The rank of Asian countries by quality of living

While the economies of most Asian countries can be characterized as developing, there is enormous variation among them. Part of this continent is Japan, one of the world’s most economically developed countries, and also Afghanistan, one of the most poorest countries of the world. This variation has a regional dimension. Most of the countries of Southwest Asia fall within one of the middle-income categories and most of the countries of North and Central Asia fall within the low-income category, as defined by the World Bank.

Before moving to Asian continent for work or for retirement, it is important to take in consideration the most important objective and subjective factors during the decision-making. The quality of living is one of the most important thing that everybody need to consider before moving to Asia. It is not the same with GDP per capita, as some people may think. The quality of living does not necessary increase when the GDP per capita increase, because it depends from many factors, as economic factors, social factors, climatic factors etc. In this work, we are going to rank the Asian countries by quality of living.

The country with the highest quality of living in the Asian continent is Japan, followed by Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus and Singapore.

Kazakhstan is in the penultimate place in quality of living ranking and Iran is the country with worst quality of life in Asia. For the other Asian countries, there is no information about this index.

About the data used in this work

Quality of life index is an estimation of overall quality of life. It is calculated by using an empirical formula that takes in consideration the purchasing power index, pollution index, house price to income ratio, cost of living index, safety index, health care index, traffic commute time index and climate index. The higher is the value of the index, better is the quality of life.

The data used in this work are provided by Numbeo and are relating to 2019.

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