Access to electricity, rural (% of rural population) - Country Ranking

Definition: Access to electricity, rural is the percentage of rural population with access to electricity.

Source: World Bank, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) database from World Bank, Global Electrification database.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 100.00 2012
1 Switzerland 100.00 2012
1 Slovenia 100.00 2012
1 United States 100.00 2012
1 Belarus 100.00 2012
1 Croatia 100.00 2012
1 Malta 100.00 2012
1 Andorra 100.00 2012
1 Czech Republic 100.00 2012
1 Liechtenstein 100.00 2012
1 San Marino 100.00 2012
1 Hungary 100.00 2012
1 Moldova 100.00 2012
1 Romania 100.00 2012
1 Suriname 100.00 2012
1 Turkey 100.00 2012
1 Venezuela 100.00 2012
1 France 100.00 2012
1 Ireland 100.00 2012
1 Iceland 100.00 2012
1 Latvia 100.00 2012
1 Montenegro 100.00 2012
1 Sweden 100.00 2012
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2012
1 Georgia 100.00 2012
1 Macedonia 100.00 2012
1 New Zealand 100.00 2012
1 Morocco 100.00 2012
1 Poland 100.00 2012
1 Albania 100.00 2012
1 Austria 100.00 2012
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2012
1 Luxembourg 100.00 2012
1 Malaysia 100.00 2012
1 Israel 100.00 2012
1 Italy 100.00 2012
1 Armenia 100.00 2012
1 Azerbaijan 100.00 2012
1 Belgium 100.00 2012
1 Belize 100.00 2012
1 Monaco 100.00 2012
1 Germany 100.00 2012
1 Greenland 100.00 2012
1 Libya 100.00 2012
1 Netherlands 100.00 2012
1 Norway 100.00 2012
1 Portugal 100.00 2012
1 Australia 100.00 2012
1 The Bahamas 100.00 2012
1 Spain 100.00 2012
1 Japan 100.00 2012
1 Turkmenistan 100.00 2012
1 Bulgaria 100.00 2012
1 Greece 100.00 2012
1 Canada 100.00 2012
1 Cyprus 100.00 2012
1 Algeria 100.00 2012
1 Finland 100.00 2012
1 United Kingdom 100.00 2012
1 Mauritius 100.00 2012
1 Tajikistan 100.00 2012
1 Tunisia 100.00 2012
1 Lebanon 100.00 2012
1 Lithuania 100.00 2012
1 Serbia 100.00 2012
1 Estonia 100.00 2012
1 Korea 100.00 2012
1 Russia 100.00 2012
1 China 100.00 2012
1 Denmark 100.00 2012
1 Egypt 100.00 2012
1 Hong Kong SAR, China 100.00 2012
1 Slovak Republic 100.00 2012
1 Ukraine 100.00 2012
1 Kyrgyz Republic 100.00 2012
76 Thailand 99.75 2012
77 Jordan 99.40 2012
78 Singapore 99.00 2012
78 Trinidad and Tobago 99.00 2012
80 Costa Rica 98.70 2012
81 Chile 97.80 2012
82 Vietnam 97.65 2012
83 Iran 97.25 2012
84 Mexico 97.20 2012
85 Brazil 97.00 2012
86 Iraq 96.85 2012
87 Dominican Republic 96.65 2012
88 Paraguay 96.30 2012
89 Argentina 95.75 2012
90 Cuba 95.35 2012
91 Uruguay 95.10 2012
92 Indonesia 92.90 2012
93 Saudi Arabia 92.85 2012
93 Bahrain 92.85 2012
93 United Arab Emirates 92.85 2012
93 Qatar 92.85 2012
93 Oman 92.85 2012
93 Kuwait 92.85 2012
99 Samoa 92.75 2012
100 Ecuador 92.30 2012
101 Pakistan 90.50 2012
102 Colombia 87.90 2012
103 Jamaica 86.65 2012
104 Sri Lanka 85.95 2012
105 El Salvador 85.70 2012
106 Tonga 82.75 2012
107 Philippines 81.50 2012
108 Syrian Arab Republic 81.05 2012
109 Puerto Rico 79.75 2012
109 Barbados 79.75 2012
109 Grenada 79.75 2012
109 Cayman Islands 79.75 2012
109 Panama 79.75 2012
109 Dominica 79.75 2012
109 Antigua and Barbuda 79.75 2012
109 St. Lucia 79.75 2012
109 St. Kitts and Nevis 79.75 2012
118 Guyana 75.05 2012
119 Peru 72.90 2012
120 Bolivia 72.50 2012
121 Macao SAR, China 72.43 2012
122 Guatemala 72.10 2012
123 Nepal 71.56 2012
124 Mongolia 69.85 2012
125 India 69.65 2012
126 Brunei 67.05 2012
127 South Africa 66.85 2012
128 Honduras 65.80 2012
129 Comoros 61.40 2012
130 Lao PDR 54.75 2012
131 Bhutan 52.75 2012
132 Bangladesh 49.30 2012
133 São Tomé and Principe 46.95 2012
134 Cabo Verde 46.75 2012
135 New Caledonia 45.45 2012
135 Palau 45.45 2012
135 Fiji 45.45 2012
135 Kiribati 45.45 2012
139 Gabon 44.90 2012
140 Equatorial Guinea 43.00 2012
141 Nicaragua 42.70 2012
142 Ghana 40.95 2012
143 Nigeria 34.40 2012
144 Yemen 33.45 2012
145 Afghanistan 32.00 2012
146 Tuvalu 31.75 2012
146 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 31.75 2012
148 Myanmar 31.15 2012
149 Côte d'Ivoire 29.00 2012
150 Timor-Leste 26.75 2012
151 Senegal 26.60 2012
152 The Gambia 25.65 2012
153 Swaziland 24.45 2012
154 Botswana 23.87 2012
155 Guinea-Bissau 21.45 2012
156 Cambodia 18.80 2012
157 Cameroon 18.50 2012
158 Sudan 17.75 2012
158 Vanuatu 17.75 2012
160 Namibia 17.35 2012
161 Somalia 17.25 2012
161 Seychelles 17.25 2012
163 Zimbabwe 16.05 2012
164 Haiti 15.00 2012
165 Benin 14.50 2012
166 Djibouti 12.95 2012
167 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 12.75 2012
168 Solomon Islands 12.55 2012
169 Eritrea 11.95 2012
170 Mali 11.90 2012
171 Congo 11.70 2012
172 Papua New Guinea 10.35 2012
173 Lesotho 10.15 2012
174 Togo 8.85 2012
175 Central African Republic 8.15 2012
176 Madagascar 8.10 2012
177 Uganda 8.05 2012
178 Rwanda 7.70 2012
179 Ethiopia 7.55 2012
180 Kenya 6.70 2012
181 Angola 6.00 2012
182 Zambia 5.75 2012
182 Dem. Rep. Congo 5.75 2012
184 Mozambique 5.40 2012
185 Niger 5.20 2012
186 Mauritania 4.35 2012
187 Tanzania 3.60 2012
188 Chad 3.05 2012
189 Guinea 2.90 2012
190 Malawi 2.00 2012
191 Burkina Faso 1.40 2012
192 Liberia 1.20 2012
192 Burundi 1.20 2012
192 Sierra Leone 1.20 2012

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Statistical Concept and Methodology: Data for access to electricity are collected among different sources: mostly data from nationally representative household surveys (including national censuses) were used. Survey sources include Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Living Standards Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), the World Health Survey (WHS), other nationally developed and implemented surveys, and various government agencies (for example, ministries of energy and utilities). Given the low frequency and the regional distribution of some surveys, a number of countries have gaps in available data. To develop the historical evolution and starting point of electrification rates, a simple modeling approach was adopted to fill in the missing data points - around 1990, around 2000, and around 2010. Therefore, a country can have a continuum of zero to three data points. There are 42 countries with zero data point and the weighted regional average was used as an estimate for electrification in each of the data periods. 170 countries have between one and three data points and missing data are estimated by using a model with region, country, and time variables. The model keeps the original observation if data is available for any of the time periods. This modeling approach allowed the estimation of electrification rates for 212 countries over these three time periods (Indicated as "Estimate"). Notation "Assumption" refers to the assumption of universal access in countries classified as developed by the United Nations.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual