ExpressVPN vs. CyberGhost Review

There can be only one winner, but in comparing ExpressVPN and CyberGhost it gets a little murky which one that is.
ExpressVPN
ExpressVPN
5 out of 5 stars
5
  • Check
    Easy-to-use website
  • X
    Fewer servers
CyberGhost
Cyberghost
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
  • Check
    Cheaper
  • X
    Clunky interface
John Brandon
Editorial Lead, TV, Streaming, & VPN
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September 09, 2020
2 min read

It’s not quite Tyson versus Holyfield (or for younger folks, Tyson versus McGregor), but there are two VPN clients that sit at the top of the heap. ExpressVPN and CyberGhost are powerful and capable VPNs that will meet your security and privacy needs.

While they match up on price and CyberGhost technically has a higher number of servers, there’s a little more to it than that in terms of properly evaluating these two heavyweights.

ExpressVPN vs. CyberGhost: Prices

CyberGhost is about the same price as ExpressVPN per month, but is far cheaper on an annual basis.

Price is not always the best way to compare two VPN clients, since the ones that cost more sometimes offer more powerful features. However, both ExpressVPN and CyberGhost cost about the same price per month.

But CyberGhost emerges as the better option if you pay for the entire year, costing just $5.99 per month on average. CyberGhost is technically a better value as well because you can connect with up to seven gadgets with one account.

Prices and plans
Brand
Price (1 mo.)
Price (12 mo.)
Details

ExpressVPN

$12.95/mo.

$99.95/yr.

CyberGhost

$12.99/mo.

$49.50/yr.

Data effective 7/7/2020. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.

The problem with evaluating only on price is that we did rate ExpressVPN higher (at five stars) because of the intuitive interface and professional website, and because it tends to be easier to use and understand all of the features. Having over 3,000 servers is also more than enough for most users, especially those who connect from the US.

ExpressVPN vs. CyberGhost: Number of servers

CyberGhost has the highest number of servers we’ve found.

Once again, CyberGhost technically beats ExpressVPN in terms of the number of servers. You can connect to one of over 6,300 servers, which is about twice the number available using ExpressVPN. If being able to always find a connection at fast speeds is the most critical factor for you, then CyberGhost wins by a large margin.

ExpressVPN vs. CyberGhost: Number of countries

Both VPN clients offer roughly the same number of countries.

Being able to connect to the VPN through a different country helps you when you travel abroad but also allows you to experiment with speed and as a way to bypass any country restrictions. If you want to use the BBC app, you may be able to connect through a London server, for example. In terms of the two VPN providers, they both offer about the same number of countries for your connection, so it’s basically a tie.

ExpressVPN vs. CyberGhost: Number of devices

CyberGhost beats out ExpressVPN again in terms of devices.

CyberGhost allows you to connect from up to seven devices compared to the more common five devices with ExpressVPN. That may be exactly the feature you need in order to connect with an extra smartphone and laptop. It also means you might be able to connect using a Smart Television in your home and a couple of extra tablets.

ExpressVPN vs. CyberGhost: Which is better?

CyberGhost is a better bet if you care about all of the specs. However, in our comparison, ExpressVPN has a better interface and features, even if it falters a bit on paper.

  • Pricing: CyberGhost. The annual plan is quite a bit cheaper.
  • Number of servers: CyberGhost. It’s no contest in terms of servers available.
  • Number of countries: ExpressVPN. ExpressVPN wins with more countries.
  • Number of devices: CyberGhost. Seven devices lets you add an extra tablet or two.
John Brandon
Written by
John Brandon
John Brandon is an Editorial Lead at Reviews.org covering TV apps, services, and devices. He also covers the VPN market currently. He has a long history as a journalist and author. His articles have appeared in many magazines including Wired, Popular Mechanics, FoxNews.com, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Relevant Magazine. His hobbies include disc golf, reading books, and watching obscure Netflix documentaries. Contact him at john.brandon@reviews.org

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