VPN deals for July 2024 - get the best price on privacy and unblocking

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The VPN market is constantly in flux—and seems to get more and more crowded as the months go by. The best VPNs often undercut their prices to attract new users, too, which means there's usually a good deal to be found. However, keeping up with these price fluctuations can be tricky. To help you out, we've pulled together the biggest savings and the best deals on VPNs for July. 

Spring is just around the corner, and bargains are cropping up like daisies—so it's a great time to finally take the plunge and invest in a VPN if you've been on the fence. We only list the biggest and best recommendations here, and are constantly testing providers to ensure our records of their speeds, features, and server numbers are up-to-date.

There's more to picking a VPN than price, in fact. That's why we've only included services that our experts have tested and recommended for everyday use. Whether you just want your virtual private network (VPN) to protect your privacy, watch Netflix on holiday, catch international sports coverage, or just remain anonymous while you surf online, you're bound to find the perfect VPN deal for you in our list of bargains. 

The best VPN deals in July 2024

If you're outside the US, don't let the $ signs put you off. That's just how most providers display their pricing—you can still subscribe from anywhere in the world. Don't overpay for protection. Check out the 11 best VPN deals today:

Recent updates

Looking at this month's best VPN deals, we've seen some small changes but not anything too groundbreaking. One of the changes to note this month comes from Private Internet Access, whose offering has improved to now give you four extra months rather than two. Plus, you still get a discount of over 80% on the cost, and an all-important 30-day money-back guarantee. 

1. Surfshark: 86% off + 3 months free
a 2-year subscription for just $2.19 a monthget an extra 3 months of coverage for free

1. Surfshark: 86% off + 3 months free
If you love a bargain, you'll love Surfshark. You can pick up a 2-year subscription for just $2.19 a month and get an extra 3 months of coverage for free. It's serious value for money.

Surfshark is my favorite budget-friendly VPN service thanks, in part, to its unlimited simultaneous connections that give you the power to cover all of the gadgets in your house with a single plan. Interested? Make good use of the 30-day money-back guarantee.

Learn more in our comprehensive Surfshark VPN review.

2. NordVPN: up to 72% off

2. NordVPN: up to 72% off
NordVPN is an awesome all-rounder that packs a ton of value into modest prices. Currently, 2-year plans have been discounted by up to a massive 72%, which works out from $3.39/month. 

It's worth noting that NordVPN is a full security suite, too, and not just a VPN. You'll get a built-in ad blocker, antivirus, and a handy 30-day money-back guarantee to play with—so make sure you don't miss out.

Find out more in our in-depth NordVPN review.

3. PrivadoVPN: 82% off + 3 months free

3. PrivadoVPN: 82% off + 3 months free
PrivadoVPN has the TechRadar team excited—it's an awesome up-and-comer that has, so far, proven that you don't need to pay an arm and a leg for airtight digital privacy. PrivadoVPN prefers to invest in its user base rather than marketing. Don't believe me? See for yourself why it's so good with a 2-year subscription + 3 months free for just $1.99 per month and take advantage of the 30-day money-back guarantee.

▶ See our PrivadoVPN review for more details.

4. Private Internet Access: 83% off +4 months free
for just $1.98 a month4 months of free protection30-day money-back guarantee

4. Private Internet Access: 83% off +4 months free
Private Internet Access (PIA) gives you serious bang for your buck. Take your pick of servers across a whopping 91 locations, enjoy lightning fast speeds, and a snazzy UX for just $1.98 a month. You'll also get 4 months of free protection and be covered by a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Find out how it compares to ExpressVPN and NordVPN in our Private Internet Access VPN review.

5. PureVPN: 82% off at just $2.16 per month

5. PureVPN: 82% off at just $2.16 per month
PureVPN is spreading the love (and some serious savings) to celebrate its 17th anniversary. You can bag a 5-year plan for just $2.16, which is great news for folks looking for a more serious security commitment. All in, that's less than $100, which isn't bad for such a reliable service.

Check out our PureVPN review for more details.

Other VPNs I've tested and recommend

6. CyberGhost: 84% off + 4 months free
 just $2.03 a month

6. CyberGhost: 84% off + 4 months free
CyberGhost is a great pick for VPN newbies, thanks to its intuitive apps for all devices—and the provider recently slashed its prices. Now, you can pick up a 2-year plan (and an extra 4 months for free) for just $2.03 a month, and you'll even get a generous 45-day money-back guarantee to take the provider for a test drive.

See our CyberGhost VPN review for more info.

7. ExpressVPN: 35% off a 1-year plan (at $8.32 a month)

7. ExpressVPN: 35% off
There's no getting around the fact that ExpressVPN is a pricey pick. However, you get what you pay for, and a 1-year plan (at $8.32 a month) nets you a luxe, user-friendly experience with all the bells and whistles. If you're undecided, you can also put ExpressVPN's 30-day money-back guarantee to good use and take the provider for a test drive before committing.

Check out our in-depth ExpressVPN review for all the techy details.

8. IPVanish: 83%  off
$2.19 a month

8. IPVanish: 83%  off
IPVanish is rewarding our lovely TechRadar readers with an exclusive deal, slashing 2-year plans by an impressive 83%. That means you'll pay just $2.19 a month for an already budget-friendly service, and get an extra 3 months free, too.

Head on over to our IPVanish review for our in-depth analysis

9. Proton VPN: up to 55% off
$4.49 per month

9. Proton VPN: up to 55% off
ProtonVPN is a long-standing favorite of the VPN community and is constantly innovating amazing tools for its security suite. Proton dropped its price to $4.49 per month, which is absolutely fantastic. 

▶ See our Proton VPN review for more details.

10. Hide.me VPN: 73% off + 3 months free
$2.59 per month

10. Hide.me VPN: 73% off + 3 months free
A 27 month Hide.me plan will set you back a meager $2.59 per month—which is borderline criminal. You'll also get an extra 3 months for free. All in all, Hide.me is a solid all-rounder that keeps getting better and better, and even has a free VPN you can check out to get a feel for the service.

Check out our Hide.me VPN review to see whether it's the right service for you.

11. FastestVPN: 93% off lifetime coverage

11. FastestVPN: 93% off lifetime coverage
FastestVPN has some of the most aggressive price points around, and its current lifetime plan is just $40, less than you'd pay for 4 months with some of the competition. It also includes a free ad blocker and malware protection. 

Unfortunately, our most recent tests uncovered disappointing speeds, subpar support, and a weak privacy policy. I also struggled to unblock popular streaming platforms with AtlasVPN—which might be a deal-breaker. That said, AltiusIT's recent audit of FastestVPN was a positive indicator that the app takes privacy seriously.

▶ See our FastestVPN review for more details.

Still not cheap enough?

We get it, in a cost-of-living crisis, VPNs can be a luxury. Have a look at our list of the best free VPN services and see why PrivadoVPN is our go-to solution when working with a limited budget.

What is a VPN?

A virtual private network, or VPN, is a service that is used to help protect your online identity. This is done with the use of encryption. Encryption scrambles the data being sent from your computer and being received from the pages your visit, so it's virtually impossible to track what you're doing including who you're chatting with and browser history.

Each VPN service provides a no-log policy. While the VPN client doesn't track your online activity, the best VPN services also promised to never keep identifying information on you, including account information like your name, address, or banking information. This is so you can remain anonymous from physical prying eyes, too.

In addition to encryption, VPNs use secured servers to hide your physical location. When you connect to the internet, your device has a unique IP address that identifies where you are located. Using a VPN server gives you a different IP address each time, so it's impossible to trace online activity back to you.

Another perk of using VPN servers is being able to access geo-restricted content. This is especially important if you travel internationally. Since your IP address tells where you are located, some countries won't allow you to access web pages if you're not locally there. Choosing a VPN server in your home country lets you continue to access the web content you need.

If you're interested in putting all these features to good use, check out my guide on how to use a VPN.

How to choose a VPN service

At first glance, the VPNs I've listed above might seem pretty similar. There are major differences between them, however, and not just where prices are concerned. All of my shortlisted services come with battled-tested security that'll keep your personal details out of the hands of dodgy third parties—but there are plenty of providers that don't have your best digital interests at heart.

At TechRadar, we have a team of VPN experts who dive deep into physically testing these VPN services, combing through the on-log policies, and keeping an eye on any extra tools or features that are added. And we do this several times each year. 

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After over 15 years of reviewing, testing, researching, and evaluating VPNs, we know what to look for. Here are some of the most important functions your VPN should have.

Security: This one is obvious. A VPNs primary function is to keep you safe. But it's hard to tell just how secure a VPN really is. That's why we have an amazing testing team that has a technical background and knows how to thoroughly test VPNs. We won't recommend one that is unsafe to use.

One important security feature included with VPNs is a kill switch. This will sever your internet connection if the VPN is ever compromised. One of the reasons ExpressVPN is our top pick is that we've seen firsthand how well it quickly engages its kill switch at the first inkling of trouble.

Privacy Policy: It doesn't do you any good to use a VPN if your digital and physical identities aren't protected. This is why a VPN no-log policy is so important. Many software and technology companies will keep some kind of identifying information on you just in case law enforcement comes asking about you. 

One of the reasons ExpressVPN is our top pick is that we've seen firsthand how well it quickly engages its kill switch at the first inkling of trouble.

Unless the VPN is based in a country that is part of the Five Eyes Alliance, the VPNs we recommend won't store any of your data, period. In fact, some VPNs subject themselves to third-party security screenings to prove just how secure they are.

Speed: Speed is more than just how quickly you connect to the VPN server. It represents how quickly your data is encrypted and sent back and forth from the VPN server. While there are a lot of reasons why speeds may fluctuate, we tested and retested connections using both the newest WireGuard and commonly used OpenVPN protocols.

On top of being the cheapest VPN, Surfshark is also one of the fastest with an impressive top speed of over 950 Mbps. This makes it excellent for torrenting (sending person-to-person files), and for tapping into TV streaming services.

Servers: One factor that determines a VPN's speed is the number of servers and server locations. In theory, the more there are the faster speeds you'll have. This is because a single server won't be packed with too many users.

Server locations are especially important if you travel internationally. This is because if there are servers in your home country, you'll be able to continue to access your favorite web pages without geo-restrictions. We have VPN buying guides for just about every location including US VPNs, Canada VPNs, UK VPNs, and even China VPNs.

Streaming capabilities: One of the most commonly geo-restricted content is TV streaming services. This is because platforms, like Netflix, don't want you to watch content outside of your viewing area. However, if you travel and use a VPN server in your home location, you can still log into your online streaming accounts and watch your favorite shows without a problem.

As part of our testing, we make sure to try and tap into various streaming accounts, so we can tell you which VPNs are the best for watching Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney+, the BBC, and many others, regardless of which country your account is located in. Check out our recommendations for the best streaming VPNs to see which apps unblock your favorite shows.

How I choose my VPN deals

There are hundreds of VPN services on the market right now, and just because they're there, doesn't mean they're worth using. I only include services that I would genuinely recommend to my family and friends on this list—if I wouldn't trust it with the people I love using it, how could I justify recommending it to you?

I test VPNs every single day, and I've lived and breathed them for the past three years (nearly four). A deal is only included in one of my pages if it meets all of the following criteria:

  • It's a VPN I have actually tested: I wouldn't recommend something I've never had my hands on.
  • It's a reliable service: you can trust it to keep you and your loved ones safe online.
  • It's a price I would genuinely pay for it: if I don't think the price being asked is worthy of the service, then it's not going on my list. If I wouldn't pay for it, why should you?

VPN deals FAQs

What's the best VPN deal today?

Surfshark's VPN deal is bringing the sunshine this summer—you won't find better value for a better price. You can bag a basic 2-year plan for the equivalent of $2.19 a month and, as an added bonus, get 3 extra months of coverage for free.

Surfshark is lightning-fast, unblocks pretty much every streaming platform out there, and is jam-packed with security tools. The fact that you can get a subscription for less than the price of a coffee every month is, in a word, awesome.

What is the best cheap VPN?

If you're wary about adding an extra expense to your monthly budget, don't worry. There are plenty of VPNs on the market that don't cost an arm and a leg. We've rounded up 5 of the best cheap VPNs in 2024 in our detailed guide—and currently, Surfshark leads the pack, combining performance, privacy, and teeny-tiny prices.

What is the best VPN overall?

There are a lot of VPNs to choose from and not enough time in the day to vet them all. Luckily, that's kind of our thing here at TechRadar.

In our guide to the best VPNs of 2024, NordVPN claimed the top spot, knocking ExpressVPN down to the runner-up position. NordVPN is the total package—it's wickedly quick, unblocks any site or platform you point it at, and doesn't cost a fortune. Plus, it's half as pricey as ExpressVPN.

How often do VPNs change their prices?

Honestly? Not very often. Sometimes you'll see an incremental increase or decrease in a VPN's monthly cost (and we're talking pennies, here), but the biggest and most dramatic changes happen around the holiday season.

You can often bag a real bargain on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and VPNs keep prices low over Christmas and into the New Year, too.


We test and review VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example: 1. Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service). 2. Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroad. We do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.

Andreas Theodorou
Editor-in-Chief of Tech Software

Andreas has been with TechRadar as Future PLC's Editor-in-Chief of Tech Software since March 2023, supporting content and teams on VPNs, antivirus, and other cybersecurity tools. He's previously written for and led content at ProPrivacy, Business2Community, and The Tech Report. After completing a Master of Research degree, Andreas fell in love with all things cybersecurity; combining his passions to help expose the prevalence of ad tech in the charity sector and raise awareness of digital privacy around the world.