South Africa - Share of Urban Population with Access to Electricity

Since 2014, South Africa Share of Urban Population with Access to Electricity increased 0.5points year on year. In 2019, the country was ranked number 161 comparing other countries in Share of Urban Population with Access to Electricity with 94.11 Percent. South Africa is overtaken by Cameroon, which was number 160 with 94.69 Percent and is followed by Vanuatu with 93.91 Percent. East Timor ranked the highest with 102.63 Percent in 2019, a growth of 1.4points versus 2018. Cambodia, Afghanistan and Dominica respectively ranked number 2, 3 and 4 in this ranking. Liberia recorded the best 5 years average growth at +21.8points per year, while Libya was the worst growing country at -2points per year.

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Date Percent
2019 94.11
2018 93.76
2017 93.48
2016 92.97
2015 92.46
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How does South Africa rank in Share of Urban Population with Access to Electricity?

# 210 Countries Percent Last YoY 5‑years CAGR
1 #1
East Timor
102.63 % 2019 +1.4 % +2.0 % View data
2 #2
Cambodia
102.59 % 2019 +1.4 % +1.1 % View data
160 #160
Cameroon
94.69 % 2019 +0.8 % +1.2 % View data
161 #161
South Africa
94.11 % 2019 +0.4 % +0.5 % View data
162 #162
Vanuatu
93.91 % 2019 +0.8 % +1.2 % View data
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