels of emigration reduce the country’s male population.
Ratio of men to women: 0.86:1

2. Estonia


Ratio of men to women: 0.86:1

  1. Latvia



Latvia is a former Soviet Union country and experienced a great decline in male population during World War two. By 2015, there were 84.8 males for every 100 females. The proportion of the female was 54.10% of the total population.

Men in Latvia have a high mortality rate due to issues such as alcoholism, smoking, and careless car driving. Around 80% of suicides in Latvia are committed by men, often because of unemployment and unrealized financial goals. There are 3,000 more women aged 30-39 than men. Ratio of men to women: 0.85:1. Women live 11 years longer on average, the highest disparity in the EU

Far Reaching Implications of Gender Gaps.

In most countries across the world, the population is made up of more men than women. Some nations, however, have a population made up of more women. The gender imbalance in these countries can be traced back to war and conflicts. Studies show that this disparity is not desirable.

These countries have a high number of well- educated women who earn a high level of income but cannot find partners. Gender disparities in wages also put an economic strain on these countries. Men are more likely to suffer from mental health problems since more pressure is put on them to provide for the family.

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