Human Development: Bulgaria Ranks 51st Out of 189 Countries

Bulgaria ranks 51st out of 189 countries, according to the UN's traditional report on Human Development. According to its authors, all countries up to No.59 are in the group with the highest human development.

Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland, and Germany lead the HDI ranking. In the top ten are also Iceland, Hong Kong, Sweden, Singapore, and the Netherlands. Regarding Bulgaria's neighbors- Greece ranks 31, 64 place is for Turkey, 67 - Serbia, and 80 place is for Macedonia. Immediately after Bulgaria is Romania, Slovenia (25), Czech Republic (27) and Estonia (30) rank higher.

Niger, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, and Burundi have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievements in health, education, and income.

According to the report, the average life expectancy in Bulgaria is 74.9 years, the average duration of training - 11.8 years and the GDP per capita is $18,740. Norway - the first country in the ranking, is with an average life expectancy of 82.3 years, an average duration of training of 12.6 years and a GDP per capita of $68,012.

The report includes an analysis of the state of human development—snapshots of current conditions as well as long-term trends in human development indicators.

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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