I just happenned to check out this and it's a bit shocking vis a vis Greece. Number 18? Above Italy, the UK, Germany? There's something very wrong with the HDI... It's not only the averages issue but also the question of data quality and reliability.
Human Development Indices: A statistical update 2008 - HDI rankings
22.Hong Kong, China (SAR)
25.Korea, Rep. of
31.United Arab Emirates