The development level of a country can be divided into developed countries or developing countries. China is still at the stage of developing countries, and only Japan and South Korea are the developed countries in Asia. So what are the developed countries in 2018? Let's learn about the top ten developed countries in 2018.
What are the developed countries in the world
Speaking of developed countries, many people may think of the United States first. Although the United States is a superpower, it is not the first in the ranking of developed countries. So what are the developed countries? At present, 21 are developed countries. Let's first look at the top ten developed countries with the highest HDI index.
1. Norway HDI index: 0.944
There are many developed countries in the world. Norway is a highly developed country among all countries in the world. The Norwegian government provides people with high-level services and education, reduces the level of corruption, reduces the unemployment rate, and provides high living standards. People's life expectancy is about 80.3 years. Norway is particularly rich in natural resources such as oil, seafood, natural gas and metal ore.
2. Australian HDI index: 0.933
Australia ranks first in many areas, including low levels of corruption, high quality of life, economic freedom and civil rights. With the most stable government and high per capita income, the Australian people are one of the happiest people in the world. Australia has three characteristic cities ranking among the top ten most livable cities in the world.
3. Swiss HDI index: 0.917
Switzerland is one of the richest countries in the world, with the highest per capita wealth in the world. Its cities, Geneva and Zurich, are among the top ten cities in the world with the highest quality of life. The 'economic freedom index' here is also the highest in Europe. Trade, tourism, industry and agriculture are relatively developed here. Political stability here can attract a large number of foreign investors.
4. Denmark HDI index: 0.915
Denmark is a highly developed capitalist country, as well as a founding country of NATO and a member country of the European Union. It has a perfect social welfare system, a highly developed economy, a small gap between the rich and the poor, and a high quality of life for its citizens.
5. Netherlands HDI index: 0.914
Dutch people feel that they are the happiest people in the world because they have low taxes, reduce corruption, implement higher education standards and have good health care facilities. Transport, banking, trade, electronics, chemicals, machinery and metallurgy are booming in the Netherlands, as well as many world-famous brands such as Unilever, Philips, ing and Heineken.
6. German HDI index: 0.911
It has the largest population among European countries, where the development of science and technology is high and the level of corruption is low. Many multinational companies, such as Volkswagen, Daimler, Siemens and BMW, are based in Germany. At the same time, Germany is also a popular tourist destination.
7. Ireland HDI: 0.910
In the least populous country, nearly 99% of the people are educated, and their average life span is 79 years old. The infrastructure here is relatively complete, and many multinational companies are investing here.
8. Us HDI: 0.902
This is the capital of the world. A famous proverb called "when the United States sneezes, the world catches cold" was well proved in 2008. At that time, the United States continued to iron down because of its huge debt export level, which led to the global economic recession. It can be seen that the American economy has a great impact on the world economy. The United States has trade alliances in almost every country in the world and is the center of the automotive, chemical, food and beverage industries.
9. Canadian HDI index: 0.901
Canada is a highly developed capitalist country. Thanks to its rich natural resources and highly developed science and technology, it has become one of the countries with the highest quality of life, the richest society and the most developed economy in the world, and one of the largest and most important diamond producing countries in the world. Canada ranks among the top countries in terms of education, transparency of government, social freedom, quality of life and economic freedom.
10. New Zealand HDI index: 0.900
Mainly composed of some islands, there are many tourism landscapes, beautiful landscapes and animals and plants that love prosperity to attract tourists from all over the world, so the tourism industry is particularly developed. Of course, trade exports also play a great role in the economy. The average life span of citizens here is 80.9 years.
What are the other developed countries?
Among the top ten developed countries in the world, we can see that only the developed countries in Asia are not on the list. Like Oceania and Asia, there are only two developed countries, but both of them are on the list. So what are the other developed countries? There are Japan and South Korea in Asia, and they are the only two developed countries in Asia.
In Europe, there are many: France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Portugal, etc.; in America, the developed countries are the United States and Canada; in Oceania, Australia and New Zealand.