The findings were based on how much one gigabyte (GB) of data costs in the selected countries.
After 12 data plans were analyzed, Ghana was ranked 40th with an average price of $0.61 (or $5.12) per GB. With an average cost of $0.61 (5.12) per GB, Ghana came in at position 40.
But in Africa, Ghana comes in second place, after only Libya. Morocco came in fourth, followed by Somalia in third.
Overall, Israel tops the list of nations whose citizens enjoy the lowest mobile data at $0.04 per gigabyte, followed by Italy, San Marino, and Fiji.
Israeli service providers have substantial 4G LTE and 5G network coverage, and the country has a higher smartphone market penetration than the US, according to Cable.co.uk.
A British Overseas Territory, Saint Helena, had the most expensive mobile data prices as the report pegged a gigabyte at $41.06.
The findings suggest that countries with good 4G or 5G infrastructure are more likely to enjoy less costly mobile data plans.
Africa’s mobile data situation
The 2022 Worldwide Mobile Pricing report found that five of the 10 most expensive countries to buy mobile data worldwide are in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mobile data is so costly in these countries that 1GB costs at least $10, which is 250 times more expensive than Israel, the country said to have the world’s cheapest data.
In Sao Tome and Principe, 1GB of data costs $29. It is $16 in Botswana while Togo buys a gigabyte for $13.
Seychelles buts it for $13 and Namibia, $11. These are the other African countries with the most expensive data packages.
This predicament goes a long way to affect economic growth and job creation.