June 26, 2019


Cost of internet in Ghana among cheapest in West Africa [Infographic]

Cost of internet in Ghana among cheapest in West Africa [Infographic]

Ghana is among the few countries in West Africa that have internet packages selling at a very cheap cost price.

The cost of 1-gigabit broadband internet data in Ghana is less than $5 compared to most West African countries where the price for the same amount of data could be sold for as much $15.6.

According to a 2018 report by the Alliance for Affordable internet, Nigerians enjoyed the cheapest internet in the sub-region.

1 gigabit of broadband data in Nigeria cost $2.74 (equivalent to GH¢13) on average while Guinea-Bissau had the most expensive internet, with a gigabit selling at $15.66 (equivalent to GH¢ 78) on average.

Ghana, which has the fourth cheapest internet in West Africa sells a gigabit for $4.10  (equivalent to GH¢ 20) on average.

Senegal and Niger came second and third respectively on the ranking for cheapest internet. The cost of one gigabit sells for $3.48 (equivalent to GH¢ 17) in both countries.

Sierra Leone is the only West African country after Guinea-Bissau to have a gigabit selling beyond $10. It is sold for a little over $14 (equivalent to GH¢ 70) in that country.

The results of the report did not take into account the speed of internet connectivity in various countries.

See the infographic below for the position of the other West Africa countries.

By: Jonas Nyabor & Yaw Antwi Owusu | citinewsroom.com | Ghana

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