According to the Global Internet Value Index released by privacy protection toolset provider Surfshark, Israel has the most cost-effective Internet in the world. The index is calculated by dividing each country’s internet speed by internet affordability to determine which countries pay too much for the internet.
The index gives Israel a score of 0.663, nine times higher than the global average, meaning Israelis get internet at a fairer price compared to the rest of the world. Singapore, Denmark, France and Australia round out the top five globally.
“The Internet Value Index provides a pragmatic look at Internet connectivity – whether we are getting value for money. Even countries that are economically wealthy and have relatively fast Internet speeds are likely to be more expensive compared to the rest of the world,” said Agneska Sablovskaja, lead researcher at Surfshark. Paying exorbitant rates. “However, some countries may have slower internet speeds and pay a much lower price, which is considered fair. “
In West Asia, Israel not only ranks first, but its index is nine times higher than the regional average. Israel leads overall in Asia, followed by Singapore and South Korea.
In Europe, 78% of citizens have access to the Internet at a reasonable price. Denmark ranks first in continental Europe with an index almost four times higher than the average, followed by France. In North America, 70% of people have access to the Internet at a reasonable price, and the Internet in the US is better value for money than in Canada.
In total, 61% of people worldwide pay too much for their internet connection. The countries with the lowest internet prices are mainly located in Africa – Yemen, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cameroon and Mozambique. Regionally, Oceania offers the most affordable internet thanks to New Zealand (25th) and Australia (5th).
The index was created by ranking 117 countries and territories on the Internet Value Index, which is determined by the ratio of speed to affordability of fixed broadband Internet and mobile Internet. It is determined by examining four pillars that directly affect quality and affordability: working hours to afford fixed broadband internet (hours); working hours to afford mobile internet (hours); median fixed broadband download speed (Mbps) and median mobile internet download speed (Mbps).
Surfshark has developed an antivirus software that helps users take control of their online presence through its suite of VPNs, search tools, and data leak alert systems.