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Human Development Index (0 - 1), 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 184 countries was 0.722 points.The highest value was in Norway: 0.957 points and the lowest value was in Niger: 0.394 points. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The United Nations
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Countries Human development, 2020 Global rank Available data
Norway 0.957 1 1980 - 2020
Ireland 0.955 2 1980 - 2020
Switzerland 0.955 3 1980 - 2020
Hong Kong 0.949 4 1980 - 2020
Iceland 0.949 5 1980 - 2020
Germany 0.947 6 1980 - 2020
Sweden 0.945 7 1980 - 2020
Australia 0.944 8 1980 - 2020
Netherlands 0.944 9 1980 - 2020
Denmark 0.94 10 1980 - 2020
Finland 0.938 11 1980 - 2020
Singapore 0.938 12 1990 - 2020
UK 0.932 13 1980 - 2020
Belgium 0.931 14 1980 - 2020
New Zealand 0.931 15 1980 - 2020
Canada 0.929 16 1980 - 2020
USA 0.926 17 1980 - 2020
Austria 0.922 18 1980 - 2020
Israel 0.919 19 1980 - 2020
Japan 0.919 20 1980 - 2020
Liechtenstein 0.919 21 2000 - 2020
Slovenia 0.917 22 1990 - 2020
Luxembourg 0.916 23 1980 - 2020
South Korea 0.916 24 1980 - 2020
Spain 0.904 25 1980 - 2020
France 0.901 26 1980 - 2020
Czechia 0.9 27 1990 - 2020
Malta 0.895 28 1980 - 2020
Estonia 0.892 29 1990 - 2020
Italy 0.892 30 1980 - 2020
UA Emirates 0.89 31 1980 - 2020
Greece 0.888 32 1980 - 2020
Cuba 0.887 33 1980 - 2020
Lithuania 0.882 34 1990 - 2020
Poland 0.88 35 1980 - 2020
Andorra 0.868 36 2000 - 2020
Latvia 0.866 37 1990 - 2020
Portugal 0.864 38 1980 - 2020
Slovakia 0.86 39 1990 - 2020
Hungary 0.854 40 1980 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 0.854 41 1980 - 2020
Bahrain 0.852 42 1980 - 2020
Chile 0.851 43 1980 - 2020
Qatar 0.848 44 1980 - 2020
Argentina 0.845 45 1980 - 2020
Brunei 0.838 46 1980 - 2020
Montenegro 0.829 47 2003 - 2020
Romania 0.828 48 1980 - 2020
Palau 0.826 49 2000 - 2020
Kazakhstan 0.825 50 1990 - 2020
Russia 0.824 51 1990 - 2020
Belarus 0.823 52 1995 - 2020
Turkey 0.82 53 1980 - 2020
Uruguay 0.817 54 1980 - 2020
Bulgaria 0.816 55 1980 - 2020
Panama 0.815 56 1980 - 2020
Bahamas 0.814 57 2000 - 2020
Barbados 0.814 58 1980 - 2020
Oman 0.813 59 2000 - 2020
Georgia 0.812 60 2000 - 2020
Malaysia 0.81 61 1980 - 2020
Kuwait 0.806 62 1980 - 2020
Serbia 0.806 63 1990 - 2020
Mauritius 0.804 64 1980 - 2020
Seychelles 0.796 65 2000 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago 0.796 66 1980 - 2020
Albania 0.795 67 1980 - 2020
Croatia 0.783 68 1990 - 2020
Iran 0.783 69 1980 - 2020
Sri Lanka 0.782 70 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 0.78 71 2000 - 2020
Grenada 0.779 72 2002 - 2020
Mexico 0.779 73 1980 - 2020
Ukraine 0.779 74 1990 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 0.778 75 2005 - 2020
Peru 0.777 76 1980 - 2020
Thailand 0.777 77 1980 - 2020
Armenia 0.776 78 1990 - 2020
North Macedonia 0.774 79 2000 - 2020
Colombia 0.767 80 1980 - 2020
Brazil 0.765 81 1980 - 2020
China 0.761 82 1980 - 2020
Ecuador 0.759 83 1980 - 2020
Saint Lucia 0.759 84 2000 - 2020
Azerbaijan 0.756 85 1995 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 0.756 86 1980 - 2020
Moldova 0.75 87 1990 - 2020
Algeria 0.748 88 1980 - 2020
Lebanon 0.744 89 2005 - 2020
Fiji 0.743 90 1980 - 2020
Dominica 0.742 91 1991 - 2020
Maldives 0.74 92 1995 - 2020
Tunisia 0.74 93 1980 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 0.738 94 2000 - 2020
Suriname 0.738 95 2004 - 2020
Mongolia 0.737 96 1980 - 2020
Botswana 0.735 97 1980 - 2020
Jamaica 0.734 98 1980 - 2020
Jordan 0.729 99 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0.728 100 1980 - 2020
Tonga 0.725 101 1980 - 2020
Libya 0.724 102 1980 - 2020
Uzbekistan 0.72 103 2000 - 2020
Bolivia 0.718 104 1980 - 2020
Indonesia 0.718 105 1980 - 2020
Philippines 0.718 106 1980 - 2020
Belize 0.716 107 1980 - 2020
Samoa 0.715 108 1990 - 2020
Turkmenistan 0.715 109 2010 - 2020
Venezuela 0.711 110 1980 - 2020
South Africa 0.709 111 1980 - 2020
Palestine 0.708 112 2004 - 2020
Egypt 0.707 113 1980 - 2020
Vietnam 0.704 114 1980 - 2020
Gabon 0.703 115 1980 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan 0.697 116 1990 - 2020
Morocco 0.686 117 1980 - 2020
Guyana 0.682 118 1980 - 2020
Iraq 0.674 119 1980 - 2020
El Salvador 0.673 120 1980 - 2020
Tajikistan 0.668 121 1990 - 2020
Cape Verde 0.665 122 2000 - 2020
Guatemala 0.663 123 1980 - 2020
Nicaragua 0.66 124 1980 - 2020
Bhutan 0.654 125 2005 - 2020
Namibia 0.646 126 1980 - 2020
India 0.645 127 1980 - 2020
Honduras 0.634 128 1980 - 2020
Bangladesh 0.632 129 1980 - 2020
Kiribati 0.63 130 2000 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 0.625 131 1990 - 2020
Micronesia 0.62 132 2000 - 2020
Laos 0.613 133 1980 - 2020
Ghana 0.611 134 1980 - 2020
Swaziland 0.611 135 1980 - 2020
Vanuatu 0.609 136 2005 - 2020
Nepal 0.602 137 1980 - 2020
Kenya 0.601 138 1980 - 2020
Cambodia 0.594 139 1980 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 0.592 140 2000 - 2020
Zambia 0.584 141 1980 - 2020
Burma 0.583 142 1980 - 2020
Angola 0.581 143 1999 - 2020
R. of Congo 0.574 144 1980 - 2020
Zimbabwe 0.571 145 1980 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0.567 146 1999 - 2020
Syria 0.567 147 1980 - 2020
Cameroon 0.563 148 1980 - 2020
Pakistan 0.557 149 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. 0.555 150 1980 - 2020
Comoros 0.554 151 2000 - 2020
Mauritania 0.546 152 1980 - 2020
Benin 0.545 153 1980 - 2020
Uganda 0.544 154 1980 - 2020
Rwanda 0.543 155 1980 - 2020
Nigeria 0.539 156 2003 - 2020
Costa Rica 0.538 157 1980 - 2020
Ivory Coast 0.538 158 1980 - 2020
Tanzania 0.529 159 1980 - 2020
Madagascar 0.528 160 2000 - 2020
Lesotho 0.527 161 1980 - 2020
Djibouti 0.524 162 1995 - 2020
Togo 0.515 163 1980 - 2020
Senegal 0.512 164 1980 - 2020
Afghanistan 0.511 165 1980 - 2020
Haiti 0.51 166 1980 - 2020
Sudan 0.51 167 1980 - 2020
Gambia 0.496 168 1980 - 2020
Ethiopia 0.485 169 2000 - 2020
Malawi 0.483 170 1980 - 2020
DR Congo 0.48 171 1980 - 2020
G.-Bissau 0.48 172 2005 - 2020
Liberia 0.48 173 1999 - 2020
Guinea 0.477 174 1990 - 2020
Yemen 0.47 175 1990 - 2020
Eritrea 0.459 176 2005 - 2020
Mozambique 0.456 177 1980 - 2020
Burkina Faso 0.452 178 2000 - 2020
Sierra Leone 0.452 179 1980 - 2020
Mali 0.434 180 1980 - 2020
Burundi 0.433 181 1980 - 2020
Chad 0.398 182 2000 - 2020
C.A. Republic 0.397 183 1980 - 2020
Niger 0.394 184 1980 - 2020


Economic outlook

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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