VPN Price Comparison

In this review, we will take a look at some VPNs, their prices and the services they have to offer.

If you’re looking to get the most services and features out of any VPN, you definitely shouldn’t be looking out for one that is free; free VPNs rarely work. There are way too many risks and problems involved in using a free VPN instead of a paid one.

For example, some of them keep track of your online activities and sell your personal or browsing data. Another is that the security features they provide are just too weak and easy to crack, not to mention the exhausting interruptions of pop-up ads, and the extremely slow connections.

The list goes on and on. What is the purpose of having “security” that does little or nothing to keep you secure?

This is why it is advisable to use a VPN that actually works. The best types of VPNs keep you from malicious spywares, help unblock geo-blocked sites, and completely shield your identity online.

To find top quality protective services like that, you would need a paid VPN. Luckily, there are a ton of them for you to choose from. Many paid VPNs are actually pretty similar in price; in this review, we would take a look at some paid VPNs, their prices and the services they have to offer. This can help you make a wise choice on where you need to invest your money. 

Paid VPNs and Their Prices

Here we compare the different prices of the most renowned paid VPNs.

1. ExpressVPN

Features

  • Number of servers: More than 3,000
  • Speeds: Unlimited
  • Server locations: 160 in 94 countries
  • Maximum devices supported: 5
  • 24 live chat: Yes
  • 30 day money back guarantee: Yes

Pros/Cons

  • Fastest VPN out there
  • Strict no logs policy
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • Few discounts

This provider is unarguably the best out there, and is almost everyone’s favourite, accurately describing themselves as ‘The VPN that just works’. Although the most expensive of the bunch, ExpressVPN comes loaded with brilliant packages and features that reassure you your money is being spent wisely.

PricesDuration
$6.67/mth12 months
$9.99/mth6 months
$12.95/mth1 month

The cheapest of these plans, and the most sought after, is the 12-month plan, which also offers an attractive ‘3 months free’ extra at the time of purchase. Subscribing to any of these packages means signing up for worldwide access to thousands of servers, even more than you may ever need. This VPN covers up to 94 countries with over 3,000 server locations in strategic places all over the world. As a subscriber, you no longer have the need to be bothered about having access to your favourite streaming content if ever you travel. You can remain connected everywhere you go.

A subscription also gets you premium security services with their high-end protective measures. ExpressVPN provides for its users a strong encryption feature: OpenVPN with 256-bit AES; this keeps your data impenetrable, especially from cyber-threats and snooping sites. It also comes with an advanced kill-switch option, keeps a no-logs policy, and offers Bitcoin payment for tighter security measures.

If you are a busy person who can hardly sit still, ExpressVPN has still got you covered. It comes with an app that is compatible with almost all your devices; Android, iOS, Mac, Linux, Windows, Smart TVs, and lots more. This way, wherever you go, even on the move, you are still covered, and one subscription covers all the devices too. It however only allows for up to 5 connections at the same time.

ExpressVPN does not have a free version, or a free-trial period. But it does come with a 30-day money back guarantee that ensures you get your money back if you are unhappy with its services. Worried about unforeseen challenges? Fear not, there is a top-notch customer support that is always on standby (24/7), ready to talk to you and handle the situation.

  • Pros: Fastest VPN out there; Strict no logs policy; 256-bit AES encryption
  • Lowest price: $8.12

2. NordVPN

Features

  • Cryptocurrency accepted? Yes
  • Simultaneous connections: 6
  • Dedicated IP-addresses? Yes
  • Servers: 5342 in 58 countries

Pros/Cons

  • Lots of pricing options
  • Netflix support kept up to date
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • Slow app

This VPN comes second on our list, but that does not make it any less effective. It is cheaper, and it comes very close to ExpressVPN in services and reliable features.

PricesDuration
$3.49/mth36 months
$6.99/mth12 months
$11.95/mth1 month

This provider comes with a way cheaper deal than ExpressVPN with the cheapest being the 3-year plan. For your money’s worth, the provider gives a top tier security service that comes in the form of a ‘Double VPN’ server which helps to pass your data through two VPN servers. It goes further to send your safely encrypted data through Tor servers, in what is called “Onion Over VPN” just to add a second level of security for your data. It also comes with an automatic kill-switch that keeps your data safely trapped in, if ever there is a situation where server connection drops.

Another great security measure is the ‘no logs’ policy that the provider keeps. This way, you can rest assured that none of your data is being recorded for illegal use. Again, a subscription plan covers a wide range of access to over 5,000+ servers in over 60 countries, available to all users in every location. This ensures sure connectivity at all times to the provider and premium unblocking services for all your geo-restricted shows no matter where you are.

It also boasts of very fast connection speed which only takes very little time for your streaming content like music, movies and shows to load. It has apps available on multiple devices, including Android, Mac, iOS and Windows. Unlike ExpressVPN, your subscription lets you connect up to 6 devices simultaneously and also has extensions for Firefox and Chrome browsers. As soon as you log in, it automatically connects to the fastest and least congested server closest to you, with its effective Quick Connect feature.

If you would only like to give NordVPN a try before fully committing, you must however note that it doesn’t come with a free version or trial, only a guaranteed 30-day money back opportunity.

  • Pros: Lots of pricing options; Netflix support kept up to date; 256-bit AES encryption
  • Lowest price: $2.99

3. SurfShark

Features

  • Free trial? Yes
  • Simultaneous connections: unlimited
  • Ad blocking? Yes
  • Servers: 1000+ in 61 countries

Pros/Cons

  • No footprints
  • Allows torrenting
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • Not the cheapest around

This VPN is just as cheap as NordVPN, and offers some pretty sweet deals too. It may not have as wide a coverage as NordVPN, or ExpressVPN, but it definitely is not slacking in its delivery.

PricesDuration
$1.77/mth27 months
$5.99/mth12 months
$11.95/mth1 month

Yet again, the cheapest plan on this provider’s list, is the lengthiest, offering a teeny-tiny $1.77 fee per month for a period of 2 years and 3 months. A little cheaper than NordVPN and significantly cheaper than ExpressVPN.

This VPN is succinctly described as “one of the fastest swimmers in the VPN sea.” Its lightning fast speed is still being challenged by the bigger VPNs. It really doesn’t matter what part of the continent you are, SurfShark still maintains its fast connection speed.

Despite its cheap rate, the network provides excellent protection for your online data. It operates an OpenVPN UDP and TCP, high-level security protocols, 256-bit AES encryption, and also a private DNS. To further up their game, there is a second layer of protection through a Double VPN and automatic kill-switch. This makes sure that under no circumstances, even when the connection drops, would your data be leaked. Its logging policy also only allows for your email address and billing records to be kept, no records of your online activity.

It also takes pride in its minimalist design that has a very uncomplicated menu, this way you don’t have to worry about getting lost in a maze of features. One of the most interesting things about this VPN, is that for the unbelievable price, it still offers its users unlimited device connections. Yes, for any of the subscription plans you choose, you can connect as many devices as you wish to your VPN. Thankfully, it is compatible with almost all devices, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and some others.

Just like many other paid VPNs, it does not come with a free trial, or a free version. You can however request for your money back after 30-days of your first payment, if you wish to discontinue the use of SurfShark.

  • Pros: No footprints; Allows torrenting; 256-bit AES encryption
  • Lowest price: $1.99

4. UltraVPN

Features

  • One click connect? Yes
  • Platforms: Mac, Windows, iOS, Android
  • Bandwidth cap? No
  • Servers: 100+ superfast servers

Pros/Cons

  • Firewall
  • Apps for all devices
  • 256-bit AES encryption
  • Not as many servers as others

UltraVPN is an equally fast VPN that concerns itself mostly with privacy and security. However, it doesn’t completely measure up in standard compared to other VPNs. Its available features may not exactly be worth its price ratings.

PricesDuration
$3.75/mth12 months
$5.99/mth6 months
$7.99/mth1 month

With only a small coverage of servers in only about 55 countries around the world, it may be a little pricey for that amount of money; however, UltraVPN still tries to live up to its reputation as ‘Ultra-fast, and Ultra-Secure’.  It has a 256-bit ‘firewall’ encryption which helps to lock the user’s data in, if ever there is a breach in server connection. It also activates a vault-like protection once a user logs in to the network.

Another appealing feature of this service is that it has an easy-to-use design that makes it easy to operate or be activated by anyone. Once a user subscribes, they get unrestricted access to all the plan’s services and features. UltraVPN has great connection speed that gives you fast access to your favourite content.

Another enticing feature may be the unlimited bandwidth connection that it offers its users so they never have to worry about exhausting their data. The connection speed becomes even better for you if you have a quality data service.  The provider also has an array of apps compatible for whichever device you own, so you are always connected on the go. They include Android, iOS, Linux, Windows and Mac.

UltraVPN is quite affordable, and its subscription deals are reasonable too. The longer you subscribe for, the cheaper deal you get. For this price, you get an average security protection and good unblocking services. It also offers a 30-day refund guarantee if at the end of the first month you are not satisfied with the services. UltraVPN is actually one of the cheaper VPNs if you prefer monthly payments.

  • Pros: Firewall; Apps for all devices; 256-bit AES encryption
  • Lowest price: $2.99

5. HideMyAss!

Features

  • Speeds: 20 Gbps
  • Money-back guarantee: Yes
  • Activity logs? No
  • Locations: 190+ countries

Pros/Cons

  • 5 connections at once
  • Privacy in mind
  • Military grade 256-bit AES encryption
  • Expensive one month option

This VPN comes with a cheap and affordable plan that gives you good service for your money. With no monthly plan for users, it offers two pricing options instead and luckily, a 7-day free trial.

PricesDuration
$4.29/mth36 months
$6.99/mth12 months
$11.99/mth7 days (free trial)

HideMyAss! (HMA) is the cheapest on our list with a 3-year plan that helps you save a whopping 64%. At its ridiculously cheap rate, it has some of the best features you would look out for in a VPN. The network offers over 1, 000 servers in 190 countries around the globe. Even though it has fewer servers than many top VPNs, it beats them all in the number of countries and locations it has amassed.

Security measures have ensured a no-log policy, adequately helping to curb malicious spyware and prying sites from having access to your data. Its new features include a kill-switch that comes on automatically to keep your data intact whenever there is a drop in connection. It has also upgraded its unblocking features, so it helps to grant access to geo-restricted sites such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and the likes. Its payment options include cards and Paypal but it does not allow Bitcoin payment, no matter which plan you wish to subscribe to.

HideMyAss! does not come with a free version, but it does have a 7-day free trial option. This way, you can check out its services for free within that period. However, you must still fill in your payment details before you are granted access to the services, and you would be billed immediately after 7-days expires. This can be avoided, though, if you cancel your subscription before 7-days is up. Even still, if you buy a subscription plan in the first month and you have any reservations about the service, you can always request your money back within a 30-day period.

Customer service comes in the form of a web forum where staff members answer any questions you post there in the shortest time possible. However, there is still a live chat option if you need answers in a hurry. 

  • Pros: 5 connections at once; Privacy in mind; Military grade 256-bit AES encryption
  • Lowest price: $2.99

6. ProtonVPN

Features

  • P2P support? Yes
  • 30-day money-back guarantee? Yes
  • Country of origin? Switzerland
  • Servers: 600+ in over 40 countries
  • Simultaneous devices: 5

Pros/Cons

  • Professional support
  • Modern interface and apps
  • AES-256 encryption
  • Lesser known provider

This Swiss-based VPN is rather pricey. However, it offers a free version with limited features. Their various plans provide different service options to choose from.

PricesDuration
Basic plan$4 /mo. $48/yr.
Plus plan$8/mo. $96/yr.
Visionary plan$24/mo. $288/yr.

ProtonVPN sits on the expensive side of this list. Its best offer is the Plus plan, which starts at $8 per month. An annual payment on the Plus plan would cost $96, letting you save 20%. The Bi-annual plan is the most recommended, saving a whopping 33% on subscription along with all its great features.

ProtonVPN has network coverage of 1061 servers, spread across 54 countries. This may seem minute compared to other providers, but it gets the job done. Its servers are robust and reliable, offering up to 10 Gbps of speed.

Security is topnotch on this VPN. It uses the best encryption technology (AES 256-bit keys) along with carefully selected ciphers. All data is passed through multiple servers, making it more difficult to track users. It also utilizes the Tor over VPN feature to provide an additional layer of security. It features a Kill Switch that interrupts your Web activity whenever your VPN connection drops. It offers a no-log policy as well. It also has the Secure Core feature, which blocks all kinds of network-based attacks. All Secure Core servers are also physically protected.

Also, it has excellent unblocking prowess. You can access geo-exclusive content on various platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, and other streaming sites.

ProtonVPN offers its services over various devices, including the Android OS, iOS, macOS, and Linux. It permits up to 10 devices to log in simultaneously using a single account.

In terms of support, it offers a lot of resources on its site. You could also send a mail to the support team to get answers and solutions.

It offers a free version with limited services and provides a 30-days money-back guarantee if the user isn’t satisfied.

  • Pros: Professional support; Modern interface and apps; AES-256 encryption
  • Lowest price: Free

7. Private Internet Access (PIA)

Features

  • IP cloaking? Yes
  • Firewalls? Yes
  • Access to US domains? Yes
  • Servers: 3000+ in over 25 countries
  • Devices supported: Over 30 (including iOS and Android)

Pros/Cons

  • Military grade encryption
  • Firewall
  • Completely private browsing
  • Lesser known provider

Private Internet Access is another VPN with incredible features and great prices. It offers a monthly plan, a yearly plan, and a bi-annual plan.

PricesDuration
$9.95 /mth1 month
$3.33/mth1 year
$2.69/mth2 years

The best offer for PIA is the 2-year plan, which significantly reduces cost. The rewards for this plan include an extra two months and a bonus boxCryptor-cloud security license.

This provider offers a humongous server coverage with over 10,000 servers in 74 countries. Their servers are reliable and provide super-fast connection speed.

The level of security the VPN offers is excellent. The default encryption setting is the AES 128-bit encryption. This can, however, be changed manually in settings. The multiple gateway feature tunnels data via different servers, making it challenging to track a user. It also runs on a no-log policy, which means there is no fear of your data leaking. It also features an ad blocker which deals with ads, malware, and trackers.

The PIA is an excellent option for streaming and unblocking geo-restricted content. It is also a perfect choice for torrenting, with its robust P2P dedicated servers.

It is available across multiple device platforms, including Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and Linux. It also allows up to 10 devices log in simultaneously using one account.

The support offered by the service is excellent. Its official website provides loads of resources that answer questions and help users solve their problems. There is also the option to send a mail or chat with a support representative.

PIA doesn’t offer a free trial, but It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. You could also make payments using anonymous options like gift cards and Bitcoin.

  • Pros: Military grade encryption; Firewall; Completely private browsing
  • Lowest price: $3.33

Conclusion

Just because you’re getting a cheap VPN does not mean you need to settle for less services or features. A good VPN should offer you high-end security, great privacy, swift speed, allowance for you to connect a good number of your devices, and at least, user-friendly websites and applications. That said, whichever provider you choose must tick at least a significant number of these boxes so that you can get your money’s worth.