Best cheap VPNs: 3 options for working at home

There are several affordable VPNs on the market.

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Virtual private networks or VPNs are essential to protect your privacy online, especially now that more and more people are working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. The only problem is that VPNs can be expensive, and this problem is accentuated at times when saving money is the priority.

But do not worry. There are several inexpensive VPNs on the market, for less than half the usual price.

Below we list three VPNs with cheap prices and good security reputations.

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Surf Shark

  • Number of servers: 1,000
  • Number of server locations: 60
  • Country / Jurisdiction: British Virgin Islands
  • Price: $ 2 a month or $ 48 for two years

Of the three, Surfshark is my favorite. It is the only one of these three options that is located in a country that is outside the United States’ intelligence sharing agreement and performs very well. It’s fast and no leaks have been detected, lightweight but full of features and cheap. In addition, you can connect all the devices in your home to this VPN.

The company has a solid range of app compatibility, and can run on Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, FireTV, and routers.

Surfshark also offers three special modes designed for those who want to evade some restrictions and more carefully hide their traces on the Internet. Just be careful. Bypassing some restrictions may be illegal in some countries, so check before taking action.

Private Internet Access

  • Number of servers: 3,252
  • Number of server locations: 52
  • Country / Jurisdiction: United States
  • Price: $ 2.85 a month or $ 40 a year (two months free)

Of the three options cited in this article, Private Internet Access is perhaps the one with the best reputation.

The company does not disclose the number of available IP addresses, but with 3,252 servers, it is one of the companies with the highest number of servers. It offers 10 simultaneous connections, a function to eliminate the connection and security guide.


  • Number of servers: 1,300
  • Number of server locations: 60
  • Country / Jurisdiction: United States
  • Price: $ 5 a month or $ 39 a year

IPVanish is the cheapest VPN I have recently reviewed.

One of the great advantages of IPVanish is its fun and configurable interface. Its cross-platform flexibility is ideal for people focused on finding a VPN that works well with Netflix.

A unique feature of IPVanish is the compatibility of the VPN with Kodi, an app from streaming from open source media that was formerly known as XBMC. Any entertainment fanatic has used a Kodi or XBMC integrated into a media player, and the plugin Integrated IPVanish gives access to media worldwide.

Priced at $ 5 a month and $ 39 a year, it’s obvious they want you to go for their annual program. We give you point in your favor for having compatibility with bitcoin, and your money-back guarantee. However, we are disappointed that you have a trial period of only 7 days instead of 30 days. The company offers five simultaneous connections. We also like its function of kill switch of connection.

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