Human Development Index

rank country human development index
1980 1990 2000 2005 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013
1. Norway 0.793 0.841 0.910 0.935 0.937 0.939 0.941 0.943 0.944
2. Australia 0.841 0.866 0.898 0.912 0.922 0.926 0.928 0.931 0.933
3. Switzerland 0.806 0.829 0.886 0.902 0.903 0.915 0.914 0.916 0.917
4. Netherlands 0.783 0.826 0.874 0.888 0.901 0.904 0.914 0.915 0.915
5. United States 0.825 0.858 0.883 0.897 0.905 0.908 0.911 0.912 0.914
6. Germany 0.739 0.782 0.854 0.887 0.902 0.904 0.908 0.911 0.911
7. New Zealand 0.793 0.821 0.873 0.894 0.899 0.903 0.904 0.909 0.910
8. Canada 0.809 0.848 0.867 0.892 0.896 0.896 0.900 0.901 0.902
9. Singapore .. 0.745 0.800 0.840 0.868 0.894 0.896 0.899 0.901
10. Denmark 0.781 0.806 0.859 0.891 0.896 0.898 0.899 0.900 0.901
11. Ireland 0.734 0.775 0.862 0.890 0.902 0.899 0.900 0.901 0.899
12. Sweden 0.776 0.807 0.889 0.887 0.891 0.895 0.896 0.897 0.898
13. Iceland 0.754 0.800 0.858 0.888 0.886 0.886 0.890 0.893 0.895
14. United Kingdom 0.735 0.768 0.863 0.888 0.890 0.895 0.891 0.890 0.892
15. Hong Kong, China (SAR) 0.698 0.775 0.810 0.840 0.877 0.882 0.887 0.889 0.891
16. Korea (Republic of) 0.628 0.731 0.819 0.856 0.874 0.882 0.886 0.888 0.891
17. Japan 0.772 0.817 0.858 0.873 0.881 0.884 0.887 0.889 0.890
18. Liechtenstein .. .. .. .. .. 0.882 0.887 0.888 0.889
19. Israel 0.749 0.785 0.849 0.869 0.877 0.881 0.885 0.886 0.888
20. France 0.722 0.779 0.848 0.867 0.876 0.879 0.882 0.884 0.884
21. Austria 0.736 0.786 0.835 0.851 0.868 0.877 0.879 0.880 0.881
22. Belgium 0.753 0.805 0.873 0.865 0.873 0.877 0.880 0.880 0.881
23. Luxembourg 0.729 0.786 0.866 0.877 0.882 0.881 0.881 0.880 0.881
24. Finland 0.752 0.792 0.841 0.870 0.878 0.877 0.879 0.879 0.879
25. Slovenia .. 0.769 0.822 0.855 0.871 0.873 0.874 0.874 0.874
26. Italy 0.718 0.763 0.825 0.859 0.868 0.869 0.872 0.872 0.872
27. Spain 0.702 0.755 0.826 0.844 0.857 0.864 0.868 0.869 0.869
28. Czech Republic .. 0.762 0.806 0.845 0.856 0.858 0.861 0.861 0.861
29. Greece 0.713 0.749 0.798 0.853 0.858 0.856 0.854 0.854 0.853
30. Brunei Darussalam 0.740 0.786 0.822 0.838 0.843 0.844 0.846 0.852 0.852
31. Qatar 0.730 0.756 0.811 0.840 0.855 0.847 0.844 0.850 0.851
32. Cyprus 0.661 0.727 0.800 0.828 0.844 0.848 0.850 0.848 0.845
33. Estonia .. 0.730 0.776 0.821 0.832 0.830 0.836 0.839 0.840
34. Saudi Arabia 0.583 0.662 0.744 0.773 0.791 0.815 0.825 0.833 0.836
35. Lithuania .. 0.737 0.758 0.806 0.827 0.829 0.828 0.832 0.834
36. Poland 0.687 0.714 0.784 0.803 0.817 0.826 0.830 0.833 0.834
37. Andorra .. .. .. .. .. 0.832 0.831 0.830 0.830
38. Slovakia .. 0.747 0.776 0.803 0.824 0.826 0.827 0.829 0.830
39. Malta 0.704 0.730 0.770 0.801 0.809 0.821 0.823 0.827 0.829
40. United Arab Emirates 0.640 0.725 0.798 0.823 0.832 0.824 0.824 0.825 0.827
41. Chile 0.640 0.704 0.753 0.785 0.805 0.808 0.815 0.819 0.822
42. Portugal 0.643 0.708 0.780 0.790 0.805 0.816 0.819 0.822 0.822
43. Hungary 0.696 0.701 0.774 0.805 0.814 0.817 0.817 0.817 0.818
44. Bahrain 0.677 0.729 0.784 0.811 0.810 0.812 0.812 0.813 0.815
45. Cuba 0.681 0.729 0.742 0.786 0.831 0.824 0.819 0.813 0.815
46. Kuwait 0.702 0.723 0.804 0.795 0.800 0.807 0.810 0.814 0.814
47. Croatia .. 0.689 0.748 0.781 0.801 0.807 0.812 0.812 0.812
48. Latvia .. 0.710 0.729 0.787 0.813 0.809 0.804 0.808 0.811
49. Argentina 0.665 0.694 0.753 0.758 0.777 0.799 0.804 0.806 0.808
50. Uruguay 0.658 0.691 0.740 0.755 0.773 0.779 0.784 0.787 0.790
51. Bahamas .. .. 0.766 0.787 0.791 0.788 0.789 0.788 0.789
52. Montenegro .. .. .. 0.750 0.780 0.784 0.787 0.787 0.789
53. Belarus .. .. .. 0.725 0.764 0.779 0.784 0.785 0.786
54. Romania 0.685 0.703 0.706 0.750 0.781 0.779 0.782 0.782 0.785
55. Libya 0.641 0.684 0.745 0.772 0.789 0.799 0.753 0.789 0.784
56. Oman .. .. .. 0.733 0.714 0.780 0.781 0.781 0.783
57. Russian Federation .. 0.729 0.717 0.751 0.770 0.773 0.775 0.777 0.778
58. Bulgaria 0.658 0.696 0.714 0.749 0.766 0.773 0.774 0.776 0.777
59. Barbados 0.658 0.706 0.745 0.761 0.776 0.779 0.780 0.776 0.776
60. Palau .. .. 0.741 0.771 0.772 0.768 0.770 0.773 0.775
61. Antigua and Barbuda .. .. .. .. .. 0.778 0.772 0.773 0.774
62. Malaysia 0.577 0.641 0.717 0.747 0.760 0.766 0.768 0.770 0.773
63. Mauritius 0.558 0.621 0.686 0.722 0.741 0.753 0.759 0.769 0.771
64. Trinidad and Tobago 0.658 0.658 0.697 0.745 0.764 0.764 0.764 0.765 0.766
65. Lebanon .. .. .. 0.741 0.751 0.759 0.764 0.764 0.765
66. Panama 0.627 0.651 0.709 0.728 0.752 0.759 0.757 0.761 0.765
67. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 0.639 0.644 0.677 0.716 0.758 0.759 0.761 0.763 0.764
68. Costa Rica 0.605 0.652 0.705 0.721 0.744 0.750 0.758 0.761 0.763
69. Turkey 0.496 0.576 0.653 0.687 0.710 0.739 0.752 0.756 0.759
70. Kazakhstan .. 0.686 0.679 0.734 0.744 0.747 0.751 0.755 0.757
71. Mexico 0.595 0.647 0.699 0.724 0.739 0.748 0.752 0.755 0.756
72. Seychelles .. .. 0.743 0.757 0.766 0.763 0.749 0.755 0.756
73. Saint Kitts and Nevis .. .. .. .. .. 0.747 0.745 0.749 0.750
74. Sri Lanka 0.569 0.620 0.679 0.710 0.725 0.736 0.740 0.746 0.750
75. Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0.490 0.552 0.653 0.681 0.711 0.725 0.733 0.749 0.749
76. Azerbaijan .. .. 0.639 0.686 0.724 0.743 0.743 0.745 0.747
77. Jordan 0.587 0.622 0.705 0.733 0.746 0.744 0.744 0.744 0.746
78. Serbia .. 0.727 0.713 0.732 0.743 0.743 0.744 0.743 0.745
79. Brazil 0.545 0.612 0.682 0.705 0.731 0.739 0.740 0.742 0.744
80. Georgia .. .. .. 0.710 0.730 0.733 0.736 0.741 0.744
81. Grenada .. .. .. .. .. 0.746 0.747 0.743 0.744
82. Peru 0.595 0.615 0.682 0.694 0.707 0.722 0.727 0.734 0.737
83. Ukraine .. 0.705 0.668 0.713 0.730 0.726 0.730 0.733 0.734
84. Belize 0.619 0.640 0.675 0.710 0.710 0.714 0.717 0.731 0.732
85. Macedonia .. .. .. 0.699 0.724 0.728 0.730 0.730 0.732
86. Bosnia and Herzegovina .. .. .. 0.716 0.727 0.726 0.729 0.729 0.731
87. Armenia .. 0.632 0.648 0.693 0.722 0.720 0.724 0.728 0.730
88. Fiji 0.587 0.619 0.674 0.694 0.712 0.721 0.722 0.722 0.724
89. Thailand 0.503 0.572 0.649 0.685 0.704 0.715 0.716 0.720 0.722
90. Tunisia 0.484 0.567 0.653 0.687 0.706 0.715 0.716 0.719 0.721
91. China 0.423 0.502 0.591 0.645 0.682 0.701 0.710 0.715 0.719
92. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines .. .. .. .. .. 0.717 0.715 0.717 0.719
93. Algeria 0.509 0.576 0.634 0.675 0.695 0.709 0.715 0.715 0.717
94. Dominica .. .. 0.691 0.708 0.713 0.717 0.718 0.716 0.717
95. Albania 0.603 0.609 0.655 0.689 0.703 0.708 0.714 0.714 0.716
96. Jamaica 0.614 0.638 0.671 0.700 0.710 0.712 0.714 0.715 0.715
97. Saint Lucia .. .. .. .. .. 0.717 0.718 0.715 0.714
98. Colombia 0.557 0.596 0.655 0.680 0.700 0.706 0.710 0.708 0.711
99. Ecuador 0.605 0.643 0.658 0.687 0.697 0.701 0.705 0.708 0.711
100. Suriname .. .. .. 0.672 0.694 0.698 0.701 0.702 0.705
101. Tonga 0.602 0.631 0.672 0.695 0.696 0.701 0.702 0.704 0.705
102. Dominican Republic 0.527 0.589 0.645 0.668 0.684 0.691 0.695 0.698 0.700
103. Maldives .. .. 0.599 0.659 0.676 0.688 0.692 0.696 0.698
104. Mongolia 0.515 0.552 0.581 0.637 0.665 0.671 0.682 0.692 0.698
105. Turkmenistan .. .. .. .. .. 0.687 0.690 0.693 0.698
106. Samoa .. .. 0.654 0.681 0.683 0.688 0.690 0.693 0.694
107. Palestine, State of .. .. .. 0.649 0.672 0.671 0.679 0.683 0.686
108. Indonesia 0.471 0.528 0.609 0.640 0.654 0.671 0.678 0.681 0.684
109. Botswana 0.470 0.583 0.560 0.610 0.656 0.672 0.679 0.681 0.683
110. Egypt 0.452 0.546 0.621 0.645 0.667 0.679 0.679 0.681 0.682
111. Paraguay 0.550 0.581 0.625 0.648 0.661 0.669 0.672 0.670 0.676
112. Gabon 0.540 0.619 0.632 0.644 0.654 0.662 0.666 0.670 0.674
113. Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 0.494 0.554 0.615 0.636 0.649 0.658 0.661 0.663 0.667
114. Moldova (Republic of) .. 0.645 0.598 0.639 0.652 0.652 0.656 0.657 0.663
115. El Salvador 0.517 0.529 0.607 0.640 0.648 0.652 0.657 0.660 0.662
116. Uzbekistan .. .. .. 0.626 0.643 0.648 0.653 0.657 0.661
117. Philippines 0.566 0.591 0.619 0.638 0.648 0.651 0.652 0.656 0.660
118. South Africa 0.569 0.619 0.628 0.609 0.623 0.638 0.646 0.654 0.658
119. Syrian Arab Republic 0.528 0.570 0.605 0.653 0.658 0.662 0.662 0.662 0.658
120. Iraq 0.500 0.508 0.606 0.621 0.632 0.638 0.639 0.641 0.642
121. Guyana 0.516 0.505 0.570 0.584 0.621 0.626 0.632 0.635 0.638
122. Viet Nam 0.463 0.476 0.564 0.598 0.617 0.629 0.632 0.635 0.638
123. Cape Verde .. .. 0.573 0.589 0.613 0.622 0.631 0.635 0.636
124. Micronesia (Federated States of) .. .. .. .. .. 0.627 0.627 0.630 0.630
125. Guatemala 0.445 0.483 0.551 0.576 0.601 0.613 0.620 0.626 0.628
126. Kyrgyzstan .. 0.607 0.587 0.605 0.617 0.614 0.618 0.621 0.628
127. Namibia 0.550 0.577 0.556 0.571 0.598 0.610 0.616 0.620 0.624
128. Timor-Leste .. .. 0.465 0.505 0.579 0.606 0.607 0.616 0.620
129. Honduras 0.461 0.507 0.558 0.584 0.604 0.612 0.615 0.616 0.617
130. Morocco 0.399 0.459 0.526 0.569 0.588 0.603 0.612 0.614 0.617
131. Vanuatu .. .. .. .. 0.609 0.617 0.618 0.617 0.616
132. Nicaragua 0.483 0.491 0.554 0.585 0.599 0.604 0.608 0.611 0.614
133. Kiribati .. .. .. .. .. 0.599 0.599 0.606 0.607
134. Tajikistan .. 0.610 0.529 0.572 0.591 0.596 0.600 0.603 0.607
135. India 0.369 0.431 0.483 0.527 0.554 0.570 0.581 0.583 0.586
136. Bhutan .. .. .. .. .. 0.569 0.579 0.580 0.584
137. Cambodia 0.251 0.403 0.466 0.536 0.564 0.571 0.575 0.579 0.584
138. Ghana 0.423 0.502 0.487 0.511 0.544 0.556 0.566 0.571 0.573
139. Lao People's Democratic Republic 0.340 0.395 0.473 0.511 0.533 0.549 0.560 0.565 0.569
140. Congo 0.542 0.553 0.501 0.525 0.548 0.565 0.549 0.561 0.564
141. Zambia 0.422 0.407 0.423 0.471 0.505 0.530 0.544 0.554 0.561
142. Bangladesh 0.336 0.382 0.453 0.494 0.516 0.539 0.549 0.554 0.558
143. Sao Tome and Principe .. .. 0.495 0.520 0.537 0.543 0.548 0.556 0.558
144. Equatorial Guinea .. .. 0.476 0.517 0.543 0.559 0.553 0.556 0.556
145. Nepal 0.287 0.388 0.449 0.477 0.501 0.527 0.533 0.537 0.540
146. Pakistan 0.356 0.402 0.454 0.504 0.536 0.526 0.531 0.535 0.537
147. Kenya 0.446 0.471 0.455 0.479 0.508 0.522 0.527 0.531 0.535
148. Swaziland 0.477 0.538 0.498 0.498 0.519 0.527 0.530 0.529 0.530
149. Angola .. .. 0.377 0.446 0.490 0.504 0.522 0.524 0.526
150. Myanmar 0.328 0.348 0.421 0.472 0.500 0.514 0.517 0.520 0.524
151. Rwanda 0.292 0.238 0.330 0.391 0.432 0.453 0.463 0.502 0.506
152. Cameroon 0.391 0.440 0.433 0.457 0.477 0.494 0.498 0.501 0.504
153. Nigeria .. .. .. 0.466 0.483 0.492 0.496 0.500 0.504
154. Yemen .. 0.390 0.427 0.462 0.471 0.484 0.497 0.499 0.500
155. Madagascar .. .. 0.453 0.470 0.487 0.494 0.495 0.496 0.498
156. Zimbabwe 0.437 0.488 0.428 0.412 0.422 0.459 0.474 0.484 0.492
157. Papua New Guinea 0.323 0.363 0.423 0.441 0.467 0.479 0.484 0.490 0.492
158. Solomon Islands .. .. 0.475 0.483 0.506 0.489 0.494 0.490 0.491
159. Comoros .. .. .. 0.464 0.474 0.480 0.483 0.486 0.488
160. Tanzania (United Republic of) 0.378 0.354 0.376 0.419 0.451 0.464 0.479 0.484 0.488
161. Mauritania 0.347 0.367 0.433 0.455 0.466 0.475 0.476 0.485 0.487
162. Lesotho 0.443 0.493 0.443 0.437 0.456 0.472 0.476 0.481 0.486
163. Senegal 0.333 0.384 0.413 0.451 0.474 0.483 0.483 0.484 0.485
164. Uganda 0.293 0.310 0.392 0.429 0.458 0.472 0.477 0.480 0.484
165. Benin 0.287 0.342 0.391 0.432 0.454 0.467 0.471 0.474 0.476
166. Sudan 0.331 0.342 0.385 0.423 0.447 0.463 0.468 0.472 0.473
167. Togo 0.405 0.404 0.430 0.442 0.447 0.461 0.468 0.470 0.473
168. Haiti 0.353 0.413 0.433 0.447 0.458 0.462 0.466 0.469 0.471
169. Afghanistan 0.230 0.296 0.341 0.396 0.430 0.453 0.459 0.466 0.468
170. Djibouti .. .. .. 0.412 0.438 0.452 0.461 0.465 0.467
171. Côte d'Ivoire 0.377 0.380 0.393 0.407 0.427 0.439 0.443 0.448 0.452
172. Gambia 0.300 0.335 0.383 0.414 0.432 0.440 0.436 0.438 0.441
173. Ethiopia .. .. 0.284 0.339 0.394 0.409 0.422 0.429 0.435
174. Malawi 0.270 0.283 0.341 0.368 0.395 0.406 0.411 0.411 0.414
175. Liberia .. .. 0.339 0.335 0.374 0.393 0.402 0.407 0.412
176. Mali 0.208 0.232 0.309 0.359 0.385 0.398 0.405 0.406 0.407
177. Guinea-Bissau .. .. .. 0.387 0.397 0.401 0.402 0.396 0.396
178. Mozambique 0.246 0.216 0.285 0.343 0.366 0.380 0.384 0.389 0.393
179. Guinea .. .. .. 0.366 0.377 0.380 0.387 0.391 0.392
180. Burundi 0.230 0.291 0.290 0.319 0.362 0.381 0.384 0.386 0.389
181. Burkina Faso .. .. .. 0.321 0.349 0.367 0.376 0.385 0.388
182. Eritrea .. .. .. .. .. 0.373 0.377 0.380 0.381
183. Sierra Leone 0.277 0.263 0.297 0.329 0.346 0.353 0.360 0.368 0.374
184. Chad .. .. 0.301 0.324 0.338 0.349 0.365 0.370 0.372
185. Central African Republic 0.295 0.310 0.315 0.327 0.344 0.355 0.361 0.365 0.341
186. Congo (Dem. Rep. of the) 0.336 0.319 0.274 0.292 0.308 0.319 0.324 0.333 0.338
187. Niger 0.191 0.218 0.262 0.293 0.309 0.323 0.328 0.335 0.337
source: "Human Development Report 2014", United Nations Development Programme.
note: The index number, reported in the Human Development Report, is an indication of where a country is developmentwise. Countries with an index over 0.800 are part of the Very High Human Development group. Between 0.700 and 0.800 High Human Development, between 0.500 and 0.700 Medium Human Development and below 0.500 Low Human Development group.