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Human development index: highest

HDI scale: 0-100 2017

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Norway
    Result
    95.3
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Switzerland
    Result
    94.4
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Australia
    Result
    93.9
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Ireland
    Result
    93.8
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    93.6
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Iceland
    Result
    93.5
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    93.3
  8. Rank
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    93.3
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    93.2
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    93.1
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Denmark
    Result
    92.9
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    92.6
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    United States
    Result
    92.4
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    92.2
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Finland
    Result
    92.0
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    New Zealand
    Result
    91.7
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Belgium
    Result
    91.6
  18. Rank
    Country
    Liechtenstein
    Result
    91.6
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    90.9
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Austria
    Result
    90.8
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Luxembourg
    Result
    90.4
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    90.3
  23. Rank
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    90.3
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    France
    Result
    90.1
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Slovenia
    Result
    89.6
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    89.1
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    88.8
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    88.0
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Malta
    Result
    87.8
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Estonia
    Result
    87.1

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: UN Human Development Report