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Which are the Best Countries in Asia?

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


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#asia #human_development

Social & Moral
Development Index
1
Pos.Higher is better
Points1
1Taiwan78.4
2Hong Kong77.0
3Japan75.8
4S. Korea72.5
5Singapore71.9
6Cyprus67.1
7Israel65.7
8Maldives62.5
9Malaysia61.8
10Uzbekistan60.0
Asia Avg54.4
World Avg55.4
q=51.

Asia as a whole covers a huge range of countries, from full democracies to hardened dictatorships, and from highly developed technological countries, to nations of ill-educated and semi-literate clanspeople. Of this mix, which countries are a shining example to the others?

There are 59 locations that fall within this category. By adding up all the known populations that fall within these locations, and summing their physical land areas, we can calculate population densities. Some islands and territories can end up being counted twice depending on how they are classified and divided up politically, but, mostly such errors involve only small populations. So, some data on this collection of countries in total:


1. Basic Stats and Demographics

#economics #human_development #population

Pos.Population (2012)
Population2
Social & Moral
Higher is better

Points1
Gross National
Income (2011)
Higher is better
PPP $3
UN HDI (2016)
Lower is better

Rank4
Land Area (2011)
km25
People
Per km2
Lower is better
1China1.4b53.2$13 345909 327 490 145
2India1.3b51.7$5 6631312 973 190 423
3Indonesia244.8m50.0$10 0531131 811 570 135
4Pakistan180.0m41.3$5 031147 770 880 233
5Bangladesh152.4m47.9$3 341139 130 1701 171
6Russia142.7m53.6$23 2864916 376 870 9
7Japan126.4m75.8$37 26817 364 500 347
8Philippines96.5m56.3$8 395116 298 170 324
9Vietnam89.7m54.5$5 335115 310 070 289
10Iran75.6m46.1$16 395691 628 550 46
11Turkey74.5m56.5$18 70571 769 630 97
12Thailand69.9m54.8$14 51987 510 890 137
13Myanmar (Burma)48.7m45.5$4 943145 653 290 75
14S. Korea48.6m72.5$34 54118 97 100 500
15Iraq33.7m31.8$11 608121 434 320 78
16Afghanistan33.4m34.4$1 871169 652 230 51
17Nepal31.0m53.8$2 337144 143 350 216
18Malaysia29.3m61.8$24 62059 328 550 89
19Saudi Arabia28.7m48.0$51 320382 149 690 13
20Uzbekistan28.1m60.0$5 748105 425 400 66
21Yemen25.6m32.2$2 300168 527 970 48
22N. Korea24.6m48.9 120 410 204
23Sri Lanka21.2m55.4$10 78973 62 710 338
24Syria21.1m35.5$2 441149 183 630 115
25Kazakhstan16.4m53.4$22 093562 699 700 6
26Cambodia14.5m46.8$3 095143 176 520 82
27Azerbaijan9.4m54.0$16 41378 82 658 114
28UAE8.1m58.3$66 20342 83 600 97
29Israel7.7m65.7$31 21519 21 640 356
30Hong Kong7.2m77.0$54 26512 1 0426 906
31Tajikistan7.1m56.8$2 601129 139 960 51
32Jordan6.5m54.7$10 11186 88 780 73
33Laos6.4m48.4$5 049138 230 800 28
34Kyrgyzstan5.4m56.0$3 097120 191 800 28
35Singapore5.3m71.9$78 1625 7007 509
36Turkmenistan5.2m52.7$14 026111 469 930 11
37Georgia4.3m57.2$8 85670 69 490 62
38Lebanon4.3m50.6$13 31276 10 230 420
39Palestine4.3m39.6$5 256114
40Armenia3.1m57.1$8 18984 28 480 109
41Oman2.9m54.0$34 40252 309 500 9
42Kuwait2.9m53.3$76 07551 17 820 162
43Mongolia2.8m59.6$10 449921 553 560 2
44Qatar1.9m57.2$129 91633 11 610 167
45Bahrain1.4m51.5$37 23647 7601 789
46Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.2m49.4$5 371133 14 870 80
47Cyprus1.1m67.1$29 45933 9 240 122
48Bhutan0.8m59.9$7 081132 38 394 20
49Brunei0.4m57.2$72 84330 5 270 78
50Maldives0.3m62.5$10 383105 3001 081
Asia Avg87.4m54.4$21 81788.2 946 146 92
World Avg36.0m55.4$17 24094.3 620 450 58
q=50.

Not showing due to lack of data: Abkhazia. This page only shows places where the database has enough data to be able to come to reasonable conclusions about each place. The main focus is on nation states, but, some distinct external territories may be listed if the database has enough information about them. Averages are calculated from as many valid data points as possible, meaning, that some territories and locations that are not listed above may still be used to calculate some of the average values. Some calculations only use Independent State data - hover the cursor over values to see hints.

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2. Emigration and Immigration

#asia #china #emigration #immigration #india #migration

Pos.Immigrants (2010)
%6
Emigrants (2010)
%6
1Qatar86.5%0.7%
2UAE70.0%1.2%
3Kuwait68.8%8.5%
4Jordan45.9%11.3%
5Palestine43.6%68.4%
Asia Avg14.3%7.7%
q=50.

Some of the smaller countries of Asia have very high immigration rates. The countries in Asia with the highest percent of immigrants in their populations are Qatar (86.5%), The UAE (70.0%) and Kuwait (68.8%), although the average for Asia is 14%. Several other countries approach an immigration rate of 50%. When it comes to emigration the highest rates are Palestine (68.4%), Armenia (28.2%) and Georgia (25.1%). The average continental emigration rate is 8%. The two massive countries of China and India (both with over a billion inhabitants) see less than half a percent of their people come or go.

For full stats and comparisons, see: Which Country in Asia Has the Most Immigrants Or Emigrants?.

3. The Environment

#biodiversity #birth_control #climate_change #demographics #health #human_development #over-exploitation #overpopulation #the_environment

Pos.Social & Moral
Points1
Forest Area Change 1990-2015 (2015)
Higher is better

%7
Environmental Performance (2018)
Higher is better
8
Energy to GDP Efficiency (2014)
Higher is better9
Fertility Rate (2013)
2.0 is best
10
1Afghanistan34.400.037.76.03
2Armenia57.1-00.962.107.691.74
3Azerbaijan54.034.662.310.872.16
4Bahrain51.5144.455.204.102.46
5Bangladesh47.9-04.429.613.162.16
6Bhutan59.934.747.22.27
7Brunei57.2-08.063.607.811.99
8Cambodia46.8-26.943.207.352.45
9China53.232.650.705.521.57
10Cyprus67.107.272.612.991.46
11Georgia57.202.655.707.251.53
12India51.710.530.608.402.55
13Indonesia50.0-23.246.911.112.07
14Iran46.117.858.205.321.60
15Iraq31.803.343.24.57
16Israel65.725.075.011.112.91
17Japan75.800.074.710.201.40
18Jordan54.7-00.662.209.092.93
19Kazakhstan53.4-03.354.605.102.52
20N. Korea48.9-38.72.00
21S. Korea72.5-03.962.306.291.38
22Kuwait53.381.262.307.582.27
23Kyrgyzstan56.0-23.854.904.782.64
24Laos48.406.342.92.58
25Lebanon50.604.861.109.901.77
26Malaysia61.8-00.859.208.002.58
27Maldives62.500.052.11.67
28Mongolia59.600.157.506.062.48
29Myanmar (Burma)45.5-25.945.31.95
30Nepal53.8-24.731.405.352.60
31Oman54.000.051.306.292.17
32Pakistan41.3-41.737.509.263.25
33Philippines56.322.757.713.513.06
34Qatar57.267.806.492.20
35Russia53.600.863.804.521.52
36Saudi Arabia48.000.057.507.042.67
37Singapore71.9-05.264.215.151.35
38Sri Lanka55.4-09.460.620.002.26
39Syria35.532.12.81
40Tajikistan56.801.047.907.463.19
41Thailand54.817.149.907.411.54
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)49.4-29.049.55.99
43Turkey56.521.853.011.112.04
44Turkmenistan52.700.066.12.33
45UAE58.331.758.908.131.70
46Uzbekistan60.005.745.92.29
47Vietnam54.565.647.007.141.77
48Yemen32.200.012.504.98
49Abkhazia
50Taiwan78.472.8
51Nagorno-Karabakh
52Northern Cyprus
53S. Ossetia
54Christmas Island
55Cocos (Keeling) Islands
56British Indian Ocean Territory
57Hong Kong77.026.321.12
58Macau
59Palestine39.601.04.31
Asia Avg54.407.054.509.142.46
World Avg55.402.856.409.292.81
q=59.

4. Health 11

#alcohol #health #life_expectancy #longevity #mental_health #obesity #parenting #population #smoking #suicide #vaccines

Pos.Life
Expectancy (2015)

Years3
Alcohol Consumption (2016)
Lower is better

Per Capita12
Smoking Rates (2014)
Lower is better
13
Overweight Adults (2016)
Lower is better
%14
Suicide Rate (2013)
Lower is better

Per 100k15
1Afghanistan60.700.2 8423.0
2Armenia74.895.51 54554.43.9
3Azerbaijan70.900.82 11453.61.3
4Bahrain76.721.9 96965.87.5
5Bangladesh71.990.0 66520.0
6Bhutan69.850.6 15527.1
7Brunei79.020.41 02341.2
8Cambodia68.816.7 64521.7
9China75.967.22 25032.3
10Cyprus80.3310.81 68859.19.1
11Georgia75.029.81 37854.28.8
12India68.325.7 11119.720.8
13Indonesia69.050.81 32228.2
14Iran75.581.0 86961.6
15Iraq69.630.41 22764.6
16Israel82.563.81 34664.38.5
17Japan83.688.01 71327.249.4
18Jordan74.180.71 85569.60.2
19Kazakhstan69.597.72 15753.652.4
20N. Korea70.523.9 61032.4
21S. Korea82.1310.22 07330.362
22Kuwait74.550.01 51773.43.6
23Kyrgyzstan70.796.2 6831648.317.7
24Laos66.6010.4 83625.4
25Lebanon79.541.53 02367.9
26Malaysia74.900.9 58442.5
27Maldives76.962.7 21530.60.7
28Mongolia69.817.4 95755.6
29Myanmar (Burma)66.124.8 20624.8
30Nepal69.992.0 8321.0
31Oman76.970.8 57762.6
32Pakistan66.370.3 51128.4
33Philippines68.346.61 29127.6
34Qatar78.322.0 69871.7
35Russia70.2611.72 69057.163.4
36Saudi Arabia74.440.21 39569.7
37Singapore83.212.0 65231.820.6
38Sri Lanka75.054.3 32223.3
39Syria69.650.3 45961.4
40Tajikistan69.583.3 53345.35.2
41Thailand74.628.3 89532.615.8
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)68.512.121.6
43Turkey75.532.01 58166.8
44Turkmenistan65.735.4 9251651.8
45UAE77.123.8 71567.8
46Uzbekistan69.402.7 57348.29.3
47Vietnam75.948.41 21518.3
48Yemen64.050.1 38848.8
49Abkhazia
50Taiwan
51Nagorno-Karabakh
52Northern Cyprus
53S. Ossetia
54Christmas Island
55Cocos (Keeling) Islands
56British Indian Ocean Territory
57Hong Kong84.16 34529.7
58Macau
59Palestine73.07
Asia Avg73.183.91 03544.319.50
World Avg71.276.2 81949.020.93
q=59.

And Children's Health:

Pos.Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)
Avg %17
Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)
Lower is better

Per 100018
1Afghanistan70.674.0
2Armenia95.623.0
3Azerbaijan92.259.8
4Bahrain98.213.5
5Bangladesh94.083.0
6Bhutan95.621.4
7Brunei96.621.0
8Cambodia86.551.6
9China99.07.3
10Cyprus95.35.0
11Georgia93.139.7
12India75.124.5
13Indonesia76.449.6
14Iran98.126.7
15Iraq70.784.0
16Israel95.29.7
17Japan95.74.1
18Jordan96.623.2
19Kazakhstan97.127.9
20N. Korea93.80.5
21S. Korea98.61.6
22Kuwait97.59.8
23Kyrgyzstan96.739.6
24Laos83.364.1
25Lebanon79.412.4
26Malaysia96.013.6
27Maldives96.26.7
28Mongolia98.715.7
29Myanmar (Burma)80.316.5
30Nepal90.171.9
31Oman98.08.1
32Pakistan73.038.7
33Philippines77.961.7
34Qatar95.610.7
35Russia97.023.4
36Saudi Arabia98.08.8
37Singapore94.63.8
38Sri Lanka98.414.8
39Syria62.439.4
40Tajikistan96.138.1
41Thailand97.844.6
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)76.546.6
43Turkey95.527.6
44Turkmenistan97.216.4
45UAE94.029.7
46Uzbekistan98.917.7
47Vietnam92.338.6
48Yemen67.461.5
49Abkhazia
50Taiwan
51Nagorno-Karabakh
52Northern Cyprus
53S. Ossetia
54Christmas Island
55Cocos (Keeling) Islands
56British Indian Ocean Territory
57Hong Kong3.2
58Macau
59Palestine58.6
Asia Avg90.529.9
World Avg88.347.9
q=59.

5. Human Rights, Tolerance and Equality

#equality #human_development #human_rights #morals #politics #tolerance

The Arab World and Asia ... a region where the mean and median levels of performance are probably most charitably labeled poor.

"Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice" by Jack Donnelly (2013)19

Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2019)20
Pos.Higher is better
Points20
1Hong Kong88.8
2Taiwan77.1
3Japan75.6
4Cyprus75.3
5Northern Cyprus70.7
6S. Korea69.9
7Mongolia66.9
8Singapore65.6
9Georgia64.9
10Armenia60.4
...
50Yemen28.6
51Syria27.1
52N. Korea18.1
Asia Avg50.9
World Avg55.7
q=52.
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6. Religion and Beliefs

#belief #buddhism #christianity #folk_religion #god #hinduism #human_development #islam #judaism #no_religion #religion

Pos.Religiosity (2009)
%21
Disbelief In God (2007)
Higher is better
%22
Jews (2010)
%23
Christians (2010)
%23
Muslims (2010)
%23
Hindus (2010)
%23
Buddhists (2010)
%23
Folk Religion (2010)
%23
Unaffiliated (2010)
%23
1Afghanistan9700.10.199.00.10.10.10.1
2Armenia73140.198.50.10.10.10.11.3
3Azerbaijan5000.13.096.90.10.10.10.1
4Bahrain940.614.570.39.82.50.11.9
5Bangladesh99.500.10.289.89.10.50.40.1
6Bhutan0.10.50.222.674.71.90.1
7Brunei00.19.475.10.38.66.20.4
8Cambodia9670.10.42.00.196.90.60.2
9China120.15.11.80.118.221.952.2
10Cyprus750.173.225.30.10.20.11.2
11Georgia8140.188.510.70.10.10.10.7
12India9030.12.514.479.50.80.50.1
13Indonesia9920.19.987.21.70.70.30.1
14Iran40.10.299.00.10.10.10.1
15Iraq8400.10.899.00.10.10.10.1
16Israel511575.62.018.60.10.30.23.1
17Japan24650.11.60.20.136.20.457.0
18Jordan00.12.297.20.10.40.10.1
19Kazakhstan43120.124.870.40.10.20.34.2
20N. Korea0.12.00.10.11.512.371.3
21S. Korea43300.129.40.20.122.90.846.4
22Kuwait9100.114.374.18.52.80.10.1
23Kyrgyzstan7270.111.488.00.10.10.10.4
24Laos50.11.50.10.166.030.70.9
25Lebanon8730.138.361.30.10.20.10.3
26Malaysia9600.19.463.76.017.72.30.7
27Maldives0.10.498.40.30.60.10.1
28Mongolia200.12.33.20.155.13.535.9
29Myanmar (Burma)0.17.84.01.780.15.80.5
30Nepal9300.10.54.680.710.33.70.3
31Oman00.16.585.95.50.80.10.2
32Pakistan9200.11.696.41.90.10.10.1
33Philippines9600.192.65.50.10.11.50.1
34Qatar950.113.867.713.83.10.10.9
35Russia34270.273.310.00.10.10.216.2
36Saudi Arabia9300.14.493.01.10.30.30.7
37Singapore70130.118.214.35.233.92.316.4
38Sri Lanka9900.17.39.813.669.30.10.1
39Syria8900.15.292.80.10.10.12.0
40Tajikistan8520.11.696.70.10.10.11.5
41Thailand9700.10.95.50.193.20.10.3
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.199.00.10.10.10.10.1
43Turkey820.10.498.00.10.10.11.2
44Turkmenistan8020.16.493.00.10.10.10.5
45UAE9100.112.676.96.62.00.11.1
46Uzbekistan5140.12.396.70.10.10.10.8
47Vietnam30810.18.20.20.116.445.329.6
48Yemen9900.10.299.00.60.10.10.1
49Abkhazia
50Taiwan240.15.50.10.121.344.212.7
51Nagorno-Karabakh
52Northern Cyprus
53S. Ossetia
54Christmas Island
55Cocos (Keeling) Islands
56British Indian Ocean Territory
57Hong Kong240.114.31.80.413.212.856.1
58Macau0.17.20.20.117.358.915.4
59Palestine930.12.497.60.10.10.10.1
Asia Avg77.38.91.616.148.05.214.85.08.4
World Avg75.19.90.560.622.42.03.52.77.9
q=59.

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