World Electricity Access 1998-2022

Access to electricity is the percentage of population with access to electricity. Electrification data are collected from industry, national surveys and international sources.
  • World electricity access for 2020 was 90.52%, a 0.51% increase from 2019.
  • World electricity access for 2019 was 90.01%, a 0.45% increase from 2018.
  • World electricity access for 2018 was 89.57%, a 0.97% increase from 2017.
  • World electricity access for 2017 was 88.59%, a 0.9% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
North America 100.00%
Euro Area 100.00%
European Union 100.00%
OECD members 99.94%
Latin America & Caribbean 98.52%
East Asia & Pacific 98.01%
South Asia 95.78%
World 90.52%
Sub-Saharan Africa 48.35%
World Electricity Access - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2020 90.52% 0.51%
2019 90.01% 0.45%
2018 89.57% 0.97%
2017 88.59% 0.90%
2016 87.70% 1.08%
2015 86.62% 0.97%
2014 85.65% 0.41%
2013 85.24% 0.50%
2012 84.74% 2.57%
2011 82.17% -1.06%
2010 83.22% 0.37%
2009 82.85% 0.37%
2008 82.48% 0.63%
2007 81.85% 0.49%
2006 81.36% 0.71%
2005 80.65% 0.50%
2004 80.15% 0.22%
2003 79.93% 0.60%
2002 79.34% 1.46%
2001 77.87% -0.35%
2000 78.22% 3.52%
1999 74.71% 1.30%
1998 73.41% 1.30%