The Ultimate Comparison of Nearly Every VPN on the Market

Joel Lee 10-03-2016

A little over a month ago, someone on Reddit named /u/ThatOnePrivacyGuy released an enormous Google spreadsheet packed with over 100 different VPN services listed. Its purpose? To compare all of their features, stances, downsides, and prices.


Considering the fact that VPNs are useful for so many things today 8 Instances You Weren't Using a VPN but Should've Been: The VPN Checklist If you haven't already considered subscribing to a VPN to secure your privacy, now is the time. Read More , you should be shopping for a VPN if you don’t have one already — at the very least, it’ll allow you to watch every Netflix show no matter your region How to Watch Everything on Netflix in Any Country Internationally Changing your Netflix region to watch Netflix internationally or when you're in another country is possible. We show you how. Read More . And if you need help picking one, this is the last and only VPN comparison chart you’ll ever need.


The spreadsheet is freely available to the public: check it out here.

In it, you’ll find information such as: regional availability, which personal details are needed to sign up, what kinds of logs they keep, which protocols and security practices they support, how much privacy they promise, the reliability of their marketing claims, how much each one costs, and whether a free trial is available.

Note that a lot of copycats have been popping up ever since the spreadsheet went public. Here’s what the creator had to say about it:


I currently have NO OFFICIAL WEBSITE. Any site that claims to be built or run by me is being run by impersonators and trolls. I also have NO ALTS on reddit, so anyone there besides me isn’t me. I DO however have a Twitter account @ThatPrivacyGuy

Lastly, if I do ever build a site for my work, it won’t look like it was made by a 5 year old. If you want to confirm that you’re looking at my real sheet, you can use the /r/vpn sidebar link, the /r/privacytoolsio sticky or the link from the VPN section of

Do you use a VPN? What do you think of this chart? Does it convince you to try out a few other VPNs instead? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Affiliate Disclosure: By buying the products we recommend, you help keep the site alive. Read more.

Whatsapp Pinterest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. brainerd32
    January 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I think Astrill deserves a spot on the list. Of all the VPNs I've tried, nothing can really match Astrill.

  2. Anonymous
    March 17, 2016 at 2:00 am

    How would you rate the encryption protocols from best to worse?

    • Joel Lee
      March 21, 2016 at 3:34 am

      I'm not sure, to be honest. Might want to contact the spreadsheet maintainer directly.

  3. Pink panter
    March 16, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I use openvpn its so easy to use and good and compilitly free
    I recommend you use it too

    • Joel Lee
      March 21, 2016 at 3:34 am

      I've heard lots of good things about OpenVPN, it's nice to have yet another data point in its favor. Thanks!

  4. Anonymous
    March 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    I have used NordVpn for the past year. Connections have been good, software good, and price fair. Thanks for this chart.

    • Joel Lee
      March 21, 2016 at 3:33 am

      I've been using NordVPN this year and I agree, it's pretty good. Their Mac client is a joy to use!

  5. ThatOnePrivacyGuy
    March 10, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    ThatOnePrivacyGuy here,

    I'm glad you like the sheet! Feel free to ask any questions you might have.



    • Joel Lee
      March 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      Thanks for maintaining the spreadsheet! :)

  6. Thomas
    March 10, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    What about Getflix? Will it be consider a VPN?

    • Mark
      March 12, 2016 at 2:43 am

      The FAQ tab is in the BOTTOM left corner

  7. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Can the spreadsheet be downloaded? If so, from where?

    • Anonymous
      March 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      edit: found the answer. Just click on the FAQs tab (top left corner) & you'll find a download link in rows 16 & 17.

      • Joel Lee
        March 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm

        Nice, thanks for coming back and sharing that. Good to know!

  8. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    My hat's off to ThatOnePrivacyGuy. This is a great find, Joel! It's hard to know whether VPN's are worth the money or not, so this is a huge help.

    • Joel Lee
      March 14, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Yeah, major props to him! Glad you found it helpful, Kelsey. :)

  9. Anonymous
    March 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Have You Compared The Free Extension For CHROME With Code ID "OMGHFJLPGGMJJAAGOCLMMOBGDODCJBOH" With Paid Solutions, Yet ?