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Economy > Development > Human Development Index: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Human Development Index trends, 1980-2012.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Norway 0.955 2012
2 Australia 0.938 2012
3 United States 0.937 2012
4 Netherlands 0.921 2012
5 Germany 0.92 2012
6 New Zealand 0.919 2012
=7 Ireland 0.916 2012
=7 Sweden 0.916 2012
9 Switzerland 0.913 2012
10 Japan 0.912 2012
11 Canada 0.911 2012
12 South Korea 0.909 2012
=13 Hong Kong 0.906 2012
=13 Iceland 0.906 2012
15 Denmark 0.901 2012
16 Israel 0.9 2012
17 Belgium 0.897 2012
=18 Austria 0.895 2012
=18 Singapore 0.895 2012
20 France 0.893 2012
=21 Finland 0.892 2012
=21 Slovenia 0.892 2012
23 Spain 0.885 2012
24 Liechtenstein 0.883 2012
25 Italy 0.881 2012
=26 Luxembourg 0.875 2012
=26 United Kingdom 0.875 2012
28 Czech Republic 0.873 2012
29 Greece 0.86 2012
30 Brunei 0.855 2012
31 Cyprus 0.848 2012
32 Malta 0.847 2012
=33 Andorra 0.846 2012
=33 Estonia 0.846 2012
35 Slovakia 0.84 2012
36 Qatar 0.834 2012
37 Hungary 0.831 2012
38 Barbados 0.825 2012
39 Poland 0.821 2012
40 Chile 0.819 2012
=41 Lithuania 0.818 2012
=41 United Arab Emirates 0.818 2012
43 Portugal 0.816 2012
44 Latvia 0.814 2012
45 Argentina 0.811 2012
46 Seychelles 0.806 2012
47 Croatia 0.805 2012
48 Bahrain 0.796 2012
49 The Bahamas 0.794 2012
50 Belarus 0.793 2012
51 Uruguay 0.792 2012
=52 Montenegro 0.791 2012
=52 Palau 0.791 2012
54 Kuwait 0.79 2012
55 Russia 0.788 2012
56 Romania 0.786 2012
=57 Saudi Arabia 0.782 2012
=57 Bulgaria 0.782 2012
=59 Panama 0.78 2012
=59 Cuba 0.78 2012
61 Mexico 0.775 2012
62 Costa Rica 0.773 2012
63 Grenada 0.77 2012
=64 Libya 0.769 2012
=64 Malaysia 0.769 2012
=64 Serbia 0.769 2012
=67 Trinidad and Tobago 0.76 2012
=67 Antigua and Barbuda 0.76 2012
69 Kazakhstan 0.754 2012
70 Albania 0.749 2012
71 Venezuela 0.748 2012
=72 Dominica 0.745 2012
=72 Georgia 0.745 2012
=72 Lebanon 0.745 2012
=72 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.745 2012
76 Iran 0.742 2012
77 Peru 0.741 2012
=78 Republic of Macedonia 0.74 2012
=78 Ukraine 0.74 2012
80 Mauritius 0.737 2012
81 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.735 2012
82 Azerbaijan 0.734 2012
83 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.733 2012
84 Oman 0.731 2012
=85 Jamaica 0.73 2012
=85 Brazil 0.73 2012
87 Armenia 0.729 2012
88 Saint Lucia 0.725 2012
89 Ecuador 0.724 2012
90 Turkey 0.722 2012
91 Colombia 0.719 2012
92 Sri Lanka 0.715 2012
93 Algeria 0.713 2012
94 Tunisia 0.712 2012
95 Tonga 0.71 2012
=96 Dominican Republic 0.702 2012
=96 Belize 0.702 2012
=96 Fiji 0.702 2012
=96 Samoa 0.702 2012
100 Jordan 0.7 2012
101 China 0.699 2012
102 Turkmenistan 0.698 2012
103 Thailand 0.69 2012
104 Maldives 0.688 2012
105 Suriname 0.684 2012
106 Gabon 0.683 2012
107 El Salvador 0.68 2012
=108 Bolivia 0.675 2012
=108 Mongolia 0.675 2012
110 Palestine 0.67 2012
111 Paraguay 0.669 2012
112 Egypt 0.662 2012
113 Moldova 0.66 2012
=114 Philippines 0.654 2012
=114 Uzbekistan 0.654 2012
116 Syria 0.648 2012
117 Guyana 0.636 2012
118 Botswana 0.634 2012
119 Honduras 0.632 2012
=120 Indonesia 0.629 2012
=120 South Africa 0.629 2012
=120 Kiribati 0.629 2012
123 Vanuatu 0.626 2012
=124 Tajikistan 0.622 2012
=124 Kyrgyzstan 0.622 2012
126 Vietnam 0.617 2012
127 Namibia 0.608 2012
128 Nicaragua 0.599 2012
129 Morocco 0.591 2012
130 Iraq 0.59 2012
131 Cape Verde 0.586 2012
132 Guatemala 0.581 2012
133 East Timor 0.576 2012
134 Ghana 0.558 2012
=135 Equatorial Guinea 0.554 2012
=135 India 0.554 2012
=137 Cambodia 0.543 2012
=137 Laos 0.543 2012
139 Bhutan 0.538 2012
140 Swaziland 0.536 2012
141 Solomon Islands 0.53 2012
142 Sao Tome and Principe 0.525 2012
143 Kenya 0.519 2012
=144 Bangladesh 0.515 2012
=144 Pakistan 0.515 2012
146 Angola 0.508 2012
147 Burma 0.498 2012
148 Cameroon 0.495 2012
149 Madagascar 0.483 2012
150 Tanzania 0.476 2012
151 Nigeria 0.471 2012
152 Senegal 0.47 2012
153 Mauritania 0.467 2012
154 Papua New Guinea 0.466 2012
155 Nepal 0.463 2012
156 Lesotho 0.461 2012
157 Togo 0.459 2012
158 Yemen 0.458 2012
=159 Uganda 0.456 2012
=159 Haiti 0.456 2012
161 Zambia 0.448 2012
162 Djibouti 0.445 2012
163 Gambia 0.439 2012
164 Benin 0.436 2012
165 Rwanda 0.434 2012
166 Cote d'Ivoire 0.432 2012
167 Comoros 0.429 2012
168 Malawi 0.418 2012
169 Sudan 0.414 2012
170 Zimbabwe 0.397 2012
171 Ethiopia 0.396 2012
172 Liberia 0.388 2012
173 Afghanistan 0.374 2012
174 Guinea-Bissau 0.364 2012
175 Sierra Leone 0.359 2012
=176 Guinea 0.355 2012
=176 Burundi 0.355 2012
178 Central African Republic 0.352 2012
179 Eritrea 0.351 2012
180 Mali 0.344 2012
181 Burkina Faso 0.343 2012
182 Chad 0.34 2012
183 Mozambique 0.327 2012
184 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.304 2012

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