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TOP 50 COUNTRIES WITH THE HIGHEST
INTERNET PENETRATION RATES

#

Country or Region

Penetration
(% Population)

Country
Literacy

Internet Users
Latest Data

Population
( 2017 Est. )

Latest Data
Source

1

Falkland Islands

96.9 %

99.0 %

2,841

2,932

ITU - Dec/13

2

Iceland

96.5 %

99.0 %

306,402

317,351

ITU - Dec/13

3

Bermuda

95.3 %

98.0 %

66,557

69,839

ITU - Dec/13

4

Norway

95.0 %

100.0 %

4,892,976

5,147,792

ITU - Dec/13

5

Sweden

94.8 %

99.0 %

9,216,226

9,723,809

ITU - Dec/13

6

Denmark

94.6 %

99.0 %

5,270,018

5,569,077

ITU - Dec/13

7

Netherlands

94.0 %

99.0 %

15,857,959

16,877,351

ITU - Dec/13

8

Andorra

94.0 %

100.0 %

80,331

85,458

ITU - Dec/13

9

Curaçao

94.0 %

98.0 %

138,774

147,695

IWS - Dec/13

10

Liechtenstein

93.8 %

100.0 %

35,000

37,313

ITU - Dec/13

11

Luxembourg

93.8 %

100.0 %

488,286

520,672

ITU - Dec/13

12

Niue

92.4 %

95.0 %

1,100

1,190

ITU - Dec/13

13

Finland

91.5 %

100.0 %

4,821,478

5,268,799

ITU - Dec/13

14

Canada

90.9 %

99.0 %

31,661,870

34,834,841

IWS - Dec/13

15

Monaco

90.7 %

98.0 %

27,671

30,508

ITU - Dec/13

16

Greenland

90.1 %

100.0 %

52,000

57,728

IWS - Dec/13

17

Faroe Islands

90.0 %

99.0 %

44,952

49,947

ITU - Dec/13

18

Bahrain

90.0 %

94.6 %

1,182,680

1,314,089

ITU - Dec/13

19

United Kingdom

89.8 %

99.0 %

57,266,690

63,742,977

ITU - Dec/13

20

United Arab Emirates

88.0 %

77.9 %

8,101,280

9,206,000

ITU - Dec/13

21

Saint Lucia

87.5 %

98.0 %

142,900

163,362

IWS - Dec/13

22

Australia

86.9 %

96.0 %

19,554,832

22,507,617

IWS - Dec/13

23

Switzerland

86.7 %

99.0 %

6,989,334

8,061,516

ITU - Dec/13

24

New Zealand

86.6 %

99.0 %

3,810,144

4,401,916

WIP - Dec/13

25

Germany

86.2 %

99.0 %

69,779,160

80,996,685

IWS - Dec/13

26

Japan

86.2 %

99.0 %

109,626,672

127,103,388

ITU - Dec/13

27

Qatar

85.3 %

96.3 %

1,811,055

2,123,160

ITU - Dec/13

28

Korea (South)

84.8 %

97.9 %

41,571,196

49,039,986

ITU - Dec/13

29

United States

84.2 %

99.0 %

268,507,150

318,892,103

ITU - Dec/13

30

France

83.3 %

99.0 %

55,221,000

66,259,012

ITU - Dec/13

31

Belgium

82.2 %

99.0 %

8,586,240

10,449,361

ITU - Dec/13

32

Antigua and Barbuda

81.1 %

99.0 %

74,057

91,295

IWS - Dec/13

33

Austria

80.6 %

98.0 %

6,629,433

8,223,062

ITU - Dec/13

34

Taiwan

80.0 %

98.3 %

18,687,942

23,359,928

ITU - Dec/13

35

Estonia

80.0 %

99.8 %

1,006,337

1,257,921

IWS - Dec/13

36

Saint Kitts and Nevis

80.0 %

96.8 %

41,230

51,538

ITU - Dec/13

37

Slovak Republic

79.0 %

99.6 %

4,337,868

5,492,677

ITU - Dec/13

38

Aruba

78.9 %

96.8 %

87,313

110,663

ITU - Dec/13

39

Ireland

78.3 %

99.0 %

3,781,639

4,832,765

ITU - Dec/13

40

Kosovo

76.6 %

91.9 %

1,424,149

1,859,203

IWS - Dec/13

41

Kuwait

75.5 %

94.0 %

2,069,650

2,742,711

ITU - Dec/13

42

Brunei Darussulam

75.4 %

95.4 %

318,900

422,675

ITU - Dec/13

43

Latvia

75.2 %

99.8 %

1,628,854

2,165,165

ITU - Dec/13

44

Argentina

75.0 %

97.9 %

32,268,280

43,024,374

PEW - Dec/13

45

Barbados

75.0 %

99.7 %

217,260

289,680

ITU - Dec/13

46

Hong Kong

74.9 %

93.5 %

5,329,372

7,112,688

ITU - Dec/13

47

Spain

74.8 %

97.7 %

35,705,960

47,737,941

IWS - Dec/13

48

Czech Republic

74.1 %

99.0 %

7,876,002

10,627,448

ITU - Dec/13

49

Cayman Islands

74.1 %

98.9 %

40,691

54,914

ITU - Dec/13

50

Puerto Rico

73.9 %

94.1 %

2,675,843

3,620,897

ITU - Dec/13

TOP 50 in Penetration

84.4 %

98.5 %

849,312,713

1,006,078,087

IWS - Dec/13

Rest of the World

31.6 %

n/a 

1,953,166,221

6,175,780,532

IWS - Dec/13

World Total Users

39.0 %

84.1 %

2,802,478,934

7,181,858,619

IWS - Dec/13

NOTES: (1) Internet Top Penetration Rate Statistics were updated for December 31, 2013. (2) Click on each country name for more detailed regional usage information. (3) Demographic (Population) numbers for 2014 are based on data from the US Census Bureau and local census agencies. (4) Internet usage information comes from data published by Nielsen Online, by the International Telecommunications Union, by GfK, local Regulators and other reliable sources. (5) Literacy rates come mainly from local country census data and international organisations such as Unesco Institute for Statistics. (6) For definitions, disclaimers, and navigation help, please refer to the Site Surfing Guide. (7) Information in this site may be cited, giving the due credit to www.internetworldstats.com. Copyright © 2001 - 2016, Miniwatts Marketing Group. All rights reserved worldwide.

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