Many of the most affordable nations have great fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, which enables companies to offer massive amounts of data at cheap costs. Here’s the cost of mobile internet around the world.
The cheapest mobile internet is available in Israel, where one gigabyte of data will cost, on average, only $0.04 in 2022. Israelis own smartphones at a rate of three out of four, surpassing Americans in smartphone adoption.
According to cable.co.uk, a UK-based pricing comparison website that examined 5,292 mobile data plans from 233 different nations, this is the case.
With a low price of $0.12 per 1GB, Italy comes in second place globally, as Statista’s Anna Fleck illustrates in the graphic below. The nation has great internet infrastructure, and around 95% of its citizens can currently access 5G. Furthermore, it manages the internet of neighboring San Marino ($0.14), which ranks third in the world.
Many of the most affordable nations have great fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, which enables companies to offer massive amounts of data at cheap costs, claims Dan Howdle, a consumer telecoms expert at cable.co.uk.
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The price must be kept low in various nations due to the economy to allow for consumer affordability.
Nevertheless, the distant island nations of Africa and South America have some of the priciest data rates. For instance, the Falkland Islands rank 231st with 1GB of internet costing $38.45, while Saint Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic, charges an average of $41.06 for the same amount of mobile data, more than 1,000 times what Israel charges.
Macao on China’s south coast has the fastest internet speeds on average, with a staggering 262.74 Mbps. Now, here’s a list of the countries with the fastest internet.
Regionally, North America is the most costly overall, costing $4.98 per GB on average, more than double the $3.12 global average.
Canada has the highest cost ($5.94), followed by the United States ($5.94), whereas Greenland has the lowest ($3.36).