If you ever wondered which Asian countries are best to live in, then our list of most livable countries in Asia will surely answer that question. Asia is a beautiful continent with exotic countries, so don’t be surprised if you feel the urge to move there after reading our article.
From the land area to the number of people living on the continent, Asia is well ahead of the rest of the world. It is estimated that in Asia currently resides 4.4 billion people, which makes a lot of sense since some of the world’s first civilizations appeared on the territory of Asia. Since the continent is so large, it is divided into five regions: Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Countries are grouped into regions according to their geographical position, but some other characteristics like climate, history, religion, to name a few, are taken into consideration as well.
You have to note that this division can give you a false picture. Countries may be close to each other, but have completely different livability. There are some countries that do better than others. For example, although most of the Middle East is rich with oil, several countries have some major problems like shortage of water, dry climate and turbulent history (and present) of warfare. Also in the East Asia, there is a complex political situation that has a considerable influence on peoples’ lives. If this is too much for you, maybe you should check 11 most livable countries in Europe as well.
To find out the 11 most livable countries in Asia we used Human Development Index (HDI) which represents “composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and income per capita indicators, which are used to rank countries into four tiers of human development”. To put it in a simple way, people in countries that have high HDI will live longer, have better education and higher incomes. After checking out the UNDP’s calculation of HDI, we took 11 Asian countries that had the best score and ranked them accordingly.