List of Latin American countries by Human Development Index

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The following tables covers the list of Latin American countries by Human Development Index as released by the United Nations Development Program's Human Development Report. The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education and standards of living for regions worldwide.

Countries fall into four broad categories based on their HDI: very high (for developed countries), high and medium (for developing countries) and low (for least developing countries).

Human Development Index[edit]

2014 report[edit]

Human Development Index

The 2014 report by UNDP was released on July 24, 2014, and calculates HDIs based on estimates for 2013.

Very High Human Development
Rank Country HDI World rank
1  Chile 0.822 41
2  Cuba 0.815 45
3  Argentina 0.808 49
High Human Development
Rank Country HDI World rank
4  Uruguay 0.790 50
5  Panama 0.765 66
6  Venezuela 0.764 67
7  Costa Rica 0.763 68
8  Mexico 0.756 71
9  Brazil 0.744 79
10  Peru 0.737 82
11  Colombia 0.711 98
11  Ecuador 0.711 98
12  Dominican Republic 0.702 102
Medium Human Development
Rank Country HDI World rank
14  Paraguay 0.676 111
15  Bolivia 0.667 113
16  El Salvador 0.662 115
17  Guatemala 0.628 125
18  Honduras 0.617 129
19  Nicaragua 0.614 132
Low Human Development
20  Haiti 0.471 168

Past reports[edit]

2010[edit]

The 2010 report by UNDP was released on March 14, 2013. Position in the world rank appears in parenthesis.

  1.  Chile 0.819 (40)
  2.  Argentina 0.811 (45)
  3.  Uruguay 0.794 (51)
  4.  Cuba 0.780 (59)
  5.  Panama 0.780 (60)
  6.  Mexico 0.775 (61)
  7.  Costa Rica 0.773 (62)
  8.  Venezuela 0.748 (71)
  9.  Peru 0.741 (77)
  10.  Brazil 0.730 (85)

2009[edit]

The 2009 report by UNDP was released on October 5, 2009, and covers the period up to 2007. It was titled "Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development". Position in the world rank appears in parenthesis.

  1.  Chile 0.878 (44)
  2.  Argentina 0.866 (45)
  3.  Uruguay 0.865 (50)
  4.  Cuba 0.863 (51)
  5.  Mexico 0.854 (53)
  6.  Costa Rica 0.853 (54)
  7.  Venezuela 0.844 (58)
  8.  Panama 0.840 (60)
  9.  Brazil 0.813 (75)
  10.  Colombia 0.807 (77)
  11.  Peru 0.806 (76)
  12.  Ecuador 0.806 (80)
  13.  Dominican Republic 0.877 (90)
  14.  Paraguay 0.706 (101)
  15.  El Salvador 0.747 (106)
  16.  Honduras 0.732 (112)
  17.  Bolivia 0.729 (113)
  18.  Guatemala 0.704 (122)
  19.  Nicaragua 0.699 (124)
  20.  Haiti 0.532 (149)

Past top countries[edit]

The list below displays the top-ranked country from each year of the index

HDI Trends[edit]

Education index (2007)[edit]

Rank Country Education
Index
World
rank
Comparable country
(outside the region)
1  Cuba 0.876 5  Finland
2  Argentina 0.806 31  Montenegro
3  Chile 0.797 37  Malta
4  Venezuela 0.879 46  Tonga
5  Chile 0.919 48  Kyrgyzstan
6  Bolivia 0.892 64  Bahrain
7  Brazil 0.891 68  Serbia
8  Peru 0.891 69  Serbia
9  Panama 0.888 72  Thailand
10  Mexico 0.886 77  Seychelles

Income index (2012)[edit]

Rank Country Income
Index
World
rank
Comparable country
(outside the region)
1  Argentina 15,347 46  Croatia
2  Chile 14,987 47  Latvia
3  Panama 13,519 50  Uruguay
4  Uruguay 13,333 53  Panama
5  Mexico 12,947 55  Lebanon
5  Costa Rica 0.783 60  Belarus
8  Brazil 0.761 67  South Africa
9  Colombia 0.743 69  Macedonia
10  Peru 0.728 72  Azerbaijan

Life expectancy index (2007)[edit]

Rank Country Life
Expectancy
Index
World
rank
Comparable country
(outside the region)
1  Costa Rica 0.937 34  Slovenia
2  Chile 0.935 35  Cuba
3  Cuba 0.935 36  Albania
4  Uruguay 0.902 43  Mexico
5  Mexico 0.901 44  Albania
6  Panama 0.888 51  Poland
7  Argentina 0.884 54  Grenada
8  Ecuador 0.880 58  Bosnia and Herzegovina
9  Venezuela 0.861 72  Serbia
10  Nicaragua 0.856 75  Thailand
Latin America 0.756
18  Guatemala 0.752 111  Azerbaijan
19  Bolivia 0.673 138  Sao Tome and Principe
20  Haiti 0.600 149  Benin

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