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Data-Only Mobile-Broadband Basket

(1.5GB, 3G and above)

Economies as % of GNI p.c. USD PPP
Afghanistan 10.79 4.65 20.78
Albania 1.03 4.56 9.81
Algeria 0.78 2.34 7.70
Andorra NA 28.46 NA
Angola 3.24 4.65 18.66
Anguilla NA 44.44 NA
Antigua and Barbuda 2.65 37.04 41.01
Argentina 1.06 5.82 19.19
Armenia 0.96 3.71 10.79
Aruba 1.20 27.37 31.95
Australia 0.81 34.21 32.76
Austria 0.27 11.34 12.15
Azerbaijan 1.23 4.71 16.33
Bahamas 0.55 14.55 13.13
Bahrain 1.51 27.93 51.62
Bangladesh 1.90 3.04 8.18
Barbados 1.88 27.50 22.42
Belarus 0.74 3.38 12.76
Belgium 0.44 17.01 17.94
Belize 4.80 17.50 24.68
Benin 4.24 4.32 11.89
Bhutan 0.93 2.08 7.53
Bolivia (Plurinational State of) 2.49 7.24 19.17
Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.33 6.78 14.99
Botswana 1.05 5.86 13.54
Brazil 1.43 7.43 16.67
British Virgin Islands NA 20.00 18.25
Brunei Darussalam 0.28 7.18 14.88
Bulgaria 1.23 9.85 22.56
Burkina Faso 10.86 6.91 21.17
Burundi 14.90 3.15 9.91
Côte d'Ivoire 4.62 8.64 21.26
Cabo Verde 2.76 8.22 17.12
Cambodia 1.62 2.00 5.51
Cameroon 3.90 4.84 11.90
Canada 0.67 24.95 26.04
Cayman Islands 0.74 30.00 21.55
Central African Rep. 24.44 10.37 20.13
Chad 17.59 10.37 25.50
Chile 0.72 7.48 12.27
China 0.51 4.28 7.18
Colombia 2.35 10.55 27.12
Comoros 7.81 9.22 18.66
Congo (Rep. of the) 8.00 12.10 24.69
Costa Rica 0.71 6.88 10.72
Croatia 1.60 19.36 33.52
Cuba 3.02 20.00 NA
Curacao 2.01 33.16 39.66
Cyprus 0.90 20.41 27.41
Czech Republic 0.30 5.29 8.96
Dem. Rep. of the Congo 32.31 14.00 34.20
Denmark 0.35 18.10 15.48
Djibouti 5.71 16.88 28.87
Dominica 4.62 31.48 45.96
Dominican Rep. 3.08 18.20 42.18
Ecuador 2.21 11.20 20.32
Egypt 1.01 2.71 11.27
El Salvador 3.00 10.00 20.02
Equatorial Guinea NA NA NA
Eritrea NA NA NA
Estonia 0.38 7.36 10.46
Eswatini 5.33 12.63 34.88
Ethiopia 9.52 5.57 17.69
Falkland (Malvinas) Is. NA 63.30 NA
Faroe Islands 0.31 14.30 NA
Fiji 2.72 12.82 27.92
Finland 0.77 31.64 30.22
France 0.49 17.00 18.02
Gabon 1.72 10.37 18.27
Gambia 8.37 5.02 15.66
Georgia 0.56 1.92 6.29
Germany 0.42 17.00 19.27
Ghana 2.03 3.41 9.82
Gibraltar NA 22.79 NA
Greece 0.47 7.83 10.94
Greenland NA 53.10 NA
Grenada 3.40 28.15 42.92
Guatemala 3.40 12.84 21.80
Guinea 6.51 5.29 13.50
Guinea-Bissau 24.65 15.56 43.78
Guyana 4.08 18.23 33.15
Haiti 3.42 1.69 4.52
Honduras 8.23 16.20 35.34
Hong Kong, China 0.21 9.03 11.10
Hungary 0.34 4.15 8.33
Iceland 0.37 18.64 16.84
India 1.62 2.65 9.44
Indonesia 1.33 4.24 12.14
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 0.88 3.31 6.30
Iraq 1.71 8.46 18.38
Ireland 0.78 39.70 35.93
Israel 0.31 11.51 9.59
Italy 0.40 11.33 13.34
Jamaica 2.85 11.84 23.37
Japan 1.16 40.97 39.69
Jordan 3.54 12.68 27.09
Kazakhstan 0.36 2.37 7.39
Kenya 3.31 4.66 11.75
Kiribati 5.14 13.69 19.53
Korea (Rep. of) 0.40 10.27 12.76
Kuwait 0.51 16.27 27.37
Kyrgyzstan 2.83 2.58 10.49
Lao P.D.R. 2.37 4.90 13.89
Latvia 0.84 12.46 19.19
Lebanon 3.46 21.90 41.37
Lesotho 6.29 5.74 18.05
Liberia 8.28 4.00 7.79
Libya 1.76 11.38 22.35
Liechtenstein 0.16 25.48 NA
Lithuania 0.71 11.23 19.54
Luxembourg 0.18 11.33 10.46
Macao, China 0.16 11.02 14.73
Madagascar 16.41 6.56 23.61
Malawi 20.02 6.70 17.53
Malaysia 0.91 8.21 20.81
Maldives 1.83 14.95 24.47
Mali 4.72 3.46 10.30
Malta 0.75 17.01 23.58
Marshall Islands NA NA NA
Mauritania 3.95 5.35 15.90
Mauritius 0.67 6.15 13.75
Mexico 1.30 8.80 18.80
Micronesia 10.59 30.00 28.73
Moldova 0.48 1.74 4.54
Monaco NA 45.35 NA
Mongolia 1.95 5.85 17.19
Montenegro 0.89 6.69 14.18
Morocco 0.79 2.08 4.76
Mozambique 7.99 2.86 8.88
Myanmar 1.04 1.30 4.14
Namibia 2.54 8.45 20.57
Nauru 1.92 21.21 23.55
Nepal (Republic of) 2.55 2.16 8.09
Netherlands 0.64 28.35 29.46
New Zealand 0.37 12.13 12.06
Nicaragua 5.44 8.18 22.91
Niger 15.00 6.91 16.95
Nigeria 1.71 2.70 7.45
North Macedonia 1.68 8.24 20.11
Norway 0.52 31.23 27.86
Oman 1.02 13.00 24.40
Pakistan 0.51 0.48 2.16
Palau 1.74 25.00 28.20
Palestine 2.33 7.21 10.66
Panama 1.75 21.40 43.76
Papua New Guinea 10.69 24.26 29.90
Paraguay 2.95 11.81 30.75
Peru 1.51 8.23 14.90
Philippines 1.36 4.53 11.22
Poland 0.21 2.53 5.31
Portugal 0.89 17.00 23.40
Puerto Rico 2.13 39.03 39.55
Qatar 0.31 16.48 21.72
Romania 0.86 9.07 20.41
Russian Federation 0.91 7.54 20.42
Rwanda 6.88 4.26 13.79
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.37 37.04 40.64
Saint Lucia 3.25 29.59 38.62
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5.70 35.19 52.64
Samoa 4.44 14.91 21.42
San Marino NA 17.01 NA
Sao Tome and Principe 6.11 9.88 19.42
Saudi Arabia 0.72 14.00 31.67
Senegal 2.76 3.28 8.13
Serbia 1.14 6.74 14.37
Seychelles 2.03 22.19 43.67
Sierra Leone 15.60 5.63 20.23
Singapore 0.37 17.94 23.89
Slovakia 0.35 5.67 8.46
Slovenia 0.74 15.87 21.80
Solomon Islands 11.97 19.95 21.21
Somalia NA 4.00 NA
South Africa 2.53 10.21 26.05
Spain 0.31 7.88 9.87
Sri Lanka 0.28 0.82 2.74
Sudan 4.46 1.75 7.56
Suriname 2.34 11.39 28.34
Sweden 0.48 21.45 21.38
Switzerland 0.65 47.78 34.27
Syrian Arab Republic NA NA NA
Taiwan, Province of China NA 10.07 NA
Tajikistan 7.45 5.85 21.88
Tanzania 6.75 6.17 18.28
Thailand 1.18 7.24 17.66
Timor-Leste 4.44 7.00 16.51
Togo 15.10 8.64 20.81
Tonga 2.47 8.68 11.53
Trinidad and Tobago 2.33 33.17 53.91
Tunisia 1.28 3.53 12.27
Turkey 0.95 5.68 18.28
Turkmenistan 3.60 20.00 42.57
Uganda 8.49 5.36 16.18
Ukraine 1.54 4.59 15.55
United Arab Emirates 0.79 28.59 38.22
United Kingdom 0.55 18.99 19.34
United States 0.40 21.78 21.78
Uruguay 1.03 10.78 16.74
Uzbekistan 2.32 2.95 13.47
Vanuatu 5.10 12.93 12.68
Viet Nam 1.04 2.15 6.28
Yemen 10.06 15.98 44.27
Zambia 3.65 2.67 10.52
Zimbabwe NA 11.22 NA

The above figures are based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ICT price data collection rules to determine the cheapest data-only mobile-broadband basket per economy. That is, the cheapest plan providing at least 1.5GB of high speed data (≥ 256Kbit/s) over a 30-day (or four weeks) period of time from the operator with the largest market share in each economy. The pricing data was collected by the A4AI and the ITU during the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2020.

In this basket no data was available for Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Marshall Islands and Syrian Arab Republic.

Gross National Income (GNI) per capita data and PPP conversion factors are from the World Bank World Development Indicators, 2019 (or last available year). GNI per capita current LCU was used for all cases, unless when prices were registered in USD. In those cases the Atlas method (current US$) was used instead. Where private consumption PPP ratios were unavailable in recent years (since 2017), estimations are used based on applying change index of PPP ratios for GDP if available on last available PPP ratio for private consumption. No recent (2017 or later) GNI data was available for Andorra, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Monaco, San Marino, Somalia, Taiwan, province of China and Zimbabwe.

The reference exchange rates are based on 2020 Q2-Q3 average (extracted 20.11.2020) from the IMF (Exchange Rates, Domestic Currency per US Dollar, Period Average, Rate - ENDA_XDC_USD_RATE) and UN OPS (Operational rates of exchange - monthly).

The designations employed and the presentation of material on the map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of ITU and of the Secretariat of the ITU concerning the legal status of the country, territory, city or area or its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Palestine is not an ITU Member State; the status of Palestine in ITU is the subject of Resolution 99 (rev. Dubai, 2018​) of the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference.

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