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These Are the Best Caribbean Countries to Live In

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - April 25, 2017

The United Nations Development Programme has released the latest edition of its Human Development Index, it’s periodic  ranking that effectively names the best countries in the world to live in.

The index is based on a number of factors, including life expectancy at birth, expected years of schooling, mean years of schooling and gross national income per capita, with an eye toward examining each country’s relative quality of life.

So what was the number one country? This year, it was Barbados ,which was ranked 54th in the world, just ahead of Uruguay and just behind Oman.

See below for the full list of the Caribbean countries included in the Human Development Report, in order by their global rankings. (Note: only UN member countries that produce acceptable data are included in the report).

Barbados (54)

Bahamas (58)

Antigua and Barbuda (62)

Trinidad and Tobago (65)

Cuba (68)

St Kitts and Nevis (74)

Grenada (79)

St Lucia (92)

Jamaica (94)

Dominica (96)

Dominican Republic (99)

St Vincent and the Grenadines (99)

Belize (103)

Guyana (127)

Haiti (163)

See the full human development report here.

— Caribbean Journal Staff

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