How much do you pay for your cell phone bill? Living in America, I’ve heard numbers across the board! We are spoiled with choice with providers, data plans, family packs, and more. The average price for 1 gigabyte of mobile data in America is $3.33, which is actually less than the global average cost of $4.07. We may take for granted the ability to listen to music freely, watch videos, communicate with loved ones, send emails, and literally make a living from our phones – but affordable data is not so accessible across the globe! VoiceNation has created a fascinating world map of the price of 1 gigabyte of data in every country.
What country has the most expensive cell phone bills? In Equatorial Guinea, 1 gigabyte of data costs a mind-blowing $49.67. Netflix uses about 1 GB of data for an hour of standard definition streaming to put that into perspective. That means it would cost around $100 just to watch an average-length movie. Imagine trying to watch the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy! The country with the cheapest data is Israel, where it costs around $.05 to for 1 GB of data. VoiceNation did an excellent job making A LOT of information easy and quick to digest, plus the colors are both striking and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. All in all, it was enjoyable to look at and learn!
Another intriguing resource is Surfshark’s Digital Quality of Life Index. Israel’s internet affordability contributes to its overall ranking of of 4th. Other pillars of the index include internet quality, electronic infrastructure, electronic government, and electronic security. It is definitely worth checking out if you want to delve into more detail about the state of the internet around the world.