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Latino Daily News

Wednesday May 29, 2013

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

Top 5 Developed Countries in Latin America

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According to a recent human development report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the global South has seen substantial progress.

With increased life expectancy, average salaries, and education, Latin American countries have higher human development.

Not limited to Latin America, countries such as South Africa and Bangladesh have also encountered development and growth.

Internationally, the highest ranked country was Norway and the lowest ranked countries were Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Below find the top 5 ranking Latin American countries in the UN report.

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1. Chile
Chile has a life expectancy of nearly 80 years, an average salary of $14,987, and an average of 9.7 years of education.  Chile ranked the highest in Latin America and 40th internationally.

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2. Argentina
Argentina has a life expectancy of nearly 76.1 years, an average salary of $15,347, and an average of 9.3 years of education.  Argentina ranked the second highest in Latin America and 45th internationally.

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3. Uruguay
Uruguay has a life expectancy of nearly 77.2 years, an average salary of $13,333, and an average of 8.5 years of education.  Uruguay ranked the third highest in Latin America and 51st internationally.

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4. Cuba (tie)
Cuba has a life expectancy of nearly 79.3 years, an average salary of $5,539, and an average of 10.2 years of education.  Cuba ranked the fourth highest in Latin America and 59th internationally.

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4. Panama (tie)
Panama has a life expectancy of nearly 76.3 years, an average salary of $13,519, and an average of 9.4 years of education.  Panama ranked the fourth highest in Latin America and 59th internationally.

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5. Mexico
Mexico has a life expectancy of nearly 77.1 years, an average salary of $12,947, and an average of 8.5 years of education.  Mexico ranked the fifth highest in Latin America and 61st internationally.