Philippines ranked 48th in the Surfshark Digital Quality of Life Index for 2021

In the third annual Digital Quality of Life (DQL) Index, conducted by virtual private network (VPN) service provider Surfshark, the Philippines ranked 48th out of 110 participating countries. Furthermore, the country had risen 18 places from 66th place last year.

The 2021 DQL results from Surfshark’s global study of the quality of digital wellbeing in 110 countries (90 percent of the worldwide population). This study ranks countries based on five fundamental pillars identified by Surfshark as defining digital quality of life.

The DQL Index is divided into five main categories: internet quality, internet affordability, electronic security, electronic infrastructure, and electronic government.

The Philippines ranked 20th in internet quality, 63rd in electronic infrastructure, 30th in electronic security, and 67th in electronic government out of 110 countries. On the other hand, the country ranked 72nd in terms of internet affordability, with the cheapest mobile internet affordability ranking 104th and broadband internet affordability ranking 72nd.

The DQL survey also ranked first in Broadband Internet Stability, Mobile Speed Growth, and Broadband Speed Growth.

Furthermore, the Philippines was ranked 12th out of 32 Asian countries, ahead of Indonesia (72nd overall), Vietnam (73rd), Laos (102), and Cambodia (103rd) (108th).

Denmark took the top spot overall, with South Korea, Finland, Israel, and the United States rounding out the top five.

You can view the 2021 DQL Index here.

Source: Surfshark

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