List of countries by Human Development Index

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This is a list of countries by Human Development Index as included in the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report 2006, compiled on the basis of 2004 data.

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of living for countries worldwide. It is a standard means of measuring well-being, especially child welfare. It is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, developing, or under-developed country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life. The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>

Countries (almost all UN member states and a couple of special territories) fall into three broad categories based on their HDI: high, medium, and low human development.

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[edit] High

Rank Country HDI
1 Image:Flag of Norway.svg Norway 0.965
2 Image:Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 0.960
3 Image:Flag of Australia.svg Australia 0.957
4 Image:Flag of Ireland (bordered).svg Ireland 0.956
5 Image:Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 0.951
6 Image:Flag of Canada.svg Canada 0.950
7 Image:Flag of Japan (bordered).svg Japan 0.949
8 Image:Flag of the United States.svg United States 0.948
9 Image:Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 0.947
10 Image:Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 0.947
11 Image:Flag of Finland (bordered).svg Finland 0.947
12 Image:Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 0.945
13 Image:Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 0.945
14 Image:Flag of Austria.svg Austria 0.944
15 Image:Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 0.943
16 Image:Flag of France.svg France 0.942
17 Image:Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 0.940
18 Image:Flag of Italy.svg Italy 0.940
19 Image:Flag of Spain.svg Spain 0.938
20 Image:Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 0.936
21 Image:Flag of Germany.svg Germany 0.932
22 Image:Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong SAR, China 0.927
23 Image:Flag of Israel (bordered).svg Israel 0.927
24 Image:Flag of Greece.svg Greece 0.921
25 Image:Flag of Singapore (bordered).svg Singapore 0.916
26 Image:Flag of South Korea (bordered).svg South Korea 0.912
27 Image:Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 0.910
28 Image:Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 0.904
29 Image:Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus 0.903
30 Image:Flag of the Czech Republic (bordered).svg Czech Republic 0.885
31 Image:Flag of Barbados.svg Barbados 0.879
32 Image:Flag of Malta (bordered).svg Malta 0.875

Rank Country HDI
33 Image:Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 0.871
34 Image:Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei 0.871
35 Image:Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 0.869
36 Image:Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina 0.863
37 Image:Flag of Poland (bordered).svg Poland 0.862
38 Image:Flag of Chile (bordered).svg Chile 0.859
39 Image:Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain 0.859
40 Image:Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia 0.858
41 Image:Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 0.857
42 Image:Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 0.856
43 Image:Flag of Uruguay.svg Uruguay 0.851
44 Image:Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 0.846
45 Image:Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 0.845
46 Image:Flag of Qatar (bordered).svg Qatar 0.844
47 Image:Flag of the Seychelles.svg Seychelles 0.842
48 Image:Flag of Costa Rica (state).svg Costa Rica 0.841
49 Image:Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg United Arab Emirates 0.839
50 Image:Flag of Cuba.svg Cuba 0.826
51 Image:Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.825
52 Image:Flag of the Bahamas.svg Bahamas 0.825
53 Image:Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 0.821
54 Image:Flag of Bulgaria (bordered).svg Bulgaria 0.816
55 Image:Flag of Tonga.svg Tonga 0.815
56 Image:Flag of Oman (bordered).svg Oman 0.810
57 Image:Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg Trinidad and Tobago 0.809
58 Image:Flag of Panama (bordered).svg Panama 0.809
59 Image:Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg Antigua and Barbuda 0.808
60 Image:Flag of Romania.svg Romania 0.805
61 Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 0.805
62 Image:Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.800
63 Image:Flag of Mauritius.svg Mauritius 0.800

[edit] Medium

Rank Country HDI
64 Image:Flag of Libya.svg Libya 0.798
65 Image:Flag of Russia (bordered).svg Russian Federation 0.797
66 Image:Flag of Macedonia.svg Republic of Macedonia 0.796
67 Image:Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 0.794
68 Image:Flag of Dominica.svg Dominica 0.793
69 Image:Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 0.792
70 Image:Flag of Colombia.svg Colombia 0.790
71 Image:Flag of Saint Lucia.svg Saint Lucia 0.790
72 Image:Flag of Venezuela.svg Venezuela 0.784
73 Image:Flag of Albania.svg Albania 0.784
74 Image:Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 0.784
75 Image:Flag of Samoa.svg Samoa 0.778
76 Image:Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia 0.777
77 Image:Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 0.774
78 Image:Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 0.774
79 Image:Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 0.774
80 Image:Flag of Armenia.svg Armenia 0.768
81 Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China (PRC)<ref>Includes data for mainland People's Republic of China; excludes Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) (separately ranked), Macau SAR and the Republic of China (Taiwan).</ref> 0.768
82 Image:Flag of Peru.svg Peru 0.767
83 Image:Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador 0.765
84 Image:Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 0.763
85 Image:Flag of Grenada.svg Grenada 0.762
86 Image:Flag of Jordan.svg Jordan 0.760
87 Image:Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia 0.760
88 Image:Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.759
89 Image:Flag of Suriname.svg Suriname 0.759
90 Image:Flag of Fiji.svg Fiji 0.758
91 Image:Flag of Paraguay.svg Paraguay 0.757
92 Image:Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 0.757
93 Image:Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 0.755
94 Image:Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Dominican Republic 0.751
95 Image:Flag of Belize.svg Belize 0.751
96 Image:Flag of Iran.svg Iran 0.746
97 Image:Flag of Georgia (bordered).svg Georgia 0.743
98 Image:Flag of Maldives.svg Maldives 0.739
99 Image:Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Azerbaijan 0.736
100 Image:Palestinian flag.svg Palestinian territories 0.736
101 Image:Flag of El Salvador.svg El Salvador 0.729
102 Image:Flag of Algeria.svg Algeria 0.728
103 Image:Flag of Guyana.svg Guyana 0.725
104 Image:Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica 0.724
105 Image:Flag of Turkmenistan.svg Turkmenistan 0.724

Rank Country HDI
106 Image:Flag of Cape Verde.svg Cape Verde 0.722
107 Image:Flag of Syria.svg Syria 0.716
108 Image:Flag of Indonesia (bordered).svg Indonesia 0.711
109 Image:Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 0.709
110 Image:Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan 0.705
111 Image:Flag of Egypt.svg Egypt 0.702
112 Image:Flag of Nicaragua.svg Nicaragua 0.698
113 Image:Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Uzbekistan 0.696
114 Image:Flag of Moldova.svg Moldova 0.694
115 Image:Flag of Bolivia.svg Bolivia 0.692
116 Image:Flag of Mongolia.svg Mongolia 0.691
117 Image:Flag of Honduras.svg Honduras 0.683
118 Image:Flag of Guatemala.svg Guatemala 0.673
119 Image:Flag of Vanuatu.svg Vanuatu 0.670
120 Image:Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea 0.653
121 Image:Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 0.653
122 Image:Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan 0.652
123 Image:Flag of Morocco.svg Morocco 0.640
124 Image:Flag of Gabon.svg Gabon 0.633
125 Image:Flag of Namibia.svg Namibia 0.626
126 Image:Flag of India.svg India 0.611
127 Image:Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg São Tomé and Príncipe 0.607
128 Image:Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg Solomon Islands 0.592
129 Image:Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia 0.583
130 Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar 0.581
131 Image:Flag of Botswana.svg Botswana 0.570
132 Image:Flag of the Comoros.svg Comoros 0.556
133 Image:Flag of Laos.svg Laos 0.553
134 Image:Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 0.539
135 Image:Flag of Bhutan.svg Bhutan 0.538
136 Image:Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 0.532
137 Image:Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh 0.530
138 Image:Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal 0.527
139 Image:Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg Papua New Guinea 0.523
140 Image:Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg Republic of the Congo<ref>Also known as Congo-Brazzaville.</ref> 0.520
141 Image:Flag of Sudan.svg Sudan 0.516
142 Image:Flag of East Timor.svg Timor-Leste<ref>East Timor.</ref> 0.512
143 Image:Flag of Madagascar (bordered).svg Madagascar 0.509
144 Image:Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon 0.506
145 Image:Flag of Uganda.svg Uganda 0.502
146 Image:Flag of Swaziland.svg Swaziland 0.500

[edit] Low

Rank Country HDI
147 Image:Flag of Togo.svg Togo 0.495
148 Image:Flag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti 0.494
149 Image:Flag of Lesotho.svg Lesotho 0.494
150 Image:Flag of Yemen.svg Yemen 0.492
151 Image:Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 0.491
152 Image:Flag of Kenya.svg Kenya 0.491
153 Image:Flag of Mauritania.svg Mauritania 0.486
154 Image:Flag of Haiti.svg Haiti 0.482
155 Image:Flag of The Gambia.svg The Gambia 0.479
156 Image:Flag of Senegal.svg Senegal 0.460
157 Image:Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea 0.454
158 Image:Flag of Rwanda.svg Rwanda 0.450
159 Image:Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria 0.448
160 Image:Flag of Guinea.svg Guinea 0.445
161 Image:Flag of Angola.svg Angola 0.439
162 Image:Flag of Tanzania.svg Tanzania 0.430

Rank Country HDI
163 Image:Flag of Benin.svg Benin 0.428
164 Image:Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Côte d'Ivoire<ref>Ivory Coast.</ref> 0.421
165 Image:Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 0.407
166 Image:Flag of Malawi.svg Malawi 0.400
167 Image:Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg Democratic Republic of the Congo<ref>Also known as Congo-Kinshasa.</ref> 0.391
168 Image:Flag of Mozambique.svg Mozambique 0.390
169 Image:Flag of Burundi.svg Burundi 0.384
170 Image:Flag of Ethiopia.svg Ethiopia 0.371
171 Image:Flag of Chad.svg Chad 0.368
172 Image:Flag of the Central African Republic.svg Central African Republic 0.353
173 Image:Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg Guinea-Bissau 0.349
174 Image:Flag of Burkina Faso.svg Burkina Faso 0.342
175 Image:Flag of Mali.svg Mali 0.338
176 Image:Flag of Sierra Leone.svg Sierra Leone 0.335
177 Image:Flag of Niger.svg Niger 0.311

[edit] Not ranked

Rank Country HDI
Image:European flag.svg European Union<ref>The HDI of the European Union as of 2003 is estimated at 0.922. If it were included in the UN's HDI figures as of 2003, it would be 22nd, after Spain and before Hong Kong.</ref> 0.922 (2003)
Image:Flag of the Republic of China.svg Republic of China (Taiwan)<ref>As the UN does not recognize the Republic of China (ROC) as a state, the HDI report does not include data for "Taiwan, Province of China" (the term used by the UN to refer to the domain of the Republic of China; see Political status of Taiwan). The ROC's government calculated its HDI as of 2003 to be 0.910 based on the following data: life expectancy of 76.1 years; adult literacy rate of 97.0%; combined gross enrollment rate of 97%; and GDP per capita (PPP) of US$23,911. If it were included in the UN's HDI figures as of 2003, the ROC would rank 25th (behind Greece and in front of Singapore). Template:Cite web</ref> 0.910 (2003)
Image:Flag of Macau.svg Macau SAR, China<ref>The UN did not calculate the HDI of Macau. The government of Macau calculates its own HDI as of 2003 as 0.909. If it were included in the UN's HDI figures as of 2003, Macau would rank 25th (behind Greece and in front of Singapore). Template:Cite web</ref> 0.909 (2003)

[edit] Unavailable

Rank Country HDI
Image:Flag of Afghanistan.svg Afghanistan
Image:Flag of Andorra.svg Andorra
Image:Flag of Iraq.svg Iraq
Image:Flag of Kiribati.svg Kiribati
Image:Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea
Image:Flag of Liberia.svg Liberia
Image:Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein
Image:Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg Marshall Islands
Image:Flag of Micronesia.svg Micronesia

Rank Country HDI
Image:Flag of Monaco (bordered).svg Monaco
Image:Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro
Image:Flag of Nauru.svg Nauru
Image:Flag of Palau.svg Palau
Image:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Puerto Rico
Image:Flag of San Marino.svg San Marino
Image:Flag of Serbia (state) (bordered).svg Serbia
Image:Flag of Somalia.svg Somalia
Image:Flag of Tuvalu.svg Tuvalu
Image:Flag of the Vatican City.svg Vatican City

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