Burma (Myanmar): Human development

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 Burma (Myanmar)

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.585
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1980 - 2021
 Average 0.472
 Min - Max 0.328 - 0.585
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Burma (Myanmar) from 1980 to 2021. The average value for Burma (Myanmar) during that period was 0.472 points with a minimum of 0.328 points in 1980 and a maximum of 0.585 points in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 0.585 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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Burma (Myanmar) - Human development - Recent values chart

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Burma (Myanmar) - Human development - historical chart - 1980-2021




The Human Development Index for Burma (Myanmar) 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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 Happiness index 4.37 2022 points
 Human development 0.585 2021 points
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 Land area 652,670 2021 sq. km
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