List of countries by number of Internet users

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]

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]

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

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Data from Statista and Internet World Stats estimates the total number of internet users in 2021 is between 4.3 billion to 5.1 billion active users[6][7]

Worldwide Internet users[8]
Users2005201020172019[9]
World population[10] 6.5 billion 6.9 billion 7.4 billion 7.75 billion
Worldwide 16% 30% 48% 53.6%
In developing world 8% 21% 41.3% 47%
In developed world 51% 67% 81% 86.6%
Internet users by region[11]
Region 2005 2010 2017 2019[12]
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%