Rates of car ownership in Asia varies significantly by country. Some nations like Singapore have very high taxes on vehicles which artificially depresses demands for cars relative to their GDP. Singapore has a world class public transportation system to account for the lower amount of cars. At the same time, Japan also has one of the world’s most efficient public transit networks and still has a high degree of car ownership.
A couple things worth noting on the graph below.
- The US is #4 in the world, but it also has a very high population.
- North Korea has a higher level of car ownership than Myanmar.
|Global Rank||Country||Motor vehicles per|