Saudi Arabia

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Key Indicators
Income Group High-income
Regional Group Arab States
Population (Total) 34,813,867
GDP (current US$, millions) 1,608,610
GDP per capita, PPP (current international $) 46,273

Performance Overview

ISO3

SAU

Country

Saudi Arabia

Score

60.23

Rank

40

Technology

59.73

People

61.73

Governance

64.87

Impact

54.60

Strength / Weakness

Pillar: Technology 59.73
SCORERANK

Access

87.26 17

1. Mobile tariffs

78.1530

2. Handset prices

44.5984

3. Households with internet access

99.704

4. SMS sent by population 15-69

88.606

5. Population covered by at least a 3G mobile network

99.7750

6. International internet bandwidth

100.001

7. Internet access in schools

100.001

Content

38.10 56

1. GitHub commits

0.50106

2. Wikipedia edits

49.3267

3. Internet domain registrations

1.8482

4. Mobile apps development

73.4770

5. AI scientific publications

65.3521

Future technologies

53.83 22

1. Adoption of emerging technologies

72.3123

2. Investment in emerging technologies

61.5230

3. Robot density

n/an/a

4. Computer software spending

27.6537
Pillar: People 61.73
SCORERANK

Individuals

73.48 24

1. Active mobile broadband subscriptions

83.2725

2. ICT skills

61.2527

3. Use of virtual social networks

79.5228

4. Tertiary enrollment

49.3428

5. Adult literacy rate

94.0245

Business

54.84 34

1. Firms with website

n/an/a

2. GERD financed by business enterprise

n/an/a

3. Professionals

27.8560

4. Technicians and associate professionals

49.7040

5. Annual investment in telecommunication services

86.9816

6. GERD performed by business enterprise

n/an/a

Governments

56.88 32

1. Government online services

67.8869

2. Publication and use of open data

18.4375

3. Government promotion of investment in emerging tech

84.324

4. R&D expenditure by governments and higher education

n/an/a
Pillar: Governance 64.87
SCORERANK

Trust

53.95 47

1. Secure internet servers

43.3588

2. Cybersecurity

99.532

3. Online access to financial account

40.9843

4. Internet shopping

31.9543

Regulation

65.15 60

1. Regulatory quality

39.2774

2. ICT regulatory environment

94.1214

3. Legal framework's adaptability to emerging technologies

77.2212

4. E-commerce legislation

50.00112

5. Privacy protection by law content

n/an/a

Inclusion

75.50 32

1. E-Participation

70.3764

2. Socioeconomic gap in use of digital payments

74.8542

3. Availability of local online content

91.1010

4. Gender gap in Internet use

69.6217

5. Rural gap in uses of digital payments

71.5648
Pillar: Impact 54.60
SCORERANK

Economy

43.36 49

1. High-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturing

44.9733

2. High-tech exports

2.92115

3. PCT patent applications

59.6732

4. Growth rate of GDP per person engaged

47.3799

5. Prevalence of gig economy

90.334

6. ICT services exports

14.9189

Quality of life

74.84 41

1. Happiness

71.8823

2. Freedom to make life choices

86.3837

3. Income inequality

n/an/a

4. Healthy life expectancy at birth

66.2484

SDG Contribution

45.61 106

1. SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

75.4153

2. SDG 4: Quality Eduucation

21.2769

3. Females employed with advanced degrees

17.9991

4. SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

67.5790

4. SDDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

45.81127

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