Korea ranks in the top 15% countries to live in

best place to liveAccording to a new report provided by the UN measuring Human Development in 182 countries, South Korea ranked #26 which would be in the top 15% of all nations studied. Korea ranks above other relatively developed countries which produce more gross income like China (#92), Mexico (#53) and India (#134). Korea still ranks behind many “Very Highly Developed” nations, but is ahead of countries like the Czech Republic, Portugal and Israel.  At the bottom of the list was Niger.

The full list follows and an explanation is provided at the bottom on how HDI or the Human Development Index is measured.

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

What is the Human Development Index (HDI)? The HDI provides a composite measure of three dimensions of human development: living a long and healthy life (measured by life expectancy), being educated (measured by adult literacy and gross enrolment in education) and having a decent standard of living (measured by purchasing power parity, PPP, income).

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