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Surprising differences in divorce costs around the world revealed

Lovemoney Logo By Rebecca Goodman of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 25: January is dubbed 'Divorce Month' for good reason. Even the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, waited until now to announce his split from wife MacKenzie. There's no doubt the rate is rising while the number of people getting married falls, but how much you pay for a divorce very much depends on where you live in the world. We take a look at average divorce rates per year, using data compiled by the OECD, and costs in 24 different nations around the world, starting from the most expensive to the cheapest. These do not take into consideration any other assets or additional costs.

The cost and rate of divorce by country

January is dubbed 'Divorce Month' for good reason. Even the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, waited until now to announce his split from wife MacKenzie. There's no doubt the rate is rising while the number of people getting married falls, but how much you pay for a divorce very much depends on where you live in the world. We take a look at average divorce rates per year, using data compiled by the OECD, and costs in 24 different nations around the world, starting from the most expensive to the cheapest. These do not take into consideration any other assets or additional costs.

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