List of countries by number of Internet users

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Internet users per 100 inhabitants
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[1][2]
Internet users in 2015 as a percentage of a country's population
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[3]
Number of Internet users in 2012
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[3]

Below is a sortable list of countries by number of Internet users, for 2020. Internet users are defined as persons who accessed the Internet in the last 12 months from any device, including mobile phones.[Note 1] Percentage is the percentage of a country's population that are Internet users. Estimates are derived either from household surveys or from Internet subscription data.[4]

All United Nations member states are included, except North Korea, whose number of internet users is estimated at a few thousand.[5]

Worldwide Internet users
  2005 2010 2017 2019a
World population[6] 6.5 billion 6.9 billion 7.4 billion 7.75 billion
Users worldwide 16% 30% 48% 53.6%
Users in the developing world 8% 21% 41.3% 47%
Users in the developed world 51% 67% 81% 86.6%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunications Union.[7]
Internet users by region
  2005 2010 2017 2019a
Africa       2%             10%             21.8%             28.2%      
Americas 36% 49% 65.9% 77.2%
Arab States 8% 26% 43.7% 51.6%
Asia and Pacific 9% 23% 43.9% 48.4%
Commonwealth of
Independent States
 
10%
 
34%
 
67.7%
 
72.2%
Europe 46% 67% 79.6% 82.5%
a Estimate.
Source: International Telecommunication Union.[8]

List[edit]

Country or area Internet users % Population Sources Year
 China  988,990,000 70.1% 1,411,778,724 [9] 2020
 India  755,820,000 55.3% 1,366,417,754 [10] 2020
 United States  312,320,000 96.3% 324,459,463 [11] 2021
 Indonesia  212,354,070 79.6% 266,911,900 [12][13] 2020
 Brazil  160,010,801 75.0% 213,300,278 [14] 2020
 Nigeria  136,203,231 66.2% 205,886,311 [15] 2020
 Russia  124,000,000 84.8% 146,171,015 [16][17] 2021
 Bangladesh  117,238,000 70.5% 166,303,498 [18] 2021
 Japan  116,350,000 91.3% 127,484,450 [19] 2020
 Pakistan  100,679,752 47.1% 213,756,286 [20]
 Mexico  89,000,000 69.0% 128,972,439 [21] 2020
 Iran  78,086,663 94.1% 83,020,323 [22]
 Germany  77,794,405 94.7% 82,114,224 [23] 2020
 Philippines  73,003,313 69.6% 104,918,090 [24] 2020
 Vietnam  68,172,134 70.0% 97,338,579 [25] 2020
 United Kingdom  65,001,016 98.2% 66,181,585 [26] 2020
 Turkey  62,075,879 76.9% 80,745,020 [27] 2020
 France  58,038,536 89.3% 64,979,548 [28] 2020
 Egypt  54,740,141 53.9% 101,545,209 [29] 2020
 South Korea  49,421,084 96.9% 50,982,212 [30] 2020
 Spain  42,400,756 90.7% 46,750,321 [31] 2020
 Thailand  36,513,941 52.9% 69,037,513
 Italy  50,540,000 83.7% 60,416,000 [32] 2021
 Poland  34,697,848 90.4% 38,382,576 [33]
 Canada  33,950,632 92.7% 36,624,199
 Argentina  33,561,876 75.8% 44,271,041
 South Africa  31,858,027 56.2% 56,717,156
 Colombia  30,548,252 62.3% 49,065,615
 Saudi Arabia  27,048,861 82.1% 32,938,213
 Malaysia  25,343,685 80.1% 31,624,264
 Ukraine  29,470,000 66.6% 44,222,947 [34]
 Morocco  22,072,765 61.8% 35,739,580
 Taiwan  21,920,626 92.8% 23,626,456
 Australia  21,159,515 86.5% 24,450,561
 Venezuela  20,564,451 64.3% 31,977,065
 Algeria  19,704,622 47.7% 41,318,142
 Ethiopia  19,543,075 18.6% 104,957,438
 Iraq  18,892,351 49.4% 38,274,618
 Uzbekistan  16,692,456 52.3% 31,910,641
 Myanmar  16,374,103 30.7% 53,370,609
 Netherlands  15,877,494 93.2% 17,035,938
 Peru  15,674,241 48.7% 32,165,485
 Chile  14,864,456 82.3% 18,054,726
 Kazakhstan  13,913,699 76.4% 18,204,499
 Romania  12,545,558 63.8% 19,679,306
 Sudan  12,512,639 30.9% 40,533,330
 Ghana  4,065,541 14.1% 28,833,629
 Ivory Coast  10,650,818 43.8% 24,294,750
 Uganda  10,162,807 23.7% 42,862,958
 Belgium  10,021,242 87.7% 11,429,336
 Sweden  9,554,907 96.4% 9,910,701
 Ecuador  9,521,056 57.3% 16,624,858
 Tanzania  9,169,603 16.0% 57,310,019
 United Arab Emirates  8,913,217 94.8% 9,400,145
 Kenya  8,861,485 17.8% 49,699,862
 Czech Republic  8,358,728 78.7% 10,618,303
 Switzerland  7,942,864 93.7% 8,476,005
 Greece  7,923,438 71.0% 11,159,773 [35]
 Azerbaijan  7,763,795 79.0% 9,827,589
 Austria  7,681,957 87.9% 8,735,453
 Portugal  7,622,142 73.8% 10,329,506
 Yemen  7,548,512 26.7% 28,250,420
 Hungary  7,461,297 76.8% 9,721,559
 Sri Lanka  7,121,116 34.1% 20,876,917
 Belarus  7,048,231 74.4% 9,468,338
 DR Congo  7,011,507 6.6% 106,731,000
 Dominican Republic  6,997,472 65.0% 10,766,998
 Guatemala  6,883,796 40.7% 16,913,503
 Israel  6,788,737 81.6% 8,321,570
 Hong Kong  6,585,678 89.4% 7,364,883
 Jordan  6,480,202 66.8% 9,702,353
 Tunisia  6,400,330 55.5% 11,532,127
 Nepal  10,078,000 34.4% 29,304,998
 Syria  6,257,430 34.3% 18,269,868
 Serbia  6,182,411 70.3% 8,790,574
 Mozambique  6,162,217 20.8% 29,668,834
 Cuba  5,638,956 49.1% 11,484,636
 Cameroon  5,580,465 23.2% 24,053,727
 Denmark  5,407,278 93.3% 5,797,966
 Cambodia  5,441,827 34.0% 16,005,373
 Norway  5,120,225 96.5% 5,305,383
 Bolivia  4,843,916 43.8% 11,051,601
 Finland  4,831,170 87.5% 5,523,231
 Singapore  4,821,119 84.5% 5,708,844
 Zambia  4,760,715 27.8% 17,094,130
 Lebanon  4,755,187 78.2% 6,082,357
 Senegal  4,698,108 29.6% 15,850,567
 Bulgaria  4,492,326 63.4% 7,084,571
 Zimbabwe  4,472,992 27.1% 16,529,904
 Slovakia  4,446,926 81.6% 5,447,662
 New Zealand  4,273,353 90.8% 4,705,818
 Angola  4,271,053 14.3% 29,784,193
 Paraguay  4,160,340 61.1% 6,811,297
 Afghanistan  4,068,194 12.6% 32,225,560
 Kuwait  4,053,797 98.0% 4,136,528
 Ireland  4,024,552 84.5% 4,761,657
 Oman  3,717,818 80.2% 4,636,262
 Costa Rica  3,511,549 71.6% 4,905,769
 Palestinian National Authority  3,208,312 65.2% 4,920,724
 Moldova  3,083,783 76.1% 4,051,212
 Burkina Faso  3,047,909 15.9% 19,193,382
 Honduras  2,977,793 32.1% 9,265,067
 Croatia  2,811,056 67.1% 4,189,353
 Puerto Rico  2,664,928 72.8% 3,663,131
 Rwanda  2,657,770 21.8% 12,208,407
 Malawi  2,566,126 13.8% 18,622,104
 Qatar  2,532,059 95.9% 2,639,211
 Madagascar  2,505,948 9.8% 25,570,895
 Bosnia and Herzegovina  3,330,502 95.0% 3,507,017 [36] 2019
 Panama  2,371,852 57.9% 4,098,587
 Georgia  2,366,406 60.5% 3,912,061
 Uruguay  2,360,269 68.3% 3,456,750
 Mali  2,358,540 12.7% 18,541,980
 Kyrgyzstan  2,309,235 38.2% 6,045,117
 Lithuania  2,243,448 77.6% 2,890,297
 Niger  2,194,985 10.2% 21,477,348
 Albania  2,105,339 71.8% 2,930,187
 Armenia  2,043,110 69.7% 2,930,450
 El Salvador  1,993,079 31.2% 6,377,853
 Tajikistan  1,959,127 22.0% 8,921,343
 Laos  1,749,517 25.5% 6,858,160
 Nicaragua  1,732,218 27.9% 6,217,581
 Slovenia  1,640,893 78.9% 2,079,976
 North Macedonia  1,589,659 76.3% 2,083,160
 Latvia  1,585,471 81.3% 1,949,670
 Benin  1,578,008 14.1% 11,175,692
 Guinea  1,449,758 11.4% 12,717,176
 Bahrain  1,431,090 95.9% 1,492,584
 Jamaica  1,409,888 48.8% 2,890,299
 Libya  1,387,116 21.8% 6,374,616
 Haiti  1,353,986 12.3% 10,981,229
 Turkmenistan  1,223,591 21.3% 5,758,075
 Estonia  1,153,786 88.1% 1,309,632
 Trinidad and Tobago  1,058,744 77.3% 1,369,125
 Gabon  1,040,000 51.4% 2,025,137
 South Sudan  1,003,542 8.0% 12,575,714
 Sierra Leone  1,000,575 13.2% 7,557,212
 Chad  968,500 6.5% 14,899,994
 Togo  963,795 12.4% 7,797,694
 Cyprus  952,369 80.7% 1,179,551
 Botswana  948,977 41.4% 2,291,661
 Namibia  933,450 36.8% 2,533,794
 Papua New Guinea  924,955 11.2% 8,251,162
 Mauritania  919,398 20.8% 4,420,184
 Mongolia  729,236 23.7% 3,075,647
 Mauritius  702,911 55.6% 1,265,138
 Lesotho  665,312 29.8% 2,233,339
 Burundi  607,311 5.6% 10,864,245
 Luxembourg  570,794 97.8% 583,455
 Djibouti  532,849 55.7% 956,985
 Macau  517,789 83.2% 622,567
 Congo  455,055 8.7% 5,260,750
 Fiji  452,479 50.0% 905,502
 Montenegro  505,055 80.3% 628,960
 Gambia  416,753 19.8% 2,100,568
 Eswatini  414,278 30.3% 1,367,254
 Brunei  406,705 94.9% 428,697
 Bhutan  388,541 48.1% 807,610
 Liberia  377,607 8.0% 4,731,906
 East Timor  356,356 27.5% 1,296,311
 Malta  344,970 80.1% 430,835
 Bahamas  336,057 85.0% 395,361
 Equatorial Guinea  332,642 26.2% 1,267,689
 Iceland  329,196 98.3% 335,025
 Cape Verde  312,315 57.2% 546,388
 Somalia  294,851 2.0% 14,742,523
 Guyana  290,375 37.3% 777,859
 Suriname  275,785 48.9% 563,402
 Maldives  275,717 63.2% 436,330
 Barbados  233,604 81.8% 285,719
 New Caledonia  226,557 82.0% 276,255
 French Polynesia  205,746 72.7% 283,007
 Central African Republic  202,204 4.3% 4,659,080
 Belize  176,400 47.1% 374,681
 Guam  132,221 80.5% 164,229
 Aruba  102,285 97.2% 105,264
 Saint Lucia  90,889 50.8% 178,844
 Antigua and Barbuda  77,529 76.0% 102,012
 Andorra  76,095 98.9% 76,965
 Guinea-Bissau  73,148 3.9% 1,861,283
 Solomon Islands  72,872 11.9% 611,343
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  72,048 65.6% 109,897
 Vanuatu  71,050 25.7% 276,244
 Comoros  69,020 8.5% 813,912
 U.S. Virgin Islands  67,535 64.4% 104,901
 Eritrea  66,402 1.3% 5,068,831
 Samoa  66,023 33.6% 196,440
 Grenada  63,692 59.1% 107,825
 São Tomé and Príncipe  61,155 29.9% 204,327
 Bermuda  60,349 98.4% 61,349
 Seychelles  55,677 58.8% 94,737
 Dominica  51,467 69.6% 73,925
 Cayman Islands  49,906 81.1% 61,559
 Faroe Islands  48,097 97.6% 49,290
 Saint Kitts and Nevis  44,669 80.7% 55,345
 Tonga  44,558 41.2% 108,020
 Greenland  39,242 69.5% 56,480
 Jersey  38,958 23.6% 165,314
 Monaco  37,553 97.0% 38,695
 Micronesia  37,257 35.3% 105,544
 Liechtenstein  37,201 98.1% 37,922
 Gibraltar  32,494 94.0% 34,571
 Marshall Islands  20,560 38.7% 53,127
 San Marino  20,100 60.2% 33,400
 Kiribati  16,971 14.6% 116,398
 British Virgin Islands  14,456 46.3% 31,196
 Anguilla  12,043 80.8% 14,909
 Nauru  6,475 57.0% 11,359
 Tuvalu  5,520 49.3% 11,192
 Saint Helena  2,906 64.1% 4,534
 Falkland Islands  2,881 99.0% 2,910
 Montserrat  2,833 54.7% 5,177
 Wallis and Futuna  1,383 11.7% 11,773
 Niue  1,034 63.9% 1,618

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The statistics for numbers of Internet users were obtained by multiplying an estimated percentage of people using the Internet in a given country, obtained from one source (usually the ITU), by the total population from another source (usually the U.S. Census Bureau). There are not enough significant figures in the percentage estimate for the precise Internet user counts found in the table to be meaningful. As a result, they should not be treated as precise figures or even reliable estimates.

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