High Prices For Mobile Data puts USA on 182nd place out of 230 world countries


To understand the cost is of accessing mobile data, Cable.co.uk looked at over 6,313 data plans across 230 countries. It identified the average cost per gigabyte of data along with the cheapest and most expensive plans.

Comparison site Cable.co.uk found that in the USA the average price per gigabyte for mobile data was $12.37.

It puts the USA in 182nd place out of 230 countries. This price is based on buying SIMs with data on them. The cheapest USA SIM was just $1.50 while the most expensive was an eye watering $60.00 per gigabyte.

The average cost per gigabyte among the three cheapest countries for mobile data were India $0.26, Kyrgyzstan $0.27 and Kazakhstan $0.49 . It would be easy to look at these numbers and talk about relative earnings and pricing. So what about other European countries to put the UK in perspective?

Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium are all more expensive than the UK. At the other end of the scale the cheapest European countries are Finland $1.16, followed by Monaco $1.21 and Poland $1.32.


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