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

Definition: Access to electricity, urban is the percentage of urban 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 Ethiopia 100.00 2012
1 Croatia 100.00 2012
1 Malta 100.00 2012
1 Argentina 100.00 2012
1 Belarus 100.00 2012
1 Trinidad and Tobago 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 Monaco 100.00 2012
1 Samoa 100.00 2012
1 Sri Lanka 100.00 2012
1 Singapore 100.00 2012
1 Swaziland 100.00 2012
1 Cuba 100.00 2012
1 Georgia 100.00 2012
1 St. Lucia 100.00 2012
1 Morocco 100.00 2012
1 Macedonia 100.00 2012
1 New Zealand 100.00 2012
1 Poland 100.00 2012
1 Tonga 100.00 2012
1 Azerbaijan 100.00 2012
1 Belgium 100.00 2012
1 Belize 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 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 100.00 2012
1 Eritrea 100.00 2012
1 Estonia 100.00 2012
1 Portugal 100.00 2012
1 Korea 100.00 2012
1 Russia 100.00 2012
1 Bulgaria 100.00 2012
1 Greece 100.00 2012
1 Hungary 100.00 2012
1 Iran 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 Andorra 100.00 2012
1 Czech Republic 100.00 2012
1 San Marino 100.00 2012
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 100.00 2012
1 Switzerland 100.00 2012
1 Liechtenstein 100.00 2012
1 Slovenia 100.00 2012
1 United States 100.00 2012
1 Antigua and Barbuda 100.00 2012
1 Bhutan 100.00 2012
1 Ireland 100.00 2012
1 Iceland 100.00 2012
1 St. Kitts and Nevis 100.00 2012
1 Latvia 100.00 2012
1 Montenegro 100.00 2012
1 Sweden 100.00 2012
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2012
1 Lebanon 100.00 2012
1 Lithuania 100.00 2012
1 France 100.00 2012
1 Serbia 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 Guinea-Bissau 100.00 2012
1 Grenada 100.00 2012
1 Iraq 100.00 2012
1 Mauritius 100.00 2012
1 Seychelles 100.00 2012
1 Syrian Arab Republic 100.00 2012
1 Tunisia 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 Nicaragua 100.00 2012
1 Slovak Republic 100.00 2012
1 Ukraine 100.00 2012
1 Vietnam 100.00 2012
1 Australia 100.00 2012
1 The Bahamas 100.00 2012
1 Barbados 100.00 2012
1 Spain 100.00 2012
1 Japan 100.00 2012
1 Thailand 100.00 2012
1 Turkmenistan 100.00 2012
98 Brazil 99.95 2012
99 Costa Rica 99.93 2012
100 Uruguay 99.85 2012
101 Chile 99.81 2012
102 Armenia 99.80 2012
102 Kyrgyz Republic 99.80 2012
102 Tajikistan 99.80 2012
102 Pakistan 99.80 2012
106 Colombia 99.70 2012
107 Mexico 99.62 2012
108 Ecuador 99.51 2012
109 Jordan 99.50 2012
110 Oman 99.43 2012
111 Paraguay 99.34 2012
112 Bolivia 99.28 2012
113 Indonesia 99.10 2012
114 Dominica 98.94 2012
115 Saudi Arabia 98.73 2012
116 United Arab Emirates 98.58 2012
117 Dominican Republic 98.57 2012
118 Mongolia 98.56 2012
119 Bahrain 98.31 2012
120 Peru 98.30 2012
121 India 98.23 2012
122 Jamaica 98.12 2012
123 Gabon 98.10 2012
124 El Salvador 97.96 2012
125 Lao PDR 97.91 2012
126 Kuwait 97.78 2012
127 Qatar 97.75 2012
128 Nepal 97.00 2012
129 Honduras 96.90 2012
130 South Africa 96.56 2012
131 Myanmar 94.99 2012
132 Panama 94.43 2012
133 Namibia 94.11 2012
134 Philippines 93.71 2012
135 Equatorial Guinea 93.10 2012
136 Cambodia 91.30 2012
137 Puerto Rico 90.99 2012
138 Cayman Islands 90.88 2012
139 Macao SAR, China 90.54 2012
140 Guyana 90.54 2012
141 Bangladesh 90.20 2012
142 Côte d'Ivoire 88.10 2012
143 Senegal 87.80 2012
144 Cameroon 87.50 2012
145 Comoros 85.10 2012
146 Ghana 84.95 2012
147 Guatemala 84.84 2012
148 Cabo Verde 84.35 2012
149 Nigeria 83.60 2012
150 Angola 83.00 2012
150 Afghanistan 83.00 2012
152 Brunei 78.99 2012
153 Yemen 78.89 2012
154 Zimbabwe 78.46 2012
155 Timor-Leste 78.30 2012
156 Kiribati 76.94 2012
157 Guinea 74.20 2012
158 Haiti 72.30 2012
159 Papua New Guinea 72.01 2012
160 Fiji 71.82 2012
161 Uganda 71.23 2012
162 Botswana 71.05 2012
163 São Tomé and Principe 68.29 2012
164 Benin 68.00 2012
165 New Caledonia 67.97 2012
166 Togo 67.57 2012
167 Djibouti 65.19 2012
168 Sudan 62.11 2012
169 Palau 61.80 2012
170 Niger 61.80 2012
171 Solomon Islands 61.57 2012
172 Rwanda 61.50 2012
173 Madagascar 60.70 2012
174 Congo 58.90 2012
175 Burundi 58.50 2012
176 Kenya 58.20 2012
177 Somalia 57.67 2012
178 Tuvalu 56.88 2012
179 Vanuatu 54.72 2012
180 Mozambique 54.50 2012
181 Mali 50.41 2012
182 Burkina Faso 48.50 2012
183 Lesotho 46.93 2012
184 Zambia 46.93 2012
185 Sierra Leone 46.50 2012
186 Tanzania 46.40 2012
187 Mauritania 46.01 2012
188 The Gambia 41.01 2012
189 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 40.55 2012
190 Malawi 37.10 2012
191 Dem. Rep. Congo 36.32 2012
192 Liberia 18.91 2012
193 Chad 18.32 2012
194 Central African Republic 14.88 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