List of countries by Human Development Index

September 18, 2014

List of countries by Human Development Index

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World map indicating the Human Development Index (based on 2013 data, published on July 24, 2014).[1]

  0.900 and over
  0.850–0.899
  0.800–0.849
  0.750–0.799
  0.700–0.749
  0.650–0.699
  0.600–0.649
  0.550–0.599
  0.500–0.549
  0.450–0.499
  0.400–0.449
  0.350–0.399
  0.349 and under
  Data unavailable

World map indicating the categorie of Human Development Index by country (based on 2013 data, published on July 24, 2014).[1]

  Very high
  High
  Medium
  Low
  Data unavailable

This is a list of all countries by Human Development Index as included in a United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report. The latest report was released on 24 July 2014 and compiled on the basis of estimates for 2013.[1]

In the 2010 Human Development Report a further Inequality-adjusted Human Development Index (IHDI) was introduced. While the simple HDI remains useful, it stated that “the IHDI is the actual level of human development (accounting for inequality)” and “the HDI can be viewed as an index of “potential” human development (or the maximum IHDI that could be achieved if there were no inequality)”.[2]

Contents

  • 1 Methodology
  • 2 Complete list of countries
    • 2.1 Very high human development
    • 2.2 High human development
    • 2.3 Medium human development
    • 2.4 Low human development
  • 3 List of countries by continent
    • 3.1 Africa
    • 3.2 Americas
    • 3.3 Asia and Oceania
    • 3.4 Europe
  • 4 List of countries by non-continental region
    • 4.1 Arab League
    • 4.2 Commonwealth of Nations
    • 4.3 Council of Europe
    • 4.4 East Asia and the Pacific
    • 4.5 European Union
    • 4.6 Latin America
    • 4.7 Middle East and North Africa
    • 4.8 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
    • 4.9 Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • 4.10 South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation
  • 5 HDI by regions and groups
  • 6 Countries missing from latest report
    • 6.1 UN member states (latest UNDP data)
    • 6.2 Non-UN members (not calculated by the UNDP)
  • 7 See also
  • 8 Notes
  • 9 References
  • 10 External links

Methodology

The UN report covers 185 member states of the United Nations (out of 193), along with Hong Kong and the Palestinian territories; 8 UN member states are not included because of lack of data. The average HDI of regions of the World and groups of countries are also included for comparison.

The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, standards of living, and quality of life 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 underdeveloped 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[3] and Indian economist Amartya Sen.[4]

Countries fall into four broad human development categories, each of which comprises 47 countries: Very High Human Development, High Human Development, Medium Human Development and Low Human Development (46 countries in this category).

Because of the new methodology adopted since the 2010 Human Development Report, the new reported HDI figures appear lower than the HDI figures in previous reports.

From 2007 to 2010, the first category was referred to as developed countries, and the last three are all grouped in developing countries. The original “high human development” category has been split into two as above in the report for 2007.

Some older groupings (high/medium/low income countries) have been removed that were based on the gross domestic product (GDP) in purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, and have been replaced by another index based on the gross national income (GNI) in purchasing power parity per capita.

The country with the largest decrease in HDI since 1998 is Zimbabwe, falling from 0.514 in 1998 by 0.140 to 0.374 in 2010. The country with the largest decrease since 2009 is Cape Verde, which decreased by 0.170.

Over half of the world’s population live in countries with “medium human development” (51%), while less than a fifth (18%) populate countries falling in the “low human development” category. Countries with “high” to “very high” human development account for slightly less than a third of the world’s total population (30%).

The only year without a Human Development Report since 1990 was 2012. The latest report was launched on 24 July 2014 in Tokyo.[1]

Complete list of countries

  • Increase = increase.
  • Steady = steady.
  • Decrease = decrease.
  • The number in brackets represents the number of ranks the country has climbed (up or down) relative to the ranking in 2013 report.

Very high human development

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
1 Steady  Norway 0.944 Increase 0.001
2 Steady  Australia 0.933 Increase 0.002
3 Steady   Switzerland 0.917 Increase 0.001
4 Steady  Netherlands 0.915 Steady
5 Steady  United States 0.914 Increase 0.002
6 Steady  Germany 0.911 Steady
7 Steady  New Zealand 0.910 Increase 0.002
8 Steady  Canada 0.902 Increase 0.001
9 Increase (3)  Singapore 0.901 Increase 0.003
10 Steady  Denmark 0.900 Steady
11 Decrease (3)  Ireland 0.899 Decrease 0.002
12 Decrease (1)  Sweden 0.898 Increase 0.001
13 Steady  Iceland 0.895 Increase 0.002
14 Steady  United Kingdom 0.892 Increase 0.002
15 Steady  Hong Kong 0.891 Increase 0.002
15 Increase (1)  South Korea 0.891 Increase 0.003
17 Decrease (1)  Japan 0.890 Increase 0.002
18 Decrease (2)  Liechtenstein 0.889 Increase 0.001
19 Steady  Israel 0.888 Increase 0.002
20 Steady  France 0.884 Steady
21 Steady  Austria 0.881 Increase 0.001
21 Steady  Belgium 0.881 Increase 0.001
21 Steady  Luxembourg 0.881 Increase 0.001
24 Steady  Finland 0.879 Steady
25 Steady  Slovenia 0.874 Steady
Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
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[1]
26 Steady  Italy 0.872 Steady
27 Steady  Spain 0.869 Steady
28 Steady  Czech Republic 0.861 Steady
29 Steady  Greece 0.853 Decrease 0.001
30 Steady  Brunei Darussalam 0.852 Steady
31 Steady  Qatar 0.851 Increase 0.001
32 Steady  Cyprus 0.845 Decrease 0.003
33 Steady  Estonia 0.840 Increase 0.001
34 Steady  Saudi Arabia 0.836 Increase 0.003
35 Increase (1)  Lithuania 0.834 Increase 0.003
35 Decrease (1)  Poland 0.834 Increase 0.001
37 Steady  Andorra 0.830 Steady
37 Increase (1)  Slovakia 0.830 Increase 0.001
39 Steady  Malta 0.829 Increase 0.002
40 Steady  United Arab Emirates 0.827 Increase 0.002
41 Increase (1)  Chile 0.822 Increase 0.003
41 Steady  Portugal 0.822 Steady
43 Steady  Hungary 0.818 Increase 0.001
44 Steady  Bahrain 0.815 Increase 0.002
44 Steady  Cuba 0.815 Increase 0.002
46 Decrease (2)  Kuwait 0.814 Increase 0.001
47 Steady  Croatia 0.812 Steady
48 Steady  Latvia 0.810 Increase 0.002
49 Steady  Argentina 0.808 Increase 0.002

High human development

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
50 Increase (2)  Uruguay 0.790 Increase 0.003
51 Steady  Bahamas 0.789 Increase 0.001
51 Increase (1)  Montenegro 0.789 Increase 0.002
53 Increase (1)  Belarus 0.786 Increase 0.001
54 Increase (1)  Romania 0.785 Increase 0.003
55 Decrease (5)  Libya 0.784 Decrease 0.005
56 Steady  Oman 0.783 Increase 0.002
57 Steady  Russia 0.778 Increase 0.001
58 Steady  Bulgaria 0.777 Increase 0.001
59 Decrease (1)  Barbados 0.776 Steady
60 Steady  Palau 0.775 Increase 0.002
61 Decrease (1)  Antigua and Barbuda 0.774 Increase 0.001
62 Steady  Malaysia 0.773 Increase 0.003
63 Steady  Mauritius 0.771 Increase 0.002
64 Steady  Trinidad and Tobago 0.766 Increase 0.001
65 Steady  Lebanon 0.765 Increase 0.001
65 Increase (2)  Panama 0.765 Increase 0.004
67 Decrease (1)  Venezuela 0.764 Increase 0.001
68 Decrease (1)  Costa Rica 0.763 Increase 0.002
69 Steady  Turkey 0.759 Increase 0.003
70 Steady  Kazakhstan 0.757 Increase 0.002
71 Decrease (1)  Mexico 0.756 Increase 0.001
71 Decrease (1)  Seychelles 0.756 Increase 0.001
73 Steady  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.750 Increase 0.001
73 Increase (2)  Sri Lanka 0.750 Increase 0.005
75 Decrease (2)  Iran 0.749 Steady
76 Decrease (1)  Azerbaijan 0.747 Increase 0.002
Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
77 Steady  Jordan 0.745 Increase 0.001
77 Increase (1)  Serbia 0.745 Increase 0.002
79 Increase (1)  Brazil 0.744 Increase 0.002
79 Increase (2)  Georgia 0.744 Increase 0.003
79 Decrease (1)  Grenada 0.744 Increase 0.001
82 Steady  Peru 0.737 Increase 0.003
83 Steady  Ukraine 0.734 Increase 0.001
84 Steady  Belize 0.732 Increase 0.001
84 Increase (1)  Macedonia 0.732 Increase 0.002
86 Steady  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.731 Increase 0.002
87 Steady  Armenia 0.730 Increase 0.002
88 Steady  Fiji 0.724 Increase 0.002
89 Steady  Thailand 0.722 Increase 0.002
90 Steady  Tunisia 0.721 Increase 0.002
91 Increase (2)  China 0.719 Increase 0.004
91 Steady  Saint Vincent 0.719 Increase 0.002
93 Steady  Algeria 0.717 Increase 0.002
93 Decrease (1)  Dominica 0.717 Increase 0.001
95 Increase (2)  Albania 0.716 Increase 0.002
96 Decrease (3)  Jamaica 0.715 Steady
97 Decrease (4)  Saint Lucia 0.714 Decrease 0.001
98 Steady  Colombia 0.711 Increase 0.003
98 Steady  Ecuador 0.711 Increase 0.003
100 Increase (1)  Suriname 0.705 Increase 0.003
100 Steady  Tonga 0.705 Increase 0.001
World 0.702 Increase 0.002
102 Steady  Dominican Republic 0.700 Increase 0.002

Medium human development

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
103 Steady  Maldives 0.698 Increase 0.003
103 Increase (3)  Mongolia 0.698 Increase 0.006
103 Increase (1)  Turkmenistan 0.698 Increase 0.005
106 Decrease (2)  Samoa 0.694 Increase 0.001
107 Steady  Palestine 0.686 Increase 0.003
108 Steady  Indonesia 0.684 Increase 0.003
109 Decrease (1)  Botswana 0.683 Increase 0.002
110 Decrease (2)  Egypt 0.682 Increase 0.001
111 Steady  Paraguay 0.676 Increase 0.006
112 Decrease (1)  Gabon 0.674 Increase 0.004
113 Steady  Bolivia 0.667 Increase 0.004
114 Increase (2)  Moldova 0.663 Increase 0.006
115 Steady  El Salvador 0.662 Increase 0.002
116 Steady  Uzbekistan 0.661 Increase 0.004
117 Increase (1)  Philippines 0.660 Increase 0.004
118 Increase (1)  South Africa 0.658 Increase 0.004
118 Decrease (4)  Syria 0.658 Decrease 0.004
120 Steady  Iraq 0.642 Increase 0.001
121 Steady  Guyana 0.638 Increase 0.003
121 Steady  Vietnam 0.638 Increase 0.003
123 Decrease (2)  Cape Verde 0.636 Increase 0.001
Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
124 Steady  Micronesia 0.630 Increase 0.001
125 Steady  Guatemala 0.628 Increase 0.002
125 Increase (1)  Kyrgyzstan 0.628 Increase 0.007
127 Steady  Namibia 0.626 Increase 0.004
128 Increase (1)  Timor Leste 0.620 Increase 0.004
129 Steady  Honduras 0.617 Increase 0.001
129 Increase (2)  Morocco 0.617 Increase 0.003
131 Decrease (3)  Vanuatu 0.616 Decrease 0.001
132 Steady  Nicaragua 0.614 Increase 0.003
133 Steady  Kiribati 0.607 Increase 0.001
133 Increase (1)  Tajikistan 0.607 Increase 0.004
135 Steady  India 0.586 Increase 0.003
136 Steady  Bhutan 0.584 Increase 0.004
136 Increase (1)  Cambodia 0.584 Increase 0.005
138 Steady  Ghana 0.573 Increase 0.002
139 Steady  Laos 0.569 Increase 0.004
140 Steady  Republic of the Congo 0.564 Increase 0.003
141 Increase (2)  Zambia 0.561 Increase 0.007
142 Increase (1)  Bangladesh 0.558 Increase 0.004
142 Decrease (1)  São Tomé and Príncipe 0.558 Increase 0.002
144 Decrease (3)  Equatorial Guinea 0.556 Steady

Low human development

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
145 Steady    Nepal 0.540 Increase 0.003
146 Steady  Pakistan 0.537 Increase 0.002
147 Steady  Kenya 0.535 Increase 0.004
148 Steady  Swaziland 0.530 Increase 0.001
149 Steady  Angola 0.526 Increase 0.002
150 Steady  Burma 0.524 Increase 0.004
151 Steady  Rwanda 0.506 Increase 0.004
152 Steady  Cameroon 0.504 Increase 0.003
152 Increase (1)  Nigeria 0.504 Increase 0.004
154 Steady  Yemen 0.500 Increase 0.001
155 Steady  Madagascar 0.498 Increase 0.002
156 Increase (4)  Zimbabwe 0.492 Increase 0.008
157 Decrease (1)  Papua New Guinea 0.491 Increase 0.001
157 Steady  Solomon Islands 0.491 Increase 0.002
159 Decrease (1)  Comoros 0.488 Increase 0.002
159 Increase (1)  Tanzania 0.488 Increase 0.004
161 Decrease (2)  Mauritania 0.487 Increase 0.002
162 Increase (1)  Lesotho 0.486 Increase 0.005
163 Decrease (3)  Senegal 0.485 Increase 0.001
164 Steady  Uganda 0.484 Increase 0.004
165 Steady  Benin 0.476 Increase 0.003
166 Steady  Sudan 0.473 Increase 0.001
Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change in rank between 2014 report to 2013 report[1] New 2014 estimates for 2013
[1]
Change compared between 2014 report and 2013 report
[1]
166 Increase (1)  Togo 0.473 Increase 0.003
168 Steady  Haiti 0.471 Increase 0.002
169 Steady  Afghanistan 0.468 Increase 0.002
170 Steady  Djibouti 0.467 Increase 0.002
171 Steady  Côte d’Ivoire 0.452 Increase 0.004
172 Steady  Gambia 0.441 Increase 0.003
173 Steady  Ethiopia 0.435 Increase 0.006
174 Steady  Malawi 0.414 Increase 0.003
175 Steady  Liberia 0.412 Increase 0.005
176 Steady  Mali 0.407 Increase 0.001
177 Steady  Guinea-Bissau 0.396 Steady
178 Increase (1)  Mozambique 0.393 Increase 0.004
179 Decrease (1)  Guinea 0.392 Increase 0.001
180 Steady  Burundi 0.389 Increase 0.003
181 Steady  Burkina Faso 0.388 Increase 0.003
182 Steady  Eritrea 0.381 Increase 0.001
183 Increase (1)  Sierra Leone 0.374 Increase 0.006
184 Decrease (1)  Chad 0.372 Increase 0.002
185 Steady  Central African Republic 0.341 Decrease 0.024
186 Increase (1)  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.338 Increase 0.005
187 Decrease (1)  Niger 0.337 Increase 0.002

List of countries by continent

Africa

Main article: List of African countries by Human Development Index
10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1  Libya 0.784
2  Mauritius 0.771
3  Seychelles 0.756
4  Tunisia 0.721
5  Algeria 0.717
Medium human development
6  Botswana 0.683
7  Egypt 0.682
8  Gabon 0.674
9  South Africa 0.658
10  Cape Verde 0.636
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Niger 0.337
2  Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.338
3  Central African Republic 0.341
4  Chad 0.372
5  Sierra Leone 0.374
6  Eritrea 0.381
7  Burkina Faso 0.388
8  Burundi 0.389
9  Guinea 0.392
10  Mozambique 0.393

Americas

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  United States 0.914
2  Canada 0.902
3  Chile 0.822
4  Cuba 0.815
5  Argentina 0.808
High human development
6  Uruguay 0.790
7  Bahamas 0.789
8  Barbados 0.776
9  Antigua and Barbuda 0.774
10  Trinidad and Tobago 0.766
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Haiti 0.471
Medium human development
2  Nicaragua 0.614
3  Honduras 0.617
4  Guatemala 0.628
5  Guyana 0.638
6  El Salvador 0.662
7  Bolivia 0.667
8  Paraguay 0.676
High human development
9  Dominican Republic 0.700
10  Suriname 0.705

Asia and Oceania

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Australia 0.933
2  New Zealand 0.910
3  Singapore 0.901
4  Hong Kong 0.891
4  South Korea 0.891
6  Japan 0.890
7  Israel 0.888
8  Brunei 0.852
9  Qatar 0.851
10  Cyprus 0.845
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Afghanistan 0.468
2  Solomon Islands 0.491
3  Papua New Guinea 0.491
4  Yemen 0.500
5  Burma 0.524
6  Pakistan 0.537
7    Nepal 0.540
Medium human development
8  Bangladesh 0.558
9  Laos 0.569
10  Bhutan 0.584
10  Cambodia 0.584

Europe

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Norway 0.944
2   Switzerland 0.917
3  Netherlands 0.915
4  Germany 0.911
4  Denmark 0.900
6  Ireland 0.899
7  Sweden 0.898
8  Iceland 0.895
9  United Kingdom 0.892
10  Liechtenstein 0.889
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Medium human development
1  Moldova 0.663
High human development
2  Albania 0.716
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.731
4  Macedonia 0.732
5  Ukraine 0.734
6  Serbia 0.745
7  Bulgaria 0.777
8  Russia 0.778
9  Romania 0.785
10  Belarus 0.786

List of countries by non-continental region

Arab League

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Qatar 0.851
2  Saudi Arabia 0.836
3  United Arab Emirates 0.827
4  Bahrain 0.815
5  Kuwait 0.814
High human development
6  Libya 0.784
7  Oman 0.783
8  Lebanon 0.765
9  Jordan 0.745
10  Tunisia 0.721
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Djibouti 0.467
2  Sudan 0.473
3  Mauritania 0.487
4  Comoros 0.488
5  Yemen 0.500
Medium human development
6  Morocco 0.617
7  Iraq 0.642
8  Egypt 0.682
9 Palestinian National Authority Palestine Authority 0.686
High human development
10  Algeria 0.717

Commonwealth of Nations

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Australia 0.933
2  New Zealand 0.910
3  Canada 0.902
4  Singapore 0.901
5  United Kingdom 0.892
6  Brunei 0.852
7  Cyprus 0.845
8  Malta 0.829
High human development
9  Bahamas 0.789
10  Barbados 0.776
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Sierra Leone 0.374
2  Mozambique 0.393
3  Malawi 0.414
4  Uganda 0.484
5  Tanzania 0.488
6  Solomon Islands 0.491
6  Papua New Guinea 0.491
7  Nigeria 0.504
7  Cameroon 0.504
8  Rwanda 0.506
9  Swaziland 0.530
10  Kenya 0.535

Council of Europe

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Norway 0.944
2   Switzerland 0.917
3  Netherlands 0.915
4  Germany 0.911
5  Denmark 0.900
6  Ireland 0.899
7  Sweden 0.898
8  Iceland 0.895
9  United Kingdom 0.892
10  Liechtenstein 0.889
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Medium human development
1  Moldova 0.663
High human development
2  Albania 0.716
3  Armenia 0.730
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.731
5  Macedonia 0.732
6  Ukraine 0.734
7  Georgia 0.744
8  Serbia 0.769
9  Azerbaijan 0.747
10  Turkey 0.759

East Asia and the Pacific

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Australia 0.933
2  New Zealand 0.910
3  Singapore 0.901
4  Hong Kong 0.891
4  South Korea 0.891
6  Japan 0.890
7  Brunei 0.852
High human development
8  Palau 0.775
9  Malaysia 0.773
10  Thailand 0.722
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Papua New Guinea 0.491
1  Solomon Islands 0.491
3  Burma 0.524
Medium human development
4  Laos 0.569
5  Cambodia 0.584
6  Kiribati 0.607
7  Vanuatu 0.616
8  Timor Leste 0.620
9  Micronesia 0.630
10  Vietnam 0.638

European Union

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Netherlands 0.915
2  Germany 0.911
3  Denmark 0.900
4  Ireland 0.899
5  Sweden 0.898
6  United Kingdom 0.892
7  France 0.884
8  Austria 0.893
8  Belgium 0.892
8  Luxembourg 0.892
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1  Bulgaria 0.777
2  Romania 0.785
Very high human development
3  Latvia 0.810
4  Croatia 0.812
5  Hungary 0.818
6  Portugal 0.822
7  Malta 0.829
8  Slovakia 0.830
9  Poland 0.834
9  Lithuania 0.834

Latin America

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Chile 0.822
2  Cuba 0.815
3  Argentina 0.808
High human development
4  Uruguay 0.790
5  Panama 0.765
6  Venezuela 0.764
7  Costa Rica 0.763
8  Mexico 0.756
9  Brazil 0.744
10  Peru 0.737
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Haiti 0.471
Medium human development
2  Nicaragua 0.614
3  Honduras 0.617
4  Guatemala 0.628
5  El Salvador 0.662
6  Bolivia 0.667
7  Paraguay 0.676
High human development
8  Dominican Republic 0.700
9  Colombia 0.711
9  Ecuador 0.711

Middle East and North Africa

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Israel 0.888
2  Qatar 0.851
3  Cyprus 0.845
4  Saudi Arabia 0.836
5  United Arab Emirates 0.827
6  Bahrain 0.815
7  Kuwait 0.814
High human development
8  Libya 0.784
9  Oman 0.783
10  Lebanon 0.765
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Djibouti 0.467
2  Sudan 0.473
3  Mauritania 0.487
4  Yemen 0.500
Medium human development
5  Iraq 0.642
6  Syria 0.658
7  Egypt 0.682
8 Palestinian National Authority Palestinian territories 0.686
High human development
9  Algeria 0.717
10  Tunisia 0.721

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

10 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Norway 0.944
2  Australia 0.933
3   Switzerland 0.917
4  Netherlands 0.915
5  United States 0.914
6  Germany 0.911
7  New Zealand 0.910
8  Canada 0.902
9  Denmark 0.900
10  Ireland 0.899
10 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1  Mexico 0.756
2  Turkey 0.759
Very high human development
3  Hungary 0.818
4  Portugal 0.822
4  Chile 0.822
6  Slovakia 0.830
7  Poland 0.834
8  Estonia 0.840
9  Greece 0.853
10  Czech Republic 0.861

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

6 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Very high human development
1  Qatar 0.851
2  Saudi Arabia 0.836
3  United Arab Emirates 0.827
4  Kuwait 0.814
High human development
5  Libya 0.784
6  Venezuela 0.764
6 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Nigeria 0.504
2  Angola 0.526
Medium human development
3  Iraq 0.642
High human development
4  Ecuador 0.711
5  Algeria 0.717
6  Iran 0.749

South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation

4 highest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
High human development
1  Sri Lanka 0.750
Medium human development
2  Maldives 0.698
3  India 0.586
4  Bhutan 0.584
4 lowest HDIs

Rank Country HDI
New 2014 estimates for 2013
Low human development
1  Afghanistan 0.468
2  Pakistan 0.537
3    Nepal 0.540
Medium human development
4  Bangladesh 0.558

HDI by regions and groups

Region or group 2011
estimates
HDI[5]
2013
estimates
HDI[6]
2014
estimates
HDI[1]
Very high human development
Very High Human Development 0.889 0.905 0.890
OECD 0.873 0.887 0.874
High human development
Latin America and the Caribbean 0.731 0.741 0.740
Europe and Central Asia 0.751 0.771 0.738
High Human Development 0.741 0.758 0.735
East Asia and the Pacific 0.671 Increase 0.683 0.703
World 0.682 Increase 0.694 0.702
Medium human development
Arab states 0.641 Increase 0.652 0.682
Small Island Developing States 0.640 Increase 0.648 0.665
Medium Human Development 0.630 Increase 0.640 0.614
South Asia 0.548 Increase 0.558 0.588
Low human development
Sub-Saharan Africa 0.463 Increase 0.475 0.502
Low Human Development 0.456 Increase 0.466 0.493
Least Developed countries 0.439 Increase 0.449 0.487

Countries missing from latest report

UN member states (latest UNDP data)

Year Country HDI Rank Source
Publication Data
Very high human development
2009 2008  San Marino 0.961 21 [7]
2009 2008  Monaco 0.956 25 [7]
Medium human development
2009 2008  Marshall Islands 0.738 155 [7]
2009 2008  North Korea 0.733 156 [7]
2009 2008  Nauru 0.721 164 [7]
2009 2008  Tuvalu 0.711 168 [7]
Low human development
2009 2008  Somalia 0.364 229 [7]
Other
N/A N/A  South Sudan N/A N/A UN member state not listed on above report

Note: 2009 publication uses old HDI formula

Non-UN members (not calculated by the UNDP)

Year Country or territory HDI Rank Source
Publication Data
Very high human development
2011 2011  Taiwan 0.882 22 [nb 1]
2012 2011  Macau 0.868 25 [10]
2009 2008  Jersey 0.985 2 [7]
2009 2008  Cayman Islands 0.983 4 [7]
2009 2008  Bermuda 0.981 7 [7]
2009 2008  Guernsey 0.975 9 [7]
2009 2008  Gibraltar 0.961 20 [7]
2009 2008  Norfolk Island 0.958 23 [7]
2009 2008  Faroe Islands 0.950 33 [7]
2009 2008  Isle of Man 0.950 34 [7]
2009 2008  British Virgin Islands 0.945 35 [7]
2009 2008  Falkland Islands 0.933 43 [7]
2009 2008  Aruba 0.908 49 [7]
2009 2008  Puerto Rico 0.905 52 [7]
2009 2008  Martinique 0.904 53 [7]
2009 2008  Guam 0.901 54 [7]
High human development
2012 2012  Kosovo* 0.714 87 [11]
2009 2008  French Polynesia 0.895 58 [7]
2009 2008  U.S. Virgin Islands 0.894 59 [7]
2009 2008  Northern Mariana Islands 0.875 71 [7]
2009 2008  Turks and Caicos Islands 0.873 72 [7]
2009 2008  Greenland 0.869 76 [7]
2009 2008  New Caledonia 0.869 77 [7]
2009 2008  Saint Pierre and Miquelon 0.865 78 [7]
2009 2008  Anguilla 0.865 79 [7]
2009 2008  Guadeloupe 0.839 91 [7]
2009 2008  Cook Islands 0.829 101 [7]
2009 2008  American Samoa 0.827 103 [7]
2009 2008  Montserrat 0.821 106 [7]
2009 2008  French Guiana 0.811 116 [7]
Medium human development
2009 2008 Réunion 0.799 123 [7]
2009 2008  Saint Helena 0.797 125 [7]
2009 2008  Niue 0.794 129 [7]
2009 2008  Wallis and Futuna 0.793 132 [7]
2009 2008  Tokelau 0.750 149 [7]
2009 2008  Mayotte 0.616 184 [7]

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