The Index Simulator

This simulator is for advanced users who have an understanding of the indices and have reviewed their country's ranking in those indices. The Index Simulator allows you to imagine how a change in your country's performance in an index KPI would alter its overall ranking, and to select other countries for comparison.

Country description

Saudi Arabia is a high income country. It has a GDP per capita of around 30.45 Thousand USD (2022) and HDI value of 0.88 (2021)

Index description

Digital transformation needs the availability of appropriate infrastructure, skilled human resources, adequate governance and impact on national development. Developed by Portulans Institute, this index assesses 134 economies based on their performance across 60 variables.

Results for Saudi Arabia


2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2019 2021 2022 2023 Simulator
projection
Rank 34 31 32 35 33 45 40 35 41
Score
4.62Value: 4.616736734
4.82Value: 4.818038575
4.78Value: 4.78397737
4.66Value: 4.65698199
4.81Value: 4.813173155
56.49Value: 56.49
60.23Value: 60.23
61.09Value: 61.0862083006304
56.14Value: 56.1414
Value: 56.1414

Comparison benchmarks
Compare to:
Top 3 in Income Group
Top 3 in Region
Compare to:
Income Group
Region
KPI Information icon 2023 - Saudi Arabia
Weight Information icon Best Worst Aspirational value Information icon Current Value
plus interface iconAccess
Rank 30 / Score 74.45
mobile tariffsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Ireland 100.00
71.74%
71.74Value: 71.7404
handset pricesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Singapore 100.00
37.7%
37.7Value: 37.6987
FTTh/Building internet subscriptionsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: China 100.00
49.29%
49.29Value: 49.2947
Population covered by at least a 3G mobile networkInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Cameroon 0.00
Best: Armenia 100.00
100%
100Value: 100
International internet bandwidthInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 39.83
Worst: Tajikistan 39.83
Best: Hong Kong SAR 100.00
80.03%
87.99Value: 87.9867
Internet access in schoolsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Burundi 0.00
Best: Armenia 100.00
100%
100Value: 100
plus interface iconContent
Rank 80 / Score 19.26
GitHub commitsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Hungary 100.00
1.97%
1.97Value: 1.96642
Internet domain registrationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Ethiopia 0.00
Best: Iceland 100.00
1.92%
1.92Value: 1.92323
Mobile application developmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Madagascar 0.00
Best: Cyprus 100.00
65.03%
65.03Value: 65.0256
AI scientific publicationsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Guinea 0.00
Best: China 100.00
8.13%
8.13Value: 8.12587
plus interface iconFuture Technologies
Rank 19 / Score 54.85
Adoption of emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Lesotho 0.00
Best: Netherlands 100.00
72.31%
72.31Value: 72.3066
Investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 10.75
Worst: Venezuela 10.75
Best: United States 100.00
56.86%
61.5Value: 61.5
Computer software spendingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Angola 0.00
Best: United States 100.00
30.74%
30.74Value: 30.7385
Robot densityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Peru 0.00
Best: Singapore 100.00
0%
N/AValue: N/A
plus interface iconIndividuals
Rank 10 / Score 60.97
Mobile broadband internet traffic within the countryInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Burundi 0.00
Best: China 100.00
54.68%
54.68Value: 54.6772
Use of virtual social networkInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: United Arab Emirates 100.00
74.88%
74.88Value: 74.8778
Tertiary enrollmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Gambia 0.00
Best: Greece 100.00
46.36%
46.36Value: 46.3614
Adult literacy rateInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Ukraine 100.00
96.7%
96.7Value: 96.702714012
ICT skills in the education systemInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Angola 0.00
Best: Finland 100.00
83.33%
83.33Value: 83.3294
AI talent concentrationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: South Africa 0.00
Best: India 100.00
9.87%
9.87Value: 9.87124
plus interface iconBusiness
Rank 40 / Score 54.69
Firms with websitesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Finland 100.00
22.64%
22.64Value: 22.6434
GERD financed by business enterpriseInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Gambia 0.00
Best: Thailand 100.00
0%
N/AValue: N/A
ProfessionalsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Burundi 0.00
Best: Luxembourg 100.00
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Annual investment in telecommunication servicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Mauritania 0.00
Best: United States 100.00
86.74%
86.74Value: 86.7419
GERD performed by business enterpriseInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Mauritania 0.00
Best: Israel 100.00
0%
N/AValue: N/A
plus interface iconGovernment
Rank 35 / Score 49.39
Government online servicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Mauritania 0.00
Best: Estonia 100.00
80.33%
80.33Value: 80.3271
Publication and use of open dataInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Eswatini 0.00
Best: Canada 100.00
25%
25Value: 25
Government promotion of investment in emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Mauritania 0.00
Best: China 100.00
84.06%
84.06Value: 84.0613
R&D expenditure by government and higher education Information icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Mauritania 0.00
Best: Israel 100.00
8.19%
8.19Value: 8.18597
plus interface iconTrust
Rank 44 / Score 63.8
Secure Internet serversInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Denmark 100.00
43.09%
43.09Value: 43.0871
Online access to financial accountInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Burundi 0.00
Best: Norway 100.00
40.98%
40.98Value: 40.9824
Internet shoppingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Pakistan 0.00
Best: Norway 100.00
71.59%
71.59Value: 71.5943
CybersecurityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.48
Worst: Honduras 0.48
Best: United States 100.00
99.53%
99.53Value: 99.5319
plus interface iconRegulation
Rank 98 / Score 57.05
Regulation qualityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Venezuela 0.00
Best: Singapore 100.00
57.18%
57.18Value: 57.1846
Regulation of emerging technologiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Venezuela 0.00
Best: Luxembourg 100.00
77.14%
77.14Value: 77.1429
e-commerce legislationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Algeria 100.00
33.33%
33.33Value: 33.3333
Privacy protection by law contentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Iran, Islamic Rep. 0.00
Best: Portugal 100.00
23.47%
23.47Value: 23.4737
ICT regulatory environmentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Tajikistan 0.00
Best: Italy 100.00
94.12%
94.12Value: 94.1176
plus interface iconInclusion
Rank 30 / Score 76.21
e-participationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Mauritania 0.00
Best: Japan 100.00
68.61%
68.61Value: 68.6074
Socioeconomic gap in use of digital paymentsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Burundi 0.00
Best: Switzerland 100.00
78.24%
78.24Value: 78.2375
Availability of local online contentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Sweden 100.00
91.11%
91.11Value: 91.1058
Gender gap in internet useInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Burkina Faso 0.00
Best: Lesotho 100.00
71.55%
71.55Value: 71.5476
Rural gap in use of digital paymentInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Morocco 0.00
Best: Jordan 100.00
71.56%
71.56Value: 71.5641
plus interface iconEconomy
Rank 47 / Score 34.38
High-tech and medium-high-tech manufacturingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Burkina Faso 0.00
Best: Singapore 100.00
31.89%
31.89Value: 31.8854
High-tech exportsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Philippines 100.00
0.85%
0.85Value: 0.85493
PCT patent applicationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Angola 0.00
Best: Japan 100.00
8.83%
8.83Value: 8.8269
Domestic market sizeInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Cape Verde 0.00
Best: China 100.00
73.78%
73.78Value: 73.7844
Prevalence of gig economyInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Mauritania 0.00
Best: China 100.00
86.05%
86.05Value: 86.0465
ICT services exportsInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Benin 0.00
Best: Cyprus 100.00
4.87%
4.87Value: 4.87443
plus interface iconQuality of life
Rank 38 / Score 76.35
HappinessInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Lebanon 0.00
Best: Finland 100.00
74.94%
74.94Value: 74.9396
Freedom to make life choicesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Angola 0.00
Best: Viet Nam 100.00
87.86%
87.86Value: 87.8621
Income inequalityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: South Africa 0.00
Best: Slovak Republic 100.00
0%
N/AValue: N/A
Healthy life expectancy at birthInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Lesotho 0.00
Best: Japan 100.00
66.24%
66.24Value: 66.2449
plus interface iconSDG Contribution
Rank 104 / Score 52.29
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-BeingInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Canada 100.00
73.04%
73.04Value: 73.042
SDG 4: Quality EducationInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Dominican Republic 0.00
Best: China 100.00
21.27%
21.27Value: 21.2706
SDG 5: Women's economic opportunityInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Qatar 0.00
Best: Belgium 100.00
59.29%
59.29Value: 59.292
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Congo, Democratic Rep. 0.00
Best: Venezuela 100.00
59.68%
59.68Value: 59.6821
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesInformation icon
Initial Value: 1
100.00 0.00
Worst: Chad 0.00
Best: Iceland 100.00
48.16%
48.16Value: 48.1585
Index Global Highlights
Global Details
Global Average
48.87 Value: 48.8671768656717
Developed Economies Average
65.64 65.6432194444444
Developing Economies Average
43.46 43.4570361111111
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score
76.91 76.9064
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Burundi
Score
20.62 20.6201
Global Rank 134
Highest Ranked Developed Country Country United States
Score
76.91 76.9064
Global Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Developed Country Country Bulgaria
Score
52.18 52.1764
Global Rank 53
Highest Ranked Developing Country Country Singapore
Score
76.81 76.811
Global Rank 2
Lowest Ranked Developing Country Country Burundi
Score
20.62 20.6201
Global Rank 134
Arab Region Details Information icon
Arab Average
46.59 46.5881615384615
Arab Diversified Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, State of Palestine
43.69 43.6853
Arab LDC Comoros, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen
23.74 23.735
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score
62.43 62.4274
Global Rank 30
Lowest Ranked Country Country Mauritania
Score
23.74 23.735
Global Rank 131
Highest Arab Diversified Country Country Jordan
Score
47.29 47.2877
Global Rank 68
Lowest Arab Diversified Country Country Lebanon
Score
39.7 39.6958
Global Rank 96
Highest Arab LDC Country Mauritania
Score
23.74 23.735
Global Rank 131
Lowest Arab LDC Country Mauritania
Score
23.74 23.735
Global Rank 131
Economies per capita
High-Income Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Nauru, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Monaco, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Qatar, Korea, Rep., Romania, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR
63.89 63.8861104166667
Upper-Middle-Income Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montenegro, Namibia, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Kosovo, Suriname, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, South Africa, North Macedonia
47.54 47.5380363636364
Lower-Middle-Income Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Myanmar, Comoros, Congo, Rep., Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Honduras, India, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Moldova, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Ukraine, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, State of Palestine
39.08 39.081182051282
Low Income Afghanistan, Chad, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Korea Dem Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Somalia, Rwanda, Togo, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Uganda, Yemen, Central African Republic
27.77 27.76765
Oil Exporting/Importing
Oil Exporting Average Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Chad, China, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Congo, Rep., Congo, Democratic Rep., Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Rep., Iraq, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Slovak Republic, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen
51.74 51.7407019230769
Oil Importing Average Afghanistan, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Croatia, Korea Dem Rep., Myanmar, Nauru, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Monaco, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Somalia, Korea, Rep., Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Togo, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Uruguay, Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, State of Palestine, North Macedonia
47.04 47.0449414634146
Oil Exporting Best Country United States
Score
76.91 76.9064
Global Rank 1
Oil Exporting Worst Country Chad
Score
20.82 20.8163
Global Rank 133
Oil Importing Best Country Singapore
Score
76.81 76.811
Global Rank 2
Oil Importing Worst Country Burundi
Score
20.62 20.6201
Global Rank 134
OECD Information icon
OECD Average
65.84 65.8383837837838
OECD Developed Average Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Czech Republic
66.87 66.8745787878788
OECD Developing Average Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Korea, Rep., Turkey
55.75 55.74906
OECD Best Country United States
Score
76.91 76.9064
Global Rank 1
OECD Worst Country Colombia
Score
48.28 48.279
Global Rank 65
OECD Developed Best Country United States
Score
76.91 76.9064
Global Rank 1
OECD Developed Worst Country Mexico
Score
49.59 49.5862
Global Rank 62
OECD Developing Best Country Korea, Rep.
Score
74.48 74.4786
Global Rank 7
OECD Developing Worst Country Colombia
Score
48.28 48.279
Global Rank 65
Arab region Information icon
Simple Average
46.36
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 62.43
Rank 30
Lowest Ranked Country Country Mauritania
Score 23.74
Rank 131
AMU Information icon
Simple Average
37.23
Highest Ranked Country Country Morocco
Score 45.43
Rank 77
Lowest Ranked Country Country Mauritania
Score 23.74
Rank 131
East Asia and Pacific Information icon
Simple Average
55.89
Highest Ranked Country Country Singapore
Score 76.81
Rank 2
Lowest Ranked Country Country Lao PDR
Score 34.72
Rank 109
Europe and Central Asia Information icon
Simple Average
59
Highest Ranked Country Country Finland
Score 76.19
Rank 3
Lowest Ranked Country Country Tajikistan
Score 33.75
Rank 113
Latin America and The Caribbean Information icon
Simple Average
44.56
Highest Ranked Country Country Brazil
Score 54.67
Rank 44
Lowest Ranked Country Country Nicaragua
Score 33.32
Rank 115
North America Information icon
Simple Average
74.45
Highest Ranked Country Country United States
Score 76.91
Rank 1
Lowest Ranked Country Country Canada
Score 71.99
Rank 11
South Asia Information icon
Simple Average
42.16
Highest Ranked Country Country India
Score 49.93
Rank 60
Lowest Ranked Country Country Nepal
Score 33.73
Rank 114
Sub-Saharan Africa Information icon
Simple Average
32.14
Highest Ranked Country Country Kenya
Score 46.86
Rank 70
Lowest Ranked Country Country Burundi
Score 20.62
Rank 134
Organization of Islamic Cooperation Information icon
Simple Average
41
Highest Ranked Country Country United Arab Emirates
Score 62.43
Rank 30
Lowest Ranked Country Country Chad
Score 20.82
Rank 133
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