The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index was compiled using 2007 data on gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, education, and life expectancy, and showed marked differences between the developed and developing world. It was published as part of the UN's Human Development Report (HDR) 2009
Japan, staying in 10th, was the only Asian country in the top 10.
Singapore ranked 23rd, swopping places with Hong Kong at 24th.
South Korea and Brunei came in at 26th and 30th respectively, retaining their previous positions.
Top 10 Most desirable countries to live in(2009):
Least desirable countries to live in
173. Guinea Bissau
176. Democratic Republic of the Congo
177. Burkina Faso
179. Central African Republic
180. Sierra Leone