Digital Quality of Life 2019

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Last updated: 19 November 2019

Global Research: 65 Countries’ Digital Quality of Life

Digital experiences vary wildly around the world. Together with an expert panel Surfshark analyzed and ranked 65 countries in terms of quality of digital life. The countries investigated in the process represent over 70% of the global population and around 5.5 billion people. The Digital Quality of Life (DQL) index compares societies by various digital factors such as the internet speed, country’s cybersecurity, the availability of e-government services, the variety & availability of e-entertainment, and the presence of personal data protection laws.

Highest

DIGITAL QUALITY OF LIFE
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Country
Australia
France
Singapore
Norway
Japan
Canada
Denmark
South Korea
Italy
Sweden
Index
0.7992
0.7985
0.7854
0.7607
0.7606
0.7516
0.7479
0.7448
0.7361
0.7360

Lowest

DIGITAL QUALITY OF LIFE
No.
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
Country
Morocco
Indonesia
Thailand
Nepal
Ecuador
Pakistan
Egypt
Iraq
Ethiopia
Algeria
Index
0.4740
0.4604
0.4265
0.4079
0.3956
0.3192
0.3010
0.2915
0.2328
0.1865

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No.
Country
DQL index
Mobile internet speed, Mbps
Broadband internet speed, Mbps
Minutes to work to afford cheapest broadband internet
Seconds to work to afford cheapest mobile internet
Global Cybersecurity index
E-government availability
Data protection laws
Entertainment content availability
1
Australia
0.7992
57.71
34.26
81
21
0.8900
0.9722
1
1
2
France
0.7985
43.99
107.03
47
45
0.9180
0.9792
1
1
3
Singapore
0.7854
54.72
197.34
87
88
0.8980
0.9861
1
0.75
4
Norway
0.7607
68.39
103.62
107
223
0.8920
0.9514
1
1
5
Japan
0.7606
31.50
95.63
29
261
0.8800
0.9514
1
1
6
Canada
0.7516
65.57
109.98
100
968
0.8920
0.9306
1
1
7
Denmark
0.7479
50.42
97.14
119
72
0.8520
1
1
1
8
South Korea
0.7448
53.35
133.04
65
124
0.8730
0.9792
1
0.75
9
Italy
0.7361
31.50
49.26
33
71
0.8370
0.9514
1
1
10
Sweden
0.7360
48.98
114.69
115
96
0.8100
0.9444
1
1
11
United States
0.7341
33.73
114.70
68
307
0.9260
0.9861
1
1
12
Netherlands
0.7331
59.41
90.46
117
218
0.8850
0.9306
1
1
13
Israel
0.7269
23.53
68.34
27
32
0.7830
0.8264
1
0.75
14
Switzerland
0.7223
50.23
113.67
58
1055
0.7880
0.8472
1
1
15
Spain
0.7061
35.01
108.58
112
342
0.8960
0.9375
1
1
16
Iceland
0.7045
73.93
159.30
127
50
0.4490
0.7292
1
0.75
17
United Kingdom
0.7035
29.95
56.63
101
71
0.9310
0.9792
1
1
18
Finland
0.7033
41.78
58.13
141
73
0.8560
0.9653
1
1
19
Germany
0.6914
31.57
68.39
56
468
0.8490
0.9306
1
1
20
New Zealand
0.6872
44.83
86.98
181
489
0.7890
0.9514
1
1
21
Belgium
0.6690
49.21
62.98
95
595
0.8140
0.7847
1
1
22
Austria
0.6687
39.96
38.21
130
82
0.8260
0.8681
1
1
23
Lithuania
0.6553
41.14
79.01
72
477
0.9080
0.7986
1
0.75
24
Hungary
0.6529
46.27
118.99
97
1340
0.8120
0.7361
1
0.75
25
Portugal
0.6478
32.95
79.51
353
1445
0.7580
0.9306
1
1
26
Poland
0.6442
29.69
65.55
108
93
0.8150
0.9306
1
0.75
27
Russia
0.6439
19.18
48.63
102
175
0.8360
0.9167
1
1
28
Estonia
0.6431
41.70
53.15
150
233
0.9050
0.9028
1
0.75
29
Slovenia
0.6302
32.92
54.62
131
42
0.7010
0.7986
1
0.75
30
Ireland
0.6242
23.27
58.00
175
182
0.7840
0.8264
1
1
31
United Arab Emirates
0.6215
51.76
57.00
113
629
0.8070
0.9444
1
0.5
32
India
0.6165
10.20
28.22
157
32
0.7190
0.9514
1
0.75
33
Romania
0.6110
34.53
132.75
112
126
0.5680
0.6597
1
0.75
34
Qatar
0.6057
59.82
48.71
217
260
0.8600
0.7917
1
0.5
35
Turkey
0.6049
34.85
20.65
109
952
0.8530
0.8889
1
0.75
36
Slovakia
0.5867
33.24
55.05
99
579
0.7290
0.7361
01
0.75
37
Mexico
0.5846
21.95
27.32
276
2960
0.6290
0.9236
1
1
38
Croatia
0.5832
44.52
30.06
220
338
0.8400
0.6806
1
0.75
39
Latvia
0.5791
30.03
67.25
95
1611
0.7480
0.6667
1
0.75
40
South Africa
0.5738
27.60
18.70
71
432
0.6520
0.8333
1
0.75
41
Malaysia
0.5727
19.95
67.28
301
209
0.8930
0.8889
1
0.5
42
Uruguay
0.5702
27.29
36.52
250
446
0.6810
0.8889
1
0.75
43
Ukraine
0.5639
17.42
42.90
75
435
0.6610
0.5694
1
1
44
Chile
0.5624
18.57
61.87
331
638
0.4380
0.8333
1
1
45
Czech Republic
0.5598
48.21
47.28
174
1020
0.5690
0.6528
1
0.75
46
Albania
0.5564
46.46
25.97
439
1225
0.6310
0.7361
1
0.75
47
China
0.5548
29.49
87.57
50
600
0.8280
0.8611
1
0
48
Greece
0.5534
43.16
22.23
239
1855
0.5270
0.8194
1
0.75
49
Georgia
0.5499
27.95
20.41
314
683
0.8570
0.6944
1
0.75
50
Azerbaijan
0.5312
29.07
13.78
236
532
0.6530
0.7292
1
0.75
51
Philippines
0.5252
14.71
19.31
645
2040
0.6430
0.8819
1
0.75
52
Brazil
0.5002
21.71
31.27
204
2239
0.5770
0.9236
0.5
1
53
Argentina
0.4967
19.97
23.85
187
893
0.4070
0.75
1
0.75
54
Armenia
0.4903
27.02
22.60
160
1184
0.4950
0.5625
1
0.75
55
Iran
0.4821
30.18
13.04
56
677
0.6410
0.6319
1
0.25
56
Morocco
0.4740
22.30
13.73
738
971
0.4290
0.6667
1
0.75
57
Indonesia
0.4604
10.53
16.43
454
229
0.7760
0.5694
1
0.5
58
Thailand
0.4265
17.49
65.35
277
954
0.7960
0.6389
0.5
0.5
59
Nepal
0.4079
9.20
17.62
341
1147
0.2600
0.6875
1
0.5
60
Ecuador
0.3956
22.00
15.13
461
764
0.3670
0.7292
0.5
0.75
61
Pakistan
0.3192
11.92
8.29
399
996
0.4070
0.5486
0.5
0.5
62
Egypt
0.3010
17.07
6.69
191
1970
0.8420
0.5347
0
0.5
63
Iraq
0.2915
6.44
14.48
596
1607
0.2630
0.3194
0.5
0.75
64
Ethiopia
0.2328
15.66
11.42
3690
21944
0.2780
0.6319
0
0.5
65
Algeria
0.1865
6.00
4.33
515
1095
0.2620
0.2153
0
0.75

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