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Countries without Electricity 2024

Most people in the world take access to electricity for granted. But in many countries, only a small fraction of residents has access to electricity. The greatest need for electricity access is in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the top 10 countries with the least access to electricity:

10. Liberia: 28% of population

Liberia's energy supply comes mainly from biomass, most for cooking and heating. Some rural households use electrical generator sets that require expensive, imported fuel.

9. Sierra Leone: 26% of population

Sierra Leone received a $40 million line of credit to expand electricity available to its rural areas. The project will develop a viable management structure to improve electricity distribution in the country.

8. Niger: 19.2% of population

Niger has difficulty supplying electricity to residents, many who live in rural areas. As in many other parts of Africa, biomass is the most widely used energy source.

7. Democratic Republic of Congo: 19.1% of population

With petroleum, natural gas, coal, and the potential for hydroelectric power, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has resources for electricity. But developing the necessary infrastructure is limited by ongoing political uncertainties that discourage investment.

6. Burkina Faso: 18.9% of population

Burkina Faso has used a $50 million line of credit from the World Bank to assist in electricity supply development, including improving power supplies with new transmission lines. The goal is to establish a more reliable power grid.

5. Central African Republic: 15% of population

The main cause for electricity shortage here has been a string of frequent rebellions and military coups, which have caused numerous economic crises. About half of the country relies on humanitarian assistance.

4. Malawi: 14.8% of population

Malawi's lack of electricity is related to a shortage of infrastructure for rural areas. The government received an $85 million loan from the World Bank to add additional hydropower stations, along with stations powered by wind, solar and biogas.

3. Burundi: 11.7% of population

Nearly all Burundi citizens live in rural areas without electricity. Those with access to the hydroelectrically generated power supply suffer daily power outages during the dry season. Biomass consumption meets most of the country's energy needs, with alternative power from solar and wind energy.

2. Chad: 11% of population

Most of Chad's population lives in rural areas without the needed infrastructure to supply power, primarily from geothermal plants.

1. South Sudan: 7% of population

With the world's smallest percentage of population having access to electricity, South Sudan's overall infrastructure has suffered from decades of war and neglect. The government hopes to attract foreign investors to improve infrastructure.

  • Data rounded to the nearest tenth of a percent.
  • Data pertains to 2021. Values for Russia, Ukraine, Israel, and Palestine (Gaza Strip) do not reflect the impact of wars and other military conlfict in 2022 and/or 2023.

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Country
Access to Electicity (Total)
Access to Electicity (Rural)
Access to Electicity (Urban)
China100%100%100%
United States100%100%100%
Russia100%100%99.2%
Mexico100%100%99.9%
Japan100%100%100%
Egypt100%100%100%
Vietnam100%100%100%
Iran100%100%100%
Germany100%100%100%
Thailand100%100%99.8%
United Kingdom100%100%100%
France100%100%100%
Italy100%100%100%
Colombia100%100%100%
South Korea100%100%100%
Spain100%100%100%
Iraq100%100%100%
Argentina100%100%100%
Poland100%100%100%
Canada100%100%100%
Morocco100%100%100%
Ukraine100%100%100%
Saudi Arabia100%100%100%
Malaysia100%100%100%
Venezuela100%99.9%100%
Australia100%100%100%
Sri Lanka100%100%100%
Kazakhstan100%100%100%
Chile100%100%100%
Romania100%100%100%
Ecuador100%100%100%
Netherlands100%100%100%
Belgium100%100%100%
Cuba100%100%100%
Sweden100%100%100%
Czech Republic100%100%100%
Azerbaijan100%100%100%
Greece100%100%100%
Portugal100%100%100%
Hungary100%100%100%
United Arab Emirates100%100%100%
Belarus100%100%100%
Israel100%100%100%
Austria100%100%100%
Switzerland100%100%100%
Laos100%100%100%
Hong Kong100%100%100%
Serbia100%100%100%
Paraguay100%100%100%
Turkmenistan100%100%100%
Singapore100%100%100%
Denmark100%100%100%
Slovakia100%100%100%
Finland100%100%100%
Norway100%100%100%
Palestine100%100%100%
New Zealand100%100%100%
Costa Rica100%100%99.8%
Lebanon100%100%100%
Ireland100%100%100%
Oman100%100%100%
Kuwait100%100%100%
Croatia100%100%100%
Georgia100%100%99.9%
Mongolia100%100%100%
Uruguay100%100%100%
Moldova100%100%100%
Puerto Rico100%100%100%
Bosnia and Herzegovina100%100%100%
Albania100%100%100%
Jamaica100%100%100%
Armenia100%100%99.9%
Qatar100%100%100%
Lithuania100%100%100%
Slovenia100%100%100%
North Macedonia100%100%100%
Latvia100%100%100%
Trinidad and Tobago100%100%100%
Bahrain100%100%100%
Timor Leste100%100%100%
Estonia100%100%100%
Cyprus100%100%100%
Bhutan100%100%100%
Macau100%100%100%
Luxembourg100%100%100%
Malta100%100%100%
Maldives100%100%100%
Brunei100%100%100%
Bahamas100%100%100%
Iceland100%100%100%
French Polynesia100%100%100%
New Caledonia100%100%100%
Barbados100%100%100%
Curacao100%100%100%
Saint Lucia100%100%100%
Guam100%100%100%
Tonga100%100%100%
Seychelles100%100%100%
Aruba100%100%100%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines100%100%99.8%
Antigua and Barbuda100%100%100%
Isle of Man100%100%100%
Andorra100%100%100%
Dominica100%100%100%
Cayman Islands100%100%100%
Bermuda100%100%100%
Greenland100%100%100%
Faroe Islands100%100%100%
Northern Mariana Islands100%100%100%
Saint Kitts and Nevis100%100%100%
Turks and Caicos Islands100%100%100%
Sint Maarten100%100%100%
Liechtenstein100%100%100%
Monaco100%100%100%
San Marino100%100%100%
Gibraltar100%100%100%
British Virgin Islands100%100%100%
Palau100%100%100%
Nauru100%100%100%
Uzbekistan99.9%99.8%100%
Tunisia99.9%99.7%100%
Jordan99.9%98.8%100%
Algeria99.8%99.3%100%
Bulgaria99.8%99.5%99.9%
Montenegro99.8%99.4%100%
Marshall Islands99.8%100%96%
Kyrgyzstan99.7%99.6%99.8%
Tuvalu99.7%99.1%100%
India99.6%99.3%100%
Tajikistan99.6%99.8%98.9%
Mauritius99.6%99.8%99.3%
Brazil99.5%97.3%99.8%
Indonesia99.2%98.2%99.9%
Bangladesh99%98.5%99.7%
Suriname98.8%97.5%99.5%
Bolivia98.6%95.1%100%
Samoa98.3%97.9%100%
Dominican Republic98.1%94.8%98.8%
Guatemala97.9%98.1%97.6%
El Salvador97.9%94.1%99.2%
Afghanistan97.7%97.1%99.5%
Belize97.7%97.1%98.4%
Philippines97.5%96.5%98.6%
Peru95.6%83.6%98.9%
Cape Verde95.5%96.9%94.9%
Panama95.3%0%99.8%
Pakistan94.9%91.9%99.9%
Honduras94.1%85.7%100%
Grenada93.7%0%0%
Guyana92.9%91.2%97.5%
Kiribati92.8%0%88.3%
Fiji92.1%86.8%96%
Gabon91.8%26.8%98.7%
Nepal89.9%0%94.2%
South Africa89.3%93.4%87.4%
Syria88.8%74.5%100%
Comoros87.9%82.9%100%
Ghana86.3%74%95.2%
Nicaragua86.3%66.3%100%
Micronesia83.6%79.4%97.6%
Eswatini82.9%79.1%94.6%
Cambodia82.5%77.1%98.9%
Sao Tome and Principe78.5%73.7%80%
Kenya76.5%68.2%97.5%
Solomon Islands76.3%75.4%79.2%
Yemen74.9%63.4%93.1%
Botswana73.7%25%93.1%
Myanmar72.5%62.8%93.6%
Ivory Coast71.1%45.2%94.9%
Libya70.2%0%100%
Vanuatu70%60.7%97%
Senegal68%43.4%93.9%
Equatorial Guinea66.8%1.4%90.3%
Cameroon65.4%24.8%94.7%
Djibouti65.4%36.6%73.5%
Gambia63.7%31.2%82.6%
Sudan61.8%49.4%84.2%
Nigeria59.5%26.3%89.2%
Togo55.7%24.7%96.3%
Namibia55.2%33.2%74.7%
Ethiopia54.2%42.8%94.3%
Mali53.4%18.3%96.9%
North Korea52.6%0%0%
Eritrea52.5%35.7%75.7%
Lesotho50.4%37.7%80.6%
Republic of the Congo49.7%12.4%67%
Somalia49.3%30.6%70.6%
Zimbabwe49%31.6%85.3%
Rwanda48.7%38.2%98%
Angola48.2%0%75%
Mauritania47.7%0%89.7%
Haiti47.2%0%81.8%
Guinea46.8%21.3%89.8%
Zambia46.7%14.5%85.7%
Uganda45.2%35.9%72.3%
Tanzania42.7%23.3%77.3%
Benin42%18%67%
Madagascar35.1%10.9%72.6%
Mozambique31.5%3.8%77.4%
Liberia29.8%8.1%49.5%
Sierra Leone27.5%4.9%57%
Papua New Guinea20.9%14%65.2%
DR Congo20.8%1%43.8%
Burkina Faso19%0%67.6%
Niger18.6%9.1%65.9%
Central African Republic15.7%1.6%34.7%
Malawi14.2%5.6%54.2%
Chad11.3%1.3%43.2%
Burundi10.2%1.6%62.8%
South Sudan7.7%5.7%15.6%
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