We are still a developing country, and we are actively moving towards a developed country. The obvious difference between developed countries and developing countries lies in the economic aspect. Of course, determining whether a country is a developed country depends on science, medical care, education, etc., in addition to the economy. The index that measures the development of a country is called the Human Development Index or HDI, which is a method given by the United Nations Development Program. So today I will introduce to you the top ten most developed countries in the world and take a look at their indexes.



In a highly developed country among all the countries in the world, the Norwegian government provides people with high-level services and education, reduces the level of corruption, lowers the unemployment rate, and provides a high standard of living. People's life expectancy is about 80.3 years. Norway is particularly rich in natural resources such as oil, seafood, natural gas and metal ores. The HDI index is 0.955.

2. Australia


Australia ranks first in many areas such as low levels of corruption, high quality of life, economic freedom and civil rights. It has the most stable government and high per capita income, which makes the Australian people one of the happiest people in the world. Australia has three characteristic cities among the top ten most liveable cities in the world. The HDI index is 0.938.

3. United States


This is the capital of the world. There is a famous proverb called "When the United States sneezes, the world catches a cold" was well proven in 2008, when the United States continued to fall due to its huge debt exports, which led to a global economic recession. It can be seen that the US economy has a great impact on the world economy. The United States has trade alliances with almost every country in the world, and is the center of the automotive, chemical, food and beverage industries. The HDI index is 0.937.

4. The Netherlands


This is the second highly developed region in Europe. The Netherlands has low taxes, reduced corruption, implemented higher education standards, and has good health care facilities, so Dutch people feel that they are the happiest people in the world. The transportation, banking, trade, electronics, chemical, machinery and metallurgical industries in the Netherlands are booming, and there are many world-famous brands such as Unilever, Philips, ING and Heineken. The HDI index is 0.921.

5. Germany


The most populous of the European countries, the development of science and technology here is high, and the level of corruption is low. The headquarters of many multinational companies like Volkswagen, Daimler, Siemens and BMW are located in Germany. At the same time, Germany is also a popular tourist destination. The HDI index is 0.920.

6. New Zealand


Mainly composed of some islands, there are many tourist attractions, beautiful scenery and prosperous animals and plants attract tourists from all over the world, so the tourism industry is especially developed. Of course, trade exports also greatly help the economy. The average life expectancy of citizens here is 80.9 years. The HDI index is 0.919.

7. Ireland


In the country with the smallest population, nearly 99% of the people are educated. Their average life expectancy is 79 years. The infrastructure here is relatively complete. Many multinational companies invest here. The HDI index is 0.916.

8. Sweden


Since ancient times, the environment has been relatively peaceful and the tourism industry has been relatively developed. Millions of tourists visit this country every year. Trade, industry and agriculture are relatively developed. It is the world’s largest exporter. Famous large companies include Volvo, Ericsson, and Sony Ericsson. There are more than 20 mobile communications, Electrolux, etc., and the HDI index is 0.916.

9. Switzerland


Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world, with the highest wealth per adult in the world. Among them, Geneva and Zurich are among the top ten cities with the highest quality of life in the world. The "economic freedom index" here is also the highest in Europe. Trade, tourism, industry and agriculture are relatively developed here. The political stability here can attract a large number of foreign investors. The HDI index is 0.913.



Japan's infrastructure is becoming more and more perfect, and the technological field has made significant progress, especially in the hydropower, industrial robots, chemical, automotive, and machinery industries, and many technologies are even ahead of the world. Life expectancy is also relatively high. The HDI index is 0.912.

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