It’s never really been cheap for us to get mobile internet data in the United States. We pay more for our internet, mobile or fixed (meaning at home), than any other country. Part of that comes from how spread out many of us are, delivering the information superhighway to rural Alaska, or similar far off locations. Now, it seems, someone has run the numbers, and out of 233 countries, the US ranks at 202nd place. Cheapest internet in the world… Israel, Italy, San Marino, Fiji, and India. Many of the more expensive places on the list, however, are also places where WiFi and hardline access are some of the best, so maybe there is balance?

The UK has climbed the rankings for cost per 1GB of mobile data, according to a report from, and has reached the dizzying heights of 59th place.