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Computers per Capita by Country 2024

In an increasingly connected digital-age society, a computer is considered a necessity in many nations worldwide. This is especially the case as computers become bigger parts of how people in multiple countries work, learn, and stay connected to other people.

However, computer distribution is by no means globally consistent yet, even in 2023. Here’s a closer look at how the average number of computers per capita varies from country to country.

Countries With the Most Computers Per Capita

In 2023, not only is global computer use more widespread, but individuals are more likely to own and use more than one computer apiece. The following are some of the world leaders in that regard.

Switzerland

With approximately 864.58 computers for every 1,000 people, Switzerland is the current world leader in per capita computer distribution. In Switzerland, computers are considered essential parts of daily life with most people using at least one daily.

United States

As one of the world’s leaders in technology, the United States boasts one of the higher rates of computer ownership per capita with around 94 percent of households owning at least one computer. Contributing factors include cultural values that support robust digital literacy, a high average income, and easy access to computers and other devices.

South Korea

Like the U.S., South Korea is fairly well-known for being technologically advanced with an internet penetration rate of 97.6 percent, so it also has a higher rate of computer distribution per capita in 2023.

Other countries with high rates of per capita computer ownership include Canada, Australia, Japan, Germany, Norway, Denmark, and Singapore.

Factors Influencing Per Capita Computer Ownership in 2023

The most crucial factor affecting a country’s average rate of per capita computer ownership is overall economic development. Countries that are more developed and advanced in this regard also reflect greater accessibility and affordability when it comes to computers.

Here are some additional contributing factors to keep in mind.

Cultural Values

The more important a nation’s people consider technology and connectedness to be, the more likely that country is to show a higher number of computers per capita.

Tech Infrastructure

As computers need reliable power sources and internet connections in order to function at full capacity, countries with stronger technological infrastructures are more likely to boast higher computers per capita rates.

Education

Literate, well-educated societies are much more likely to not only use computers but fully embrace everything they’re capable of, leading to higher national computer ownership rates.

- Percentage columns indicate the percentage of households in each county that own the designated type of computer.
- Per 100 column indicates the number of computers present per 100 people.

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Country
PCs per 100 People
Data Year
Desktop Ownership
Laptop Ownership
Tablet Ownership
Data Year
Switzerland96.242008
Canada94.342006
Netherlands91.152006
Sweden88.12006
United States80.61200677.5% 61.5%2019
United Kingdom80.192006
San Marino80.022007
Bahrain74.58200833.2%87.5%56.3%2021
Singapore74.31200743.5%88.7%70.3%2021
Saudi Arabia69.79200849%73.8%70%2021
Hong Kong69.32008940.3%51.4%50.1%2021
Luxembourg67.282006
Germany65.552006
France65.22006
Norway62.892006
Austria60.682005
Australia60.32200378.7% 57.1%2017
Ireland58.212006
Slovakia58.082008
South Korea57.55200755.9%51.9%28.7%2021
North Korea57.552007
Denmark54.93200733.3%88.2%54.9%2022
Iceland52.672006
New Zealand52.572006
Finland50.042005
Slovenia42.51200744.3%62.8%28.8%2017
Japan40.722003 39.4%2021
Spain39.31200777.9% 57.5%2021
Macau38.41200636.4%47.9%51.3%2021
Cyprus38.34200623.7%67%47.9%2020
Belgium37.73200537.2%73.2%48.8%2018
Italy36.662005
United Arab Emirates33.08200642.1%93.6%82.6%2021
Latvia32.692006
Czech Republic27.35200534.6%64.8%31.4%2021
Georgia27.172008
Serbia25.85200854.4%53.9%
Hungary25.572007
Estonia25.512008
Mongolia24.612008
Israel24.22200376.7% 32.9%2020
Lithuania24.192008
Namibia23.942007
Kuwait23.66200532.6%78.7%70.6%2021
Saint Kitts and Nevis23.412004
Malaysia23.15200648%85.4%38.9%2021
Costa Rica23.1200513%45.7%14.1%2021
Malta22.92001
Bermuda22.52004
Seychelles21.172007
Antigua and Barbuda20.682006
Maldives20.242006
Romania19.232007
Portugal18.252008
Dominica18.192004
Croatia18.022003
Mauritius17.562006 19.5%2020
New Caledonia17.072005
Poland16.932006
Oman16.882007
Brazil16.12200516.2%28.1%11.9%2021
Saint Lucia16.012004
Barbados15.792005
Qatar15.69200619.5%79.6%52.3%2020
Grenada15.662004
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines15.182005
Belize14.452007
Mexico14.39200614.8%33.7%16.5%2021
Chile14.112005
Cape Verde14.0320077.36%26.6%16.6%2019
Uruguay13.612005
Russia13.332006
Trinidad and Tobago13.212007
Ecuador12.95200625.3%31.3%8.2%2022
Bahamas12.292005
Moldova11.432006
Colombia11.25200816.6%27.5%5.93%2021
Bulgaria10.962008
Greenland10.751995
Sudan10.712006
Iran10.59200630.6%32.9%38.4%2017
Lebanon10.182006
Peru10.062005
Aruba9.742006
Armenia9.692005
Tunisia9.662008
Vietnam9.652006
Greece9.372006
Venezuela9.312005
Marshall Islands9.152004
Argentina9.042005
Syria8.962007
Brunei8.92200518.3%61.3%33.1%2018
South Africa8.462005
Azerbaijan8.05200822.2%34.4%19.7%2021
Paraguay7.79200526.3% 6.97%2020
Zimbabwe7.6220082.48%11%5.12%2020
Jordan7.482008
Philippines7.232006
Turkmenistan7.192005
Jamaica6.7520054.42%33%38.2%2021
Thailand6.6820058.51%14%4.51%2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina6.4200643.5%33.9%13.1%2021
Papua New Guinea6.392005
Botswana6.25200810.9%20.6%
Turkey6.1200615.8%36.1%24.7%2022
Fiji6.042005
Tonga5.892005
El Salvador5.782005
Morocco5.7200810.4%50.8%30.8%2021
China5.652006
Cuba5.622008
Micronesia5.482005
Palestine5.4620058.02%22%13.2%2019
Haiti5.142007
Solomon Islands4.642005
Albania4.612008
Mauritania4.542006
Ukraine4.53200636.3%36.3%21.4%2020
Nicaragua4.032005
Suriname4200537.8%
Sao Tome and Principe3.932005
Egypt3.92200854.1%8.6%10.2%2020
Guyana3.82005
Djibouti3.772008
Sri Lanka3.732005
Gambia3.532007
Gabon3.372006
India3.292007
Uzbekistan3.13200621.8%19.9%10.4%2020
Togo3.092005
Panama2.85200814.8%28%12.3%2015
Yemen2.772006
United States Virgin Islands2.742005
Bhutan2.5120074.48%19.9%4.41%2021
Honduras2.492008
Bolivia2.42005
Bangladesh2.2520064.11%1.32%5.38%2021
Senegal2.222005
Libya2.192005
Dominican Republic2.1320047.15%24.6%26%2021
Guatemala2.06200510.9%10.1%3.27%2014
Indonesia2.032006
Kyrgyzstan1.942005
Laos1.72005
Uganda1.692006
Ivory Coast1.6820052.47%9.68%2.49%2019
Equatorial Guinea1.482005
Vanuatu1.392005
Kenya1.372005
Mozambique1.36205
Tajikistan1.292005
Cameroon1.122005
Zambia1.122005
Kiribati1.112004
Algeria1.07200520.8%28.1%26.5%2018
Ghana1.072008
Eritrea1.012008
Myanmar0.922006
Tanzania0.912005
Somalia0.92005
Comoros0.92005
Nigeria0.852005
Burundi0.8520060.08%0.74%7.48%2020
Puerto Rico0.842005 45.8%30.7%2019
Mali0.812007
Belarus0.812005
Iraq0.762002
Benin0.712007
Ethiopia0.682007
Angola0.652006
Burkina Faso0.632006
Madagascar0.582005
Republic of the Congo0.562005
Guinea0.492005
Nepal0.482005
Pakistan0.47200211.4%6.49%1.93%2016
Afghanistan0.362006
Cambodia0.3620072.63%6.55%7.84%2017
Rwanda0.32006
Central African Republic0.292005
Lesotho0.2520052.96%6.3%1.74%2016
Guinea Bissau0.22005
Malawi0.182005
Chad0.162005
Niger0.0820050.64%1.95%9.43%2018
Taiwan47.4%46.8%33.5%2020
Kazakhstan49.9%63.7%38.1%2021
Montenegro 40.7%
Samoa4.45%23.6%12.3%2016
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What country has the most computers per capita?

With 864.58 personal computers per 1,000 people, Switzerland is the country that has the most computers per capita.

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