Barbados: Human development

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Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.790
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.778
 Min - Max 0.658 - 0.814
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Barbados from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Barbados during that period was 0.778 points with a minimum of 0.658 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.814 points in 2016. The latest value from 2021 is 0.79 points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 184 countries is 0.724 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Barbados - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021

The Human Development Index for Barbados published by the United Nations is a composite measure including life expectancy, educational attainment, and income level. It aims to measure not only incomes but life quality as well.
Definition: The Human Development Index measures three basic dimensions of human development: long and healthy life, knowledge, and a decent standard of living. Four indicators are used to calculate the index: life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and gross national income per capita.

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 Human development 0.790 2021 points
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 Land area 430 2021 sq. km
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