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COUNTRY INTERNET PENETRATION RATES
COMPARISON WITH THE UNITED NATIONS
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS



The following tables compare the 2014 Human Development Report from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Internet Penetration Rates for year 2014Q4. The countries and/or territories are divided into four groups, according to the UNDP classification:

1 - Very High Human Development - 47 Countries -


2 - High Human Development - 48 Countries -


3 - Medium Human Development - 47 Countries -


4 - Low Human Development - 45 Countries -



47 Countries with Very High Human Development Index (HDI):

Click on the Country Name to see the HDI Indictors; Click on the Internet Users to see the Internet World Stats data.

Country or
Region Name

HDI
Rank

Internet
Penetration

Internet
Users

Education
Index

GNI (p.c.)
US$ (PPP)

Norway

1

97.2 %

4,560,572

0.985

$47,557

Australia

2

89.8 %

19,554,832

0.981

$34,431

Netherlands

3

89.5 %

15,071,191

0.931

$36,402

United States

4

78.3 %

245,203,319

0.939

$43,017

New Zealand

5

84.5 %

3,625,553

1.000

$23,737

Canada

6

81.6 %

27,757,540

0.927

$35,166

Ireland

7

66.8 %

3,122,358

0.843

$29,322

Liechtenstein

8

68,265

54,000

0.818

$83,717

Germany

9

24,939

14,620

0.928

$34,854

Sweden

10

395,027

318,900

0.904

$35,837

Switzerland

11

33,759,742

26,224,900

0.872

$39,324

Japan

12

16,746,491

8,368,036

0.883

$32,295

Hong Kong

13

4,408,100

1,958,800

0.837

$44,805

Iceland

14

854,600

277,800

0.912

$29,354

Korea

15

1,900

n/a

0.934

$28,230

Denmark

16

48,668

13,300

0.924

$34,347

Israel

17

4,353,142

1,617,000

0.907

$25,849

Belgium

18

40,858,353

15,550,000

0.882

$33,357

Austria

19

55,221,183

19,600,000

0.858

$35,719

France

20

52,000

n/a

0.870

$30,462

Slovenia

21

36,000

n/a

0.933

$24,914

Finland

22

4,878,713

1,898,900

0.877

$32,438

Spain

23

5,215,400

1,428,700

0.874

$26,508

Italy

24

273,930

97,900

0.856

$26,484

Luxembourg

25

2,410,549

805,900

0.771

$50,557

Singapore

26

5,263,146

1,528,500

0.751

$52,569

Czech Republic

27

1,500,000

79,000

0.924

$21,405

United Kingdom

28

94,000,000

28,287,000

0.815

$33,296

Greece

29

36,794,800

14,767,300

0.861

$23,747

United Arab Emirates

30

1,324,800

248,711

0.741

$59,993

Cyprus

31

23,000

10,000

0.798

$24,841

Andorra

32

2,103,471

507,600

0.727

$36,095

Brunei Darussalam

33

363,900

128,500

0.733

$45,753

Estonia

34

15,868,000

1,368,900

0.916

$16,799

Slovakia

35

20,000

9,400

0.875

$19,998

Malta

36

13,791,800

5,507,000

0.797

$21,460

Qatar

37

3,360,000

853,000

0.623

$107,721

Hungary

38

900

n/a

0.866

$16,581

Poland

39

3,993,400

1,558,000

0.822

$17,451

Lithuania

40

20,020,362

3,427,600

0.883

$16,234

Portugal

41

110,000

n/a

0.739

$20,573

Bahrain

42

57,000

8,000

0.747

$28,169

Latvia

43

15,600

1,500

0.873

$14,293

Chile

44

3,104,900

895,100

0.797

$13,329

Argentina

45

3,018,400

472,000

0.806

$14,527

Croatia

46

1,300,000

344,800

0.778

$15,729

Barbados

47

27,028,934

8,070,300

0.747

$17,966

Group Total - 47 Countries

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES: (1) Internet Usage and Penetration Rates are the ones available from Internet World Stats for Dec.31/11. (2) HDI data is for Nov.2/11 from the United Nations Development Programme UNDP . (3) For methology and disclaimers, please view the site guide at Site Surfing Guide. Copyright © 2001 - 2012, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved.

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47 Countries with High Human Development Indexes:

Click on the Country Name to see the HDI Indictors; Click on the Internet Users to see the Internet World Stats data.

Country or
Region Name

HDI
Rank

Internet
Penetration

Internet
Users

Education
Index

GNI (p.c.)
US$ (PPP)

Uruguay

48

56.1%

1,855,000

0.763

$13,242

Palau

49

28.5%

5,980

0.890

$9,744

Romania

50

39.2%

8,578,484

0.831

$11,046

Cuba

51

15.4%

1,702,206

0.876

$5,416

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BA

1,441,000

84,700

31.4 %

$6,500

Brazil

BR

67,510,400

6,788,100

34.4 %

$10,100

Brunei Darussalam

BN

176,029

11,181

46.2 %

$53,100

Bulgaria

BG

2,368,000

629,100

32.6 %

$12,900

Cayman Islands

KY

22,000

n/a

46.0 %

$43,800

Christmas Island

CX

464

n/a

31.1 %

n/a

Colombia

CO

17,478,505

1,485,715

38.8 %

$8,900

Cook Islands

CK

3,600

n/a

29.3 %

$9,100

Costa Rica

CR

1,500,000

133,500

35.7 %

$11,600

Croatia

HR

1,984,800

387,000

44.2 %

$16,100

Cyprus

CY

324,880

100,000

41.0 %

$28,600

Czech Republic

CZ

4,991,300

1,314,100

48.8 %

$26,100

Dominica

DM

26,500

3,300

36.5 %

$9,900

Dominican Republic

DO

3,000,000

153,700

31.6 %

$8,100

French Polynesia

PF

75,000

23,400

26.5 %

$18,000

Gibraltar

GI

9,853

n/a

35.2 %

$38,200

Greece

GR

4,932,495

1,017,500

46.0 %

$32,000

Grenada

GD

23,000

5,500

25.5 %