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Human Development Index 2018

HDI – An integral indicator calculated annually for intercountry comparison and measurement of living standards, literacy, education and longevity as the main characteristics of human potential. It is part of the UN development program.

The table includes four main indicators: 
1. Life expectancy. 
2. Expected years of study. 
3. Average years of study. 
4. Gross national income. 

More detailed information on the method used to calculate the HDI you can in Wikipedia .

Indicators from the table

So according to the latest human development index, people living in developed countries can count on 19 years of life longer and spend seven more years studying at school than those living in a group of countries with a low level of human development.

The rating takes into account 189 countries. 
Of these, in 2018, this rating was led by Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany, while the Niger, the Central African Republic, Southern Sudan, Chad and Burundi have the lowest HDI scores. Having problems in health care, income and education.

Countries leading the HDI rating
Countries with the lowest HDI rating

Russia took the 49th place ahead of Montenegro and Bulgaria, but did not reach Oman and Argentina. Having an expected average life expectancy of 71.2 years.

Indicators of Russia and the nearest countries in the rating

Belarus took 53rd place ahead of the Bahamas and Uruguay, but did not reach Romania and Bulgaria. Having an expected average life expectancy of 73.1 years.

Indicators for the Republic of Belarus and the nearest countries in the rating

Ukraine took 88th place ahead of Peru and Colombia, but did not outstrip Ecuador and China. Having an expected average life expectancy of 72.1 years.

Indicators of Ukraine and the nearest countries in the rating

The update of 2018 marks significant progress, as 59 countries today are in a very high group of the human development index, and only 38 countries are in the group with very low HDI. 
Only eight years ago in 2010 these figures were respectively 46 and 49 countries.

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