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Old 01-12-2009, 08:56 PM   #1
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New Human Development Index released December 2008

The new Human Development Index was released on December 18, 2008. The data reflects what the situation in 2006, so don't be surprised that Iceland is still on top. The Human Development Index averages per-capita GDP, Education levels, and life expectancy to form the index which attempts to estimate standard of living and rank the countries based on the results.


1 Iceland
2 Norway
3 Canada
4 Australia
5 Ireland
6 Netherlands
7 Sweden
8 Japan
9 Luxembourg
10 Switzerland
11 France
12 Finland
13 Denmark
14 Austria
15 United States
16 Spain
17 Belgium
18 Greece
19 Italy
20 New Zealand
21 United Kingdom
22 Hong Kong, China (SAR)
23 Germany
24 Israel
25 Korea (Republic of)
26 Slovenia
27 Brunei Darussalam
28 Singapore
29 Kuwait
30 Cyprus
31 United Arab Emirates
32 Bahrain
33 Portugal
34 Qatar
35 Czech Republic
36 Malta
37 Barbados
38 Hungary
39 Poland
40 Chile
41 Slovakia
42 Estonia
43 Lithuania
44 Latvia
45 Croatia
46 Argentina
47 Uruguay
48 Cuba
49 Bahamas
50 Costa Rica
51 Mexico
52 Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
53 Oman
54 Seychelles
55 Saudi Arabia
56 Bulgaria
57 Trinidad and Tobago
58 Panama
59 Antigua and Barbuda
60 Saint Kitts and Nevis
61 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
62 Romania
63 Malaysia
64 Montenegro
65 Serbia
66 Saint Lucia
67 Belarus
68 Macedonia (TFYR)
69 Albania
70 Brazil
71 Kazakhstan
72 Ecuador
73 Russian Federation
74 Mauritius
75 Bosnia and Herzegovina
MEDIUM HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
76 Turkey
77 Dominica
78 Lebanon
79 Peru
80 Colombia
81 Thailand
82 Ukraine
83 Armenia
84 Iran (Islamic Republic of)
85 Tonga
86 Grenada
87 Jamaica
88 Belize
89 Suriname
90 Jordan
91 Dominican Republic
92 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
93 Georgia
94 China
95 Tunisia
96 Samoa
97 Azerbaijan
98 Paraguay
99 Maldives
100 Algeria
101 El Salvador
102 Philippines
103 Fiji
104 Sri Lanka
105 Syrian Arab Republic
106 Occupied Palestinian Territories
107 Gabon
108 Turkmenistan
109 Indonesia
110 Guyana
111 Bolivia
112 Mongolia
113 Moldova
114 Viet Nam
115 Equatorial Guinea
116 Egypt
117 Honduras
118 Cape Verde
119 Uzbekistan
120 Nicaragua
121 Guatemala
122 Kyrgyzstan
123 Vanuatu
124 Tajikistan
125 South Africa
126 Botswana
127 Morocco
128 Sao Tome and Principe
129 Namibia
130 Congo
131 Bhutan
132 India
133 Lao People's Democratic Republic
134 Solomon Islands
135 Myanmar
136 Cambodia
137 Comoros
138 Yemen
139 Pakistan
140 Mauritania
141 Swaziland
142 Ghana
143 Madagascar
144 Kenya
145 Nepal
146 Sudan
147 Bangladesh
148 Haiti
149 Papua New Guinea
150 Cameroon
151 Djibouti
152 Tanzania (United Republic of)
153 Senegal
LOW HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
154 Nigeria
155 Lesotho
156 Uganda
157 Angola
158 Timor-Leste
159 Togo
160 Gambia
161 Benin
162 Malawi
163 Zambia
164 Eritrea
165 Rwanda
166 Côte d'Ivoire
167 Guinea
168 Mali
169 Ethiopia
170 Chad
171 Guinea-Bissau
172 Burundi
173 Burkina Faso
174 Niger
175 Mozambique
176 Liberia
177 Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
178 Central African Republic
179 Sierra Leone



The United States falls from #12 to #15. Russia and Bosnia dropped from the 60s into the 70s. China dropped from #81 to #94. Ireland remains in the top 5.


http://hdr.undp.org/en/statistics/
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There's some countries that like to exercise. Australia anyone?
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What? We don't exercise! Well, we do, but we're as fat as Americans still.
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