The Human Truth Foundation

Which are the Best Countries in Asia?

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

#asia #human_development #indonesia #Myanmar #Thailand #Theravada_Buddhism

Social & Moral
Development Index
1,2
Pos.Lower is better
Avg Rank1,2
1Taiwan34.0
2Japan43.2
3S. Korea46.7
4Singapore55.8
5Cyprus57.4
6Israel70.9
7Mongolia72.4
8Malaysia76.2
9Maldives78.9
10Georgia78.9
Asia Avg89.3
World Avg88.0
q=49.

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 (2018)
Population3
Social & Moral
Lower is better

Avg Rank1,2
Gross National
Income (2011)
Higher is better
PPP $4
UN HDI (2016)
Lower is better

Rank5
Land Area (2011)
km26
People
Per km2
Lower is better
1China1.4b84.3$13 345909 327 490 153
2India1.4b89.1$5 6631312 973 190 455
3Indonesia267.7m93.7$10 0531131 811 570 148
4Pakistan212.2m115.8$5 031147 770 880 275
5Bangladesh161.4m103.7$3 341139 130 1701 240
6Russia145.7m85.8$23 2864916 376 870 9
7Japan127.2m43.2$37 26817 364 500 349
8Philippines106.7m82.0$8 395116 298 170 358
9Vietnam95.5m83.2$5 335115 310 070 308
10Turkey82.3m82.3$18 70571 769 630 107
11Iran81.8m100.7$16 395691 628 550 50
12Thailand69.4m80.4$14 51987 510 890 136
13Myanmar (Burma)53.7m114.1$4 943145 653 290 82
14S. Korea51.2m46.7$34 54118 97 100 527
15Iraq38.4m126.5$11 608121 434 320 88
16Afghanistan37.2m133.0$1 871169 652 230 57
17Saudi Arabia33.7m93.0$51 320382 149 690 16
18Uzbekistan32.5m88.1$5 748105 425 400 76
19Malaysia31.5m76.2$24 62059 328 550 96
20Yemen28.5m128.8$2 300168 527 970 54
21Nepal28.1m92.8$2 337144 143 350 196
22N. Korea25.5m120.9 120 410 212
23Sri Lanka21.2m80.0$10 78973 62 710 339
24Kazakhstan18.3m89.0$22 093562 699 700 7
25Syria16.9m120.4$2 441149 183 630 92
26Cambodia16.2m111.3$3 095143 176 520 92
27Jordan10.0m85.3$10 11186 88 780 112
28Azerbaijan9.9m92.8$16 41378 82 658 120
29UAE9.6m81.1$66 20342 83 600 115
30Tajikistan9.1m93.7$2 601129 139 960 65
31Israel8.4m70.9$31 21519 21 640 387
32Hong Kong7.4m$54 26512 1 0427 075
33Laos7.1m110.5$5 049138 230 800 31
34Lebanon6.9m94.2$13 31276 10 230 671
35Kyrgyzstan6.3m84.1$3 097120 191 800 33
36Turkmenistan5.9m102.3$14 026111 469 930 12
37Singapore5.8m55.8$78 1625 7008 225
38Palestine4.9m$5 256114
39Oman4.8m91.2$34 40252 309 500 16
40Kuwait4.1m87.8$76 07551 17 820 232
41Georgia4.0m78.9$8 85670 69 490 58
42Mongolia3.2m72.4$10 449921 553 560 2
43Armenia3.0m80.0$8 18984 28 480 104
44Qatar2.8m83.3$129 91633 11 610 240
45Bahrain1.6m92.1$37 23647 7602 065
46Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.3m103.5$5 371133 14 870 85
47Cyprus1.2m57.4$29 45933 9 240 129
48Bhutan0.8m82.9$7 081132 38 394 20
49Maldives0.5m78.9$10 383105 3001 719
50Brunei0.4m99.2$72 84330 5 270 81
Asia Avg93.6m89.3$21 81788.2 946 146 99
World Avg39.0m88.0$17 24094.3 620 450 63
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 (2017)
%7
Emigrants (2010)
%8
1UAE88.4%1.2%
2Kuwait75.5%8.5%
3Qatar65.2%0.7%
4Bahrain48.4%3.7%
5Singapore46.0%6.1%
Asia Avg14.0%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 UAE (88.4%), Kuwait (75.5%) and Qatar (65.2%), 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%), with an average continental rate of 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. Social and Moral Development

#education #equality #health #human_development #human_rights #modernity #morals #politics #prejudice #technology #the_internet #tolerance

Here are each country's overall scores across the categories that make up the Social and Moral Development Index. This is followed by lists of how each country scores in each individual data set.

Pos.Social & Moral
Lower is better

Avg Rank1,2
Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank9,10
Health (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank11,12
Modernity and Learning (2020)
Lower is better

Avg Rank13
1Taiwan34.028.2
2Japan43.244.550.917.3
3S. Korea46.746.552.021.5
4Singapore55.893.541.521.1
5Cyprus57.448.579.347.1
6Israel70.983.580.826.0
7Mongolia72.460.592.585.4
8Malaysia76.2131.564.145.6
9Maldives78.9110.743.377.0
10Georgia78.965.592.462.8
11Sri Lanka80.095.055.076.0
12Armenia80.074.076.065.3
13Thailand80.497.270.465.2
14UAE81.1119.876.653.8
15Philippines82.078.3113.574.1
16Turkey82.386.285.640.0
17Bhutan82.9114.458.677.5
18Vietnam83.296.683.057.7
19Qatar83.3122.371.168.1
20Kyrgyzstan84.181.490.067.6
21China84.396.462.461.4
22Jordan85.3105.587.571.8
23Russia85.886.994.537.1
24Kuwait87.8110.572.367.1
25Uzbekistan88.1116.971.160.1
26Kazakhstan89.0102.497.961.4
27India89.198.979.159.3
28Oman91.2121.557.976.1
29Bahrain92.1112.979.067.1
30Azerbaijan92.888.698.468.6
31Nepal92.890.178.684.5
32Saudi Arabia93.0117.673.452.2
33Indonesia93.7113.694.982.8
34Tajikistan93.788.086.484.5
35Lebanon94.2102.892.371.9
36Brunei99.2147.159.373.0
37Iran100.7141.074.460.9
38Turkmenistan102.3122.685.1104.4
39Timor-Leste (E. Timor)103.598.6105.3127.8
40Bangladesh103.7116.468.5104.4
41Laos110.5108.3116.491.7
42Cambodia111.3102.594.0110.0
43Myanmar (Burma)114.1133.978.3103.8
44Pakistan115.8147.088.180.2
45Syria120.4133.1104.997.7
46N. Korea120.9146.869.6
47Iraq126.5129.8132.0106.6
48Yemen128.8128.5111.4105.7
49Afghanistan133.0140.8103.5112.5
Asia Avg89.3102.279.869.6
World Avg88.089.092.369.0
q=49.

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: Which are the Best Countries in the World? The Social and Moral Development Index.

For more, see:

4. Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#antisemitism #equality #freedom #freethought #gender #gender_equality #homosexuality #human_rights #international_law #mass_media #misogyny #politics #religious_tolerance #slavery #tolerance #women

The best countries in the world at ensuring human rights, fostering equality and promoting tolerance, are Sweden, Denmark and Norway9. These countries are displaying the best traits that humanity has to offer. The worst countries are The Solomon Islands, Palestine and Somalia9.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are statistics on commentary in Human Rights Watch reports, its nominal commitment to Human Rights, speed of uptake of HR treaties, supporting personal, civil & economic freedoms, supporting press freedom, eliminating modern slavery, opposing gender inequality, the year from which women could participate in democracy, its success in fighting anti-semitic prejudice, LGBT equality and freethought. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Baltic States and Europe9, whereas the worst are Melanesia, Micronesia and Australasia9.

For more, see:

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)14

Human Rights & Tolerance:

Pos.HRW (2017)
Higher is better
Score15
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)
Higher is better
Treaties16
HR Treaties Lag (2019)
Lower is better
Avg Yrs/Treaty17
Personal, Civil & Economic Freedom (2014)
Lower is better
Rank18
Press Freedom (2013)
Lower is better19
Slavery (2018)
Lower is better

% Victims20
1Afghanistan-101310.2337362.22
2Armenia-11711.005528040.53
3Azerbaijan-52110.0812847730.45
4Bahrain-51212.558862750.19
5Bangladesh-6159.1813742010.37
6Bhutan313.01792842
7Brunei615.296635451.09
8Cambodia-51610.566441811.68
9China-5149.3614173070.28
10Cyprus5205.813313830.42
11Georgia-22012.774330090.43
12India-3109.188741220.61
13Indonesia-7712.457241050.47
14Iran-10910.8115773401.62
15Iraq-697.5544670.48
16Israel-51210.975232970.39
17Japan3149.163225170.03
18Jordan-6147.759138470.18
19Kazakhstan-61911.679655080.42
20N. Korea-10714.52839010.46
21S. Korea0209.893524480.19
22Kuwait-41210.3611128280.15
23Kyrgyzstan-41812.049832200.41
24Laos1010.5310967990.94
25Lebanon-51210.1410830150.17
26Malaysia-10414.3511542730.69
27Maldives1511.853110
28Mongolia176.264729931.23
29Myanmar (Burma)-9414.9315344711.10
30Nepal0139.768434610.60
31Oman-5913.4612041510.21
32Pakistan-10612.6614651311.68
33Philippines-4184.1910143110.77
34Qatar-31011.3411732860.15
35Russia-8176.5811543420.55
36Saudi Arabia-101013.7314456880.19
37Singapore-2515.024043430.34
38Sri Lanka-2136.9113056590.21
39Syria-10147.0215678530.73
40Tajikistan-51611.088335710.45
41Thailand-41111.8910738600.89
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1713.7312028720.77
43Turkey-2179.487346560.65
44Turkmenistan-81712.3579141.12
45UAE-6714.8111833490.17
46Uzbekistan-61413.5360390.52
47Vietnam-4109.7212871780.45
48Yemen-7168.8815869220.31
49Taiwan2623820.05
50Northern Cyprus2934
51Hong Kong126160.14
52Palestine17.214309
Asia Avg-5.012.710.9794.643780.79
World Avg-1.915.110.0279.732490.65
q=52. No data: 721

Gender Equality:

Pos.Gender Inequality (2015)
Lower is better22
Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better
Year
1Afghanistan0.671963
2Armenia0.291921
3Azerbaijan0.331921
4Bahrain0.231973
5Bangladesh0.521972
6Bhutan0.481953
7Cambodia0.481955
8China0.161949
9Cyprus0.121960
10Georgia0.361921
11India0.531950
12Indonesia0.471945
13Iran0.511963
14Iraq0.531980
15Israel0.101948
16Japan0.121945
17Jordan0.481974
18Kazakhstan0.201993
19N. Korea1946
20S. Korea0.071948
21Kuwait0.332005
22Kyrgyzstan0.391918
23Laos0.471958
24Lebanon0.381952
25Malaysia0.291957
26Maldives0.311932
27Mongolia0.281924
28Myanmar (Burma)0.371935
29Nepal0.501951
30Oman0.281994
31Pakistan0.551947
32Philippines0.441937
33Qatar0.542003
34Russia0.271917
35Saudi Arabia0.260
36Singapore0.071947
37Sri Lanka0.391931
38Syria0.551953
39Tajikistan0.321924
40Thailand0.371932
41Turkey0.331934
42Turkmenistan1927
43UAE0.23
44Uzbekistan0.291938
45Vietnam0.341946
46Yemen0.771970
Asia Avg0.361907
World Avg0.361930
q=46. No data: 1323

Prejudice:

Pos.Anti-Semite Opinions (2014)
Lower is better

%24
LGBT Equality (2017)
Higher is better

Score25
Freedom of Thought (2021)
Lower is better
26
1Afghanistan-195.0
2Armenia58203.3
3Azerbaijan37154.0
4Bahrain81-24.5
5Bangladesh32-174.5
6Bhutan-202.5
7Brunei-144.8
8Cambodia153.0
9China20124.5
10Cyprus403.0
11Georgia32352.8
12India20-103.0
13Indonesia4814.5
14Iran56-194.8
15Iraq92-294.3
16Israel483.8
17Japan23352.3
18Jordan81124.5
19Kazakhstan3283.5
20N. Korea85.0
21S. Korea53301.8
22Kuwait82-374.5
23Kyrgyzstan152.8
24Laos0153.0
25Lebanon78-244.0
26Malaysia61-194.5
27Maldives-194.8
28Mongolia26251.7
29Myanmar (Burma)-103.8
30Nepal252.8
31Oman76-223.8
32Pakistan-265.0
33Philippines3203.3
34Qatar80-544.5
35Russia3013.8
36Saudi Arabia74-725.0
37Singapore16-153.3
38Sri Lanka-103.8
39Syria-844.5
40Tajikistan113.3
41Thailand13343.8
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)302.5
43Turkey69253.5
44Turkmenistan-243.5
45UAE80-344.8
46Uzbekistan-303.7
47Vietnam6254.0
48Yemen88-224.8
49Taiwan251.0
50Palestine3.8
Asia Avg48.2-02.13.7
World Avg36.812.63.0
q=50. No data: 927

5. Health

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

The countries with the best overall approach to public health, in terms of both public policy and individual lifestyle choices, are Hong Kong, Singapore and The Maldives11. These countries are worth emulating. And, although often through no fault of the average citizen, the worst countries are S. Sudan, Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea11.

The data sets used to calculate points for each country are its average life expectancy, its alcohol consumption rate, its fertility rate, its smoking rate, its suicide rate, its food aid and health contributions and WHO compliance, the prevalence of overweight adults, its adolescent birth rate and its immunizations take-up. The regions with the best average results per country are Scandinavia, Asia and Europe11, whereas the worst are Africa, Micronesia and Polynesia11.

For more, see:

Health:

Pos.Life
Expectancy (2015)
Higher is better

Years4
Alcohol Consumption (2016)
Lower is better

Per Capita28
Fertility Rate (2013)
2.0 is best
29
Smoking Rates (2014)
Lower is better
30
Suicide Rate (2013)
Per 100k31
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance (2017)
Lower is better

Rank32
Overweight Adults (2016)
Lower is better
%33
1Afghanistan60.700.26.03 8413123.0
2Armenia74.895.51.741 5453.93154.4
3Azerbaijan70.900.82.162 1141.38953.6
4Bahrain76.721.92.46 9697.59365.8
5Bangladesh71.990.02.16 6653220.0
6Bhutan69.850.62.27 15527.1
7Brunei79.020.41.991 0236841.2
8Cambodia68.816.72.45 6456521.7
9China75.967.21.572 2504832.3
10Cyprus80.3310.81.461 6889.15959.1
11Georgia75.029.81.531 3788.86654.2
12India68.325.72.55 11120.83519.7
13Indonesia69.050.82.071 3228428.2
14Iran75.581.01.60 86911861.6
15Iraq69.630.44.571 22713564.6
16Israel82.563.82.911 3468.55164.3
17Japan83.688.01.401 71349.42127.2
18Jordan74.180.72.931 8550.21869.6
19Kazakhstan69.597.72.522 15752.47253.6
20N. Korea70.523.92.00 61032.4
21S. Korea82.1310.21.382 073621930.3
22Kuwait74.550.02.271 5173.62073.4
23Kyrgyzstan70.796.22.64 6833417.78648.3
24Laos66.6010.42.58 83612325.4
25Lebanon79.541.51.773 0236367.9
26Malaysia74.900.92.58 5844642.5
27Maldives76.962.71.67 2150.730.6
28Mongolia69.817.42.48 95713055.6
29Myanmar (Burma)66.124.81.95 20624.8
30Nepal69.992.02.60 8321.0
31Oman76.970.82.17 5772662.6
32Pakistan66.370.33.25 5113828.4
33Philippines68.346.63.061 2919427.6
34Qatar78.322.02.20 6982571.7
35Russia70.2611.71.522 69063.44357.1
36Saudi Arabia74.440.22.671 3951569.7
37Singapore83.212.01.35 65220.64931.8
38Sri Lanka75.054.32.26 3227823.3
39Syria69.650.32.81 4598861.4
40Tajikistan69.583.33.19 5335.245.3
41Thailand74.628.31.54 89515.83732.6
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)68.512.15.9910521.6
43Turkey75.532.02.041 5814466.8
44Turkmenistan65.735.42.33 9253451.8
45UAE77.123.81.70 7151467.8
46Uzbekistan69.402.72.29 5739.348.2
47Vietnam75.948.41.771 2159918.3
48Yemen64.050.14.98 38811948.8
49Hong Kong84.161.12 34529.7
50Palestine73.074.31
Asia Avg73.183.92.461 03519.5064.444.3
World Avg71.276.22.81 81920.9382.049.0
q=50. No data: 935

Children's Health:

Pos.Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)
Lower is better

Per 100022
Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)
Higher is better

Avg %36
1Afghanistan74.070.6
2Armenia23.095.6
3Azerbaijan59.892.2
4Bahrain13.598.2
5Bangladesh83.094.0
6Bhutan21.495.6
7Brunei21.096.6
8Cambodia51.686.5
9China7.399.0
10Cyprus5.095.3
11Georgia39.793.1
12India24.575.1
13Indonesia49.676.4
14Iran26.798.1
15Iraq84.070.7
16Israel9.795.2
17Japan4.195.7
18Jordan23.296.6
19Kazakhstan27.997.1
20N. Korea0.593.8
21S. Korea1.698.6
22Kuwait9.897.5
23Kyrgyzstan39.696.7
24Laos64.183.3
25Lebanon12.479.4
26Malaysia13.696.0
27Maldives6.796.2
28Mongolia15.798.7
29Myanmar (Burma)16.580.3
30Nepal71.990.1
31Oman8.198.0
32Pakistan38.773.0
33Philippines61.777.9
34Qatar10.795.6
35Russia23.497.0
36Saudi Arabia8.898.0
37Singapore3.894.6
38Sri Lanka14.898.4
39Syria39.462.4
40Tajikistan38.196.1
41Thailand44.697.8
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)46.676.5
43Turkey27.695.5
44Turkmenistan16.497.2
45UAE29.794.0
46Uzbekistan17.798.9
47Vietnam38.692.3
48Yemen61.567.4
49Hong Kong3.2
50Palestine58.6
Asia Avg29.990.5
World Avg47.988.3
q=50. No data: 935

6. Modernity and Learning

#education #english #intelligence #it_security #maths #politics #religion #research #science #the_internet

Modernity and Education:

Pos.Research and Development (2016)
Higher is better

% RDP PPP
Secondary Education (2018)
Higher is better
37
Length of Schooling (2018)
Higher is better

Years38
Intellectual Endeavours (2017)
Lower is better

Rank32
Maths, Science & Reading (2015)
Higher is better

Score39
Religiosity (2009)
Lower is better

%40
IQ (2006)
Higher is better41
1Afghanistan26.1%10.11599784
2Armenia0.244297.2%13.2567394
3Azerbaijan0.214295.6%12.41295087
4Bahrain0.044259.6%15.311594
5Bangladesh46.7%11.213099.582
6Bhutan12.0%12.1
7Brunei70.1%14.412591
8Cambodia21.3%11.31539691
9China0.034278.6%13.970154343105
10Cyprus0.484280.3%14.731131375
11Georgia0.134498.0%15.48612168194
12India0.824551.6%12.3679082
13Indonesia0.084248.8%12.916011869987
14Iran0.314669.8%14.79084
15Iraq0.034548.0%11.11628487
16Israel4.114789.1%16.03414165195
17Japan3.584793.6%15.261158624105
18Jordan0.434884.0%11.965119784
19Kazakhstan0.174298.6%15.31164394
20N. Korea10.8
21S. Korea4.294795.2%16.444155743106
22Kuwait0.304251.5%13.81279186
23Kyrgyzstan0.164598.4%13.4807290
24Laos40.4%11.110089
25Lebanon54.9%11.36811298782
26Malaysia1.134980.8%13.5529692
27Maldives47.1%12.1
28Mongolia0.234288.8%14.2131101
29Myanmar (Burma)0.115025.8%10.3
30Nepal0.304635.9%12.29378
31Oman0.174266.4%14.712383
32Pakistan0.294237.2%8.5889284
33Philippines0.115173.2%12.71469686
34Qatar0.474967.5%12.2145122295
35Russia1.194795.9%15.55314763497
36Saudi Arabia0.075272.8%17.0819384
37Singapore2.005379.6%16.326165570108
38Sri Lanka0.164682.8%14.01179979
39Syria41.0%8.91408983
40Tajikistan0.124293.1%11.485
41Thailand0.394544.8%14.710712459791
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)12.473
43Turkey1.014753.1%16.455127382
44Turkmenistan10.98087
45UAE0.494570.7%13.68412989184
46Uzbekistan99.9%12.05187
47Vietnam0.194569.4%12.712815073094
48Yemen28.0%8.71089985
49Taiwan3.01471571105
50Hong Kong0.734979.4%16.5159824108
51Macau0.05421582
52Palestine61.1%12.893
Asia Avg0.7566.0%13.197.1139877.390.4
World Avg0.8463.0%13.282.0138975.185.6
q=52. No data: 754

Technology and Information:

Pos.Internet Users (2016)
Higher is better
55
Internet Freedom (2012)
Lower is better
56
IT Security (2013)
Lower is better
57
IPv6 Uptake (2017)
Higher is better

Ratio58
1Afghanistan7%1.45
2Armenia50%1.220.0
3Azerbaijan61%501.210.0
4Bahrain92%710.0
5Bangladesh13%1.870.0
6Bhutan37%0.4
7Brunei72%0.0
8Cambodia11%0.0
9China52%851.590.3
10Cyprus72%0.0
11Georgia53%300.0
12India35%392.1026.8
13Indonesia20%421.050.2
14Iran49%900.850.1
15Iraq13%1.840.0
16Israel73%0.201.8
17Japan91%0.2222.1
18Jordan46%450.0
19Kazakhstan56%581.230.0
20S. Korea86%340.561.2
21Kuwait80%0.930.0
22Kyrgyzstan34%350.0
23Laos16%0.860.0
24Lebanon76%0.0
25Malaysia69%430.9616.5
26Maldives54%1.570.0
27Mongolia36%1.420.0
28Myanmar (Burma)3%750.0
29Nepal17%1.45
30Oman71%1.720.0
31Pakistan18%630.380.0
32Philippines44%230.240.0
33Qatar92%0.650.0
34Russia71%522.421.3
35Saudi Arabia65%710.936.8
36Singapore83%4.0
37Sri Lanka29%551.672.9
38Syria30%830.0
39Tajikistan19%1.01
40Thailand43%613.3
41Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1%0.0
42Turkey58%460.520.3
43Turkmenistan15%1.230.0
44UAE92%0.3
45Uzbekistan51%770.690.0
46Vietnam52%731.155.9
47Yemen25%0.0
48Taiwan0.44
49Hong Kong74%0.120.7
50Macau73%4.2
51Palestine63%0.0
Asia Avg48.7%56.61.082.11
World Avg48.1%46.70.983.82
q=51. No data: 859

7. National Culture

#charity #corruption #happiness #morals #politics

The region of south-east Asia hosts some of the kindest people in the world. Myanmar and Thailand often top the World Giving Index60, which the Charities Aid Foundation attributes to the teachings and values of Theravada Buddhism60. Likewise, in Indonesia, giving is strongly encouraged by the Islamic doctrine of zakat, causing that country to give to charity at three times the global average rate.

Pos.World Giving Index (2013-2021)
Lower is better
61
Corruption (2012-2016)
Higher is better

Avg Score62
Happiness (2018)
Higher is better
63
Creativity and Culture (2017)
Lower is better

Rank32
Open Trading, Aid and Development (2017)
Lower is better

Rank32
1Afghanistan83.510.83.6115140
2Armenia125.035.04.310348
3Azerbaijan112.328.65.213986
4Bahrain11.748.46.1105157
5Bangladesh88.925.84.5130132
6Bhutan17.564.25.1
7Brunei57.779159
8Cambodia109.421.04.489138
9China131.438.45.2111113
10Cyprus39.161.65.84438
11Georgia107.452.44.310911
12India82.637.64.257149
13Indonesia9.034.25.188133
14Iran29.027.24.7157148
15Iraq44.016.64.5156153
16Israel49.461.27.26399
17Japan109.874.25.94547
18Jordan94.148.65.29124
19Kazakhstan85.728.05.8131131
20N. Korea08.8
21S. Korea71.854.65.93465
22Kuwait26.844.26.111083
23Kyrgyzstan54.926.25.17660
24Laos83.325.44.6145112
25Lebanon82.628.25.26631
26Malaysia27.850.06.34119
27Maldives36.0
28Mongolia34.638.05.19633
29Myanmar (Burma)2.721.44.3
30Nepal49.128.64.9
31Oman45.812675
32Pakistan83.029.25.5150123
33Philippines49.635.65.55812
34Qatar9.067.46.411461
35Russia115.028.25.8101116
36Saudi Arabia48.647.46.413685
37Singapore32.685.26.32918
38Sri Lanka20.337.64.514152
39Syria43.718.83.5152147
40Tajikistan50.723.65.4
41Thailand28.936.66.154109
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)30.813329
43Turkey116.345.45.57540
44Turkmenistan41.218.25.6
45UAE11.668.66.85349
46Uzbekistan33.718.46.1
47Vietnam79.831.45.110288
48Yemen138.018.43.4155137
49Taiwan55.361.26.4
50Northern Cyprus39.35.8
51Hong Kong40.475.65.4
52Palestine136.24.7
Asia Avg62.539.135.2999.086.3
World Avg67.943.055.3882.082.0
q=52. No data: 721

8. Peace Versus Instability

#extremism #human_development #peace #politics #religious_violence #terrorism

Pos.Global Peace Index (2021)
Lower is better
64
Peacekeeping and Security (2017)
Lower is better

Rank32
Refugees and UN Treaties (2017)
Lower is better

Rank32
Impact of Terrorism (2019)
Lower is better

Score65
1Afghanistan3.631521359.60
2Armenia2.081361041.17
3Azerbaijan2.33421320.70
4Bahrain2.12159773.20
5Bangladesh2.0787595.21
6Bhutan1.510.01
7Brunei8163
8Cambodia2.01861380.00
9China2.11401094.47
10Cyprus1.9173170.42
11Georgia2.05791011.34
12India2.5532897.52
13Indonesia1.787625.07
14Iran2.6483684.72
15Iraq3.261581159.24
16Israel2.67123844.53
17Japan1.3718472.29
18Jordan1.92311113.09
19Kazakhstan1.94201101.57
20N. Korea2.92
21S. Korea1.8835330.30
22Kuwait1.69140812.49
23Kyrgyzstan2.00121661.47
24Laos1.811051591.03
25Lebanon2.80153764.40
26Malaysia1.5234402.50
27Mongolia1.78281410.00
28Myanmar (Burma)2.465.51
29Nepal2.035.09
30Oman1.9811119
31Pakistan2.87921297.89
32Philippines2.4247617.14
33Qatar1.6136940.03
34Russia2.9982974.90
35Saudi Arabia2.381411175.24
36Singapore1.351430
37Sri Lanka2.0826783.57
38Syria3.371311428.01
39Tajikistan2.103.95
40Thailand2.2121236.03
41Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.8749102
42Turkey2.8478396.53
43Turkmenistan2.15
44UAE1.85147530.05
45Uzbekistan2.060.02
46Vietnam1.84591581.00
47Yemen3.411571287.26
48Taiwan1.661.01
49Palestine2.615.18
Asia Avg2.2276.092.23.60
World Avg2.0882.082.02.78
q=49. No data: 1066

9. The Natural Environment

#biodiversity #climate_change #deforestation #over-exploitation #the_environment

Pos.Forest Area Change 1990-2015 (2015)
Higher is better

%67
Environmental Performance (2018)
Higher is better
68
Energy to GDP Efficiency (2014)
Higher is better69
CBD
Earlier is better

Signed
Rational Beliefs on the Environment (2011)
Higher is better
%70
1Afghanistan00.037.72002 Dec 1823.6%
2Armenia-00.962.107.691993 Dec 2925.3%
3Azerbaijan+34.662.310.872000 Nov 0131.7%
4Bahrain+144.455.204.101996 Nov 2826.3%
5Bangladesh-04.429.613.161994 Aug 0161.5%
6Bhutan+34.747.21995 Nov 23
7Brunei-08.063.607.812008 Jul 27
8Cambodia-26.943.207.351995 May 1037.1%
9China+32.650.705.521993 Dec 2915.1%
10Cyprus+07.272.612.991996 Oct 0871.0%
11Georgia+02.655.707.251994 Aug 3131.9%
12India+10.530.608.401994 May 1941.2%
13Indonesia-23.246.911.111994 Nov 2166.5%
14Iran+17.858.205.321996 Nov 0447.9%
15Iraq+03.343.22009 Oct 2624.9%
16Israel+25.075.011.111995 Nov 0527.6%
17Japan00.074.710.201993 Dec 2964.7%
18Jordan-00.662.209.091994 Feb 1041.4%
19Kazakhstan-03.354.605.101994 Dec 0525.0%
20N. Korea-38.71995 Jan 24
21S. Korea-03.962.306.291995 Jan 0170.7%
22Kuwait+81.262.307.582002 Oct 3119.6%
23Kyrgyzstan-23.854.904.781996 Nov 0432.0%
24Laos+06.342.91996 Dec 1945.3%
25Lebanon+04.861.109.901995 Mar 1554.3%
26Malaysia-00.859.208.001994 Sep 2246.6%
27Maldives00.052.11993 Dec 29
28Mongolia+00.157.506.061993 Dec 2938.4%
29Myanmar (Burma)-25.945.31995 Feb 23
30Nepal-24.731.405.351994 Feb 2152.8%
31Oman00.051.306.291995 May 09
32Pakistan-41.737.509.261994 Oct 2423.2%
33Philippines+22.757.713.511994 Jan 0670.8%
34Qatar67.806.491996 Nov 1926.5%
35Russia+00.863.804.521995 Jul 0423.5%
36Saudi Arabia00.057.507.042002 Jan 0127.2%
37Singapore-05.264.215.151996 Mar 2041.6%
38Sri Lanka-09.460.620.001994 Jun 2143.1%
39Syria+32.11996 Apr 0326.6%
40Tajikistan+01.047.907.461998 Jan 2711.1%
41Thailand+17.149.907.412004 Jan 2949.9%
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)-29.049.52007 Jan 08
43Turkey+21.853.011.111997 May 1547.4%
44Turkmenistan00.066.11996 Dec 178.6%
45UAE+31.758.908.132000 May 1020.8%
46Uzbekistan+05.745.91995 Oct 1711.3%
47Vietnam+65.647.007.141995 Feb 1449.1%
48Yemen00.012.501996 May 2143.2%
49Taiwan72.8
50Hong Kong26.3254.8%
51Palestine+01.02015 Apr 0227.5%
Asia Avg+07.054.509.141899 Dec 3037.9%
World Avg+02.856.409.291899 Dec 3039.9%
q=51. No data: 871

10. Economic Inequality and Poverty

#capitalism #economics #health #inequality #life_expectancy #poverty #social_development

Pos.Inequality in Life Expectancy (2019)
Lower is better72
Income Inequality (Gini Coefficient) (2017)
Lower is better
%73
Multidimensional Poverty (2018)
Lower is better
Severity74
1Afghanistan28.30.272
2Armenia8.7033.6.001
3Azerbaijan13.90
4Bahrain5.50
5Bangladesh17.3032.4.198
6Bhutan17.1037.4.175
7Brunei7.60
8Cambodia18.10.170
9China7.9038.6.016
10Cyprus3.6034.0
11Georgia7.9037.9
12India19.7035.7.123
13Indonesia13.9038.1.028
14Iran9.2040.0
15Iraq15.9029.5.033
16Israel3.3038.9
17Japan2.9032.1
18Jordan10.6033.7.002
19Kazakhstan7.7027.5.002
20N. Korea11.50
21S. Korea3.0031.6
22Kuwait5.90
23Kyrgyzstan11.3027.3.008
24Laos22.6036.4.108
25Lebanon7.4031.8
26Malaysia6.1041.0
27Maldives6.0038.4.003
28Mongolia13.1032.3.042
29Myanmar (Burma)22.8038.1.176
30Nepal17.5032.8.148
31Oman6.70
32Pakistan29.9033.5.198
33Philippines15.3040.1.024
34Qatar5.70
35Russia7.1037.7
36Saudi Arabia6.40
37Singapore2.50
38Sri Lanka7.0039.8
39Syria13.00.029
40Tajikistan16.7034.0.029
41Thailand7.9036.5.003
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)21.7028.7.210
43Turkey9.0041.9
44Turkmenistan23.40.001
45UAE5.20
46Uzbekistan13.90
47Vietnam12.9035.3.019
48Yemen24.7036.7.241
49Hong Kong2.50
50Palestine12.0033.7.004
Asia Avg11.8035.2.084
World Avg14.5938.1.154
q=50. No data: 935

11. Demographics

#birth_control #demographics #health #immigration #life_expectancy #longevity #migration #overpopulation #population

Population:

Pos.Population (2018)
Population3
Life
Expectancy (2015)
Higher is better

Years4
Fertility Rate (2013)
2.0 is best
29
Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)
Lower is better

Per 10075
1Afghanistan37.2m60.706.0305.0
2Armenia3.0m74.891.7428.7
3Azerbaijan9.9m70.902.1618.7
4Bahrain1.6m76.722.4608.7
5Bangladesh161.4m71.992.1610.6
6Bhutan0.8m69.852.2710.8
7Brunei0.4m79.021.9916.2
8Cambodia16.2m68.812.4510.4
9China1.4b75.961.5725.3
10Cyprus1.2m80.331.4626.9
11Georgia4.0m75.021.5329.7
12India1.4b68.322.5512.5
13Indonesia267.7m69.052.0712.4
14Iran81.8m75.581.6013.4
15Iraq38.4m69.634.5706.0
16Israel8.4m82.562.9122.9
17Japan127.2m83.681.4053.1
18Jordan10.0m74.182.9308.0
19Kazakhstan18.3m69.592.5215.6
20N. Korea25.5m70.522.0017.8
21S. Korea51.2m82.131.3837.6
22Kuwait4.1m74.552.2706.8
23Kyrgyzstan6.3m70.792.6412.1
24Laos7.1m66.602.5808.1
25Lebanon6.9m79.541.7721.1
26Malaysia31.5m74.902.5814.5
27Maldives0.5m76.961.6711.0
28Mongolia3.2m69.812.4811.8
29Myanmar (Burma)53.7m66.121.9512.5
30Nepal28.1m69.992.6010.8
31Oman4.8m76.972.1707.8
32Pakistan212.2m66.373.2508.6
33Philippines106.7m68.343.0610.3
34Qatar2.8m78.322.2005.1
35Russia145.7m70.261.5229.5
36Saudi Arabia33.7m74.442.6709.5
37Singapore5.8m83.211.3536.5
38Sri Lanka21.2m75.052.2623.7
39Syria16.9m69.652.8109.0
40Tajikistan9.1m69.583.1909.1
41Thailand69.4m74.621.5429.2
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)1.3m68.515.9908.2
43Turkey82.3m75.532.0418.0
44Turkmenistan5.9m65.732.3311.0
45UAE9.6m77.121.7007.7
46Uzbekistan32.5m69.402.2911.9
47Vietnam95.5m75.941.7718.3
48Yemen28.5m64.054.9805.7
49Hong Kong7.4m84.161.1243.7
50Palestine4.9m73.074.3106.5
Asia Avg93.6m73.182.4616.2
World Avg39.0m71.272.8118.3
q=50. No data: 935

Migration:

Pos.Immigrants (2017)
%7
Emigrants (2010)
%8
1Afghanistan0.4%8.1%
2Armenia6.5%28.2%
3Azerbaijan2.6%16.0%
4Bahrain48.4%3.7%
5Bangladesh0.9%3.3%
6Bhutan6.5%6.3%
7Brunei25.3%6.0%
8Cambodia0.5%2.3%
9China0.1%0.6%
10Cyprus16.0%17.0%
11Georgia2.0%25.1%
12India0.4%0.9%
13Indonesia0.1%1.1%
14Iran3.3%1.7%
15Iraq1.0%4.9%
16Israel23.6%14.0%
17Japan1.8%0.6%
18Jordan33.3%11.3%
19Kazakhstan20.0%23.6%
20N. Korea0.2%1.3%
21S. Korea2.3%4.3%
22Kuwait75.5%8.5%
23Kyrgyzstan3.3%11.2%
24Laos0.7%5.7%
25Lebanon31.9%15.6%
26Malaysia8.5%5.3%
27Maldives15.4%0.6%
28Mongolia0.6%1.2%
29Myanmar (Burma)0.1%1.0%
30Nepal1.7%3.3%
31Oman44.7%0.5%
32Pakistan1.7%2.5%
33Philippines0.2%4.6%
34Qatar65.2%0.7%
35Russia8.1%7.9%
36Saudi Arabia37.0%0.7%
37Singapore46.0%6.1%
38Sri Lanka0.2%9.1%
39Syria5.5%4.2%
40Tajikistan3.1%11.2%
41Thailand5.2%1.2%
42Timor-Leste (E. Timor)0.9%1.4%
43Turkey6.0%5.6%
44Turkmenistan3.4%5.0%
45UAE88.4%1.2%
46Uzbekistan3.6%7.0%
47Vietnam0.1%2.5%
48Yemen1.4%4.7%
49Hong Kong39.1%10.2%
50Palestine5.2%68.4%
Asia Avg14.0%7.7%
World Avg9.4%11.5%
q=50. No data: 935

12. Religion and Beliefs

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

Pos.Religiosity (2009)
Lower is better

%40
Disbelief In God (2007)
Higher is better
%76
Jews (2010)
%77
Christians (2010)
%77
Muslims (2010)
%77
Hindus (2010)
%77
Buddhists (2010)
%77
Folk Religion (2010)
%77
Unaffiliated (2010)
%77
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
49Taiwan240.15.50.10.121.344.212.7
50Hong Kong240.114.31.80.413.212.856.1
51Macau0.17.20.20.117.358.915.4
52Palestine930.12.497.60.10.10.10.1
Asia Avg77.38.91.616.148.05.214.85.08.4
World Avg75.19.90.560.622.42.03.52.77.9
q=52. No data: 754

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