Netloss Calculator

Want to know how much a recent Internet shutdown in your country cost the economy? Or, curious to understand the impact of an anticipated Internet shutdown? Use the Internet Society Pulse NetLoss Calculator to find out more.

Select the country from the drop down list, then select the dates you are interested in (leave the current date for the end of an ongoing Shutdown), and finally, select the type of Internet shutdown.

The NetLoss calculator does not distinguish between national and regional shutdowns and should therefore be used with caution when estimating the economic impact of shutdowns in countries that frequently disrupt Internet access to the Internet at a regional level.

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GDP (PPP) Loss

USD $720,459,497

FDI Loss

USD $10,097,021

Unemployment Increase (persons)

12,106

Shutdown Risk

3.54%

Methodology

The Internet Society Pulse NetLoss Calculator uses an economic framework to estimate the impact of Internet shutdowns on a range of economic, social, and other outcomes and uses econometric tools to provide a rigorous and precise estimate of the economic impact of a given shutdown. The methodology relies on publicly available datasets to calculate the economic impact of an Internet shutdown. Using open datasets makes our methodology reproducible as well as transparent. See the full methodology.

More Information

You can find out more about the NetLoss calculator in the FAQs.

Current and past government-mandated shutdowns are tracked on the Pulse shutdowns tracker.

Note: The values shown by NetLoss calculator are estimates and don’t necessarily reflect real-time data or take into account other related local, regional, national and global consequences that could affect the overall economic impact of an Internet shutdown.