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Human Development Index (0 - 1), 2021:

The average for 2021 based on 20 countries was 0.749 points. The highest value was in Canada: 0.936 points and the lowest value was in Haiti: 0.535 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
Canada 0.936 1 1980 - 2021
USA 0.911 2 1980 - 2021
Bahamas 0.812 3 2000 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.81 4 1980 - 2021
Costa Rica 0.809 5 1980 - 2021
Panama 0.805 6 1980 - 2021
Grenada 0.795 7 2002 - 2021
Barbados 0.79 8 1980 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.788 9 2005 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.767 10 1980 - 2021
Cuba 0.764 11 1980 - 2021
Mexico 0.758 12 1980 - 2021
Dominica 0.72 13 1991 - 2021
Jamaica 0.709 14 1980 - 2021
Belize 0.683 15 1980 - 2021
El Salvador 0.675 16 1980 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.667 17 1980 - 2021
Guatemala 0.627 18 1980 - 2021
Honduras 0.621 19 1980 - 2021
Haiti 0.535 20 1980 - 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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