A list comparing the cost of one gigabyte (1GB) of mobile data across the world has been
published today. Over 6300 mobile data plans were researched worldwide and the results may just
According to data analysed by Cable.co.uk, the cheapest place in the world to buy data is India. Indians are reaping this benefit with the cost of 1GB averaging just $0.26 (£0.20).
Countries in the Top 10 also included Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. In fact, many countries in and around the former USSR are some of the cheapest.
However, Asia is the best ranked continent with ten countries in the Top 20.
Rather embarrassingly, the UK was ranked 136th out of 230 countries, higher than many of its Western European and EU contemporaries.
The Finnish hold the top spot in Western Europe with 1GB costing $1.16 (£0.88), followed by Monaco $1.21 (£0.92), Denmark $1.36 (£1.03) and Italy $1.73 (£1.31).
In Eastern Europe, Poland take the lead with their average cost per 1GB being the equivalent of just £1.
Dan Howdle, a Consumer Telecoms Analyst for Cable.co.uk commenting on the UK ranking, said: “Our study has uncovered that EU nations such as Finland, Poland, Denmark, Italy, Austria and France pay a fraction of what we pay in the UK for similar data usage. It will be interesting to see how our position is affected post-Brexit."
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Data analysis and report by cable.co.uk