The 2022 edition of the Digital Quality of Life Index (DQI) positions Lithuania 11th out of 117 countries assessed. Lithuania has leapt five places up this year. The ranking also proved Lithuania is the second-strongest country in the world in terms of electronic security, runner-up only to Greece.
The Digital Quality of Life Index (DQL) has been compiled for four years by cybersecurity company Surfshark and has been expanded to include 117 countries this year. Five main categories to determine the quality of digital life have been assessed:
- internet affordability
- internet quality
- electronic infrastructure
- electronic security
- electronic government services.
Lithuania also has one of the most affordable internet services on the planet, ranking 8th in this area. Last year we were 5th, but the trend towards more expensive fibre optics is evident worldwide.
In the e-Government services category, Lithuania dropped one position to 24th, while in e-Infrastructure it remained in 26th place.
Lithuania is also the best performer in the index among the Baltic States, even though the other two also showed a higher score than last year. This year, Estonia is in 14th place, while Latvia is in 33rd position. Lithuania outperforms the latter in all five categories of the index and is behind Estonia only in the e-Infrastructure and eGovernment services.
Among the five index categories, Lithuania performed the weakest in the area of internet quality, where it remains 37th, although it has moved up six places compared to last year.
Israel is ranked first in the global DQL ranking. It is followed by Denmark, Germany, France, and Sweden.
Lithuania outperformed Spain, Norway, Italy, and other European countries. Yet, Lithuania also trailed behind the United States, Singapore, and New Zealand.