- Indians pay on an average Rs. 18 for 1GB of data
- The global average price for 1GB of data is Rs. 600
- The research was done by price comparison site Cable.co.uk
“A country whose young population has a particularly high technological awareness, India offers a vibrant smartphone market, with strong adoption and many competitors. Data, therefore, is quite staggeringly cheap,” said the report.
With over 430 million smartphone users, India is the second largest smartphone market in the world after China.
For the study, data from 6,313 mobile data plans in 230 countries were gathered and analysed by Cable.co.uk between October 23 and November 28, 2018.
For the India market, researchers studied 57 plans and found that 1GB of data was available in the country for as low as Rs. 1.41 and for a maximum of Rs. 98.83.
In terms of inexpensive mobile data packages, India is followed by Kyrgyzstan ($0.27),
Kazakstan ($0.49), Ukraine ($0.51) and Rwanda ($0.56).
According to the study, 1GB of data cost $6.66 in the UK and $12.37 in the US.
Mobile data packages are the most expensive in Zimbabwe where 1GB of data can cost on an average $75.20, the results showed.