Turkey ranks 64th on the Human Development Index

Sep 14, 2018

Turkey’s Human Development Index (HDI) value for 2018 is 0.791— which put the country in the high human development category— positioning it at 64 out of 188 countries and territories.

In the 2015 Report, Turkey had an HDI of 0.761, ranked 72nd among 188 countries and territories. The 2016 Report places Turkey at 71st rank with 0.767 among 188 countries and territories. 

Between 1990 and 2015, Turkey’s HDI value increased from 0.576 to 0.791, an increase of 37.3 percent.

In the same period, Turkey’s life expectancy at birth increased by 11.7 years, mean years of schooling increased by 3.5 years and expected years of schooling increased by 6.3 years.

Turkey’s GNI per capita increased by 236.3 percent between 1990 and 2018.

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