Top 30 Countries by GDP Per Capita vs. Top 30 by Digital Economy Size Per Capita

Top 30 Countries by GDP Per Capita

  1. Qatar $129,112
  2. Luxembourg $107,737
  3. Macao SAR $98,323
  4. Singapore $90,724
  5. Brunei $76,568
  6. Ireland $72,529
  7. Kuwait $71,307
  8. Norway $70,666
  9. United Arab Emirates $68,425
  10. Switzerland $61,014
  11. San Marino $60,652
  12. Hong Kong $60,554
  13. United States $59,609
  14. Saudi Arabia $55,477
  15. Netherlands $53,139
  16. Iceland $52,496
  17. Bahrain $51,956
  18. Sweden $51,377
  19. Australia $50,817
  20. Taiwan $49,901
  21. Germany $49,815
  22. Austria $49,371
  23. Denmark $49,364
  24. Canada $47,771
  25. Belgium $46,552
  26. Oman $46,476
  27. United Kingdom $44,001
  28. France $43,653
  29. Finland $43,545
  30. Japan $42,860

The ICT Development Index (IDI) is an index published by the United Nations International Telecommunication Union based on information and communication technologies indicators. This makes it a valuable tool for benchmarking the most important indicators for measuring the information society. The IDI is a standard tool that governments, operators, development agencies, researchers and others can use to measure the digital divide and compare ICT performance within and across countries. The ICT Development Index is based on 11 ICT indicators, grouped in three clusters: access, use and skills.

The access sub-index captures ICT readiness, and includes five infrastructure and access indicators.

  • a. fixed-telephone subscriptions/100 inhabitants
  • b. mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions/100 inhabitants
  • c. international Internet bandwidth (bits/s) per user
  • d. percentage of households with a computer
  • e. percentage of households with Internet access

The use sub-index captures ICT intensity, and includes three ICT intensity and usage indicators.

  • a. percentage of individuals using the Internet
  • b. fixed (wired)-broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants
  • c. Wireless broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants (includes satellite, terrestrial fixed, and active mobile with a minimum download of 256 kbit/s)

The skills sub-index captures ICT capability or skills as indispensable input indicators. It includes three proxy indicators and is given less weight in the computation of the IDI compared with the other two sub-indices.

  • a. adult literacy rate (% population 15 and older who can read and write simple statements with understanding and do simple arithmetic calculations)
  • b. gross enrollment ratio secondary level (total enrollment in a specific level of education as a percentage of all eligible)
  • c. gross enrollment ratio tertiary level (total enrollment in a specific level of education as a percentage of all eligible)

The following is a list of top 30 countries as ranked by the ICT Development Index in 2016:

  1. South Korea 8.84
  2. Iceland 8.83 ↵
  3. Denmark 8.74 ↵
  4. Switzerland 8.68 ↵
  5. United Kingdom 8.57 ↵
  6. Hong Kong 8.46 ↵
  7. Sweden 8.45 ↵
  8. Netherlands 8.43 ↵
  9. Norway 8.42 ↵
  10. Japan 8.37 ↵
  11. Luxembourg 8.36 ↵
  12. Germany 8.31 ↵
  13. New Zealand 8.29
  14. Australia 8.19 ↵
  15. United States 8.17 ↵
  16. France 8.11 ↵
  17. Finland 8.08 ↵
  18. Estonia 8.07
  19. Monaco 7.96
  20. Singapore 7.95 ↵
  21. Ireland 7.92 ↵
  22. Belgium 7.83 ↵
  23. Austria 7.69 ↵
  24. Malta 7.69
  25. Canada 7.62 ↵
  26. Spain 7.62
  27. Andorra 7.61
  28. Macao 7.58 ↵
  29. Bahrain 7.46
  30. Israel 7.4

Network Readiness Index

  1. Singapore
  2. Finland
  3. Sweden
  4. Netherlands
  5. Norway
  6. Switzerland
  7. United States
  8. United Kingdom
  9. Luxembourg
  10. Japan
  11. Canada
  12. Korea, Rep.
  13. Germany
  14. Hong Kong
  15. Denmark
  16. Australia
  17. New Zealand
  18. Taiwan
  19. Iceland
  20. Austria
  21. Israel
  22. Estonia
  23. United Arab Emirates
  24. Belgium
  25. Ireland
  26. France
  27. Qatar
  28. Portugal
  29. Malta
  30. Bahrain

Average per-minute cost of different types of mobile cellular calls (PPP $)

  1. Bulgaria $0.80
  2. Greece $0.60
  3. Albania $0.60
  4. Ireland $0.50
  5. Malta $0.50
  6. Romania $0.50
  7. France $0.50
  8. Czech Republic $0.40
  9. United Kingdom $0.40
  10. Switzerland $0.40
  11. Netherlands $0.40
  12. Estonia $0.30
  13. Azerbaijan $0.30
  14. Montenegro $0.30
  15. Belgium $0.30
  16. Slovenia $0.30
  17. Hungary $0.30
  18. Luxembourg $0.30
  19. Lithuania $0.30
  20. Croatia $0.30
  21. Serbia $0.20
  22. Armenia $0.20
  23. Slovak Republic $0.20
  24. Moldova $0.20
  25. Latvia $0.20
  26. Poland $0.20
  27. Ukraine $0.20
  28. Italy $0.20
  29. Turkey $0.20
  30. Macedonia $0.10
  31. Spain $0.10
  32. Iceland $0.10
  33. Portugal $0.10
  34. Cyprus $0.10
  35. Germany $0.10
  36. Norway $0.10
  37. Georgia $0.10
  38. Austria $0.10
  39. Sweden $0.10
  40. Finland $0.10
  41. Denmark $0.10

Percentage of individuals using the Internet

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