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Human development index: highest

HDI scale 0-100 2015

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Norway
    Result
    94.9
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Australia
    Result
    93.9
  3. Rank
    Country
    Switzerland
    Result
    93.9
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    92.6
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Denmark
    Result
    92.5
  6. Rank
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    92.5
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    92.4
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Ireland
    Result
    92.3
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Iceland
    Result
    92.1
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    92.0
  11. Rank
    Country
    United States
    Result
    92.0
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    91.7
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    New Zealand
    Result
    91.5
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    91.3
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Liechtenstein
    Result
    91.2
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    90.9
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    90.3
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    90.1
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    89.9
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Luxembourg
    Result
    89.8
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    France
    Result
    89.7
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Belgium
    Result
    89.6
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Finland
    Result
    89.5
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Austria
    Result
    89.3
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Slovenia
    Result
    89.0
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    88.7
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    88.4
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    87.8
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Greece
    Result
    86.6
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Brunei
    Result
    86.5
  31. Rank
    Country
    Estonia
    Result
    86.5
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Andorra
    Result
    85.8
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Cyprus
    Result
    85.6
  34. Rank
    Country
    Malta
    Result
    85.6
  35. Rank
    Country
    Qatar
    Result
    85.6
  36. Rank
    36
    Country
    Poland
    Result
    85.5
  37. Rank
    37
    Country
    Lithuania
    Result
    84.8
  38. Rank
    38
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    84.7
  39. Rank
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    84.7
  40. Rank
    40
    Country
    Slovakia
    Result
    84.5
  41. Rank
    41
    Country
    Portugal
    Result
    84.3
  42. Rank
    42
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    84.0
  43. Rank
    43
    Country
    Hungary
    Result
    83.6
  44. Rank
    44
    Country
    Latvia
    Result
    83.0
  45. Rank
    45
    Country
    Croatia
    Result
    82.7
  46. Rank
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    82.7
  47. Rank
    47
    Country
    Bahrain
    Result
    82.4
  48. Rank
    48
    Country
    Montenegro
    Result
    80.7
  49. Rank
    49
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    80.4
  50. Rank
    50
    Country
    Romania
    Result
    80.2
  51. Rank
    51
    Country
    Kuwait
    Result
    80.0
  52. Rank
    52
    Country
    Belarus
    Result
    79.6
  53. Rank
    Country
    Oman
    Result
    79.6
  54. Rank
    54
    Country
    Uruguay
    Result
    79.5
  55. Rank
    Country
    Barbados
    Result
    79.5
  56. Rank
    56
    Country
    Bulgaria
    Result
    79.4
  57. Rank
    Country
    Kazakhstan
    Result
    79.4
  58. Rank
    58
    Country
    Bahamas
    Result
    79.2
  59. Rank
    59
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    78.9
  60. Rank
    60
    Country
    Panama
    Result
    78.8
  61. Rank
    61
    Country
    Mauritius
    Result
    78.1
  62. Rank
    62
    Country
    Trinidad & Tobago
    Result
    78.0
  63. Rank
    63
    Country
    Serbia
    Result
    77.6
  64. Rank
    Country
    Costa Rica
    Result
    77.6
  65. Rank
    65
    Country
    Cuba
    Result
    77.5
  66. Rank
    66
    Country
    Iran
    Result
    77.4
  67. Rank
    67
    Country
    Georgia
    Result
    76.9
  68. Rank
    68
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    76.7
  69. Rank
    Country
    Venezuela
    Result
    76.7
  70. Rank
    70
    Country
    Sri Lanka
    Result
    76.6

Index key & notes

Notes

GDP or GDP per person is often taken as a measure of how developed a country is, but its usefulness is limited as it refers only to economic welfare. The UN Development Programme combines statistics on average and expected years of schooling and life expectancy with income levels (now GNI per person, valued in PPP US$). The HDI is shown here scaled from 0 to 100; countries scoring over 80 are considered to have very high human development, 70-79 high, 55-69 medium and those under 55 low.

Source: UNDP