The third edition of Surfshark’s Digital Quality of Life Index ranks countries on five pillars: internet quality and affordability, e-government, e-security, and e-infrastructure. These pillars make it possible to compare the overall quality of digital life in different countries.
Denmark has the best digital quality of life in the world
A new digital quality of life index has placed Denmark at the top of the list. The study examines the quality of life for online users in 117 countries around the world. It considers internet affordability, broadband speed and e-security. Among the five main pillars of a digital life, Denmark scored the highest overall. Its Internet Quality index score was 0.83, which puts it ahead of South Korea and Finland. Singapore, on the other hand, ranked fourth. The United States, France, Japan, Israel and Singapore round out the top eight.
Denmark’s digital quality of life is on the rise, according to a new study. The Surfshark Digital Quality of Life Index measures a country’s accessibility to and quality of the Internet. In addition to internet affordability, the index also looks at infrastructure and government, as well as the government’s readiness to implement new technologies.
Another notable indicator is the Danish sense of community and civic engagement. Ninety-five percent of Danes say they can depend on someone in a time of need. Furthermore, Danish voter turnout was 85% in recent elections, higher than the OECD average of 69%. However, Danish voting rates can vary by social status. The top 20% of the population’s turnout is 87%, compared to 83% for the bottom 20%.
Israel has the best digital quality of life in the world
According to the 2018 Digital Quality of Life Index, Israel has overtaken Denmark as the country with the best digital quality of life. The index focuses on five pillars of digital well-being, including e-government, internet quality, e-infrastructure, and security. Israel also topped the index for affordability of the internet.
The first pillar, affordability, is a key determinant of digital quality of life. While fixed broadband internet in other countries is becoming more expensive, the prices for the internet in Israel have decreased over the past year. While this may not sound like a big deal to the average citizen, it can have major consequences in countries with wide economic gaps. Moreover, global inflation adds pressure to low-income households who rely on the internet.
The second pillar is access. Israel’s efforts to develop high-speed Internet infrastructure have yielded mixed results. However, the Ministry of Communications recently predicted that 70 percent of the country’s households will have access by the end of the year. The high-speed networks, which use hollow cables instead of electrical wires, can provide download speeds in the gigabit range. That’s more than twice as fast as the current Internet speeds.
Finland has the second most affordable broadband internet
In the world’s latest rankings, Finland has the second-cheapest broadband internet, after Norway. While the country still has some ways to go in its broadband roll-out, it remains a leading example in the field of affordable, reliable and fast internet. This affordable internet enables more Finns to enjoy the benefits of this technology and it helps drive widespread adoption.
The availability of broadband in Finland is highly fragmented and varies greatly between rural and urban areas. While the outer urban areas are close to the target, other areas remain below the 99% target. Broadband is widely available in local centers in the rural areas, but it is sparse in surrounding areas close to larger urban areas.
The Finnish government recently announced that broadband Internet will be made universal. This would improve the quality of life for Finns, especially those living in rural areas. It would also encourage online banking and boost businesses. The government committed to this plan last year, and is aiming for 100Mbps internet connections by the end of 2015.
Hamlet’s homeland has the best digital quality of life in the world
Hamlet is often considered to be a Scandinavian play, in part because of its Scandinavian setting. The play’s name, Hamlet, means fool in Icelandic, and the character has numerous Scandinavian references, such as the jester (who is sometimes referred to as a wise fool). The name of Hamlet also reflects the ancient Norse belief that the skull was a shrine to the soul.