Countries with cheapest mobile data: Where does Ghana rank?

Countries with cheapest mobile data: Where does Ghana rank?

The list of nations with the cheapest mobile data in the world now includes Ghana.

Based on a study, The Worldwide Mobile Data Pricing 2022 research came to this result.

It was put up by after data from 5,292 mobile data plans in 233 countries was analyzed.

The results were based on the price per gigabit (GB) of data in the chosen nations.

After 12 data plans were analyzed, Ghana was ranked 40th with an average price of $0.61 (or $5.12) per GB.

In Africa, however, Ghana is ranked second after Libya. Somalia and Morocco came in third and fourth, respectively.

In all, Israel comes top with $0.04 per GB, followed by Italy, San Marino and Fiji as countries whose users enjoy the cheapest mobile data.

According to, Israel has multiple service providers that offer extensive 4G LTE and 5G network coverage adding that it also has a higher smartphone market penetration than the US.

A British Overseas Territory, Saint Helena, had the most expensive mobile date prices as the report pegged a gigabyte at $41.06.

The findings suggest that countries with good 4G or 5G infrastructure are more likely to enjoy less costly mobile data plans.

The 2022 Worldwide Mobile Pricing report found that five of the 10 most expensive countries to buy mobile data worldwide are in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mobile data is so costly in these countries that 1GB costs at least $10, which is 250 times more expensive than Israel, the country said to have the world’s cheapest data.

In Sao Tome and Principe, 1GB of data costs $29. It is $16 in Botswana while Togo buys a gigabyte for $13.

Seychelles buts it for $13 and Namibia, $11. These are the other African countries with the most expensive data packages.

This predicament goes a long way to affect economic growth and job creation.


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