MX drops 3 places on development index

UN's Human Development Report puts Mexico in 77th place

Mexico’s ranking on the United Nations Human Development Index has declined for the fourth year in a row.


The 2016 report, released Tuesday, puts Mexico in 77th place on the list of 185 countries. Norway placed first and the Central African Republic last.

The report, compiled annually, evaluates countries’ development in terms of social well-being, including life expectancy, expected years of schooling, mean years of schooling and and income per capita.

Mexico fell three places in 2016 from the 2015 ranking of 74.

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  • K. Chris C.

    “MX drops 3 places on development index”

    Theft from the people went up, and development went down. Who would have thunk it?!

    An American citizen, not US subject.

  • Pesobill

    No surprise here . Mexico is nearly 200 years old and still a backward ,third world ghetto.. Sad as it is a beautiful country but so very confused..

  • cooncats

    Failed state….

  • AM

    Mexico is one of the top 5 auto manufacturers in the world, it is becoming an aerospace hub, it has developed its own automobile technology with international commercial availability, it is a major supplier of agricultural goods to the world’s biggest economy, yet the three largest Mexican exports to the US in 2016 were electrical machinery, nuclear reactors, and motor vehicles/parts. Mexico attracts more US expats than any other country in the world. Mexico is one of the world’s top 10 tourist destinations, with the majority of its tourists coming from the US. Mexico is also one of the world’s top medical tourism destinations.

    ….Sounds like people in the US sure as hell likes to eat Mexican food, drive Mexican cars, live and vacation in Mexican cities, and access Mexican medical services. Gee, if Mexico is ‘third world,’ it must be the poster child of ‘third world’ nations.

    Ignorance is bliss isn’t it…just don’t show it off LOL.