* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Human Development Index (0 - 1), 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 183 countries was 0.725 points. The highest value was in Switzerland: 0.962 points and the lowest value was in Chad: 0.394 points. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The United Nations
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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Countries Human development, 2021 Global rank Available data
Switzerland 0.962 1 1980 - 2021
Norway 0.961 2 1980 - 2021
Iceland 0.959 3 1980 - 2021
Hong Kong 0.952 4 1980 - 2021
Australia 0.951 5 1980 - 2021
Denmark 0.948 6 1980 - 2021
Sweden 0.947 7 1980 - 2021
Ireland 0.945 8 1980 - 2021
Germany 0.942 9 1980 - 2021
Netherlands 0.941 10 1980 - 2021
Finland 0.94 11 1980 - 2021
Singapore 0.939 12 1990 - 2021
Belgium 0.937 13 1980 - 2021
New Zealand 0.937 14 1980 - 2021
Canada 0.936 15 1980 - 2021
Liechtenstein 0.935 16 2000 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.93 17 1980 - 2021
UA Emirates 0.929 18 1980 - 2021
Japan 0.925 19 1980 - 2021
South Korea 0.925 20 1980 - 2021
UK 0.921 21 1980 - 2021
Israel 0.919 22 1980 - 2021
Malta 0.918 23 1980 - 2021
Slovenia 0.918 24 1990 - 2021
Austria 0.916 25 1980 - 2021
USA 0.911 26 1980 - 2021
Spain 0.905 27 1980 - 2021
France 0.903 28 1980 - 2021
Cyprus 0.896 29 1980 - 2021
Italy 0.895 30 1980 - 2021
Estonia 0.89 31 1990 - 2021
Czechia 0.889 32 1990 - 2021
Greece 0.887 33 1980 - 2021
Poland 0.876 34 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 0.875 35 1980 - 2021
Lithuania 0.875 36 1990 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.875 37 1980 - 2021
Portugal 0.866 38 1980 - 2021
Latvia 0.863 39 1990 - 2021
Andorra 0.858 40 2000 - 2021
Croatia 0.858 41 1990 - 2021
Chile 0.855 42 1980 - 2021
Qatar 0.855 43 1980 - 2021
San Marino 0.853 44 2021 - 2021
Slovakia 0.848 45 1990 - 2021
Hungary 0.846 46 1980 - 2021
Argentina 0.842 47 1980 - 2021
Turkey 0.838 48 1980 - 2021
Montenegro 0.832 49 2003 - 2021
Kuwait 0.831 50 1980 - 2021
Brunei 0.829 51 1980 - 2021
Russia 0.822 52 1990 - 2021
Romania 0.821 53 1980 - 2021
Oman 0.816 54 2000 - 2021
Bahamas 0.812 55 2000 - 2021
Kazakhstan 0.811 56 1990 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.81 57 1980 - 2021
Costa Rica 0.809 58 1980 - 2021
Uruguay 0.809 59 1980 - 2021
Belarus 0.808 60 1995 - 2021
Panama 0.805 61 1980 - 2021
Malaysia 0.803 62 1980 - 2021
Georgia 0.802 63 2000 - 2021
Mauritius 0.802 64 1980 - 2021
Serbia 0.802 65 1990 - 2021
Thailand 0.8 66 1980 - 2021
Albania 0.796 67 1980 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.795 68 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0.795 69 2002 - 2021
Barbados 0.79 70 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.788 71 2005 - 2021
Seychelles 0.785 72 2000 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.782 73 1980 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 0.78 74 2000 - 2021
Iran 0.774 75 1980 - 2021
Ukraine 0.773 76 1990 - 2021
North Macedonia 0.77 77 2000 - 2021
China 0.768 78 1980 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.767 79 1980 - 2021
Moldova 0.767 80 1990 - 2021
Palau 0.767 81 2000 - 2021
Cuba 0.764 82 1980 - 2021
Peru 0.762 83 1980 - 2021
Armenia 0.759 84 1990 - 2021
Mexico 0.758 85 1980 - 2021
Brazil 0.754 86 1980 - 2021
Colombia 0.752 87 1980 - 2021
Maldives 0.747 88 1995 - 2021
Algeria 0.745 89 1980 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.745 90 1995 - 2021
Tonga 0.745 91 1980 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0.745 92 2010 - 2021
Ecuador 0.74 93 1980 - 2021
Mongolia 0.739 94 1980 - 2021
Egypt 0.731 95 1980 - 2021
Tunisia 0.731 96 1980 - 2021
Fiji 0.73 97 1980 - 2021
Suriname 0.73 98 2004 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.727 99 2000 - 2021
Dominica 0.72 100 1991 - 2021
Jordan 0.72 101 1980 - 2021
Libya 0.718 102 1980 - 2021
Paraguay 0.717 103 1980 - 2021
Palestine 0.715 104 2004 - 2021
Guyana 0.714 105 1980 - 2021
South Africa 0.713 106 1980 - 2021
Jamaica 0.709 107 1980 - 2021
Samoa 0.707 108 1990 - 2021
Gabon 0.706 109 1980 - 2021
Lebanon 0.706 110 2005 - 2021
Indonesia 0.705 111 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 0.703 112 1980 - 2021
Philippines 0.699 113 1980 - 2021
Botswana 0.693 114 1980 - 2021
Bolivia 0.692 115 1980 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0.692 116 1990 - 2021
Venezuela 0.691 117 1980 - 2021
Iraq 0.686 118 1980 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.685 119 1990 - 2021
Belize 0.683 120 1980 - 2021
Morocco 0.683 121 1980 - 2021
El Salvador 0.675 122 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.667 123 1980 - 2021
Bhutan 0.666 124 2005 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.662 125 2000 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.661 126 1980 - 2021
India 0.633 127 1980 - 2021
Ghana 0.632 128 1980 - 2021
Micronesia 0.628 129 2000 - 2021
Guatemala 0.627 130 1980 - 2021
Kiribati 0.624 131 2000 - 2021
Honduras 0.621 132 1980 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0.618 133 1990 - 2021
Namibia 0.615 134 1980 - 2021
Laos 0.607 135 1980 - 2021
Vanuatu 0.607 136 2005 - 2021
Nepal 0.602 137 1980 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.597 138 2000 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.596 139 2000 - 2021
Cambodia 0.593 140 1980 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.593 141 1980 - 2021
Angola 0.586 142 1999 - 2021
Burma 0.585 143 1980 - 2021
Syria 0.577 144 1980 - 2021
Cameroon 0.576 145 1980 - 2021
Kenya 0.575 146 1980 - 2021
DR Congo 0.571 147 1980 - 2021
Zambia 0.565 148 1980 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0.564 149 1999 - 2021
Comoros 0.558 150 2000 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.558 151 1980 - 2021
Mauritania 0.556 152 1980 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.55 153 1980 - 2021
Tanzania 0.549 154 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 0.544 155 1980 - 2021
Togo 0.539 156 1980 - 2021
Haiti 0.535 157 1980 - 2021
Nigeria 0.535 158 2003 - 2021
Rwanda 0.534 159 1980 - 2021
Benin 0.525 160 1980 - 2021
Uganda 0.525 161 1980 - 2021
Lesotho 0.514 162 1980 - 2021
Malawi 0.512 163 1980 - 2021
Senegal 0.511 164 1980 - 2021
Djibouti 0.509 165 1995 - 2021
Sudan 0.508 166 1980 - 2021
Madagascar 0.501 167 2000 - 2021
Gambia 0.5 168 1980 - 2021
Eritrea 0.492 169 2005 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0.483 170 2005 - 2021
Liberia 0.481 171 1999 - 2021
R. of Congo 0.479 172 1980 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.478 173 1980 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.477 174 1980 - 2021
Guinea 0.465 175 1990 - 2021
Yemen 0.455 176 1990 - 2021
Burkina Faso 0.449 177 2000 - 2021
Mozambique 0.446 178 1980 - 2021
Mali 0.428 179 1980 - 2021
Burundi 0.426 180 1980 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0.404 181 1980 - 2021
Niger 0.4 182 1980 - 2021
Chad 0.394 183 2000 - 2021



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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