Performance Overview

FINLAND is a strong performer across most dimensions in the NRI. In fact, it is the final country to rank in the top 10 in each of the four pillars. Its best showings are in Technology and People (5th in both pillars), which can be attributed to high levels of Future Technologies (6th) in the former case and excellent ICT usage and skills by Businesses (5th) in the latter case. Finland is ranked 7th with respect to both other pillars: Governance and Impact. In the Governance pillar, it performs well in all sub-pillars (Trust, 7th; Regulation, 2nd; Inclusion, 9th). The performances at the sub-pillar level of the Impact pillar are more varied, with the country having the second-highest score in Quality of Life and somewhat weaker performances in the Economy (16th) and SDG Contribution (11th).

GDP (PPP) per capita
1. Mobile tariffs82.2722
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)70.3616
3. Households with internet acccess88.2120
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)99.99
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)93.2625
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user71.0943
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purpose1001
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development83.2223
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property28.276
1. Availability of latest technologies1001
2. Company investment in emerging technology86.856
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products60.9819
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population83.344
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)54.558
6. Robot density41.5219
1. Medium and high-tech industry52.8227
2. High-tech exports16.9152
3. PCT patent applications67.936
4. Labour productivity per employee56.9119
1. Happiness1001
2. Freedom to make life choices94.7611
3. Income inequality94.477
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth83.5225
1. Access to basic services99.6418
2. Pollution99.832
3. Road safety93.7513
4. Reading proficiency in schools99.085
5. Maths proficiency in schools83.6611
5. Use of clean fuels and technology1001
1. Internet users88.0220
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions61.654
3. Use of virtual social networks58.4249
5. Tertiary enrolment64.357
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skills82.4910
1. Firms with website1001
2. Internet shopping77.9212
3. Professionals65.9210
4. Technicians and associate professionals84.067
5. Extent of staff training80.659
6. R&D expenditure by businesses45.7410
1. Government online services96.168
2. Publication and use of open data55.8921
3.ICT use and government efficiency78.9311
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education85.594
1. Rule of law1001
2. Software piracy rate90.5413
3. Secure Internet servers89.0213
4. Cybersecurity91.7821
5. Online trust and safety66.2144
1. Regulatory quality90.767
2. Ease of doing business88.3519
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models82.7411
4. E-commerce legislation1001
5. Social safety net protection98.117
6. ICT regulatory environment93.8322
1. E-Participation1001
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments98.645
3. Availability of local online content86.1415
4. Gender gap in internet use61.740
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments76.7316