Suriname: Human development

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Human Development Index (0 - 1)

 Latest value 0.73
 Year 2021
 Measure points
 Data availability 2004 - 2021
 Average 0.71
 Min - Max 0.671 - 0.738
 Source The United Nations
For that indicator, we provide data for Suriname from 2004 to 2021. The average value for Suriname during that period was 0.71 points with a minimum of 0.671 points in 2004 and a maximum of 0.738 points in 2020. The latest value from 2021 is 0.73 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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Suriname - Human development - recent values

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Suriname - Human development - historical chart - 2004-2021

The Human Development Index for Suriname 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 6.27 2016 points
 Human development 0.730 2021 points
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 Land area 156,000 2021 sq. km
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