Thursday Mar 07, 2019
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has been ranked 33rd by the global index for cheapest mobile data rates after analysing 6,313 mobile data plans in 230 countries.
This has been revealed by Cable.co.uk and analysis has taken into account the average cost per 1 GB and ranked the countries based on it.
In Pakistan, the average cost per 1 GB is Rs258.73 ($1.85). The cheapest 1 GB used in Pakistan cost Rs40 ($0.29) while the most expensive 1 GB used costs Rs1,000 ($7.15).
As per the analysis, the most expensive country in this regard is Zimbabwe with an average cost per GB of $75.2.
Surprisingly, the UK and the US have been ranked among the most expensive countries, ranked at 136 and 182 respectively.
The UK has per GB cost of $6.66 and the US has $12.37.
The top countries having the cheapest mobile data plans include Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Rwanda, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia and Myanmar.
The main countries with the most expensive mobile data plans include Wallis and Fortuna, Nauru, Tokelau, Samoa, Greece, Bermuda, Djibouti, Falkland Islands, Saint Helena, Equatorial Guinea and Zimbabwe.