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 the SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework led jointly by the World Bank, International Energy Agency, and the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

Find indicator:
Rank Country Value Year
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina 100.00 2014
1 Switzerland 100.00 2014
1 Slovenia 100.00 2014
1 United States 100.00 2014
1 Estonia 100.00 2014
1 Korea 100.00 2014
1 Kuwait 100.00 2014
1 Russia 100.00 2014
1 Georgia 100.00 2014
1 Macedonia 100.00 2014
1 New Zealand 100.00 2014
1 Poland 100.00 2014
1 Saudi Arabia 100.00 2014
1 Jordan 100.00 2014
1 Lebanon 100.00 2014
1 Lithuania 100.00 2014
1 Puerto Rico 100.00 2014
1 Serbia 100.00 2014
1 Bulgaria 100.00 2014
1 Greece 100.00 2014
1 China 100.00 2014
1 Denmark 100.00 2014
1 Hong Kong SAR, China 100.00 2014
1 Slovak Republic 100.00 2014
1 Ukraine 100.00 2014
1 Armenia 100.00 2014
1 Azerbaijan 100.00 2014
1 Belgium 100.00 2014
1 Brunei 100.00 2014
1 Germany 100.00 2014
1 Greenland 100.00 2014
1 Netherlands 100.00 2014
1 Norway 100.00 2014
1 Oman 100.00 2014
1 Macao SAR, China 100.00 2014
1 Portugal 100.00 2014
1 Bahrain 100.00 2014
1 Czech Republic 100.00 2014
1 Liechtenstein 100.00 2014
1 San Marino 100.00 2014
1 United Arab Emirates 100.00 2014
1 Canada 100.00 2014
1 Cyprus 100.00 2014
1 Finland 100.00 2014
1 United Kingdom 100.00 2014
1 Jamaica 100.00 2014
1 Andorra 100.00 2014
1 Israel 100.00 2014
1 Italy 100.00 2014
1 Monaco 100.00 2014
1 Moldova 100.00 2014
1 New Caledonia 100.00 2014
1 Chile 100.00 2014
1 Hungary 100.00 2014
1 Turkey 100.00 2014
1 Antigua and Barbuda 100.00 2014
1 Ireland 100.00 2014
1 Iceland 100.00 2014
1 St. Kitts and Nevis 100.00 2014
1 Latvia 100.00 2014
1 Montenegro 100.00 2014
1 Sweden 100.00 2014
1 Uzbekistan 100.00 2014
1 Belarus 100.00 2014
1 France 100.00 2014
1 Croatia 100.00 2014
1 Malta 100.00 2014
1 Albania 100.00 2014
1 Austria 100.00 2014
1 Cayman Islands 100.00 2014
1 Kazakhstan 100.00 2014
1 Australia 100.00 2014
1 The Bahamas 100.00 2014
1 Barbados 100.00 2014
1 Luxembourg 100.00 2014
1 Malaysia 100.00 2014
1 Spain 100.00 2014
1 Japan 100.00 2014
1 Romania 100.00 2014
1 Thailand 100.00 2014
1 Turkmenistan 100.00 2014
1 Qatar 100.00 2014
1 Singapore 100.00 2014
84 Egypt 99.80 2014
85 Trinidad and Tobago 99.78 2014
86 Kyrgyz Republic 99.70 2014
87 Algeria 99.63 2014
88 Tunisia 99.61 2014
89 Tajikistan 99.29 2014
90 Vietnam 98.90 2014
91 Seychelles 98.74 2014
92 Palau 98.60 2014
93 Costa Rica 98.41 2014
94 Cuba 98.01 2014
95 Brazil 97.84 2014
96 Paraguay 97.75 2014
97 Samoa 97.60 2014
98 Mexico 97.53 2014
99 Uruguay 97.45 2014
100 Tuvalu 97.23 2014
101 Ecuador 97.05 2014
102 Suriname 96.77 2014
103 St. Lucia 96.74 2014
104 Iraq 96.08 2014
105 Bhutan 95.98 2014
106 Dominican Republic 95.64 2014
107 Pakistan 95.63 2014
108 Iran 94.91 2014
109 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 94.80 2014
110 Indonesia 94.29 2014
111 Libya 92.30 2014
112 Venezuela 92.04 2014
113 Tonga 91.49 2014
114 Sri Lanka 90.94 2014
115 Colombia 90.50 2014
116 El Salvador 90.26 2014
117 Afghanistan 87.80 2014
118 Syrian Arab Republic 86.45 2014
119 Belize 85.64 2014
120 Morocco 84.60 2014
121 Guyana 84.00 2014
122 Philippines 82.55 2014
123 Nepal 81.70 2014
124 Cabo Verde 79.21 2014
125 Mauritius 78.79 2014
126 Honduras 76.32 2014
127 Fiji 76.31 2014
128 Guatemala 74.82 2014
129 Peru 74.50 2014
130 South Africa 71.48 2014
131 Bolivia 71.47 2014
132 India 70.03 2014
133 Lao PDR 68.10 2014
134 Panama 65.66 2014
135 Comoros 64.99 2014
136 Ghana 63.00 2014
137 Yemen 58.99 2014
138 Nicaragua 57.14 2014
139 São Tomé and Principe 54.80 2014
140 Bangladesh 51.40 2014
141 Mongolia 50.85 2014
142 Cambodia 49.20 2014
143 Myanmar 49.00 2014
144 Equatorial Guinea 44.84 2014
145 Gabon 42.31 2014
146 Nigeria 39.30 2014
147 Botswana 37.52 2014
148 Timor-Leste 37.02 2014
149 Côte d'Ivoire 36.54 2014
150 Solomon Islands 33.93 2014
151 Senegal 32.70 2014
152 Sudan 31.70 2014
153 Swaziland 26.49 2014
154 Kiribati 22.20 2014
155 Cameroon 22.17 2014
156 Namibia 21.29 2014
157 Haiti 17.19 2014
158 Togo 16.30 2014
159 Benin 16.00 2014
160 The Gambia 12.96 2014
161 Kenya 12.60 2014
162 Ethiopia 12.20 2014
163 Papua New Guinea 11.89 2014
164 Mali 11.83 2014
165 Lesotho 11.80 2014
166 Vanuatu 11.54 2014
167 Somalia 11.20 2014
168 Madagascar 10.67 2014
169 Djibouti 10.42 2014
170 Congo 10.40 2014
171 Uganda 10.30 2014
172 Zimbabwe 9.80 2014
173 Rwanda 9.10 2014
174 Eritrea 7.18 2014
175 Mozambique 5.97 2014
176 Niger 5.44 2014
177 Malawi 4.70 2014
178 Chad 4.53 2014
179 Tanzania 4.03 2014
180 Guinea-Bissau 4.00 2014
181 Guinea 3.96 2014
182 Zambia 3.80 2014
183 Central African Republic 3.10 2014
184 Angola 3.00 2014
184 Burkina Faso 3.00 2014
186 Mauritania 2.30 2014
187 Burundi 2.00 2014
188 Liberia 1.71 2014
189 Sierra Leone 1.01 2014
190 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.40 2014

More rankings: Africa | Asia | Central America & the Caribbean | Europe | Middle East | North America | Oceania | South America | World |

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