Compare VPNs

We compare the VPNs of ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark. As you can see in the comparision below the VPN providers have alot of similarities. Sometimes there are differences based on the platform (i.e. Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android or iOS) so be aware of that. If you want more detailed information on a specific platform, visit our reviews, detailed articles or the VPN providers website. An example of a difference in platform is split tunnel functionality. On iOS this is not support, but it is on Windows, Linux, MacOS and Android. If you have very specific needs, please also check out the website of the VPN provider for specific requirements.

Here you can find a detailed comparison of the 3 top VPN providers in the market.


Surfshark logo
NordVPN logo
ExpressVPN logo

Not good, money back guarantee first month

Yes

Yes

Yes

Payment methods

Credit card, crypto, Paypal, Google and Amazon Pay, iDeal other

Credit card, crypto, Paypal, Google and Amazon Pay, prepaid card, other

Credit Card, Debit card, Paypal, crypto, iDeal, online transfers, other

Payment with bitcoin and etherium

Yes

Yes

Yes

Payment with other crypto

A few coins supported

A few coins supported

Almost all coins supported

Servers

3200+

5300+

3000+

Available countries

65+

60+

94+

Works in China

Yes

Yes

Yes

Max devices

Unlimited

Unlimited (max 6 connections at once)

Unlimited (max 5 connections at once)

Top class encryption (AES-256)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Activity log

No

No

No

Unlimited bandwith

Yes

Yes

Yes

Windows & MacOS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Linux

Yes

Yes

Yes

Android & iOS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Chrome plugin

Yes

Yes

Yes

Firefox plugin

Yes

Yes

Yes

Edge plugin

No

No

Yes

Router support


Yes

Yes

Yes

Android TV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kindle Fire

Yes

Yes

Yes

Microsoft Surface

Yes via router

Yes, via router or Windows PC

Yes via router or mediastreamer*

Amazon Fire TV

Yes via router

Yes via router

Yes via router or mediastreamer*

Apple TV

Yes via router

Yes via router

Yes via router or mediastreamer*

Samsung Smart TV

Yes via router

Yes via router

Yes via router or mediastreamer*

Playstation 5

Yes via router

Yes via router

Yes via router or mediastreamer*

Xbox

Yes via router

Yes via router

Yes via router or mediastreamer*

Nintendo Switch

Yes via router

Yes via router

Yes via router or mediastreamer*

Jurisdiction

British Virign Islands (Privacy haven)

Panama (privacy haven)

British Virign Islands (Privacy haven)

Netflix

Yes (13+ libraries)

Yes (15+ libraries)

Yes (22+ libraries)

BBC iPlayer

Yes

Yes

Yes

AWS Prime

Yes

Yes

Yes

HBO Go

Yes

Yes

Yes

Torrents


Yes

Yes

Yes

Splittunnel

Yes

Yes

Yes

Kill switch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Block advertisements

Yes

Yes

No

Block Malware

Yes

Yes

No

DNS protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multihop support

Yes

Yes

No

Multi Factor authentication

Yes

Yes

Yes

Support

Chat 24x7

Chat 24x7

Chat 24x7

Official website

Last updated August 2022

ExpressVPN logo
4.8/5

Best VPN provider with distinctive character

ExpressVPN is a leader in the VPN market. ExpressVPN has the most locations worldwide and the best support of streaming libraries. ExpressVPN takes privacy very serious and was a leader to change their server park to RAM only servers and develop a tool for leak-testing. Overall the cost of ExpressVPN is more, but we think it is justified considering the stability and reliability.

ExpressVPN pros and cons

ExpressVPN speeds

The closest you are to a location the faster the VPNs speeds will be. The speedtests below are performed from the Netherlands with a 100 Mbit down- and upload speed. So the speeds can be much higher depending on your internet speed.

Server locations

Download speed

Upload speed

Ping

Netherlands (nearest)

98,2

98,0

9

Belgium

91,1

89,5

28

Singapore

86,4

84,0

103

Australia

85,0

84,8

132

USA - NYC

85,3

84,4

114

UK

91,8

91,2

82

Italy

96,8

89,8

69

Canada

93,1

92,2

140

Argentina

91,4

90,5

160

Brazil

89,5

88,2

150

Japan

93,9

91,7

142

India

90,8

90,1

111

Pricing and types of subscriptions

The prices below are an indication. Prices may differ because of i.e. discount promotions. ExpressVPN is the most expensive VPN we have tested but we can see why. ExpressVPN offers a very stable and reliable VPN around the world. With great support for streaming services and high speeds is ExpressVPN a very good choice for every usecase.

9.5

4.5/5

Very fast VPN with great privacy features

NordVPN has made themselfs a name over the last decade as a very trustworthy and reliable VPN provider. NordVPN has the most compatible solution when it comes to phones, tablets, PCs, TVs and routers. We also liked the fact that the iOs and Android app gives you tips on how to improve your setup. Overall we think that NordVPN delivers a very good VPN service with very fast bandwidth speeds.

NordVPN pros and cons

NordVPN speeds

NordVPN offers the fastest speeds with very constent speeds worldwide. The speedtests below are performed from the Netherlands with a 100 Mbit down- and upload speed. So the speeds can be much higher depending on your internet speed. Here you can find the results:

Server locations

Download speed

Upload speed

Ping

Netherlands (nearest)

98,4

98,2

8

Belgium

92,1

90,5

28

Singapore

88,4

88,0

90

Australia

83,0

81,8

132

USA - NYC

87,3

86,4

121

UK

92,8

91,2

67

Italy

94,8

89,8

62

Canada

94,1

92

140

Argentina

91,7

90,8

160

Brazil

89,6

88,2

156

Japan

93,7

92,7

172

India

92

90,7

112

Pricing and types of subscriptions

The prices below are an indication. Prices may differ because of i.e. discount promotions:

9.2

4.2/5

Most value for money

When we analyse Surfshark, we see a very good VPN service. The speeds are very good and steady even on peak hours. Surfshark provides good apps on iOS and Android devices with lots of feature which work without any problems. Surfshark is also working very hard on upgrading their worldwide network and coverage. The steps Surfshark has made in the last few years are fenomenal. We think that you will get the most value out of your money with Surfshark.

Surfshark pros and cons

Surfshark speeds

Surfshark offers good speeds worldwide. The speedtests below are performed from the Netherlands with a 100 Mbit down- and upload speed. So the speeds can be much higher depending on your internet speed. However if you compare Surfshark with ExpressVPN and NordVPN you can see that these providers are faster. Overall if you look at the price/quality ratio then Surfshark is still performing very well. However keep in mind the further you connect from your nearest location the less it will perform. Watch out for the multihop functionality, this may impact your speed.

Server locations

Download speed

Upload speed

Ping

Netherlands (nearest)

93,4

93,2

12

Belgium

89,7

89,5

42

Singapore

83,2

80,1

104

Australia

76,0

75,8

178

USA - NYC

84,3

79,6

149

UK

87,8

84,2

83

Italy

88,8

85,8

90

Canada

87,1

85,2

144

Argentina

85,5

81,9

194

Brazil

81,6

80,2

217

Japan

85,4

77,3

182

India

88,2

84,7

156

Pricing and types of subscriptions

The prices below are an indication. Prices may differ because of i.e. discount promotions. Surfshark is the cheapest VPN we have tested. The price/quality ratio is very good. With Surfshark you get alot of features for a very reasonable price.