Let’s battle out ExpressVPN vs NordVPN!

Both NordVPN and ExpressVPN are large, well known names in the VPN world. I have worked with both VPN clients and reviewed them honestly.

Here is a compraison between NordVPN and ExpressVPN that highlights the main findings:

NordVPN is cheaper than ExpressVPN offers on the oder hand more performance.

In terms of security, ExpressVPN and NordVPN both offer a kill switch and DNS leak protection, thereby keeping your data secure.

NordVPN vs ExpressVPN Video

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*based on real user reviews

ExpressVPN Overview

ExpressVPN is a VPN provider based on the Virgin Islands. Is it really as quick as claimed everywhere? Lets compare it with NordVPN in this comparison!

ExpressVPN Key Features

  • Virgin Island
  • 3 Devices
  • No Logs
  • Passed all Privacy Tests
  • Refund 30 days
  • $6.67 (with discount)

ExpressVPN Streaming

One of the most important reason why people use a VPN is that they want to bypass country restrictions on their favorite movie streaming sites. In most cases Netflix. With ExpressVPN you can buypass or unblock Netflix in 2019.

ExpressVPN does Work with Netflix!

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*based on real user reviews

NordVPN Overview

NordVPN a Panama based VPN provider. Clearly one of the most famous for cheap pricing and a large variety of servers VPN provider out there lets compare it with ExpressVPN.

NordVPN Key Features

  • Panama
  • 6 Devices
  • No Logs
  • Passed all Privacy Tests
  • Refund 30 days
  • $2.99 (with discount)

NordVPN Streaming

While ExpressVPN does not work together with Netflix. NordVPN worked in our test without a problem.

Take a look here at our blog post/video to see proof.

NordVPN Works with Netflix!

ExpressVPN Cost

With the first round going to NordVPN lets see if Express VPN is cheaper or has more features to offer than NordVPN. The cheapest package costs $6.67 with our discount code. (click here)

ExpressVPN is more expensive than NordVPN!

NordVPN Cost

Also this round goes to NordVPN which costs in the cheapest version only $2.99 with our discount code (click here)

NordVPN is cheaper!

ExpressVPN Ease of Use

ExpressVPN comes with a very easy to use interface and great app for all major platforms.

ExpressVPN is easy to use!

NordVPN Ease of Use

Here ExpressVPN has a small edge in my opinion. NordVPN is not as easy to use as ExpressVPN. But only by a bit

NordVPN is also easy to use.

ExpressVPN Speedtest

ExpressVPN as the name says really offers great speed. And that on all servers! This is probably the reason why ExpressVPN is more expensive. Take a look at the test below:

LocationExpressVPN Upload (Mbps)ExpressVPN Download (Mbps)
New York20.023.5
Los Angeles18.920.1

Also other server in other countries had a great speed.

ExpressVPN offers top speed! On all server

NordVPN Speedtest

NordVPN is by no means a slow VPN it also offers great speed but it is not as fast as ExpressVPN. I think that is also the reason why this VPN is a bit cheaper. Take a look at the test below:

LocationNordVPN Upload (Mbps)NordVPN Download (Mbps)
New York18.021.3
Los Angeles17.920.2

Also other servers where not as fast. But NordVPN has a lot of server that you can switch between.

NordVPN has not bad speed but is not as fast as ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN Server & Location

ExpressVPN offers 2000+ VPN server in 148 locations in 94 countries which is a very large amount for most VPN provider.

  • 2000+ Server
  • 148 Locations
  • 94 Countries

ExpressVPN offers more countries/locations but less server

NordVPN Server & Location

ExpressVPN offers 5000+ VPN server in 86 locations in 62 countries which is a very large amount for most VPN provider.

  • 5000+ Server
  • 86 Locations
  • 62 Countries

NordVPN offers more server but less locations/countries

ExpressVPN Security & Privacy

It is a very close comparison between NordVPN and ExpressVPN but when it comes to security and privacy ExpressVPN is leading. Both services offer 256-bit AES encryption as standard but when it comes to access to the internet in countries like China ExpressVPN offers you more options with a OpenVPN client.

  • Config File for OpenVPN
  • Great Choice for China
  • 256-bit AES Encryption

ExpressVPN offers high standard when it comes to security and privacy

NordVPN Security & Privacy

NordVPN and ExpressVPN both offer a 256-bit AES encryption which is practically uncrackable. But NordVPN does not offer access to a OpenVPN config file. It only offers the option obfuscated servers. This might not be enough for advanced users.

  • No Config File for OpenVPN
  • 256-bit AES Encryption
  • TCP/UDP Protocol
  • No Port Selection

NordVPN is not made for advanced users


The winner is NordVPN but it is a very tight race between the two. NordVPN beats in my opinion ExpressVPN on streaming, price, server amount. Which is most important for most users. But if you need a faster, more secure VPN provider with exotic locations or OpenVPN go for ExpressVPN.