Morocco is in the top 5 of the cheapest African countries for mobile data. This is what emerges from the ranking of a specialized site.
The Cable.co.uk site, which carried out a study on the average cost of 1 GB mobile in 233 countries, has published its ranking. In Africa, Libya (40ᵉ world rank) and Ghana (41ᵉ world rank) top the top 5 with the cheapest average cost for 1 GB of data valued at $0.61 each. Other countries in the ranking are Somalia ($0.63), Morocco ($0.69) and Nigeria ($0.61).
Globally, Israel has the cheapest average cost of 1 GB in the world valued at $0.04, which is 15 times cheaper than the cheapest plans in Africa. The most expensive average GB costs are also found in Africa. With an average cost estimated at $41.06, Saint Helena climbs to first place in the top 5, followed by São Tomé and Príncipe ($29.49) and Botswana ($15.55). Togo ($12.94) and Seychelles – $12.66 close the podium.
According to data from Statista, the number of Internet users in Africa rose to 565 million in 2022, six times more than in 2010. But the internet penetration rate on the continent in December 2021 is still only 43.1%, more than 20 percentage points lower than the global average of 66.2%.