Human Development Report (HDI) 2011: A Better Future for All

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a composite statistic used to rank countries by level of “human development“, taken as a synonym of the older term standards of living, and distinguish “very high human development”, “high human development”, “medium human development”, and “low human development” countries. 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, a developing or an under-developed country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life. 

HDI Life expectancy at birth Mean years of schooling Gross National Income (GNI) per capita
Rank Value (years) (years) (Constant 2005 PPP$)
2011 2011 2011a 2011
1 Norway 0.943 81.1 12.6 47,557
2 Australia 0.929 81.9 12.0 34,431
3 Netherlands 0.910 80.7 11.6 36,402
4 United States 0.910 78.5 12.4 43,017
5 New Zealand 0.908 80.7 12.5 23,737
6 Canada 0.908 81.0 12.1 35,166
7 Ireland 0.908 80.6 11.6 29,322
8 Liechtenstein 0.905 79.6 10.3 83,717
9 Germany 0.905 80.4 12.2 34,854
10 Sweden 0.904 81.4 11.7 35,837
11 Switzerland 0.903 82.3 11.0 39,924
12 Japan 0.901 83.4 11.6 32,295
13 Hong Kong, China (SAR) 0.898 82.8 10.0 44,805
14 Iceland 0.898 81.8 10.4 29,354
15 Korea (Republic of) 0.897 80.6 11.6 28,230
16 Denmark 0.895 78.8 11.4 34,347
17 Israel 0.888 81.6 11.9 25,849
18 Belgium 0.886 80.0 10.9 33,357
19 Austria 0.885 80.9 10.8 35,719
20 France 0.884 81.5 10.6 30,462
21 Slovenia 0.884 79.3 11.6 24,914
22 Finland 0.882 80.0 10.3 32,438
23 Spain 0.878 81.4 10.4 26,508
24 Italy 0.874 81.9 10.1 26,484
25 Luxembourg 0.867 80.0 10.1 50,557
26 Singapore 0.866 81.1 8.8 52,569
27 Czech Republic 0.865 77.7 12.3 21,405
28 United Kingdom 0.863 80.2 9.3 33,296
29 Greece 0.861 79.9 10.1 23,747
30 United Arab Emirates 0.846 76.5 9.3 59,993
31 Cyprus 0.840 79.6 9.8 24,841
32 Andorra 0.838 80.9 10.4 36,095
33 Brunei Darussalam 0.838 78.0 8.6 45,753
34 Estonia 0.835 74.8 12.0 16,799
35 Slovakia 0.834 75.4 11.6 19,998
36 Malta 0.832 79.6 9.9 21,460
37 Qatar 0.831 78.4 7.3 107,721
38 Hungary 0.816 74.4 11.1 16,581
39 Poland 0.813 76.1 10.0 17,451
40 Lithuania 0.810 72.2 10.9 16,234
41 Portugal 0.809 79.5 7.7 20,573
42 Bahrain 0.806 75.1 9.4 28,169
43 Latvia 0.805 73.3 11.5 14,293
44 Chile 0.805 79.1 9.7 13,329
45 Argentina 0.797 75.9 9.3 14,527
46 Croatia 0.796 76.6 9.8 15,729
47 Barbados 0.793 76.8 9.3 17,966
48 Uruguay 0.783 77.0 8.5 13,242
49 Palau 0.782 71.8 12.1 9,744
50 Romania 0.781 74.0 10.4 11,046
51 Cuba 0.776 79.1 9.9 5,416
52 Seychelles 0.773 73.6 9.4 16,729
53 Bahamas 0.771 75.6 8.5 23,029
54 Montenegro 0.771 74.6 10.6 10,361
55 Bulgaria 0.771 73.4 10.6 11,412
56 Saudi Arabia 0.770 73.9 7.8 23,274
57 Mexico 0.770 77.0 8.5 13,245
58 Panama 0.768 76.1 9.4 12,335
59 Serbia 0.766 74.5 10.2 10,236
60 Antigua and Barbuda 0.764 72.6 8.9 15,521
61 Malaysia 0.761 74.2 9.5 13,685
62 Trinidad and Tobago 0.760 70.1 9.2 23,439
63 Kuwait 0.760 74.6 6.1 47,926
64 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 0.760 74.8 7.3 12,637
65 Belarus 0.756 70.3 9.3 13,439
66 Russian Federation 0.755 68.8 9.8 14,561
67 Grenada 0.748 76.0 8.6 6,982
68 Kazakhstan 0.745 67.0 10.4 10,585
69 Costa Rica 0.744 79.3 8.3 10,497
70 Albania 0.739 76.9 10.4 7,803
71 Lebanon 0.739 72.6 7.9 13,076
72 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.735 73.1 8.4 11,897
73 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 0.735 74.4 7.6 10,656
74 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.733 75.7 8.7 7,664
75 Georgia 0.733 73.7 12.1 4,780
76 Ukraine 0.729 68.5 11.3 6,175
77 Mauritius 0.728 73.4 7.2 12,918
78 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 0.728 74.8 8.2 8,804
79 Jamaica 0.727 73.1 9.6 6,487
80 Peru 0.725 74.0 8.7 8,389
81 Dominica 0.724 77.5 7.7 7,889
82 Saint Lucia 0.723 74.6 8.3 8,273
83 Ecuador 0.720 75.6 7.6 7,589
84 Brazil 0.718 73.5 7.2 10,162
85 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.717 72.3 8.6 8,013
86 Armenia 0.716 74.2 10.8 5,188
87 Colombia 0.710 73.7 7.3 8,315
88 Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0.707 73.0 7.3 10,164
89 Oman 0.705 73.0 5.5 22,841
90 Tonga 0.704 72.3 10.3 4,186
91 Azerbaijan 0.700 70.7 8.6 8,666
92 Turkey 0.699 74.0 6.5 12,246
93 Belize 0.699 76.1 8.0 5,812
94 Tunisia 0.698 74.5 6.5 7,281
95 Jordan 0.698 73.4 8.6 5,300
96 Algeria 0.698 73.1 7.0 7,658
97 Sri Lanka 0.691 74.9 8.2 4,943
98 Dominican Republic 0.689 73.4 7.2 8,087
99 Samoa 0.688 72.4 10.3 3,931
100 Fiji 0.688 69.2 10.7 4,145
101 China 0.687 73.5 7.5 7,476
102 Turkmenistan 0.686 65.0 9.9 7,306
103 Thailand 0.682 74.1 6.6 7,694
104 Suriname 0.680 70.6 7.2 7,538
105 El Salvador 0.674 72.2 7.5 5,925
106 Gabon 0.674 62.7 7.5 12,249
107 Paraguay 0.665 72.5 7.7 4,727
108 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 0.663 66.6 9.2 4,054
109 Maldives 0.661 76.8 5.8 5,276
110 Mongolia 0.653 68.5 8.3 3,391
111 Moldova (Republic of) 0.649 69.3 9.7 3,058
112 Philippines 0.644 68.7 8.9 3,478
113 Egypt 0.644 73.2 6.4 5,269
114 Occupied Palestinian Territory 0.641 72.8 8.0 2,656
115 Uzbekistan 0.641 68.3 10.0 2,967
116 Micronesia (Federated States of) 0.636 69.0 8.8 2,935
117 Guyana 0.633 69.9 8.0 3,192
118 Botswana 0.633 53.2 8.9 13,049
119 Syrian Arab Republic 0.632 75.9 5.7 4,243
120 Namibia 0.625 62.5 7.4 6,206
121 Honduras 0.625 73.1 6.5 3,443
122 Kiribati 0.624 68.1 7.8 3,140
123 South Africa 0.619 52.8 8.5 9,469
124 Indonesia 0.617 69.4 5.8 3,716
125 Vanuatu 0.617 71.0 6.7 3,950
126 Kyrgyzstan 0.615 67.7 9.3 2,036
127 Tajikistan 0.607 67.5 9.8 1,937
128 Viet Nam 0.593 75.2 5.5 2,805
129 Nicaragua 0.589 74.0 5.8 2,430
130 Morocco 0.582 72.2 4.4 4,196
131 Guatemala 0.574 71.2 4.1 4,167
132 Iraq 0.573 69.0 5.6 3,177
133 Cape Verde 0.568 74.2 3.5 3,402
134 India 0.547 65.4 4.4 3,468
135 Ghana 0.541 64.2 7.1 1,584
136 Equatorial Guinea 0.537 51.1 5.4 17,608
137 Congo 0.533 57.4 5.9 3,066
138 Lao People’s Democratic Republic 0.524 67.5 4.6 2,242
139 Cambodia 0.523 63.1 5.8 1,848
140 Swaziland 0.522 48.7 7.1 4,484
141 Bhutan 0.522 67.2 2.3 5,293
142 Solomon Islands 0.510 67.9 4.5 1,782
143 Kenya 0.509 57.1 7.0 1,492
144 Sao Tome and Principe 0.509 64.7 4.2 1,792
145 Pakistan 0.504 65.4 4.9 2,550
146 Bangladesh 0.500 68.9 4.8 1,529
147 Timor-Leste 0.495 62.5 2.8 3,005
148 Angola 0.486 51.1 4.4 4,874
149 Myanmar 0.483 65.2 4.0 1,535
150 Cameroon 0.482 51.6 5.9 2,031
151 Madagascar 0.480 66.7 5.2 824
152 Tanzania (United Republic of) 0.466 58.2 5.1 1,328
153 Papua New Guinea 0.466 62.8 4.3 2,271
154 Yemen 0.462 65.5 2.5 2,213
155 Senegal 0.459 59.3 4.5 1,708
156 Nigeria 0.459 51.9 5.0 2,069
157 Nepal 0.458 68.8 3.2 1,160
158 Haiti 0.454 62.1 4.9 1,123
159 Mauritania 0.453 58.6 3.7 1,859
160 Lesotho 0.450 48.2 5.9 1,664
161 Uganda 0.446 54.1 4.7 1,124
162 Togo 0.435 57.1 5.3 798
163 Comoros 0.433 61.1 2.8 1,079
164 Zambia 0.430 49.0 6.5 1,254
165 Djibouti 0.430 57.9 3.8 2,335
166 Rwanda 0.429 55.4 3.3 1,133
167 Benin 0.427 56.1 3.3 1,364
168 Gambia 0.420 58.5 2.8 1,282
169 Sudan 0.408 61.5 3.1 1,894
170 Côte d’Ivoire 0.400 55.4 3.3 1,387
171 Malawi 0.400 54.2 4.2 753
172 Afghanistan 0.398 48.7 3.3 1,416
173 Zimbabwe 0.376 51.4 7.2 376
174 Ethiopia 0.363 59.3 1.5 971
175 Mali 0.359 51.4 2.0 1,123
176 Guinea-Bissau 0.353 48.1 2.3 994
177 Eritrea 0.349 61.6 3.4 536
178 Guinea 0.344 54.1 1.6 863
179 Central African Republic 0.343 48.4 3.5 707
180 Sierra Leone 0.336 47.8 2.9 737
181 Burkina Faso 0.331 55.4 1.3 1,141
182 Liberia 0.329 56.8 3.9 265
183 Chad 0.328 49.6 1.5 1,105
184 Mozambique 0.322 50.2 1.2 898
185 Burundi 0.316 50.4 2.7 368
186 Niger 0.295 54.7 1.4 641
187 Congo (Democratic Republic of the) 0.286 48.4 3.5 280
.. Korea (Democratic People’s Rep. of) .. 68.8 .. ..
.. Marshall Islands .. 72.0 9.8 ..
.. Monaco .. 82.2 .. ..
.. Nauru .. 79.9 .. ..
.. San Marino .. 81.8 .. ..
.. Somalia .. 51.2 .. ..
.. Tuvalu .. 67.2 .. ..

By http://hdr.undp.org/en/  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Development_Index

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