To live in Asia is a great thing even for Westerners; it only matters which country you choose for your living. Cost of living in Asia is not that high as compared to the Western Countries. Moreover, some of the countries in Asia are peaceful and safe for people to live in. Japan, Singapore, and the Philippines are a few of the most peaceful countries with a low crime rate and high index of human safety. Japan is one of ten most peaceful countries in the World. Some countries like Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Maldives are tourist’s top destinations in the World. I have compiled a list of 10 best countries to live in Asia; the list is based on a few merits such as quality of life, cost of living, safety, and environment.
Top 10 countries to live in Asia
Japan is a populous country, but peace is restored with no or little bit crime. According to crime vs peace index, Japan is the 4th achiever, having a safety index of 79.16. Japan has a higher education level, high tech industry, and lots of business opportunities. Higher employment rate makes it one of the best countries to live in the World.
Japan has the most volcanoes than any other countries in the World. However, development has changed the way people used to live in Japan. All the building have safety procedure for any kind of earth quake. Houses are build with lumber to protect people from any kind of damage.
Japan receives thousands of tourists each year. Mount Fuji is the top tourist destination in the country. There are also other sights that people can visit in Japan such as Hashima Island, Tokyo tower, Kotoku-in, Himeji Castle, Disney land, and a few other sights. So if you are moving from West, the “Land of the Rising Sun” should be your top priority.
- South Korea
South Korea is one the most peaceful country of the World with a safety index of 83.10 and crime index of 16.90. Rent in South Korea is lower than that of the United States of America. Grocery prices are a little high. It is a developed country with lots of business and employment opportunities. Korean is the major language in South Korea.
In 2011, South Korea received a total of 8.5 million tourists. Major tourist destinations in South Area are Seorak-San national park, the historic city of Gyeongju and Jeju Island. Tourists in South Korea mainly come from the countries of China, Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Taiwan is known well for its vibrant culture; Portuguese used to call the country as “Formosa” or “beautiful beach”. Every year thousands of tourists visit the country, especially from Japan and China. Taiwan culture has similarities with both of the Japanese culture and the Chinese culture. Some popular festivals in Taiwan are: Chinese New Year Festival, Ching Ming Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Hungry Ghost festival, and Mid-Autumn festival. High local purchasing power is the best thing people enjoy while living in the country of Taiwan.
It is a multicultural country with Islam as a dominant religion. Cost of living in Malaysia is quite low as compared to other Western Countries in the World. People enjoy a higher purchasing power and lower consumer price index.
People can enjoy their life visit several beautiful tourist sights in the country. Some beautiful destinations in Malaysia include Kuala Lumpur Zoo, Gunung Mulu National Park, Petronas towers, and a few other destinations.
Like other Asian countries, the cost of living in Thailand is very low. In Thailand, people enjoy strong purchasing power and great quality of living. There are lots of beautiful beaches in Thailand and other tourist sights. Also people love to eat famous Thai recipes and drinks.
Is a great developed nation in the Continental Asia. Population density of Singapore is very high, second to that of Monaco. The country has a total population of 5.5 million residents. Even with a high population, there are many green lands in the country. National parks and natures reserves are under the protection of government of Singapore. Quality of life in Singapore is way better than a few other nations of the World.
China is a great nation, second biggest economic power in the World. It is a multicultural country and many ethnic groups live in different areas of the country. There are many tourists destinations in China, including the famous Wall of China. Yearly festivals include New Year celebration, lantern festival, Qingming celebration, and the blue dragon festival.
- Brunei Darussalam
Brunei is a small nation on the island of Borneo. It has a high safety index of 61 and health care index of 71. Moderate or Normal quality of life along with safety makes the country the right place to live in Asia. However, Westerners might like to live in healthy environment.
Indonesia is a densely populated country in Asia. It is a multicultural country and several different ethnic groups live in Indonesia. Low cost of living and normal quality of life makes Indonesia one the best countries to live in Asia.
Mongolia is the 6th biggest and least populated country in Asia. The country weather stays warmer for 250 days of the year; however, in winter the temperature might fall to the least of -40 degree in different areas of the country.