Asia by the Numbers – Detailed Table

AsiaBelow is the detailed table for Asia. Explanations and sources for each column are listed after the table.

Country Population (Rank) Area (sq mi / sq km2) (Rank) Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
(Rank)
GDP Per Capita – PPP (Rank) Median Age (Years) Literacy Rate (%) Access to Electricity (%) / (Population w/o Electricity) Big Mac Index
Indonesia 237,641,326 (4) 735,358 / 1,904,569 (15) 70.7 (110) $4,666 (122) 28.2 92.0 64.5% (81.6M) $2.46 (-41%)
Singapore 5,183,700 (116) 270 / 710 (190) 81.0 (7) $59,711 (3) 40.1 94.7 100% $3.75 (-11%)
Malaysia 28,334,135 (42) 127,724 / 330,803 (67) 74.2 (65) $15,568 (58) 26.8 92.5 99.4% (.2M) $2.34 (-44%)
Thailand 65,479,453 (20) 198,120 / 513,120 (51) 70.6 (111) $9,396 (86) 34.2 94.1 99.3% (.5M) $2.46 (-41%)
Laos 6,465,800 (104) 91,400 / 236,800 (84) 64.4 (140) $2,659 (139) 21.0 68.7 55.0% (2.6M) n/a
Nepal 26,620,809 (45) 56,827 / 147,181 (94) 63.8 (143) $1,328 (162) 21.6 68.2 43.6% (16.5M) n/a
China 1,347,350,000 (1) 3,705,410 / 9,596,960 (4) 73.0 (80) $8,382 (92) 35.5 95.9 99.4% (8.0M) $2.44 (-42%)
Kyrgyzstan 5,477,600 (113) 77,202 / 199,951 (87) 65.9 (133) $2,372 (143) 25.0 99.3 n/a n/a
Uzbekistan 29,123,400 (41) 172,700 / 447,400 (57) 67.2 (127) $3,302 (133) 25.7 96.9 n/a n/a
United Arab Emirates 8,264,070 (94) 32,300 / 83,600 (116) 78.7 (31) $48,158 (7) 30.2 90.0 100.0% $3.27 (-22%)
Jordan 6,322,700 (106) 34,495 / 89,342 (112) 72.5 (89) $5,900 (107) 22.1 91.1 99.9% (0M) n/a

Comparison Countries (representing most of our student subscribers):

Country Population (Rank) Area (sq mi / sq km2) (Rank) Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
(Rank)
GDP Per Capita – PPP (Rank) Median Age (Years) Literacy Rate (%) Access to Electricity (%) / (Population w/o Electricity) Big Mac Index
United States 313,912,000 (3) 3,794,100 / 9,826,675 (3) 78.2 (38) $48,387 (6) 36.9 99.0 n/a $4.20 (0%)
United Kingdom 62,262,000 (22) 93,800 / 242,900 (80) 80.5 (13) $36,090 (22) 40.0 99.0 n/a $3.82 (-9%)
Australia 22,669,992 (52) 2,969,907 / 7,692,024 (6) 81.2 (6) $40,234 (14) 37.7 99.0 n/a $4.94 (+18%)
Canada 34,856,900 (35) 3,855,100 /9,984,670 (2) 80.7 (10) $40,541 (12) 41.0 99.0 n/a $4.63 (+10%)

Sources
Population: Various national census data and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Wikipedia.org

Area: United Nations Statistics Division Wikipedia.org

Life Expectancy: List by United Nations

GDP Per Capita: International Monetary Fund

Median Age: The CIA World Fact Book

Literacy Rate: United Nations Development Program

Access to Electricity: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2011

Big Mac Index: The Economist
“The Economist’s Big Mac index is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity: in the long run, exchange rates should adjust to equal the price of a basket of goods and services in different countries. This particular basket holds a McDonald’s Big Mac, whose price around the world we compared with its American average of $4.20.”