What Country Uses the Internet the Most?

The internet has been about as important as electricity, water and most other utilities for decades now, but in spite of the fact that this is the case some countries tend to use it far more than others. Overall, the average amount of time that people spend on the internet around the world is around 397 minutes, or 6 hours and 37 minutes, on a daily basis.

That accounts for approximately 30% of the time that people have during the day, comprising nearly as many hours as are recommended for sleep. In spite of the fact that this is the case, citizens of many countries take things several step further than that with all things having been considered and taken into account.

For example, in South Africa, people often spend around 578 minutes using the internet every single day. That amounts to over 9.5 hours a day, or about 144 consecutive days of internet usage over the course of the year.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that certain South American countries come in at a close second. Brazil is in the lead, coming in second on this list, with an aggregated annual internet usage of about 572 minutes per day. Argentina and Colombia come in fourth and fifth place respectively, with citizens of those countries using the internet for 541 minutes apiece.

On the other end of the spectrum, East Asian nations appear to be using the internet for far less time than their South American counterparts. At the bottom of the list was Japan with just 225 minutes a day. No other country came close, although Denmark’s daily average of 298 minutes a day ended up being second to last on this list.

South Korea and China also have surprisingly low numbers here, with 321 and 325 respectively. This is despite these nations having some of the fastest internet speeds in the world. Whether it is due to cultural differences or lifestyles, East Asian nations have a tendency to use the internet for lower periods of time than other countries.

H/T: Wearesocial

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