When it comes to price, Private Internet Access is considerably cheaper than NordVPN, at $39.95 per year, compared with $59 per year. As far as similarities, both companies offer 24/7 customer service, both have the same encryption (AES with 256-bit keys) and both are compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux, while NordVPN is also compatible with Android TV.
One of the main differences is that PIA allows you to connect to a total of ten devices while NordVPN has a limit of six. Private Internet Access also has a substantially higher number of servers and by far the highest of all the VPNs we’ve tested. NordVPN still has a high number of servers relative to other VPNs at 5,500, but Private Internet Access is a clear winner here.
The number of server locations is a closer comparison, with Private Internet Access at 78 compared to NordVPN’s 60 server locations. Rather than compare the number though, it could be beneficial to check which ones have server locations in countries you plan to connect your VPN to. You can check whether NordVPN server locations will match yours on the company’s website.
Both VPNs offer the option of a dedicated IP for an additional fee, which grants you the ability to access IP-restricted networks while still maintaining your anonymity. PIA has a slightly more competitive offer here, too, at $5 per month or $60 per year, compared with $5.83 per month or $70 per year.