Thursday, November 23, 2017

Worldwide Mobile Phone Usage Averages Per Capita

The table below shows the average number of mobile phones per person, per country and is based on current (2011) population data.

Some of the data in the table may surprise you but there are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration, including the following:

  • Poorer countries that have high tourism levels may have artificially high mobile phone ownership levels due to the number of tourists buying a sim card locally and using it for the duration of their stay
  • Where countries show a higher number of mobile phones in use than the population figures would lead you to expect, it is often the case that people have a personal mobile phone and also a business mobile phone.
  • In poorer countries, a mobile phone may be shared by several individuals
  • In some developing countries, it is cheaper and faster to roll out a mobile network than to introduce a landline infrastructure, and so whereas in many countries mobile phone ownership may be seen as a luxury, in such countries it is likely to be the only available telecommunications facility available, particularly in remote areas.
Country Total Mobiles 2011 Population Phones Per Capita
Qatar 2,472,000 848,016.00 2.92
Estonia 2,720,000 1,282,963.00 2.12
United Arab Emirates 10,672,000 5,148,664.00 2.07
Macau 1,109,000 573,003.00 1.94
Anguilla 27,000 15,094.00 1.79
Saudi Arabia 44,864,000 26,131,703.00 1.72
Hong Kong 12,207,000 7,122,508.00 1.71
Russia 230,500,000 138,739,892.00 1.66
Saint Kitts and Nevis 83,000 50,314.00 1.65
Panama 5,677,000 3,460,462.00 1.64
Trinidad and Tobago 1,970,000 1,227,505.00 1.60
Suriname 763,900 491,989.00 1.55
Antigua and Barbuda 134,900 87,884.00 1.53
Bulgaria 10,617,000 7,093,635.00 1.50
Kuwait 3,876,000 2,595,628.00 1.49
Italy 90,613,000 61,016,804.00 1.49
Finland 7,700,000 5,259,250.00 1.46
Dominica 106,000 72,969.00 1.45
Gaza Strip 2,405,000 1,657,155.00 1.45
Austria 11,773,000 8,217,280.00 1.43
Luxembourg 719,000 503,302.00 1.43
Portugal 15,178,000 10,760,305.00 1.41
Lithuania 4,962,000 3,535,547.00 1.40
Singapore 6,652,000 4,740,737.00 1.40
Czech Republic 14,258,000 10,190,213.00 1.40
Albania 4,162,000 2,994,667.00 1.39
Serbia 9,912,000 7,310,555.00 1.36
Croatia 6,035,000 4,483,804.00 1.35
Denmark 7,406,000 5,529,888.00 1.34
Oman 3,971,000 3,027,959.00 1.31
Bahrain 1,578,000 1,214,705.00 1.30
Germany 105,000,000 81,471,834.00 1.29
United Kingdom 80,375,000 62,698,362.00 1.28
Netherlands 21,182,000 16,847,007.00 1.26
Sweden 11,426,000 9,088,728.00 1.26
Guatemala 17,308,000 13,824,463.00 1.25
El Salvador 7,566,000 6,071,774.00 1.25
Thailand 83,057,000 66,720,153.00 1.24
Uruguay 4,112,000 3,308,535.00 1.24
Argentina 51,891,000 41,769,726.00 1.24
Bermuda 85,000 68,679.00 1.24
Greece 13,295,000 10,760,136.00 1.24
Ukraine 55,333,000 45,134,707.00 1.23
Switzerland 9,255,000 7,639,961.00 1.21
Israel 9,022,000 7,473,052.00 1.21
Aruba 128,000 106,113.00 1.21
Belgium 12,419,000 10,431,477.00 1.19
Hungary 11,793,000 9,976,062.00 1.18
Barbados 337,100 286,705.00 1.18
Taiwan 26,959,000 23,071,779.00 1.17
Maldives 461,149 394,999.00 1.17
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 121,100 103,869.00 1.17
Poland 44,553,000 38,441,588.00 1.16
Romania 25,377,000 21,904,551.00 1.16
Faroe Islands 57,000 49,267.00 1.16
Bahamas, The 358,800 313,312.00 1.15
Norway 5,336,000 4,691,849.00 1.14
Montenegro 752,000 661,807.00 1.14
Iceland 349,000 311,058.00 1.12
Australia 24,220,000 21,766,711.00 1.11
New Zealand 4,700,000 4,290,347.00 1.10
Spain 50,991,000 46,754,784.00 1.09
Saint Lucia 176,000 161,557.00 1.09
Vietnam 98,224,000 90,549,390.00 1.08
Brunei 425,000 401,890.00 1.06
Malaysia 30,379,000 28,728,607.00 1.06
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 3,300 3,140.00 1.05
Slovenia 2,100,000 2,000,092.00 1.05
Ireland 4,871,000 4,670,976.00 1.04
Jamaica 2,971,000 2,868,380.00 1.04
Seychelles 92,300 89,188.00 1.03
Malta 422,100 408,333.00 1.03
Venezuela 28,124,000 27,635,743.00 1.02
Latvia 2,243,000 2,204,708.00 1.02
Belarus 9,686,000 9,577,552.00 1.01
Slovakia 5,498,000 5,477,038.00 1.00
Liechtenstein 35,000 35,236.00 0.99
Gibraltar 28,600 28,956.00 0.99
Korea, South 47,944,000 48,754,657.00 0.98
Chile 16,450,000 16,888,760.00 0.97
Kazakhstan 14,995,000 15,522,373.00 0.97
South Africa 46,436,000 49,004,031.00 0.95
Honduras 7,714,000 8,143,564.00 0.95
British Virgin Islands 24,000 25,383.00 0.95
Colombia 42,160,000 44,725,543.00 0.94
West Bank 2,405,000 2,568,555.00 0.94
France 60,950,000 65,102,719.00 0.94
Macedonia 1,943,000 2,077,328.00 0.94
Algeria 32,730,000 34,994,937.00 0.94
Greenland 53,500 57,670.00 0.93
Azerbaijan 7,757,000 8,372,373.00 0.93
Jordan 6,014,000 6,508,271.00 0.92
Tunisia 9,754,000 10,629,186.00 0.92
United States 286,000,000 313,232,044.00 0.91
Japan 114,917,000 126,475,664.00 0.91
Ecuador 13,635,000 15,007,343.00 0.91
Botswana 1,874,000 2,065,398.00 0.91
Philippines 92,227,000 101,833,938.00 0.91
Jersey 83,900 94,161.00 0.89
Armenia 2,620,000 2,967,975.00 0.88
Cyprus 977,500 1,120,489.00 0.87
Gabon 1,373,000 1,576,665.00 0.87
Paraguay 5,619,000 6,459,058.00 0.87
Dominican Republic 8,630,000 9,956,648.00 0.87
Brazil 173,959,000 203,429,773.00 0.86
Peru 24,700,000 29,248,943.00 0.84
Mauritius 1,087,000 1,303,717.00 0.83
New Caledonia 208,000 256,275.00 0.81
Kyrgyzstan 4,487,000 5,587,443.00 0.80
Gambia, The 1,433,000 1,797,860.00 0.80
Turkey 62,780,000 78,785,548.00 0.80
Morocco 25,311,000 31,968,361.00 0.79
Samoa 151,000 193,161.00 0.78
Andorra 64,500 84,825.00 0.76
Cape Verde 392,000 516,100.00 0.76
Libya 5,004,000 6,597,960.00 0.76
San Marino 24,000 31,817.00 0.75
Monaco 23,000 30,539.00 0.75
Sri Lanka 15,868,000 21,283,913.00 0.75
Mexico 83,528,000 113,724,226.00 0.73
Virgin Islands 80,300 109,666.00 0.73
Fiji 640,000 883,125.00 0.72
Mongolia 2,249,000 3,133,318.00 0.72
Bolivia 7,148,000 10,118,683.00 0.71
French Polynesia 208,300 294,935.00 0.71
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,257,000 4,622,163.00 0.70
Puerto Rico 2,716,000 3,989,133.00 0.68
Canada 23,081,000 34,030,589.00 0.68
Iran 52,555,000 77,891,220.00 0.67
Egypt 55,352,000 82,079,636.00 0.67
Guernsey 43,800 65,068.00 0.67
Equatorial Guinea 445,000 668,225.00 0.67
Mauritania 2,182,000 3,281,634.00 0.66
Cayman Islands 33,800 51,384.00 0.66
Iraq 19,722,000 30,399,572.00 0.65
Indonesia 159,248,000 245,613,043.00 0.65
Moldova 2,785,000 4,314,377.00 0.65
Tajikistan 4,900,000 7,627,200.00 0.64
Palau 13,200 20,956.00 0.63
Cook Islands 7,000 11,124.00 0.63
Cote d’Ivoire 13,346,000 21,504,162.00 0.62
Georgia 2,837,000 4,585,874.00 0.62
Ghana 15,109,000 24,791,073.00 0.61
Angola 8,109,000 13,338,541.00 0.61
Grenada 64,000 108,419.00 0.59
Uzbekistan 16,418,000 28,128,600.00 0.58
Montserrat 3,000 5,140.00 0.58
Namibia 1,217,000 2,147,585.00 0.57
Nicaragua 3,204,000 5,666,301.00 0.57
India 670,000,000 1,189,172,906.00 0.56
Vanuatu 126,500 224,564.00 0.56
Turks and Caicos Islands 25,100 44,819.00 0.56
China 747,000,000 1,336,718,015.00 0.56
Pakistan 103,000,000 187,342,721.00 0.55
Senegal 6,902,000 12,643,799.00 0.55
Benin 5,033,000 9,325,032.00 0.54
Guinea 5,607,000 10,601,009.00 0.53
Congo, Republic of the 2,171,000 4,243,929.00 0.51
Belize 161,800 321,115.00 0.50
Tonga 53,000 105,916.00 0.50
Laos 3,235,000 6,477,211.00 0.50
Swaziland 656,000 1,370,424.00 0.48
Kenya 19,365,000 41,070,934.00 0.47
Nigeria 73,099,000 155,215,573.00 0.47
Bhutan 327,100 708,427.00 0.46
Niue 600 1,311.00 0.46
Northern Mariana Islands 20,500 46,050.00 0.45
Syria 9,697,000 22,517,750.00 0.43
Costa Rica 1,950,000 4,576,562.00 0.43
Tanzania 17,677,000 42,746,620.00 0.41
Afghanistan 12,000,000 29,835,392.00 0.40
Cambodia 5,593,000 14,701,717.00 0.38
Guyana 281,400 744,768.00 0.38
Haiti 3,648,000 9,719,932.00 0.38
Cameroon 7,397,000 19,711,291.00 0.38
Lebanon 1,526,000 4,143,101.00 0.37
Sao Tome and Principe 64,000 179,506.00 0.36
Micronesia, Federated States of 38,000 106,836.00 0.36
Guinea-Bissau 560,300 1,596,677.00 0.35
Yemen 8,313,000 24,133,492.00 0.34
Lesotho 661,000 1,924,886.00 0.34
Sudan 15,340,000 45,047,502.00 0.34
Togo 2,187,000 6,771,993.00 0.32
Bangladesh 50,400,000 158,570,535.00 0.32
Zambia 4,407,000 13,881,336.00 0.32
Kosovo 562,000 1,825,632.00 0.31
Turkmenistan 1,500,000 4,997,503.00 0.30
Madagascar 5,997,000 21,926,221.00 0.27
Uganda 9,384,000 34,612,250.00 0.27
Mali 3,742,000 14,159,904.00 0.26
Mozambique 5,971,000 22,948,858.00 0.26
Nepal 7,618,000 29,391,883.00 0.26
Chad 2,686,000 10,758,945.00 0.25
Zimbabwe 2,991,000 12,084,304.00 0.25
Mayotte 48,100 209,530.00 0.23
Liberia 842,000 3,786,764.00 0.22
Sierra Leone 1,160,000 5,363,669.00 0.22
Rwanda 2,429,000 11,370,425.00 0.21
Burkina Faso 3,299,000 16,751,455.00 0.20
Tuvalu 2,000 10,544.00 0.19
Djibouti 128,800 757,074.00 0.17
Nauru 1,500 9,322.00 0.16
Niger 2,599,000 16,468,886.00 0.16
Malawi 2,400,000 15,879,252.00 0.15
Papua New Guinea 900,000 6,187,591.00 0.15
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 10,163,000 71,712,867.00 0.14
Comoros 100,000 794,683.00 0.13
Timor-Leste 116,000 1,177,834.00 0.10
Burundi 838,400 10,216,190.00 0.08
Somalia 641,000 9,925,640.00 0.06
Solomon Islands 30,000 571,890.00 0.05
Ethiopia 4,052,000 90,873,739.00 0.04
Cuba 443,000 11,087,330.00 0.04
Central African Republic 168,000 4,950,027.00 0.03
American Samoa 2,200 67,242.00 0.03
Eritrea 141,100 5,939,484.00 0.02
Marshall Islands 1,000 67,182.00 0.01
Kiribati 1,000 100,743.00 0.01
Burma 448,000 53,999,804.00 0.01
Norfolk Island 0 2,169.00 0.00
Western Sahara 0 507,160.00 0.00