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Human Development Index (0 - 1), 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 45 countries was 0.742 points. The highest value was in Hong Kong: 0.952 points and the lowest value was in Yemen: 0.455 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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Countries Human development, 2021 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 0.952 1 1980 - 2021
Singapore 0.939 2 1990 - 2021
UA Emirates 0.929 3 1980 - 2021
Japan 0.925 4 1980 - 2021
South Korea 0.925 5 1980 - 2021
Israel 0.919 6 1980 - 2021
Bahrain 0.875 7 1980 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.875 8 1980 - 2021
Qatar 0.855 9 1980 - 2021
Kuwait 0.831 10 1980 - 2021
Brunei 0.829 11 1980 - 2021
Oman 0.816 12 2000 - 2021
Kazakhstan 0.811 13 1990 - 2021
Malaysia 0.803 14 1980 - 2021
Georgia 0.802 15 2000 - 2021
Thailand 0.8 16 1980 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.782 17 1980 - 2021
Iran 0.774 18 1980 - 2021
China 0.768 19 1980 - 2021
Armenia 0.759 20 1990 - 2021
Maldives 0.747 21 1995 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.745 22 1995 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0.745 23 2010 - 2021
Mongolia 0.739 24 1980 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.727 25 2000 - 2021
Jordan 0.72 26 1980 - 2021
Palestine 0.715 27 2004 - 2021
Lebanon 0.706 28 2005 - 2021
Indonesia 0.705 29 1980 - 2021
Vietnam 0.703 30 1980 - 2021
Philippines 0.699 31 1980 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan 0.692 32 1990 - 2021
Iraq 0.686 33 1980 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.685 34 1990 - 2021
Bhutan 0.666 35 2005 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.661 36 1980 - 2021
India 0.633 37 1980 - 2021
Laos 0.607 38 1980 - 2021
Nepal 0.602 39 1980 - 2021
Cambodia 0.593 40 1980 - 2021
Burma 0.585 41 1980 - 2021
Syria 0.577 42 1980 - 2021
Pakistan 0.544 43 1980 - 2021
Afghanistan 0.478 44 1980 - 2021
Yemen 0.455 45 1990 - 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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