Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean’s most developed country 868 shares

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The United Nations Development Program releases the Human Development Index annually to highlight the status of the world.

In the 2018 Index, the UN agency states that there has been considerable progress in development in the world, but this has been marred by consistent disparities and deprivations.

It sampled 189 countries in the world, including 33 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Ranked at #66 globally, Trinidad and Tobago topped the list of Carribean countries.

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It ranked favourably in the HDI’s indices which include life expectancy (70.8 years), education (10.9 average years spent in school against 12.9 expected years) and standard of living ($28,622 gross national income per capita).

The country was also ranked the happiest in the Caribbean region earlier in the year, thanks to its social economic standing. It also has one of the region’s powerful passports.

Scroll through to find out how the other top four countries in the region fared:

 

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Antigua and Barbuda

Ranking at position 2 in the Caribean, Antigua and Barbuda is positioned at #70 globally in 2018.

Life expectancy: 76.5

Education: 9.2 average years spent in school against 13.2 expected years

The standard of living: $20,764 gross national income per capita.

St. Kitts and Nevis

The third most developed country in the Caribbean is ranked 72nd in the world.

Life expectancy: 74.4

Education: 8.4 average years spent in school against 14.4 expected years

The standard of living: $23,978 gross national income per capita.

Grenada

At fourth place in the Caribbean, Grenada is ranked #75 globally. Here is how it ranked in the indices:

Life expectancy: 73.8

Education: 8.7 average years spent in school against 16.7 expected years.

The standard of living: $12,864 gross national income per capita.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is the fifth most developed Caribbean country. Ranked at #91 globally, this is how it fared in the indices.

Life expectancy: 75.7

Education: 8.9 average years spent in school against 13.6 expected years

The standard of living: $11,695 gross national income per capita.

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