Netflix Singapore vs the world

Fans of Netflix or any other TV streaming service will know the pain of each country offering different content, thanks to licensing issues. This begs the question – how does Singapore’s Netflix library stack up against the rest of the world? What content are we missing out on?

We’ve analysed the Netflix libraries of 73 countries to see how they compare in terms of quantity.

Number of titles in general

To choose an overall winner, we summed each country’s film and TV show counts to get the total number of titles. Japan wins, having the largest library overall at 6,032 individual titles, 84.58% more than Singapore. Singapore comes in at 45th place, just behind Norway, with 3,268 titles in total.

RankCountryNo. of titlesCompared to Singapore
1Japan603284.58%
2United States of America560971.63%
3Canada546067.07%
4United Kingdom510856.30%
5Ireland502353.07%
6India470644.00%
7Australia470544.97%
8New Zealand456839.78%
9Luxembourg453438.74%
10Pakistan441635.13%
11Bangladesh432932.47%
12Belgium432932.47%
13Malta425330.14%
14Nepal422429.25%
15Colombia418828.15%
16Venezuela418027.91%
17Mexico416227.33%
18Uruguay412226.13%
19Peru411826.01%
20Guatemala411725.98%
21Costa Rica411525.92%
22Chile403023.32%
23Brazil394820.81%
24Slovakia385217.87%
25Czech Republic385017.81%
26Philippines383517.35%
27Hungary382717.11%
28Slovenia380616.46%
29Malaysia380316.37%
30Croatia380016.28%
31Ukraine378015.67%
32Zimbabwe378015.67%
33Kenya377415.48%
34Zambia370313.31%
35Nigeria370213.28%
36Latvia369413.04%
37South Africa363911.35%
38Switzerland35568.81%
39Korea34605.88%
40Russia34505.57%
41Thailand33893.70%
42Sweden33111.32%
43Denmark33051.13%
44Norway32960.86%
45Singapore32680.00%
46France3228-1.22%
47Vietnam3224-1.35%
48Finland3186-2.51%
49Germany3120-4.53%
50Romania3117-4.62%
51Greece3098-5.20%
52Austria3042-6.92%
53Spain2989-8.54%
54Netherlands2932-10.28%
55Poland2845-12.94%
56Taiwan2842-13.04%
57Turkey2812-13.95%
58Bahrain2799-14.35%
59Bolivia2799-14.35%
60Saudi Arabia2799-14.35%
61United Arab Emirates2799-14.35%
62Jordan2798-14.38%
63Hong Kong2788-14.69%
64Tunisia2774-15.12%
65Algeria2768-15.30%
66Morocco2759-15.58%
67Iraq2691-17.66%
68Egypt2679-18.02%
69Lebanon2663-18.51%
70Qatar2658-18.67%
71Kuwait2564-21.54%
72Portugal2501-23.47%
73Indonesia1586-51.47%

Number of films

When it comes to films, Japan has the largest selection at 4,747 films, 114.02% more than Singapore, which has a respectable 2,218 movies. Singapore itself sits 51st on the leaderboard, just behind Romania and Greece. This means that 30% of analysed Netflix countries have a smaller film selection than ours. The smallest film library goes to Indonesia at 1,305.

RankCountryNo. of filmsCompared to Singapore
1Japan4747114.02%
2United States of America399980.30%
3Canada399880.25%
4United Kingdom362163.26%
5Ireland359562.08%
6India334250.68%
7Australia327047.43%
8Mexico316342.61%
9Colombia315642.29%
10New Zealand314641.84%
11Venezuela314441.75%
12Luxembourg312640.94%
13Pakistan310339.90%
14Uruguay309639.59%
15Peru309439.50%
16Guatemala309339.45%
17Costa Rica309139.36%
18Chile305437.69%
19Bangladesh302936.56%
20Belgium302936.56%
21Brazil299334.94%
22Nepal298534.58%
23Malta294432.73%
24Czech Republic266320.06%
25Slovakia266220.02%
26Hungary263618.85%
27Philippines263418.76%
28Malaysia262818.49%
29Zimbabwe262318.23%
30Slovenia261818.03%
31Croatia261717.99%
32Korea261717.99%
33Kenya260917.63%
34Ukraine260117.27%
35Switzerland256215.51%
36Zambia254714.83%
37Nigeria254414.70%
38Latvia251513.39%
39Denmark250512.94%
40Sweden249212.35%
41Norway249112.31%
42Finland24199.06%
43Russia23696.81%
44South Africa23696.81%
45Thailand23455.73%
46France23194.55%
47Vietnam22581.80%
48Germany22400.99%
49Romania22250.32%
50Greece22210.14%
51Singapore22180.00%
52Austria2198-0.90%
53Spain2153-2.93%
54Netherlands2135-3.74%
55Poland2062-7.03%
56Bahrain2020-8.93%
57Bolivia2020-8.93%
58Jordan2020-8.93%
59Saudi Arabia2020-8.93%
60United Arab Emirates2020-8.93%
61Tunisia2002-9.74%
62Algeria1996-10.01%
63Turkey1990-10.28%
64Morocco1988-10.37%
65Iraq1967-11.32%
66Egypt1953-11.95%
67Lebanon1938-12.62%
68Hong Kong1935-12.76%
69Taiwan1935-12.76%
70Qatar1931-12.94%
71Kuwait1916-13.62%
72Portugal1794-19.12%
73Indonesia1305-41.16%

Number of TV shows

As for TV shows, Singapore jumps to 30th in the world with 1,050 shows on offer, which is better than 59% of the countries analysed. The US Netflix library holds the most shows at 1,610, while Indonesia again has the least at only 281 TV shows.

RankCountryNo. of TV showsCompared to Singapore
1United States of America161053.33%
2United Kingdom148741.62%
3Canada146239.24%
4Australia143536.67%
5Ireland142836.00%
6New Zealand142235.43%
7Luxembourg140834.10%
8India136429.90%
9Pakistan131325.05%
10Malta130924.67%
11Bangladesh130023.81%
12Belgium130023.81%
13Japan128522.38%
14South Africa127020.95%
15Nepal123918.00%
16Philippines120114.38%
17Hungary119113.43%
18Slovakia119013.33%
19Slovenia118813.14%
20Czech Republic118713.05%
21Croatia118312.67%
22Latvia117912.29%
23Ukraine117912.29%
24Malaysia117511.90%
25Kenya116510.95%
26Nigeria115810.29%
27Zimbabwe115710.19%
28Zambia115610.10%
29Russia10812.95%
30Singapore10500.00%
31Thailand1044-0.57%
32Venezuela1036-1.33%
33Colombia1032-1.71%
34Uruguay1026-2.29%
35Costa Rica1024-2.48%
36Guatemala1024-2.48%
37Peru1024-2.48%
38Mexico999-4.86%
39Switzerland994-5.33%
40Chile976-7.05%
41Vietnam966-8.00%
42Brazil955-9.05%
43France909-13.43%
44Taiwan907-13.62%
45Romania892-15.05%
46Germany880-16.19%
47Greece877-16.48%
48Hong Kong853-18.76%
49Austria844-19.62%
50Korea843-19.71%
51Spain836-20.38%
52Turkey822-21.71%
53Sweden819-22.00%
54Norway805-23.33%
55Denmark800-23.81%
56Netherlands797-24.10%
57Poland783-25.43%
58Bahrain779-25.81%
59Bolivia779-25.81%
60Saudi Arabia779-25.81%
61United Arab Emirates779-25.81%
62Jordan778-25.90%
63Algeria772-26.48%
64Tunisia772-26.48%
65Morocco771-26.57%
66Finland767-26.95%
67Qatar727-30.76%
68Egypt726-30.86%
69Lebanon725-30.95%
70Iraq724-31.05%
71Portugal707-32.67%
72Kuwait648-38.29%
73Indonesia281-73.24%

Methodology

– Data accurate as of 23 August 2018, sourced from available Netflix data.
– 73 countries were available to be analysed.
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