15 African Countries With The Most Expensive Mobile Data Subscription Plans

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Approximately 480 million Africans presently have access to mobile internet, according to Statista.

These 480 million individuals must purchase data either daily, weekly, or monthly in order to maintain an internet connection.

As you will soon observe, it is interesting to note that these customers do not all pay the same costs for the service.

It should be mentioned that mobile data prices in African nations are typically among the highest in the world.

According to the Statista, the high cost is caused by a number of things, including a lack of infrastructure and a large tax burden on the African telecom sector.

Here’s a list of African countries with the most expensive mobile data subscription plans

  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Malawi
  • Chad
  • Namibia
  • Central African Republic
  • Seychelles
  • Gambia
  • Mauritania
  • Madagascar
  • Gabon
  • Cape Verde
  • Togo
  • Burkina Faso
  • Guinea-Bissau

Equatorial Guinea

This country currently has the most expensive price of mobile data, with one gigabyte costing as much as $49.67.

Sao Tome and Principe

Here, one gigabyte data would cost you $30.97.

Malawi

Malawians pay the third most expensive price of mobile data in Africa at $25.46 per gigabyte.

Chad

This Sahelian African country has the fourth most expensive price of mobile data at $23.33.

Namibia

People in Namibia spend an average of $22.37 to buy one gigabyte data.

Central African Republic

In CAR, the average price for one gigabyte data is $9.03.

Seychelles

This island African country comes in at number seven with an average price of $8.64 per gigabyte data.

Gambia

The average price for one gigabyte data in Gambia is $5.86.

Mauritania

The average price for one gigabyte data is in this West African country is $5.56.

Madagascar

In this country, the average price for one gigabyte data is $5:14.

Gabon

The average price for one gigabyte data in Gabon is $4.82.

Cape Verde

Here, the average price for one gigabyte data is $4.78.

Togo

Togolese spend an average of $4.69 to buy one gigabyte data.

Burkina Faso

Here, the average price for one gigabyte data is $4.52.

Guinea-Bissau

The average price for one gigabyte data in this country is $4.41.

Also read: Top 10 Largest Countries in East Africa

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