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.CountryDownloads sort downloadsPopulation sort population
VPN adoption indexsort adoptioni
What % of the country's population downloaded VPN services in 2020
1
United Arab Emirates
6 093 3019.89M61.61%
2
Qatar
1 528 7632.88M53.06%
3
Oman
1 805 4785.11M35.36%
4
Saudi Arabia
10 081 32934.81M28.96%
5
Azerbaijan
2 267 02410.14M22.36%
6
Kuwait
933 6644.27M21.86%
7
Singapore
945 4255.85M16.16%
8
Indonesia
41 960 387273.52M15.34%
9
Great Britain
8 192 61367.89M12.07%
10
United States
38 117 671331.00M11.52%
11
Turkey
9 449 15684.34M11.2%
12
Ireland
517 9085.06M10.24%
13
New Zealand
481 0864.82M9.98%
14
Australia
2 498 39325.50M9.8%
15
Hong Kong
730 6567.50M9.75%
16
Netherlands
1 639 58317.13M9.57%
17
Malaysia
2 959 59732.37M9.14%
18
Canada
3 432 17337.74M9.09%
19
Luxembourg
55 619625.98K8.89%
20
South Korea
4 470 98051.27M8.72%
21
Ukraine
3 442 97043.73M7.87%
22
Israel
680 6978.66M7.86%
23
Panama
327 8964.31M7.6%
24
Algeria
3 143 20943.85M7.17%
25
Belarus
634 8469.45M6.72%
26
Philippines
7 265 777109.58M6.63%
27
Portugal
669 37910.20M6.56%
28
Lebanon
435 4786.83M6.38%
29
Kazakhstan
1 187 83818.78M6.33%
30
Pakistan
13 259 084220.89M6%
31
Norway
302 8945.42M5.59%
32
Sweden
553 70310.10M5.48%
33
Belgium
609 22211.59M5.26%
34
Argentina
2 372 69345.20M5.25%
35
France
3 425 82365.27M5.25%
36
Lithuania
139 4882.72M5.12%
37
Tunisia
591 64311.82M5.01%
38
Chile
956 73619.12M5%
39
Paraguay
356 6257.13M5%
40
Finland
271 2665.54M4.9%
41
Denmark
278 7845.79M4.81%
42
Estonia
62 9411.33M4.74%
43
Brazil
9 677 209212.56M4.55%
44
Uruguay
157 1873.47M4.53%
45
Dominican Republic
515 75511.40M4.52%
46
Germany
3 678 66083.78M4.39%
47
Italy
2 641 22260.46M4.37%
48
Spain
1 998 46046.75M4.27%
49
Costa Rica
212 3195.09M4.17%
50
Switzerland
369 5138.95M4.13%
51
Croatia
169 2574.11M4.12%
52
Latvia
71 0121.89M3.76%
53
Greece
372 71610.42M3.58%
54
Ecuador
626 17317.64M3.55%
55
Russia
4 920 651145.93M3.37%
56
Vietnam
3 262 42697.34M3.35%
57
Mexico
4 262 070128.93M3.31%
58
India
45 248 1961.38B3.28%
59
Austria
295 2299.01M3.28%
60
Venezuela
912 25928.44M3.21%
61
Czech Republic
335 43710.71M3.13%
62
Peru
1 016 43032.97M3.08%
63
El Salvador
199 0886.49M3.07%
64
Slovakia
162 0055.46M2.97%
65
Hungary
283 8299.66M2.94%
66
Colombia
1 492 39750.88M2.93%
67
Romania
562 17919.24M2.92%
68
Nicaragua
193 4276.62M2.92%
69
Egypt
2 897 635102.33M2.83%
70
Slovenia
56 4482.08M2.72%
71
Poland
998 72637.85M2.64%
72
Taiwan
629 80524.21M2.6%
73
Guatemala
449 68517.92M2.51%
74
Bolivia
284 04011.67M2.43%
75
Bulgaria
164 7756.95M2.37%
76
Thailand
1 487 88069.80M2.13%
77
Cambodia
342 03416.72M2.05%
78
Sri Lanka
409 85921.41M1.91%
79
Uzbekistan
611 41733.47M1.83%
80
Nigeria
3 351 521206.14M1.63%
81
South Africa
781 80659.73M1.31%
82
Ghana
405 10531.26M1.3%
83
Japan
1 383 635126.48M1.09%
84
Kenya
271 97953.77M0.51%
85
Madagascar
36 25927.69M0.13%

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.