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Keeno
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15 Dec 2010, 11:21 am

This has been my latest special interest so thought I'd share it. How... well... humanly developed different places are in comparison with each other.

New Human Development rankings came out last month, and following is a league table of those countries considered Developed according to the ranking.



Norway 0.938
Australia 0.937
New Zealand 0.907
United States 0.902
Ireland 0.895
Liechtenstein 0.891
Netherlands 0.890
Canada 0.888
Sweden 0.885
Germany 0.885
Japan 0.884
South Korea 0.877
Switzerland 0.874
France 0.872
Israel 0.872
Finland 0.871
Iceland 0.869
Belgium 0.867
Denmark 0.866
Spain 0.863
Hong Kong 0.862
Greece 0.855
Italy 0.854
Luxembourg 0.852
Austria 0.851
United Kingdom 0.849
Singapore 0.846
Czech Republic 0.841
Slovenia 0.828
Andorra 0.824
Slovakia 0.818
United Arab Emirates 0.815
Malta 0.815
Estonia 0.812
Cyprus 0.810
Hungary 0.805
Brunei 0.805
Qatar 0.803
Bahrain 0.801
Portugal 0.795
Poland 0.795
Barbados 0.788



I also worked out the HDI for the US states. There's an American Human Development Report, but I wanted to do an index using AHDR figures in line with the UN records, so that in theory it's comparable to other countries. (In practice I suspect individual states are raised in their HDI by the whole country doing well on education and income.)

District of Columbia 0.944
Connecticut 0.931
Massachusetts 0.930
New York 0.928
New Jersey 0.921
Minnesota 0.921
Delaware 0.920
Colorado 0.919
Hawaii 0.918
California 0.917
Washington 0.912
New Hampshire 0.912
Virginia 0.911
North Dakota 0.908
Illinois 0.907
Alaska 0.906
Maryland 0.906
Vermont 0.906
Oregon 0.905
South Dakota 0.905
Rhode Island 0.904
Nebraska 0.903
Iowa 0.902
Utah 0.901
Wisconsin 0.899
Texas 0.897
Kansas 0.897
Florida 0.897
Arizona 0.897
Wyoming 0.896
Pennsylvania 0.894
Nevada 0.893
North Carolina 0.889
Idaho 0.888
Maine 0.888
Georgia 0.887
Michigan 0.887
Ohio 0.886
New Mexico 0.886
Missouri 0.885
Indiana 0.885
Montana 0.883
Tennessee 0.879
South Carolina 0.872
Louisiana 0.871
Kentucky 0.869
Oklahoma 0.867
Alabama 0.865
Arkansas 0.864
West Virginia 0.853
Mississippi 0.851