Singapore: Human development

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 Singapore

Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.939
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 1990 - 2021
 Average 0.854
 Min - Max 0.718 - 0.939
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Singapore from 1990 to 2021. The average value for Singapore during that period was 0.854 points with a minimum of 0.718 points in 1990 and a maximum of 0.939 points in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 0.939 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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Singapore - Human development - Recent values chart

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Singapore - Human development - historical chart - 1990-2021




The Human Development Index for Singapore 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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