VPN usage by country

VPN popularity in countries worldwide – usage by country.

Atlas VPN has done statistics about VPN usage in different countries. They show how popular is vpn worldwide and in regions.

The top 10 most penetrated countries are the following; United Arab Emirates where 43% of population uses VPN , Qatar 39% and Singapore 37%.

 

VPN services penetration - top 10 countries in the world
VPN services penetration – top 10 countries in the world. Source: Atlas VPN INDEX  

As we can see there are few countries where the number of downloads increased significantly in 2020.

In Russia the usage of VPN services jumped 2,5 times in 2022 – this is probably related to Ukraine war, mobilization and tougher laws against free speech and anti-war demonstrations. There were several censorship laws passed in Russia which can put people in prison for “disrespeting the Russian army” etc.

The number of a VPN users also grew significantly in UK and in the Netherlands

By the way – there are  2.7 billion people in the world who are not using internet and are still left offline

Most censored internet access in the world – countries ranked by internet freedom index.

 

Internet freedom index rankings – are related to the top 10 VPN using countries in the world.

most restricted internet in the world is in China
most restricted internet in the world is in China PCMAG