When it comes to cost, Shurfshark is almost half the price of ExpressVPN, at $59.76 per year compared with $99.95. Shurfshark also has a competitive advantage by allowing users to connect to an unlimited number of devices, while ExpressVPN is capped at five.
Both VPNs have about the same number of servers, with ExpressVPN at more than 3,000 and Surfshark at over 3,200. However, ExpressVPN has more than double the amount of server locations, at 160 compared to Shurfshark’s over 60. You can find out more about Surfshark’s server locations on their website. ExpressVPN also lists its server locations online so you can assess whether they align with the countries you plan to connect to your VPN.
Neither VPN offers a dedicated IP (DIP), which grants you the ability to access IP-restricted networks while maintaining your anonymity. If a DIP is something you’re interested in, consider another option from our list of top 10 VPNs of 2022.
Both VPNs come with 24/7 access to customer support as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee period. Both are compatible with Android, iOS, Mac, Windows and Linux, while Surfshark is also compatible with Fire TV.
If you prefer to pay by the month, ExpressVPN charges a monthly subscription fee of $12.95. That rate drops to $9.99 per month if you sign up for six months and $8.32 per month when you pay for the full year. Surfshark’s rates are $12.95 for the monthly subscription and $6.49 per month for the six-month plan. Surfshark is also currently offering a steep introductory discount on a 24-month plan for $2.49 per month, with three additional months included (billed at $59.76).