Top 10 Most Developed Countries in the World

In this selection are the 10 most developed countries in the world, according to the new report released by the UN, with figures of the Human Development Index, HDI, around the world. The 2014 report refers to consolidation data for 2013. The 3 factors that make up the HDI are life expectancy at birth, average education, and educational expectation. Brazil’s position is 79 °, with stark differences from Brazil compared to the 10 most developed countries in the world. The report warns of extreme poverty that still upsets the world, as well as concern about the escalating conflict around the globe, which jeopardizes the gains of recent years in human development. An example is that 1.2 billion people are living on less than $ 1.25 per day around 91 countries. In relation to the changes proposed by the UN is positioning back on the global agenda concern about unemployment, seeking the zero rate of unemployed people. The central theme of the 2015 agenda must be the fight against extreme poverty. And one more proposal is greater unity between countries to address the increasing conflicts and problems generated by climate change. Source:

10. DENMARK – HDI 0.900

In Denmark life expectancy comes down to 79.4 years, education to 12.1 years, and GDP per capita is $ 42,880, being tenth in the selection. The country is extremely developed, and even though it imports much of the raw material used in production, Denmark has a great modernization in industrial activities, especially in electronics, machinery, and shipbuilding. The national currency is Danish krone, and environmental sanitation services cater to all Danish households. The inhabitants enjoy an efficient social security system.

9. SINGAPORE – HDI 0.901

Life expectancy in Singapore is 82.3 years, and the educational level is 10.2 years. Per capita GDP is US $ 72,371. American consulting firm Mercer published the annual quality of life ranking of 223 cities worldwide for 2014. And the best-living Asian city is Singapore, which is one of Asia’s top economic centers, ranking 25th. , according to Mercer.

8. CANADA – HDI 0.902

In Canada, life expectancy is 81.5 years, and in relation to education, 12.3 years. The GDP per capita is US $ 41,887, and it is economically very advanced, intelligent population, with good literacy and education, being a large percentage of the bilingual population. The official languages ​​in this country are English and French. The country is popular for its free health care system, and places minimum taxes on its inhabitants. And it is also one of the countries with the highest minimum wages in the world .


Life expectancy in New Zealand comes down to 81.1 years, and education level, 12.5 years, with a per capita GDP of $ 32,569. The country has one of the highest living standards and happiness ratings in the world, tending to be a strong advocate for peace and environmental sustainability. Education, health standards and literacy are very high.

6. GERMANY – HDI 0.911

In Germany, per capita GDP comes down to US $ 43,049, schooling at 12,9, and life expectancy at 80,7. The country grows in industry and production, being a major exporter of electrical and engineering products such as automobiles. Poverty rates are low, and it is a prime tourist destination for its beautiful history. Germany is currently the richest country in Europe .


In the United States, GDP per capita is US $ 52,308, with a life expectancy of 78.9 years and a level of education of 12.9 years. It is a manufacturing giant and a major importer and exporter of goods, being a trading partner with the main countries. The United States is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world.


In the Netherlands, GDP per capita is US $ 42,397, with a life expectancy of 81 years and schooling at 11.9 years. This country has very high standards of education and literacy, as well as low poverty. The Netherlands is among the countries with the highest average wages in the world .


In Switzerland, life expectancy is 82.6 years, with a per capita GDP of US $ 53,792 and education at 12.2 years. Switzerland offers a high standard of living, and only 1% of people over the age of 15 have no literacy.

2. AUSTRALIA – HDI 0.933

In Australia life expectancy comes down to 82.5 years, and GDP per capita to $ 41,524, and schooling at 12.8 years. This country is young, but already occupies a place of economic and social relevance by the world scenario.

1. NORWAY – HDI 0.944

Norway is the leading position in the selection of the 10 most developed countries in the world, with a life expectancy of 81.5 years, and a per capita GDP of US $ 63,909, and a 12.6 year schooling. Norwegians enjoy excellent quality of life, and the economy of the country is extremely prosperous, with Norway being a major producer of oil and natural gas.

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