If you want to know more about Asian countries, you should definitely read the list of 10 most advanced countries in Asia.
Not only Japan and China are advanced within this continent, although that is the most usual misconception. Especially when it comes to technology and development, our thoughts are immediately directed towards the Japanese hardworking and punctual people. It is hard to believe that there are many other countries within this continent that are very well developed and that can serve as a role model to numerous other countries in the world. In that manner, there are still things that we don’t know about Asian countries, and I think it is high time to learn something new. The same thing goes to the countries of South Africa, and if you want to improve your knowledge about them, you must read our list of the Most Advanced Countries in South America. You will probably end up quite surprised to see some of the countries on this list. Generally speaking, there are so many things about the world that we don’t know, being the reason I enjoyed working on these topics.
In order to get the most relevant information regarding most advanced countries in Asia, I applied the same methodology as in the previous list of the countries in South Africa. I used the Human Development Index (HDI), the one published in 2016 that offers the data from 2015, giving the most detailed information on various things, such as long and healthy life, education and standard of living. Again, when HDI is high, that immediately implies that countries’ economies are also developed and that they have a great prospect in terms of their advancement. The list will provide the HDI for each of the countries in Asia, but also the average life expectancy, gross national income (GNI) per capita and the years of education. Additionally, it will provide the international rank, just to be aware of the position of those countries in the world.
So, get ready for the list of 10 most advanced countries in Asia.
10. The United Arab Emirates
With HDI of 0.840, United Arab Emirates are on the list of the countries which have a very high human development and are on the 42nd place internationally. The average life expectancy in this country is 77.1, and expected years of schooling are 9.5. The gross national income is $66,203.
9. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia has the human development index of 0.847 and is again among the countries with a very high HDI. This places Saudi Arabia on the 38th place in the world. Regarding the life expectancy, it is 74.4 and the expected years of schooling are 9.6. GNI in Saudi Arabia is $51,320.
This small country that ranked 8th on our list of most advanced countries in Asia that occupies the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula has the HDI of 0.856, which makes it being the 33rd within the world. The life expectancy in Qatar is 78.3, while the average years of schooling are 9.8. The gross national income is, on the other side, amazing in this country, and it is $129,916.
Cyprus shares the international rank with Qatar, and with the HDI of 0.856, it is also on the 33rd place internationally. The life expectancy in this country is 80.3, and the average years of schooling are 11.7. The gross national income is $29,459.
6. Brunei Darussalam
Being on the 30th place on the international level, Brunei has the HDI of 0.865. The life expectancy is 79 and the average years of schooling are 9. The GNI in Brunei is $72,843, being the reason why this country is on the list of most advanced countries in Asia.
We are continuing our list of most advanced countries in Asia with Israel that has an amazing rank within the world, considering the fact it is in the 19th place internationally. The HDI in this country is 0.899, and the life expectancy is 82.6. The average years of schooling are 12.8, while the gross national income is $31,215.
4. South Korea
Korea comes right after Israel on the international level, which puts is in the 18th place. The HDI in this country is 0.901. Regarding the life expectancy, it is 82.1, and the average years of schooling are 12.2. The GNI in South Korea is $34,541.
The HDI in Japan, the next one on the list of most advanced countries in Asia is 0.903, and the international rank of this country is 17. The life expectancy in this country is 83.7, and the average years of schooling are 12.5. The gross national income is $37,268.
2. Hong Kong, China
This country is in the 12th place internationally, and it has the HDI of 0.917. The life expectancy in Hong Kong is 84.2, while the average years of schooling are 11.6. The gross national income is $54,265.
Singapore is in the 5th place internationally, and you have to admit that this is an amazing international rank since it is shared with Denmark, It has the HDI of 0.925, and the average life expectancy in this country is 83.2. The average years of schooling are 11.6, while the gross national income is $78,162. All in all, this country is the first among the 10 most advanced countries in Asia.