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.

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.

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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 2020.

1

UAE

61.61%

2

Qatar

53.06%

3

Oman

35.36%

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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 2020.

83

Japan

1.09%

84

Kenya

0.51%

85

Madagascar

0.13%

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.

Pos.
Country
Downloadssort downloads
Populationsort population
VPN adoption indexsort adoptioni
What % of the country's population downloaded VPN services in 2020
1
United Arab Emirates
6 093 301
9.89M
61.61%
2
Qatar
1 528 763
2.88M
53.06%
3
Oman
1 805 478
5.11M
35.36%
4
Saudi Arabia
10 081 329
34.81M
28.96%
5
Azerbaijan
2 267 024
10.14M
22.36%
6
Kuwait
933 664
4.27M
21.86%
7
Singapore
945 425
5.85M
16.16%
8
Indonesia
41 960 387
273.52M
15.34%
9
Great Britain
8 192 613
67.89M
12.07%
10
United States
38 117 671
331.00M
11.52%
11
Turkey
9 449 156
84.34M
11.2%
12
Ireland
517 908
5.06M
10.24%
13
New Zealand
481 086
4.82M
9.98%
14
Australia
2 498 393
25.50M
9.8%
15
Hong Kong
730 656
7.50M
9.75%
16
Netherlands
1 639 583
17.13M
9.57%
17
Malaysia
2 959 597
32.37M
9.14%
18
Canada
3 432 173
37.74M
9.09%
19
Luxembourg
55 619
625.98K
8.89%
20
South Korea
4 470 980
51.27M
8.72%
21
Ukraine
3 442 970
43.73M
7.87%
22
Israel
680 697
8.66M
7.86%
23
Panama
327 896
4.31M
7.6%
24
Algeria
3 143 209
43.85M
7.17%
25
Belarus
634 846
9.45M
6.72%
26
Philippines
7 265 777
109.58M
6.63%
27
Portugal
669 379
10.20M
6.56%
28
Lebanon
435 478
6.83M
6.38%
29
Kazakhstan
1 187 838
18.78M
6.33%
30
Pakistan
13 259 084
220.89M
6%
31
Norway
302 894
5.42M
5.59%
32
Sweden
553 703
10.10M
5.48%
33
Belgium
609 222
11.59M
5.26%
34
Argentina
2 372 693
45.20M
5.25%
35
France
3 425 823
65.27M
5.25%
36
Lithuania
139 488
2.72M
5.12%
37
Tunisia
591 643
11.82M
5.01%
38
Chile
956 736
19.12M
5%
39
Paraguay
356 625
7.13M
5%
40
Finland
271 266
5.54M
4.9%
41
Denmark
278 784
5.79M
4.81%
42
Estonia
62 941
1.33M
4.74%
43
Brazil
9 677 209
212.56M
4.55%
44
Uruguay
157 187
3.47M
4.53%
45
Dominican Republic
515 755
11.40M
4.52%
46
Germany
3 678 660
83.78M
4.39%
47
Italy
2 641 222
60.46M
4.37%
48
Spain
1 998 460
46.75M
4.27%
49
Costa Rica
212 319
5.09M
4.17%
50
Switzerland
369 513
8.95M
4.13%
51
Croatia
169 257
4.11M
4.12%
52
Latvia
71 012
1.89M
3.76%
53
Greece
372 716
10.42M
3.58%
54
Ecuador
626 173
17.64M
3.55%
55
Russia
4 920 651
145.93M
3.37%
56
Vietnam
3 262 426
97.34M
3.35%
57
Mexico
4 262 070
128.93M
3.31%
58
India
45 248 196
1.38B
3.28%
59
Austria
295 229
9.01M
3.28%
60
Venezuela
912 259
28.44M
3.21%
61
Czech Republic
335 437
10.71M
3.13%
62
Peru
1 016 430
32.97M
3.08%
63
El Salvador
199 088
6.49M
3.07%
64
Slovakia
162 005
5.46M
2.97%
65
Hungary
283 829
9.66M
2.94%
66
Colombia
1 492 397
50.88M
2.93%
67
Romania
562 179
19.24M
2.92%
68
Nicaragua
193 427
6.62M
2.92%
69
Egypt
2 897 635
102.33M
2.83%
70
Slovenia
56 448
2.08M
2.72%
71
Poland
998 726
37.85M
2.64%
72
Taiwan
629 805
24.21M
2.6%
73
Guatemala
449 685
17.92M
2.51%
74
Bolivia
284 040
11.67M
2.43%
75
Bulgaria
164 775
6.95M
2.37%
76
Thailand
1 487 880
69.80M
2.13%
77
Cambodia
342 034
16.72M
2.05%
78
Sri Lanka
409 859
21.41M
1.91%
79
Uzbekistan
611 417
33.47M
1.83%
80
Nigeria
3 351 521
206.14M
1.63%
81
South Africa
781 806
59.73M
1.31%
82
Ghana
405 105
31.26M
1.3%
83
Japan
1 383 635
126.48M
1.09%
84
Kenya
271 979
53.77M
0.51%
85
Madagascar
36 259
27.69M
0.13%

Methodology

Atlas VPN research team analyzed and ranked 85 countries in terms of VPN usage in 2020. 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. Download data includes the 45 biggest VPN providers.

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