Rankings are based on reports from 182 nations.
- Iran's overall standing in the Human Development Index: 88 (out of 182 nations), below Thailand and above Georgia.
- Life expectancy at birth: 71.2 years (rank: 95).
- Adult literacy rate in % of people 15 years of age and older: 82.3% (rank: 94).
- Percent of students enrolled in primary, secondary and higher education: 73.2% (rank: 91).
- GDP per capita, in purchasing power parity: $10,955 (rank: 71).
- Percent of people living below the human poverty index line(*): 12.8% (rank: 59).
- Probability of not surviving to age 40: 6.1% (rank: 58).
- Adult illiteracy rate (age 15 and above): 17.7% (rank: 94).
- Percent of people not using a clean water source: 6% (52).
- Children younger than 5 years underweight : 11% (rank: 65).
- Gender-Related Development Index(**): 98.4% (rank: 111).
- Women's life expectancy at birth, as % of male expectancy: 103.8% (rank: 165).
- Women's adult literacy rate, 15 year-old and older, as a % of male: 88.5% (rank: 90).
- Women's combined enrollment in school at all levels, compared with % of males: 99.4% (rank: 106).
- Out migration rate (emigration): 1.3% (rank: 156).
- In migration numbers (immigration): 2.06 million (rank: 20).
- Immigrants as a share of the population: 2.9% (rank: 100).
- Remittances: $1.115 billion (rank: 63).
(**) The gender-related development index (GDI), introduced in Human Development Report 1995, measures achievements in the same dimensions using the same indicators as the HDI but captures inequalities in achievement between women and men. It is simply the HDI adjusted downward for gender inequality. The greater the gender disparity in basic human development, the lower is a country's GDI relative to its HDI.