Generally speaking, there is an even number of men and women in the world. In fact, men are slightly greater in number than women, with UN estimates indicating that for every 100 women, there are 101.17 men.
However, variations in gender ratio from one country to another make it clear that the differences in the number of women compared to the number of men can be pretty noticeable.
Out of 201 nations globally, 125 have more women than men. In some cases, women represent 54.2% of a country's population.
The phenomenon seems more prevalent in island nations and soviet union countries.
1. New Zealand
There has been a serious shortage of men in New Zealand in the past few years. For every 97 men, there are 100 women, which represents a significant problem when you consider how big the country's population is.
Things have gotten so bad that women between 25 and 44 have to leave their hometowns to find partners.
These days, it is a real challenge for an average woman in Russia to get married and start a family. For about 86 men, there are 100 women.
The problem has been caused by the fact that men suffer from poor health and other medical issues. Many men in Russia focus on getting drunk after work, which has resulted in them having substantially lower life expectancy than women.
3. Hong Kong
Towards the start of 1998, many men aged between 25 and 59 in Hong Kong left the country searching for a better life in Europe, America, or Australia. Therefore, the number of men went down significantly, mainly because they never returned home.
The problem was made worse by the fact that many women migrants from Indonesia and the Philippines went to Hong Kong and made the men-women imbalance even worse. There are just about 88.5 men for every 100 women at the moment.
Thanks to the Second World War, the former Soviet nation of Latvia significantly reduced the number of men compared to the number of women. The country also has a macho culture and lots of careless driving, which has substantially lowered the mortality rate of men.
At the moment, 54.10% of the Latvian population consists of women.
In Moldova, there are about 92.47 men for every 100 women. There are several reasons behind this, including the fact that the country is relatively poor and under the Mafia's control.
This combination of factors has also made local men quite unappealing for women, who often have to look for foreigners to take care of them.
Lithuania has a high mortality rate for men between 30 and 40, who make up about 54% of the population. Women also have a life expectancy of over ten years higher than men.
Therefore, women in the country are often looking for partners. This has also made many ladies in the country try to find love in the West.
The Caribbean haven has a rich Dutch heritage, and it features a rich mix of nationalities. However, Afro-Caribbeans form a considerable proportion of the population.
For every 100 women, there are 85.60 men. So, women have had to look elsewhere when looking for partners, with white European men being particularly favored by the local women.
Like Latvia, Ukraine is a former Soviet nation. Poverty, low-quality health care, and low life expectancy have resulted in the country having a gender ratio of about 86.30 men for every 100 women.
A large proportion of men left the country between 2006 and 2010, resulting in a gender ratio of 90.6 men for every 100 women. The problem is complicated because men in the country have a much lower life expectancy.
Estonia, the second-largest city in Tallinn and its capital, has just 85 men for every 100 women.