Performance Overview

THE UNITED STATES leads the way when it comes to Technology, where it is the top performer in Future Technologies and has the second-highest score in Content. Its weaker performance in the Access (29th) sub-pillar stands in stark contrast to this. The country also does very well in the Governance (4th) pillar, where it has the world’s best Regulation relevant to the network economy and is a leading country in terms of Inclusion (4th). The United States also has a high rank in the People (8th) pillar, as a result of solid performances in the sub-pillars Businesses (9th) and Governments (8th). The country’s weakest dimension relates to Impact (20th), where there is mainly room for improvement in the Quality of Life (40th) and SDG Contribution (35th) sub-pillars.

GDP (PPP) per capita
United States
1. Mobile tariffs60.7270
2. Cost of cheapest internet-enable device (% of monthly GDP per capita)85.024
3. Households with internet acccess82.7636
4. 4G mobile network coverage (% of population)99.8012
5. Fixed-broadband subscriptions, 10Mbit/s or above (% of totaal subscriptions)87.4937
6. International internet bandwidth, kb/s per Internet user72.6734
7. Proportion of primary schools with access to Internet for pedagogical purposen/an/a
1. Digital participationn/an/a
2. Mobile apps development75.1238
3. Receipts for the use of intellectual property84.8241
1. Availability of latest technologies75.1232
2. Company investment in emerging technology87.6620
3. Government procurement of advanced technology products79.3234
4. ICT PCT patent applications per million population54.3253
5. Total computer software spending (% of GDP)64.4443
6. Robot density87.2187
1. Medium and high-tech industry61.0116
2. High-tech exports35.8022
3. PCT patent applications46.7311
4. Labour productivity per employee76.947
1. Happiness79.6821
2. Freedom to make life choices68.5561
3. Income inequality56.5879
4. Healthy life expectancy at birth71.7937
1. Access to basic services99.5020
2. Pollution98.129
3. Road safety69.6951
4. Reading proficiency in schools96.8416
5. Maths proficiency in schools79.9415
5. Use of clean fuels and technology100.001
1. Internet users86.2124
2. Active mobile-broadband subscriptions55.937
3. Use of virtual social networks69.8527
5. Tertiary enrolment64.338
5. Adult literacy raten/an/a
6. ICT skillsn/an/a
1. Firms with website70.4230
2. Internet shopping90.337
3. Professionals58.1615
4. Technicians and associate professionals61.8824
5. Extent of staff training97.052
6. R&D expenditure by businesses51.988
1. Government online services98.462
2. Publication and use of open data81.624
3.ICT use and government efficiency82.239
4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education57.8519
1. Rule of law86.4819
2. Software piracy rate100.001
3. Secure Internet servers94.656
4. Cybersecurity99.452
5. Online trust and safety47.6468
1. Regulatory quality86.1716
2. Ease of doing business95.106
3. Legal framework's adaptability to digital business models100.001
4. E-commerce legislation100.001
5. Social safety net protection88.0211
6. ICT regulatory environment89.7734
1. E-Participation98.085
2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments79.6440
3. Availability of local online content97.913
4. Gender gap in internet usen/an/a
5. Rural gap in use of digital payments73.9040