The price of 1GB of mobile data that is offered by telecommunication companies in Cyprus is among the highest in the world, according to a study by cable.co.uk.
Cable, a broadband, TV and phone website analysed more than 6,000 mobile data plans in 230 countries and revealed that Cyprus ranks 213th when the cost of of 1GB of mobile data was looked at.
The website analysed 13 plans on offer in Cyprus and found that the average price for a plan containing 1GB of data is $20.25, the cheapest is $6.39 and the most expensive is $38.44.
India is home to the world’s cheapest mobile data plans, with 1GB of data costing an average of $0.26, while the most expensive place is Zimbabwe, where the typical cost is $75.20 – 289 times as much.
Greece is the most expensive European country as it ranks 224th, with a typical cost of just over $32. Cyprus was the second most expensive and Switzerland the third.
The US is one of the costliest developed nations, coming in a lowly 182nd place, with an average 1GB costing $12.37.
Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island, Eritrea, North Korea, Marshall Islands, St. Pierre and Miquelon, South Sudan, Tuvalu, Vatican City (Holy See), Venezuela, were not included in the study.
Prices were recorded in the advertised currency, then converted to US dollars for comparison purposes, which means the data is affected by exchange rate fluctuations.