For many regions across the globe, including Africa, high internet prices has long posed a formidable barrier to accessing the digital realm. However, a glimmer of hope emerges as some African countries lead the way in making the internet more accessible to their citizens by providing affordable data plans.
According to a comprehensive report by cable.co.uk, a leading broadband, TV, and phone comparison site, the report meticulously analyzed over 5,600 mobile data packages from around the world, providing a detailed assessment of the cost of mobile data in various countries.
The report paints an encouraging picture for Africa: all countries within the continent are found to offer mobile data at prices lower than the global average of USD 2.59. Moreover, Northern Africa stands out as the most affordable region for mobile data on a global scale. In this article, we explore the revelation of the cheapest internet prices in Africa for 2023, let’s dive in.
Malawi sets an impressive example with 1GB of mobile data priced at just $0.38, securing the 29th spot globally for affordability.
Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is also making strides in offering affordable internet access. With 1GB of mobile data priced at only $0.39, it secures the 31st place globally for affordability.
Ghana stands as another African nation committed to affordable internet access, offering 1GB of mobile data for just $0.40. This positions Ghana as the 33rd most affordable country globally.
In Somalia, 1GB of mobile data is priced at $0.50. This places Somalia 45th globally for affordability.
Democratic Republic of Congo
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is making strides in providing affordable internet access, with 1GB of mobile data priced at just $0.52. This positions the nation as the 49th most affordable globally.
Rwanda has taken significant steps to offer affordable internet access, with 1GB of mobile data priced at only $0.55. This impressive ranking places Rwanda 52nd globally for affordability
In Western Sahara, 1GB of mobile data is available for just $0.58, ranking the region 53rd globally for affordability.
Kenya offers 1GB of mobile data at a budget-friendly rate of $0.59, securing the 57th spot globally for affordability.
Morocco, a country in North Africa boasts competitive internet prices, with 1GB of mobile data costing just $0.63, ranking the country 60th globally.
Located in the Northeastern part of Africa, Egypt offers affordable internet prices, with 1GB of mobile data priced at $0.65, ranking 62nd globally.
|Rank||Country||Data Price (1GB/$)||Global Rank|
|5||Democratic Republic of Congo||$0.52||49th|
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