Global VPN Adoption Index

Find out where your country ranks in terms of VPN usage

adoption-index

About the index

VPN Index and VPN penetration rate reveal how common using a VPN in a specific country is. VPN Index of 2.58 in the United Arab Emirates means that 1 out of every 2.58 people use a VPN. The VPN penetration rate reveals the percentage of the population that uses VPN services. For example, in the United Arab Emirates, 38.72% of the population downloaded VPN services in the first half of 2020.

Methodology

Atlas VPN research team analyzed and ranked 85 countries in terms of VPN usage. The VPN penetration rate was calculated by summing up VPN downloads by country and dividing it 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 45 biggest VPN providers.

Highest VPN penetration rate by country

The penetration rate shows what % of the population downloaded VPN services in 2020 H1.

Pos. 1

UAE

38.72%

1 out of every 2.58 people use a VPN service in United Arab Emirates

Pos. 2

Qatar

27.95%

1 out of every 3.58 people use a VPN service in Qatar

Pos. 3

Oman

23.82%

1 out of every 4.20 people use a VPN service in Oman

Lowest VPN penetration rate by country

The penetration rate shows what % of the population downloaded VPN services in 2020 H1.

Pos. 85

Madagascar

0.08%

1 out of every 1268.54 people use a VPN service in Madagascar

Pos. 84

Kenya

0.31%

1 out of every 326.17 people use a VPN service in Kenya

Pos. 83

Uzbekistan

0.60%

1 out of every 166.30 people use a VPN service in Uzbekistan

Check your country’s VPN adoption index

The table displays VPN downloads by country, VPN penetration rate %, and VPN adoption Index in 2020 H1.

Pos.CountryDownloads sort downloadsPopulation sort population Penetration rate sort adoptionIndexsort indexi
1
United Arab Emirates
3 829 7299.89M38.72%2.58
2
Qatar
805 1142.88M27.95%3.58
3
Oman
1 216 3725.11M23.82%4.2
4
Saudi Arabia
5 410 66734.81M15.54%6.43
5
Kuwait
555 6244.27M13.01%7.69
6
Singapore
477 9155.85M8.17%12.24
7
Turkey
5 796 17284.34M6.87%14.55
8
Indonesia
17 790 189273.52M6.5%15.37
9
Panama
277 3104.31M6.43%15.56
10
Great Britain
4 215 48267.89M6.21%16.1
11
US
19 935 032331.00M6.02%16.6
12
Hong Kong
418 5167.50M5.58%17.91
13
New Zealand
265 6134.82M5.51%18.16
14
Ireland
267 1595.06M5.28%18.93
15
Israel
455 8868.66M5.27%18.99
16
Australia
1 320 24925.50M5.18%19.31
17
Luxembourg
30 392625.98K4.86%20.6
18
Canada
1 787 90037.74M4.74%21.11
19
Netherlands
778 01917.13M4.54%22.02
20
Lebanon
304 7836.83M4.47%22.39
21
Malaysia
1 440 70632.37M4.45%22.47
22
Paraguay
300 3587.13M4.21%23.75
23
South Korea
2 139 57051.27M4.17%23.96
24
Ukraine
1 779 71243.73M4.07%24.57
25
Algeria
1 779 65543.85M4.06%24.64
26
Portugal
388 87010.20M3.81%26.24
27
Kazakhstan
691 59518.78M3.68%27.15
28
Tunisia
376 53411.82M3.19%31.39
29
Argentina
1 426 24345.20M3.16%31.69
30
Chile
591 77219.12M3.1%32.3
31
Uruguay
104 6633.47M3.01%33.19
32
Norway
157 5295.42M2.91%34.41
33
Belgium
323 66711.59M2.79%35.81
34
Finland
154 6965.54M2.79%35.82
35
Brazil
5 906 091212.56M2.78%35.99
36
Pakistan
6 112 591220.89M2.77%36.14
37
France
1 754 67665.27M2.69%37.2
38
Sweden
269 22210.10M2.67%37.51
39
Croatia
109 0384.11M2.66%37.65
40
Spain
1 226 58446.75M2.62%38.12
41
Nicaragua
172 9696.62M2.61%38.3
42
Lithuania
70 8462.72M2.6%38.43
43
Costa Rica
132 0785.09M2.59%38.57
44
Estonia
34 1101.33M2.57%38.89
45
Italy
1 519 41760.46M2.51%39.79
46
Dominican Republic
285 88711.40M2.51%39.88
47
Guatemala
442 93517.92M2.47%40.45
48
Denmark
142 8535.79M2.47%40.55
49
Egypt
2 389 308102.33M2.33%42.83
50
Vietnam
2 227 28797.34M2.29%43.7
51
Philippines
2 427 645109.58M2.22%45.14
52
Germany
1 850 45183.78M2.21%45.28
53
Switzerland
194 9408.95M2.18%45.9
54
Ecuador
376 16117.64M2.13%46.9
55
El Salvador
136 3436.49M2.1%47.57
56
Peru
654 05032.97M1.98%50.41
57
Czech Republic
212 03110.71M1.98%50.51
58
Mexico
2 544 055128.93M1.97%50.68
59
Greece
203 03410.42M1.95%51.34
60
Hungary
183 6129.66M1.9%52.61
61
Latvia
35 5111.89M1.88%53.12
62
Colombia
947 09250.88M1.86%53.73
63
Venezuela
527 40328.44M1.85%53.92
64
Russia
2 679 739145.93M1.84%54.46
65
Slovakia
99 9325.46M1.83%54.63
66
Austria
159 2189.01M1.77%56.57
67
Romania
321 77219.24M1.67%59.79
68
Slovenia
34 4142.08M1.66%60.41
69
Taiwan
390 51624.21M1.61%61.99
70
Belarus
149 2559.45M1.58%63.31
71
Bulgaria
106 3226.95M1.53%65.35
72
Bolivia
164 47411.67M1.41%70.97
73
Azerbaijan
138 03710.14M1.36%73.45
74
Poland
513 54737.85M1.36%73.7
75
Thailand
813 57169.80M1.17%85.79
76
India
14 438 6641.38B1.05%95.58
77
Sri Lanka
193 80621.41M0.91%110.49
78
South Africa
532 78459.73M0.89%112.12
79
Cambodia
144 50916.72M0.86%115.69
80
Ghana
252 28631.26M0.81%123.89
81
Nigeria
1 517 221206.14M0.74%135.87
82
Japan
785 433126.48M0.62%161.03
83
Uzbekistan
201 25933.47M0.6%166.3
84
Kenya
164 85553.77M0.31%326.17
85
Madagascar
21 82927.69M0.08%1268.54
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