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PPP GDP PER CAPITA 25,857 39,293 33,880 36,438 47,547 34,945 35,936 31,610 32,363 35,669 36,200 34,819 32,671 31,425 36,723 45,336 32,639 24,483 18,927 29,819 26,395 21,032 23,815 21,175 11,156 13,821 18,304 27,991 26,310 15,848 15,826 17,033 18,799 13,056 20,922 16,005 36,267 14,320 27,296 40,102 9,683 11,658 7,083 12,178 PPP GDP PER CAPITA 14,822 10,264 23,260 8,123 9,323 8,443 11,444 9,143 10,602 13,067 9,431 3,801 14,109 13,427 8,463 7,374 7,356 6,394 6,125 13,737 27,346 5,086 11,623 8,794 9,860 8,442 4,552 5,290 8,871 3,510 5,289 4,397 3,657 6,520 n/a 15,177 2,951 2,930 12,592 5,795 5,384 11,973 7,400 4,272 PPP GDP PER CAPITA 4,708 7,958 4,573 3,095 2,077 10,405 1,920 1,764 1,671 2,522 1,622 2,150 1,276 3,341 1,522 1,475 1,167 1,364 1,692 4,522 660 3,815 1,165 1,304 1,047 1,380 2,051 2,025 882 3,659 843 560 2,244 906 2,335 2,402 2,145 674 5,262 1,894 921 483 943 1,870

RANK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44

SCORE 88.24 88.19 88.07 87.37 87.12 87.08 86.95 86.91 86.55 86.10 85.11 84.61 84.56 84.21 84.05 82.77 82.63 81.65 81.28 81.11 80.77 80.49 80.41 78.93 77.75 77.51 77.44 77.18 76.93 76.30 73.91 73.87 73.76 73.68 73.43 73.31 72.92 72.58 71.40 70.66 70.61 70.59 70.39 70.24

COUNTRY New Zealand Switzerland Iceland Netherlands Norway Sweden Canada Finland Denmark Australia Austria Germany United Kingdom Japan Ireland United States Belgium Slovenia Estonia France Spain Portugal Czech Republic Slovakia Costa Rica Uruguay Poland Korea, Republic of Italy Chile Latvia Hungary Lithuania Mauritius Greece Croatia United Arab Emirates Panama Israel Kuwait Serbia Argentina Jamaica Bulgaria

RANK 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88

SCORE 70.00 69.97 69.88 69.13 68.33 68.15 67.72 67.24 66.80 66.41 66.29 65.86 65.60 65.20 65.14 65.03 64.99 64.91 64.70 64.62 64.38 63.94 63.78 63.03 62.96 62.96 62.90 62.65 62.44 62.33 61.92 61.37 61.28 61.19 61.07 60.79 60.12 60.06 60.05 59.97 59.71 59.47 59.13 58.98

COUNTRY Malaysia Brazil Trinidad and Tobago Albania Macedonia Ecuador Romania Colombia Montenegro Mexico Peru Philippines Botswana Belarus Thailand Armenia Bosnia and Herzegovina Ukraine El Salvador Turkey Saudi Arabia Georgia Venezuela Dominican Republic South Africa Tunisia Bolivia Paraguay Azerbaijan Nicaragua Jordan Guatemala Honduras Namibia Cuba Russia Moldova Guyana Lebanon Egypt Sri Lanka Kazakhstan Algeria Indonesia

RANK 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132

SCORE 58.97 58.67 58.01 57.34 57.08 56.65 56.05 55.96 53.52 52.41 52.04 51.89 51.58 50.24 50.20 49.88 49.46 49.11 48.94 48.87 48.79 47.99 47.75 47.33 46.85 46.06 45.95 45.51 45.23 44.84 44.28 44.02 43.11 42.80 42.65 42.40 40.23 40.10 39.93 38.45 37.41 37.33 34.17 32.60

COUNTRY Mongolia China Morocco Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Iran Tajikistan Ghana Senegal Laos Bangladesh Cambodia Nepal India Kenya Zambia Rwanda Benin Lesotho Swaziland Malawi Congo, Republic of Uganda Burkina Faso Mali Tanzania Djibouti Cameroon Mozambique Iraq Madagascar Liberia Mauritania Togo Nigeria Pakistan Yemen Niger Angola Sudan Guinea Burundi Central African Republic Chad

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Social Progress Index vs GDP Per Capita
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SOCIAL PROGRESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Social Progress Index allows us, for the first time, to evaluate the effectiveness with which a country’s economic success is turned into social progress, and vice versa. The Social Progress Index yields a number of important insights into this two-way relationship:

1. Economic development alone is not sufficient to explain social progress outcomes. GDP per capita is an incomplete measure of a country’s overall performance.
The Social Progress Index shows a clear positive correlation with economic performance (0.85), measured by GDP per capita. However, the data clearly demonstrates that economic performance alone does not fully explain social progress. Social Progress Index scores display significant deviations from the GDP per capita trend line. There is a nonlinear relationship between Social Progress Index scores and GDP per capita. At low income levels, small improvements in GDP are associated with large improvements in social progress. As countries reach high levels of income, our findings suggest that the easy gains in social progress arising from economic development become exhausted, while economic growth brings new social and environmental challenges.
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APPENDIX 4 / DATA GAPS
Personal Freedom and Choice Access to Information and Knowledge Water and Sanitation Access to Advanced Education

Health and Wellness

Nutrition and Basic Medical Care

Access to Basic Knowledge

Personal Safety

Personal Rights

Afghanistan Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas, The Bahrain Barbados Belize Bhutan Brunei Darussalam Cape Verde Comoros Congo, Dem. Rep. Côte d'Ivoire Cyprus Dominica Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Ethiopia Fiji Gabon Gambia, The Grenada Guinea-Bissau Haiti Kiribati Korea, Dem. Rep. Libya Liechtenstein Luxembourg Maldives Malta Marshall Islands Micronesia Monaco Myanmar Oman Palau Papua New Guinea Qatar Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Solomon Islands Somalia South Sudan St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent and the Grenadines Suriname Syrian Arab Republic Timor-Leste Tonga Turkmenistan Tuvalu Vanuatu Viet Nam Zimbabwe
2 or more missing indicators 1 missing indicator

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Tolerance and Inclusion

Ecosystem Sustainability

Shelter

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