The VPN company Surfshark conducted “a global research on the quality of a digital wellbeing in 85 countries (81 percent of the global population). This study indexes the countries by looking at five fundamental pillars that define the digital quality of life”, says the Surfshark website.
The five pillars that Surfshark took a closer look at, were internet affordability, internet quality, electronic infrastructure, electronic security and electronic government.
Portugal, ranking 29th globally, is highly advanced when it comes to E-security, making it to the 19th position on the list of countries that are well-equipped for cyber attacks.
“Compared to other countries with similar GDP per capital, such as Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, Portugal has a better digital quality of life. Bahrain ranks 61st, whereas Saudi Arabia occupied the 45th position in the DGL Index” writes the VPN company.
In an overall comparison with Spain, Portugal is lagging behind. Spain finds itself in 18th position in overall terms and surpasses Portugal in all the pillars analysed, except for the electronic government where Portugal (24th) ranks three places ahead of Spain (27th).
Also when it comes to internet affordability, Portugal shows that it has one of the least affordable internet in Europe and globally. In position 68, it ranks just above Brazil and Uruguay.