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Global VPN Adoption Index

Find out where your country ranks in terms of VPN usage

About the index

VPN usage varies widely around the world. Countries with internet restrictions ban social media platforms, websites, applications and employ numerous other censorship tools. Users turn to VPNs to avoid these restrictions. Others use VPNs to access geo-blocked streaming services. Also, many people connect to a VPN to ensure their privacy and security online. In 2020, people from 85 selected countries downloaded VPN applications over 277 million times. In 2021, the number reached 785 million, while during the first half of 2022, users downloaded VPN applications nearly 215 million times.

Global VPN Adoption Index

Find out where your country ranks in terms of VPN usage

About the index

VPN usage varies widely around the world. Countries with internet restrictions ban social media platforms, websites, applications and employ numerous other censorship tools. Users turn to VPNs to avoid these restrictions. Others use VPNs to access geo-blocked streaming services. Also, many people connect to a VPN to ensure their privacy and security online. In 2020, people from 85 selected countries downloaded VPN applications over 277 million times. In 2021, the number reached 785 million, while during the first half of 2022, users downloaded VPN applications nearly 215 million times.

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Highest VPN adoption rate by country

The adoption rate shows what percentage of the country's population downloaded VPN services in H1 2022.

1

25.72%

2

24.03%

3

23.94%

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Lowest VPN adoption rate by country

The adoption rate shows what percentage of the country's population downloaded VPN services in H1 2022.

67

1.84%

68

1.29%

69

0.71%

Check your country’s VPN adoption index

The table displays VPN downloads by country, the country's population, and the VPN adoption rate in 2020, 2021 and H1 2022.
Pos.
Country
Downloads
Populationsort population
VPN adoption indexInfo icon
What % of the country's population downloaded VPN services in 2020, 2021 and H1 2022
H1 2022sort downloads_primary
2021sort downloads_secondary
2020sort downloads_tertiary
H1 2022sort adoption_primary
2021sort adoption_secondary
2020sort adoption_tertiary

Methodology

Atlas VPN research team analyzed and ranked 85 countries in terms of VPN usage in 2020, 2021, and H1 2022. The VPN penetration rate was calculated by summing up VPN downloads by country and dividing them by the country’s population. The VPN download data is extracted from Google Play Store and Apple App Store using the Sensor Tower service for data in 2020 and 2021. The data for H1 2022 was extracted using AppTweak. Download data includes 45 biggest VPN providers.

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