20 African Countries With The Most Expensive Mobile Data Rates.
Sierra Leoneans have been crying over the years about the cost of Mobile data these Mobile telecommunication networks are providing.
To an average Sierra Leonean, the cost of one gigabyte which is around $3.26, is so expensive that many people do want to use the web an stay actively connected but the data becomes the constraint.
As a result to that, the development piqued our curiosity to find out how much people in other parts of Africa are paying for telecom services.
We particularly sought to find out whether Sierra Leone is among the most expensive countries in Africa to buy mobile data. Well, as it turns out, the country currently has one of the cheapest prices of mobile data on the continent.
According to Statista, about 480 million Africans currently have access to mobile internet. These are 480 million people who must buy data either on a daily, weekly or monthly basis in order to remain connected to the world wide web. Interestingly, these people do not all pay the same prices for the service, as you will see shortly.
It should be noted that African countries generally have some of the most expensive costs of mobile data in the world. The aforementioned source (i.e., Statista) explained that the high cost is due to various factors, including unavailability of infrastructure and high taxation in the African telecom industry.
That said, we shall now focus on the 20 African countries with the most expensive average prices of mobile data.
See the list below:
Equatorial Guinea: This country currently has the most expensive price of mobile data, with one gigabyte costing as much as $49.67.
Sao Tome and Principe: Here, one gigabyte data would cost you $30.97.
Malawi: Malawians pay the third most expensive price of mobile data in Africa at $25.46 per gigabyte.
Chad: This Sahelian African country has the fourth most expensive price of mobile data at $23.33.
Namibia: People in Namibia spend an average of $22.37 to buy one gigabyte data.
Central African Republic: In CAR, the average price for one gigabyte data is $9.03.
Seychelles: This island African country comes in at number seven with an average price of $8.64 per gigabyte data.
Gambia: The average price for one gigabyte data in Gambia is $5.86.
Mauritania: The average price for one gigabyte data is in this West African country is $5.56.
Madagascar: In this country, the average price for one gigabyte data is $5:14.
Gabon: The average price for one gigabyte data in Gabon is $4.82.
Cape Verde: Here, the average price for one gigabyte data is $4.78.
Togo: Togolese spend an average of $4.69 to buy one gigabyte data.
Burkina Faso: Here, the average price for one gigabyte data is $4.52.
Guinea-Bissau: The average price for one gigabyte data in this country is $4.41.
Botswana: Botswanans spend an average of $3.92 for one gigabyte data.
Benin: People in Benin Republic spend an average of $3.61 for one gigabyte data.
Mali: In this country, the average price of one gigabyte data is $3.28.
Sierra Leone: Here, the average price for one gigabyte data is $3.26.
Comoros: Here, the average price for one gigabyte data is $3.21.
Nigeria: The average price for one gigabyte data in Nigeria is $0.88.
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