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Old 10-01-2014, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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If we're talking about general quality of life(very broadly speaking since I don't really believe in this kind of stuff as it's quite subjective) and society, Japan remains the only developed country in Asia imo.
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Old 10-01-2014, 11:56 AM
 
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Some places in China are on par with developed countries in some aspects, but generally speaking China is still far from developed. The quality of education, health care etc. is pretty bad in some areas.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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i agree
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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I'd agree with that.

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What 4 countries in your opinion provide the highest quality of life for citizens in Asia?

My guess is Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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Agree with this also. S. Korea is very developed and has a great quality of life.

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South Korea has her share of societal problems but in terms of quality of living, it can be truly excellent if you have the means. As a longtime Silicon Valley resident (one of the most affluent areas of the US, mind you), it almost felt like stepping into a third-world country as I set foot on SFO, returning from trip to Seoul. Yeah, probably a lot of that has to do with not-so-great facilities and rude workers of SFO but a lot of these sentiments did not go away completely -- I'm specifically referring to things like public transport, day-to-day use of technology, roads/infrastructure, services, and accessibility to food/entertainment. Overall, everything is just so much more convenient and streamlined in Korea than in the states.
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Old 10-04-2014, 04:58 PM
 
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india is also a developed country in Asia.

Ok....maybe in a bollywood movie?

There are more than 600 million Indians who don't even have access to an out-house, let alone a modern toilet....according to a UN commission last year.
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Old 10-04-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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I do wonder why more people do not mention Israel in these types of comparisons. Maybe the Palestinian part/conflict drags down their stats? From all accounts, Israel seems pretty modern and would be pretty safe place to live even considering the borderline civil war going on.
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Old 10-06-2014, 05:50 AM
 
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You are right.

And both Israel and Cyprus are usually considered more Europe than Asia.
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I do wonder why more people do not mention Israel in these types of comparisons. Maybe the Palestinian part/conflict drags down their stats? From all accounts, Israel seems pretty modern and would be pretty safe place to live even considering the borderline civil war going on.
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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Would also agree that Korea would definitely have to be considered a developed country.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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You are right.

And both Israel and Cyprus are usually considered more Europe than Asia.
Israel-Asia
Cyprus-Europe
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