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Economy > Human Development Index: Countries Compared

Luke Metcalfe, Founder, NationMaster

Author: Luke Metcalfe, Founder, NationMaster

The Human Development Index combines multiple stats to provide a more full picture of human development. Its inputs are income (namely GNI per capita), duration of education and life expectancy. It was created in 1990 with the goal of shifting the focus towards human well-being rather than popular income-centric measures like GDP per capita.

All regions have produced steady improvements in HDI, with Asia showing the fastest growth. Sub-Saharan African grow has been slow however.

In 2013, the top 9 scoring countries are all either Northern European or English Speaking.
DEFINITION: The human development index values in this table were calculated using a consistent methodology and consistent data series. They are not strictly comparable with those in earlier Human Development Reports.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Norway 0.963 2006
2 Iceland 0.956 2006
3 Australia 0.955 2006
=4 Canada 0.949 2006
=4 Luxembourg 0.949 2006
=4 Sweden 0.949 2006
7 Switzerland 0.947 2006
8 Ireland 0.946 2006
9 Belgium 0.945 2006
10 United States 0.944 2006
=11 Netherlands 0.943 2006
=11 Japan 0.943 2006
=13 Finland 0.941 2006
=13 Denmark 0.941 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.94 2006
15 United Kingdom 0.939 2006
16 France 0.938 2006
17 Austria 0.936 2006
18 Italy 0.934 2006
19 New Zealand 0.933 2006
20 Germany 0.93 2006
21 Spain 0.928 2006
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.924 2006
22 Hong Kong 0.916 2006
23 Israel 0.915 2006
24 Greece 0.912 2006
Eurozone average (profile) 0.911 2006
25 Singapore 0.907 2006
=26 Portugal 0.904 2006
=26 Slovenia 0.904 2006
28 South Korea 0.901 2006
European Union average (profile) 0.897 2006
29 Cyprus 0.891 2006
NATO countries average (profile) 0.889 2006
30 Barbados 0.878 2006
31 Czech Republic 0.874 2006
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.872 2006
32 Malta 0.867 2006
Europe average (profile) 0.867 2006
33 Brunei 0.866 2006
34 Argentina 0.863 2006
35 Hungary 0.862 2006
36 Poland 0.858 2006
37 Chile 0.854 2006
38 Estonia 0.853 2006
39 Lithuania 0.852 2006
=40 Slovakia 0.849 2006
=40 Qatar 0.849 2006
=40 United Arab Emirates 0.849 2006
43 Bahrain 0.846 2006
44 Kuwait 0.844 2006
45 Croatia 0.841 2006
46 Uruguay 0.84 2006
47 Costa Rica 0.838 2006
Cold countries average (profile) 0.838 2006
48 Latvia 0.836 2006
49 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.834 2006
50 The Bahamas 0.832 2006
51 Seychelles 0.821 2006
52 Cuba 0.817 2006
53 Mexico 0.814 2006
54 Tonga 0.81 2006
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 0.809 2006
55 Bulgaria 0.808 2006
56 Panama 0.804 2006
57 Trinidad and Tobago 0.801 2006
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.8 2006
58 Libya 0.799 2006
59 Antigua and Barbuda 0.797 2006
60 Malaysia 0.796 2006
61 Russia 0.795 2006
=62 Romania 0.792 2006
=62 Brazil 0.792 2006
64 Mauritius 0.791 2006
65 Grenada 0.787 2006
=66 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.786 2006
=66 Belarus 0.786 2006
68 Colombia 0.785 2006
69 Dominica 0.783 2006
70 Oman 0.781 2006
71 Albania 0.78 2006
72 Thailand 0.778 2006
73 Samoa 0.776 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.775 2006
=74 Venezuela 0.772 2006
=74 Saudi Arabia 0.772 2006
=74 Saint Lucia 0.772 2006
Catholic countries average (profile) 0.768 2006
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 0.767 2006
77 Ukraine 0.766 2006
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.763 2006
78 Peru 0.762 2006
79 Kazakhstan 0.761 2006
=80 Ecuador 0.759 2006
=80 Lebanon 0.759 2006
=80 Armenia 0.759 2006
83 Philippines 0.758 2006
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.758 2006
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.755 2006
=84 Suriname 0.755 2006
=84 Paraguay 0.755 2006
=84 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.755 2006
=84 China 0.755 2006
=88 Belize 0.753 2006
=88 Jordan 0.753 2006
=88 Tunisia 0.753 2006
91 Fiji 0.752 2006
92 Sri Lanka 0.751 2006
93 Turkey 0.75 2006
94 Dominican Republic 0.749 2006
95 Maldives 0.745 2006
=96 Turkmenistan 0.738 2006
=96 Jamaica 0.738 2006
98 Iran 0.736 2006
99 Georgia 0.732 2006
=100 Gaza Strip 0.729 2006
=100 West Bank 0.729 2006
=100 Azerbaijan 0.729 2006
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.724 2006
=103 El Salvador 0.722 2006
=103 Algeria 0.722 2006
=105 Syria 0.721 2006
=105 Cape Verde 0.721 2006
107 Guyana 0.72 2006
108 Vietnam 0.704 2006
109 Kyrgyzstan 0.702 2006
110 Indonesia 0.697 2006
111 Uzbekistan 0.694 2006
112 Nicaragua 0.69 2006
113 Bolivia 0.687 2006
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.682 2006
114 Mongolia 0.679 2006
115 Moldova 0.671 2006
116 Honduras 0.667 2006
117 Guatemala 0.663 2006
=118 Vanuatu 0.659 2006
=118 Egypt 0.659 2006
120 South Africa 0.658 2006
121 Equatorial Guinea 0.655 2006
122 Tajikistan 0.652 2006
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.646 2006
Hot countries average (profile) 0.638 2006
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.636 2006
123 Gabon 0.635 2006
124 Morocco 0.631 2006
125 Namibia 0.627 2006
126 Sao Tome and Principe 0.604 2006
127 India 0.602 2006
128 Solomon Islands 0.594 2006
129 Burma 0.578 2006
130 Cambodia 0.571 2006
131 Botswana 0.565 2006
132 Comoros 0.547 2006
South Asia average (profile) 0.546 2006
133 Laos 0.545 2006
134 Bhutan 0.536 2006
135 Pakistan 0.527 2006
136 Nepal 0.526 2006
137 Papua New Guinea 0.523 2006
=138 Bangladesh 0.52 2006
=138 Ghana 0.52 2006
140 East Timor 0.513 2006
=141 Congo, Republic of the 0.512 2006
=141 Sudan 0.512 2006
=141 Togo 0.512 2006
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.511 2006
144 Uganda 0.508 2006
145 Zimbabwe 0.505 2006
146 Madagascar 0.499 2006
147 Swaziland 0.498 2006
=148 Cameroon 0.497 2006
=148 Lesotho 0.497 2006
150 Djibouti 0.495 2006
151 Yemen 0.489 2006
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.481 2006
152 Mauritania 0.477 2006
153 Haiti 0.475 2006
154 Kenya 0.474 2006
155 The Gambia 0.47 2006
156 Guinea 0.466 2006
157 Senegal 0.458 2006
158 Nigeria 0.453 2006
159 Rwanda 0.45 2006
160 Angola 0.445 2006
161 Eritrea 0.444 2006
162 Benin 0.431 2006
163 Cote d'Ivoire 0.42 2006
164 Tanzania 0.418 2006
165 Malawi 0.404 2006
166 Zambia 0.394 2006
167 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.385 2006
168 Mozambique 0.379 2006
169 Burundi 0.378 2006
170 Ethiopia 0.367 2006
171 Central African Republic 0.355 2006
172 Guinea-Bissau 0.348 2006
173 Chad 0.341 2006
174 Mali 0.333 2006
175 Burkina Faso 0.317 2006
176 Sierra Leone 0.298 2006
177 Niger 0.281 2006

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Human Development Index. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Human Development Report 2006, United Nations Development Programme. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Human-Development-Index

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