Nigeria: Human development

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 Nigeria

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.535
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 2003 - 2021
 Average 0.503
 Min - Max 0.452 - 0.539
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 2003 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 0.503 points with a minimum of 0.452 points in 2003 and a maximum of 0.539 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.535 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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Nigeria - Human development - recent values

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Nigeria - Human development - historical chart - 2003-2021




The Human Development Index for Nigeria 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 4.98 2022 points
 Human development 0.535 2021 points
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 Land area 910,770 2021 sq. km
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