The Most And Least Expensive Countries For Broadband [Infographic]

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There is a massive disparity in monthly broadband prices around the world according to a new study. The research from UK-based[1] found that someone living in Iran will pay an average of £5.37 per month for a broadband package. Surfing the net is also cheap in Eastern Europe with the average monthly price coming to £5.51 in Ukraine, £9.93 in Russia and £13.47 in Romania.

Things get more expensive in Western Europe where a customer in Germany would spend an average of £34.07. American internet users would have to pay nearly twice that amount. The U.S. is ranked 114th overall with monthly costs averaging £66.17.

As high as that may seem in comparison with other countries, especially those in Europe, it’s absolutely nothing compared to Burkina Faso. The West African nation has the highest broadband prices worldwide, with a monthly bill averaging an astounding £961.22. Approximately 97 percent of Burkinabes lack access to the internet, hardly surprising considering the country’s low living standards.

Internet access is usually limited to larger cities and even then, it is often unreliable and nearly impossible to afford.

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Average cost of a broadband plan per month (U.S. dollars).

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