Worldwide Mobile Data Pricing Rankings 2019

In this article, we will look at the rankings of the 230 countries worldwide on the average price that the consumers pay for 1 GB of mobile data. First, we will present the worldwide rankings for all of the 230 countries. Then, we will present the rankings by four mega regions: Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Africa.

This article uses the data from a recent research study on worldwide mobile data pricing  by Cable UK. More details about the study are shared at the bottom of the article.

Worldwide Mobile Data Pricing Rankings

India ranks number one on the worldwide mobile data price rankings. Indian consumers pay just $0.26 for 1GB of mobile data.

Here are the average mobile data price and country rankings of other developing G20 economies:
– Russia is ranked at 12, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $0.91
– Indonesia is ranked at 17, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $1.21
– Turkey is ranked at 47, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $2.25
– Argentina is ranked at 64, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $3.05
– Brazil is ranked at 74, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $3.50
– Saudi Arabia is ranked at 122, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $5.62
– South Africa is ranked at 143, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $7.19
– Mexico is ranked at 146, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $7.38
– China is ranked at 165, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $9.89

Here are the average mobile data price and country rankings of the advanced G20 economies:
– Italy is ranked at 31, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $1.73
– Australia is ranked at 50, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $2.47
– France is ranked at 62, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $2.99
– United Kingdom is ranked at 136, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $6.66
– Germany is ranked at 140, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $6.96
– Japan is ranked at 154, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $8.34
– Canada is ranked at 179, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $12.02
– United States is ranked at 182, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $12.37
– South Korea is ranked at 201, with 1GB of mobile data costing an average of $15.12

The charts below show the rankings of all the 230 countries.

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Americas Mobile Data Pricing Rankings

The chart below show the data of the countries located in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean regions.

World Mobile Data Pricing Rankings 2019 - Americas

Europe Mobile Data Pricing Rankings

The chart below show the data of the countries located in Western Europe and Eastern Europe regions.

World Mobile Data Pricing Rankings 2019 - Europe

Asia-Pacific Mobile Data Pricing Rankings

The chart below show the data of the countries located in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, and Oceania regions.

World Mobile Data Pricing Rankings 2019 - Asia Pacific

Africa Mobile Data Pricing Rankings

The chart below show the data of the countries located in Northern Africa and Sub-saharan Africa regions.

World Mobile Data Pricing Rankings 2019 - Africa

Notes

This article uses the data from a recent research study on worldwide mobile data pricing (https://www.cable.co.uk/mobiles/worldwide-data-pricing/) by Cable UK (https://www.cable.co.uk/). Their website provides a interactive world map that lets users see the following data for each country: country name, country rank, Average price of 1GB, Cheapest 1 GB, Most expensive 1 GB, Number of Plans Measured, Sample date. They gathered data from 6,313 mobile data plans in 230 countries and analysed it during Q4’2018.

If you are interested in more details, please refer to their research methodology.

If you want to do you own analysis, you can download their dataset.

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