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How Long Do I Need to Work in Which Country for the Internet?

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VPN provider Surfshark conducted a study showing how ‘digital quality of life’ is in a total of 85 countries. According to the results of the research, it was revealed how much it should work for home and mobile internet connections.

With the effect of the epidemic, it has been proven once again that the internet is the main pillar of communication. However, various inequalities in the world, access to the internet and in general Internet It also shows itself in the subjects of usage experience. The results of the study, which examines the state of digital life quality in the world in 2020, have been published recently.

According to the Digital Life Quality report; The convenience of internet prices, internet quality, electronic infrastructure, electronic security, electronic government criteria deeply affect our digital quality of life.

The most striking findings of the study on Digital Quality of Life in 2020, covering 85 countries:

  • Of the 85 countries surveyed, 75 percent need to work harder to use the internet, compared to the global average.
  • On the global average, people have to pay even for the cheapest broadband internet package. 3 hours 48 minutes per month it needs to work.
  • On a global scale, mobile internet is 23 times cheaper than broadband internet.
  • Among the 85 countries included in the study Turkey ranks 44 in terms of the quality of digital life takes place.
  • European Union countries are the most successful countries in protecting personal data.

What a contradiction is this: The slowest Internet in the world was also the most expensive:

According to the report, the slowest internet in the world is in the African continent and African countries; It is also one of the countries that spend the most money on the internet.

Which country works how much for a month of home internet?


  • Turkey: 1 hour 55 minutes
  • Norway: 1 hour 54 minutes
  • China: 40 minutes
  • USA: 52 minutes running

For residents of Nigeria to access a one-month home internet service with Wi-Fi connectivity, full 34 hours needs to work; Canadian residents just for the same 7 minutes say.

So what’s the situation for mobile internet?

mobile internet

  • 17 seconds in Israel
  • 19 seconds in Azerbaijan
  • 24 seconds in Poland
  • 9 minutes in Turkey
  • 43 minutes in Greece
  • 44 minutes in Panama

As we mentioned at the beginning of the news mobile internet is 23 times cheaper than broadband internet. The average time to work to buy the cheapest 1 GB mobile internet is 10 minutes. However, this period varies from country to country. The average for 1 GB of mobile internet access in Turkey need to work 9 minutes.

What is it about the internet being affordable?

internet fee

The research shows that there is no relationship between the affordable price of the internet and the gross national product of the country. e.g gross national product Iran, which ranks low in the rankings, ranks fifth among countries using affordable internet globally. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, which are among the Middle Eastern countries where GNP per capita is relatively high, cannot provide their citizens with a quality digital life due to the low internet quality and electronic security.

Internet being affordable ≠ Quality digital life

The reasonably priced internet plays a key role in internet accessibility. However, these two do not have to be directly proportional. For example, in Eastern and Southern European countries, the internet is not that cheap, but the digital life quality of the citizens there is one click above average.

Countries with the highest Digital Quality of Life


  1. Denmark
  2. Sweden
  3. Canada
  4. France
  5. Norway
  6. Netherlands
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Israel
  9. Japan
  10. Poland

The most striking detail about the painting is that Scandinavian countries are at the top of the digital quality of life. Digital life quality is the highest 7 out of 10 countries are in Europe takes place. Turkey Ranks # 44 The research involving 85 countries.

Countries where internet purchasing is the most affordable (financially):


  • Israel
  • Canada
  • Azerbaijan
  • Poland
  • Iranian
  • France
  • Denmark
  • Sweden
  • India
  • Bulgaria

Countries where it is most difficult to buy the internet:


  • Nigeria
  • Honduras
  • Colombia
  • Panama
  • Mexican
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Guatemala
  • Costa Rica
  • Albania

Countries with the fastest and most stable internet


  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Switzerland
  • Canada
  • Belgium
  • Australia
  • Estonia

Countries with the slowest and most intermittent internet

Internet speed

  • Sri lanka
  • Philippines
  • Algeria
  • Peru
  • Nigeria
  • Nepal
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Indonesia

The impact of COVID-19 on internet quality was also the subject of the report:

covid-19 internet

Last March, millions of people suddenly started attending at least one video conference a day. Consequently, the internet quality was affected. In the first month of the quarantine, mobile internet speed deteriorated in 49 of the 85 countries included in the study, and broadband connection speed in 44 countries.

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