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Internet Penetration by Country 2024

The past few decades have seen tremendous advances in global technology. One of the biggest developments has been the birth of the internet. The internet has totally changed the way the world works, and it has revolutionized the way we communicate with one another. The vast majority of people in the developed world would not be able to go a single day without access to the internet. Furthermore, most of the world's biggest companies rely on daily internet access. That has led to the birth of a statistic known as Internet penetration. This refers to the percentage of people in a given location who have consistent, reliable access to the internet.

What is the World’s Internet Penetration?

Internet penetration in the world has changed significantly during the past few years. For example, in 2005, the global population of the world was approximately 6.5 billion people. At that time, approximately one out of every six people had access to the internet. Approximately half of the people living in the developed world had access to the internet at that time. In 2021, the global population of the world was approximately 7.9 billion people. At that time, approximately 63 percent of people worldwide had access to the internet. 57 percent of people in the developing world had access to the internet at that time, and approximately 90 percent of people in the developed world had reliable, consistent access to the internet. These numbers show how the internet has changed during the past few years.

What Countries Have the Most Internet Users?

It is also helpful to take a closer look at what countries have the most internet users overall. For example, there are more than 1 billion people in China who have regular access to the internet. More than eight hundred thirty million people in India have regular access to the internet, and more than 300 million people in the United States have access to the internet. On the other hand, when taking a look at the percentage of people in these countries that have access to the internet, the numbers change. Approximately 60 percent of people in India have regular access to the internet, while approximately 72 percent of people in China have regular access to the internet. Finally, approximately 92 percent of people in the United States have regular access to the internet.

Why is Internet Penetration Important?

Internet penetration is important for a number of reasons. First, it makes it easy for people to gain access to the information they need. This could be for employment reasons, or it could be for economic reasons. Second, the internet is important because it dictates the country's relationship with the rest of the world. It is easier for countries to form alliances and communicate with one another if they have access to the internet. Finally, internet penetration matters because it can make it easier for people to stand up for basic human rights and freedoms.

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Country
Internet Penetration 2022
Internet Penetration 2021
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2018
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1990
Saudi Arabia100%100%97.86%95.72%93.31%60.5%2.21%0%
United Arab Emirates100%100%100%99.15%98.45%88%23.63%0%
Qatar0%100%99.65%99.65%99.65%85.3%4.86%0%
Bahrain0%100%99.67%99.7%98.64%90%6.15%0%
Kuwait0%99.7%99.11%99.54%99.6%75.46%6.73%0%
Iceland0%99.69%99.53%99.5%99.01%96.55%44.47%0%
Norway99%99%94.61%98%96.49%95.05%52%0.71%
Denmark97.86%98.87%96.55%98.05%97.32%94.63%39.17%0.1%
Luxembourg98.24%98.66%98.46%97.12%97.06%93.78%22.89%0%
Brunei0%98.08%96.07%95%95%64.5%9%0%
South Korea97.17%97.57%96.51%96.16%96.02%84.77%44.7%0.02%
Singapore95.95%96.92%92%88.95%88.17%80.9%36%0%
Malaysia97.4%96.75%89.56%84.19%81.2%57.06%21.38%0%
United Kingdom0%96.68%94.82%92.52%90.69%89.84%26.82%0.09%
Oman0%96.38%95.23%90.26%85.5%66.45%3.52%0%
Australia0%96.24%96.39%93.61%90%83.45%46.76%0.59%
New Zealand0%95.91%92.87%89.86%89%82.78%47.38%0%
Antigua and Barbuda0%95.66%95.69%95.71%0%63.4%6.48%0%
Switzerland0%95.57%94.35%93.15%91.8%86.34%47.1%0.6%
Liechtenstein0%95.57%94.35%93.15%0%93.8%36.52%0%
Ireland0%95.17%92%87%87%78.25%17.85%0%
Sweden95.01%94.67%94.54%94.49%89.25%94.78%45.69%0.58%
Bahamas0%94.29%92.48%90.69%83%72%8%0%
Spain94.49%93.9%93.21%90.72%86.11%71.64%13.62%0.01%
Andorra0%93.9%93.21%90.72%0%84.4%10.54%0%
Hong Kong95.61%93.09%92.41%91.74%90.51%74.2%27.83%0%
Canada0%92.83%92.3%91.91%94.64%85.8%51.3%0.36%
Finland92.99%92.81%92.17%89.61%88.89%91.51%37.25%0.4%
Belgium94.01%92.79%91.53%90.28%88.65%82.17%29.43%0%
Austria93.61%92.53%87.53%87.75%87.48%80.62%33.73%0.13%
Netherlands92.52%92.05%91.33%93.29%91.89%93.96%43.98%0.33%
United States0%91.75%90.62%89.43%88.5%71.4%43.08%0.78%
Germany91.63%91.43%89.81%88.13%87.04%84.17%30.22%0.13%
Latvia91.03%91.18%88.9%86.14%83.58%75.23%6.32%0%
Estonia91.02%90.98%89.06%90.23%89.36%80%28.58%0%
Kazakhstan92.3%90.92%85.94%81.88%78.9%63.3%0.67%0%
Cyprus89.6%90.76%90.8%86.06%84.43%65.45%15.26%0%
Israel0%90.3%90.13%86.79%83.73%70.25%20.87%0.11%
Chile0%90.19%86.37%85.02%84.9%58%16.6%0%
Uruguay89.87%90.07%86.31%83.35%80.73%57.69%10.54%0%
Slovenia88.91%89%86.6%83.11%79.75%72.68%15.11%0%
Slovakia0%88.93%89.92%82.85%80.45%77.88%9.43%0%
Hungary90.46%88.64%84.77%80.37%76.07%72.64%7%0%
Macau0%88.47%88.33%86.47%83.79%65.8%13.61%0%
Russia90.42%88.21%84.99%82.64%80.86%67.97%1.98%0%
Morocco0%88.13%84.12%84.12%64.8%56%0.69%0%
Fiji0%87.66%84.88%77.19%68.9%35.2%1.5%0%
Malta91.54%87.47%86.86%85.78%81.66%68.91%13.11%0%
Argentina88.38%87.15%85.51%79.95%77.7%59.9%7.04%0%
Lithuania87.72%86.93%83.06%81.58%79.72%68.45%6.43%0%
Belarus89.51%86.89%85.09%82.79%79.13%54.17%1.86%0%
Lebanon0%86.59%83.1%79.76%80.9%70.5%7.95%0%
France85.33%86.1%84.71%83.34%82.04%81.92%14.31%0.05%
Monaco0%86.1%84.71%83.34%0%90.7%42.18%0%
Jordan0%86%75.45%70.08%65.2%41.4%2.62%0%
Azerbaijan0%86%84.6%81.1%79.8%73%0.15%0%
Barbados0%85.82%82.46%83.21%82.48%71.8%3.97%0%
Maldives0%85.76%77.59%77.47%70.9%44.1%2.2%0%
Bhutan0%85.64%79.87%74.18%63.5%22.4%0.4%0%
Poland86.94%85.37%83.18%80.44%77.54%62.85%7.29%0%
Thailand87.98%85.27%77.84%66.65%56.82%28.94%3.69%0%
Dominican Republic0%85.24%82.2%79.72%74.82%45.9%3.7%0%
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0%84.91%80.43%73.97%56%43.5%3.25%0%
Puerto Rico0%84.79%0%77.74%70.86%69%10.47%0%
Guyana0%84.79%81.8%78.64%0%31%0.6%0%
Nauru0%83.94%76.68%74.74%0%0%0%0%
Romania85.5%83.59%78.46%73.66%70.68%49.76%3.61%0%
North Macedonia0%83.02%81.41%81.41%79.17%65.24%2.49%0%
Japan0%82.91%90.22%92.73%88.75%88.22%29.99%0.02%
Costa Rica82.6%82.75%80.53%81.2%73.48%45.96%5.8%0%
Czech Republic84.54%82.67%81.34%80.87%80.69%74.11%9.78%0%
Jamaica0%82.36%79.43%70.84%68.21%37.1%3.12%0%
Portugal84.5%82.31%78.26%75.35%74.66%62.1%16.43%0%
Montenegro88.22%82.22%77.61%73.48%71.52%60.31%0%0%
Mongolia0%81.61%65.63%51.08%47.13%17.7%1.26%0%
Seychelles0%81.59%75.47%74.76%70.1%50.4%7.4%0%
Turkey83.44%81.41%77.67%73.98%71.04%46.25%3.76%0%
Croatia82.07%81.25%78.32%79.08%75.29%66.75%6.64%0%
Serbia83.54%81.17%78.37%77.42%73.36%53.45%0%0%
Dominica0%80.93%77.07%73.38%0%51%8.81%0%
Brazil80.53%80.69%81.34%73.91%70.43%51.04%2.87%0%
Saint Kitts and Nevis0%79.47%80.36%79.78%0%64.6%5.86%0%
Albania82.61%79.32%72.24%68.55%65.4%51.8%0.11%0%
Ukraine0%79.22%75.04%70.12%62.55%40.95%0.72%0%
Trinidad and Tobago0%79%78.67%78.96%0%59.9%7.72%0%
Tunisia0%78.99%72.81%66.7%64.19%43.8%2.75%0%
Armenia0%78.61%76.51%66.54%68.25%41.9%1.3%0%
Iran0%78.6%75.57%72.45%70.2%29.95%0.93%0%
Greece83.17%78.49%78.12%75.67%72.24%59.87%9.14%0%
Samoa0%78.25%69.21%61.21%49.1%15.3%0.57%0%
Saint Lucia0%78.1%77.54%76.98%71.5%49.4%5.09%0%
Kyrgyzstan0%77.92%72%64.1%57.1%23%1.04%0%
Grenada0%77.77%74.72%69.61%61.4%35%4.06%0%
Paraguay76.26%77.02%73.96%68.52%64.99%36.9%0.75%0%
Uzbekistan0%76.59%71.1%70.4%55.2%26.8%0.48%0%
Georgia78.71%76.44%72.53%68.85%62.72%43.3%0.48%0%
Ecuador69.72%76.2%70.7%59.2%57.5%40.28%1.46%0%
Bosnia and Herzegovina78.85%75.68%73.21%69.95%70.12%48.52%1.08%0%
Mexico0%75.63%71.49%69.63%56.66%43.46%5.08%0%
Bulgaria79.13%75.27%70.16%67.95%64.78%53.06%5.37%0%
Italy85.06%74.86%70.48%67.85%74.39%58.46%23.11%0.02%
San Marino0%74.86%70.48%67.85%0%0%48.8%0%
Vietnam78.59%74.21%70.3%68.66%69.85%38.5%0.25%0%
Botswana0%73.5%72.75%64.83%58%30%2.9%0%
China75.61%73.05%70.05%64.08%59.2%45.8%1.78%0%
Colombia72.8%73.03%69.8%65.01%64.13%51.7%2.21%0%
South Africa0%72.31%70.32%69.7%62.4%46.5%5.35%0%
Egypt72.2%72.06%71.91%57.28%46.92%29.4%0.64%0%
Gabon0%71.75%70.79%68.69%59.6%30.54%1.22%0%
Tonga0%71.59%66.65%61.79%53.4%32.75%2.43%0%
Tuvalu0%71.59%0%0%0%21.2%5.24%0%
Cuba0%71.12%71.12%67.97%62.68%27.93%0.54%0%
Peru74.67%71.11%65.25%59.95%55.05%39.2%3.08%0%
Algeria0%70.77%63.95%58.98%49.04%22.5%0.49%0%
Cape Verde0%69.76%63.16%61.94%59.5%37.5%1.82%0%
Djibouti0%68.86%61.26%59.34%58%12.7%0.19%0%
Ghana0%68.2%56.68%45.01%43%15%0.15%0%
Mauritius0%67.58%64.88%61.73%58.6%40.12%7.28%0%
Panama0%67.51%65.54%63.63%61.81%44.03%6.55%0%
Vanuatu0%66.34%53.28%50.73%39.5%11.3%2.11%0%
Bolivia0%65.98%59.94%47.47%44.29%36.99%1.44%0%
Suriname0%65.94%62.09%56.8%53.8%37.4%2.51%0%
El Salvador0%62.88%54.6%50.49%43.8%23.11%1.18%0%
Indonesia66.48%62.1%53.73%47.69%39.9%14.94%0.93%0%
Laos0%62%54%47.03%36.3%12.5%0.11%0%
Belize0%61.99%59.51%57.12%49.8%33.6%5.96%0%
Moldova0%61.29%59.15%57.76%50.3%37.44%1.28%0%
Cambodia0%60.15%53.65%52.31%0%6%0.05%0%
Eswatini0%58.91%56.42%54.03%43.7%24.7%0.93%0%
Mauritania0%58.76%53.52%42.32%35.1%6.2%0.19%0%
Senegal0%58.05%47.18%36.24%35.3%13.1%0.4%0%
Nicaragua0%57.15%53.4%44.92%37.6%15.5%0.98%0%
Nigeria0%55.36%51.46%45.03%38.7%19.1%0.06%0%
Equatorial Guinea0%53.92%53.84%49.13%0%16.4%0.13%0%
Kiribati0%53.63%45.15%42.99%32.99%11.5%1.79%0%
Namibia0%52.97%48.76%44.83%40%13.9%1.64%0%
Philippines0%52.68%47.11%43.03%44.1%32.7%1.98%0%
Nepal0%51.63%45.85%34.81%28.6%13.3%0.2%0%
Sao Tome and Principe0%51.2%40.31%30.23%30.08%23%4.64%0%
Guatemala0%50.84%47.51%44.4%41.5%19.7%0.71%0%
Iraq78.72%48.92%45.79%44.33%33.9%9.2%0%0%
Honduras0%48.08%43.49%39.39%36.04%17.8%1.2%0%
Lesotho0%47.98%42.86%42.3%40.8%15%0.21%0%
India0%46.31%43.41%29.52%20.08%12.3%0.53%0%
Cameroon0%45.6%45.53%36.54%29.7%10%0.25%0%
Ivory Coast35.48%45.43%41.37%36.29%37.55%6.6%0.23%0%
Sri Lanka0%44.45%36.18%50.69%46.9%0%0.65%0%
Myanmar0%44.02%41.95%30.64%28.7%1.8%0%0%
Micronesia0%40.41%40.13%39.85%0%27.8%3.73%0%
Timor Leste0%39.45%34.13%28%27.6%11%0%0%
Haiti0%38.95%36.39%32.47%32.47%10.6%0.23%0%
Bangladesh0%38.92%32.87%27.76%23.44%6.63%0.07%0%
Solomon Islands0%36.13%35.88%28.2%0%8%0.48%0%
Togo0%34.98%29.08%20.73%15.5%4.5%0.8%0%
Zimbabwe0%34.81%29.3%26.59%25%15.5%0.4%0%
Guinea0%34.68%28.82%23.37%21.83%4.5%0.1%0%
Mali0%34.49%27.86%22.31%21.4%3.5%0.14%0%
Benin0%33.97%28.23%22.42%19%4.9%0.23%0%
Liberia0%33.63%27.95%23.48%18.9%3.2%0.02%0%
Gambia0%32.96%31.6%28.8%25.5%14%0.92%0%
Angola0%32.6%32.55%32.13%29%13%0.11%0%
Papua New Guinea0%32.05%27.73%19.98%0%5.1%0.84%0%
Tanzania0%31.63%23.45%18.28%17.1%4.4%0.12%0%
Rwanda0%30.46%23.8%21.36%19.2%9%0.06%0%
Kenya0%28.76%25.53%22.67%19.5%13%0.32%0%
Comoros0%27.34%21.16%16.38%0%6.5%0.27%0%
Malawi0%24.41%18.93%13.44%8%5.05%0.13%0%
DR Congo0%22.9%22.86%16.48%11.7%2.2%0.01%0%
Niger0%22.39%21.46%16.61%0%1.15%0.04%0%
Eritrea0%21.73%14.18%8.83%0%0.9%0.14%0%
Burkina Faso0%21.58%13.94%9.27%8.5%5%0.08%0%
Zambia0%21.23%18.05%16.8%14.3%4.8%0.19%0%
Pakistan0%21.04%18.93%17.07%15.34%9%0%0%
Madagascar0%19.73%13.72%11.83%8.7%3%0.2%0%
Chad0%17.87%11.66%8.36%8%2.5%0.04%0%
Mozambique0%17.37%16.31%14.64%10.9%5.5%0.11%0%
Ethiopia0%16.7%16.42%16.15%15.9%4.6%0.02%0%
Central African Republic0%10.58%8.57%7.51%5.1%2.5%0.05%0%
Uganda0%10.34%6.1%6.02%6%5.1%0.16%0%
Burundi0%5.8%3.79%2.73%2.7%1.26%0.08%0%
Sudan0%0%28.4%25.9%24.6%0%0.03%0%
Afghanistan0%0%18.4%17.6%16.8%5.9%0%0%
Yemen0%0%0%0%0%20%0.08%0%
Venezuela0%0%0%0%0%54.9%3.36%0%
Syria0%0%35.78%34.65%33.77%26.2%0.18%0%
Somalia0%0%0%0%0%1.5%0.02%0%
South Sudan0%0%6.5%5.6%4.8%2.2%0%0%
Tajikistan0%0%0%0%0%16%0.05%0%
Sierra Leone0%0%18%16.8%15.8%4%0.12%0%
Libya0%0%0%0%0%16.5%0.19%0%
Turkmenistan0%0%0%0%0%9.6%0.13%0%
Republic of the Congo0%0%0%0%0%6.6%0.03%0%
French Polynesia0%0%0%0%0%56.8%6.36%0%
New Caledonia0%0%0%0%0%66%13.94%0%
Guam0%0%0%0%0%65.4%16.11%0%
Aruba0%0%0%0%0%78.9%15.44%0%
United States Virgin Islands0%0%0%0%0%45.3%13.82%0%
Cayman Islands0%0%0%0%0%71.4%0%0%
Bermuda0%0%0%0%0%95.3%42.95%0%
Greenland0%0%0%0%0%65.8%31.75%0%
Faroe Islands0%0%0%0%0%90%32.92%0%
Marshall Islands0%0%0%0%0%14%1.53%0%
Gibraltar0%0%0%0%0%0%19.13%0%
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